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    I could not believe this, but when I went back to my urologist after many years, she now suggest putting a valium in the vagina to help with urethral pain. It was a total disaster-did not dissolve.....was abrasive, etc. I guess I could have put some KY on it or something, but it still sounds ridiculous. I feel like they have all these hocus pocus methods because they just don't know what to do. Meanwhile, she gave me a huge prescription for valium, but refused to give me pain meds. Ugh

  • #2
    Just curious about something since you said she r/xed it for urethral pain but it was abrasive and didnt disolve. I am wondering if you tried to put this in your urethra or your vagina. (I seem to remember someone here a few years ago who was r/xed these for urethral spasms and was suppossed to use them vaginally but she thought that the urethra was part of the vagina and also b/c she had urethral pain, she thought she was suppossed to insert them in her urethra.) (They are usually meant to be inserted into the vagina instead of the urethra.) Also, there are some Drs. who r/x them to be inserted rectally. So, if you arent sure about EXACTLY where you are suppossed to insert them please call your Dr. or pharmacist and ask them.

    (That's about the only scenerio that I can imagine where it wouldnt disolve, would be very painful, and would feel abrasive.) (Either that, or if you did use it vaginally, maybe you didnt push it up far enough?)
    I am not a medical professional. I do not give medical advice. In all cases, I urge you to talk to your Dr. about your treatment options.

    D/Xed 2003 with IC. Also have the co-existing condtions of VV, Vulvadynia, Lupus, Fibro, GERD, CPP, Endo, & Adhesions, and Depression

    Meds: Estrogel (due to total Hyster)
    The meds r/xed by my Pain Dr. from the Pain Clinic are as follows: Morphine ER and IR, Baclofen, and Lyrica and Seroquel (used off-label as a sleeping pill, but it also helps with depression)

    (I listed my meds in case someone reading this has been told like so many ICers that Drs dont r/x pain meds for IC.) I want you to know that there ARE tons of us who are also dealing w/this disease and the pain and many of us ARE on pain meds.)

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    • #3
      I use vaginal valium as well but mine is compounded into a suppository that I insert into my vagina at night. They actually help a lot for spasms. Quite a few of us on here use them. It really isn't hocus pocus, it really does help quite a bit. If you continue to have problems with just the pill form ask that she write a perscription for valium suppositories. You can get them filled at any Walgreen's that does compounding(search their website for the stores) or a lot of small town pharmacies will compound them for you as well.
      Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability

      American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
      Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom


      • #4
        Thanks so much for your replies! No, I'm clear it has to go in the vagina and I definitely know the difference. The suppository is a much better idea in my opinion and I'm glad that others are using this. I really just have severe burning-it feels like someone blowtorched my do you think the valium would help that? I am on the birth control pill and don't have much moisture, so maybe I will try once more with KY. Thanks a lot.


        • #5
          I have also tried the Valium vaginaly. The first time, it came out about 18 hours later, still whole. The next time, I inserted it a little higher and I didn't see it come out. It helped with the muscle spasms I have about 12 to 18 hours, after intercourse.
          Current Medications:
          Trileptal - MS
          Amantadine - MS fatigue
          Trazadone - sleep
          Elmiron -since March 2007
          Gabapentin - pain
          Citracal - osteopenia
          Vitamin D - deficient
          Valium vaginal - as needed
          Prelief - as needed
          Fish Oil


          • #6
            I use the compounded suppositories ordered from a small compounding pharmacy in middle of nowhere PA.
            DX: IC, V, VV, PFD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PN (just chronic inflammation of the nerve, not an entrapment), Depression

            Current Treatments: Effexor XR, Gabapentin, Oral Valium, Methadone, Lidocaine, ice/heat packs, sometimes vaginal valium suppositories, Vicodin

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            • #7
              My uro writes me a script for the vaginal valium tablets. It helps immensely with pelvic floor spasms, which cause urinary retention in my case. When I went through a severe urinary retention episode, those were a god-send. I was dependent on catheters, and realized they were a big help. Sometimes it helps if you make sure you lay down, and push it in as far as it will go. I have had issues with it coming out, but I still received relief. They finally got the bladder spasms/muscle spasms/urinary retention figured out, but it really does help for that and urethral pain. When your surrounding muscles are in pain (or even your bladder) that can cause pain to radiate in other areas (pelvic floor, urethra, etc). I only use the vaginal valium occasionally now (after sex, or if I feel an episode coming on). Just try to insert it as far as it will go. I can't believe your MD would not give you pain meds. That angers me about some doctors. My uro closely monitors my pain meds, usually a set amount a month or as needed. Never gives refills, but monitors it. Plus it helps me monitor my pain as well.

              Hope you feel better.

              24 year old Ph.D student in Organic Chemistry

              Loves to listen to music, play with my animals (cat, fish, 2 hamsters), and live life to the fullest each and every day.

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              Elavil 25mg (helped with nighttime urination-used to be 7 or more times a night, now just once)
              Cymbalta 60mg
              Gabapentin (Neurontin) (3200mg/day)
              Zyrtec 10mg
              Xanax 0.5mg up to 3 times a day(spasms, anxiety)
              Macrobid 100mg (only on days when doing an instill)
              Yaz Birth Control (3 months on birth control, then period)
              Pelvic floor therapy
              Valium 5 mg (inserted vaginally)
              MScontin 30 mg (3 times a day)
              Percocet 10/325mg (every 6 hours)
              TENS Therapy, CVS machine, 30 minutes once or twice a day
              Sanctura XR 60 mg (to help control severe bladder spasms that are causing urinary retention episodes and enable normal bladder sensations)

              *** 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda in an 8 ounce glass of water up to 4 times a day*****


              Currently doing hyaluronic acid instillations (cystistat-6 instillations, once a week, already had 4...not sure if helping)

              Used to do these:

              Solu-Cortef (act-o-vial) 100 mg: 2 mL
              Marcaine (bupivicaine) 0.5 % 25 mL
              20,000 units Heparin
              3 mL sodium bicarbonate

              Diagnoses: Moderate IC, scoliosis, asthma, ovarian cysts, PFD, IBS, Fibromyalgia, vulvodynia, Fowler's syndrome (mild) 'Central Sensitivity Syndrome.'


              • #8
                How do valium suppositories help?does it make the pain go away or just numb the entire area?I would like to ask my doctor about them at my next appt.


                • #9
                  The valium acts a a smooth muscle relaxant in the pelvis, the help me a lot with PFD.
                  Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability

                  American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
                  Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom