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    I had my 7th botox procedure under general anaesthetic on Tuesday. I am hopeful it will work.

    However, I just got back from emerge. My urologist usually gives me Cipro and I asked for Cipro but instead he gave me Septra (Co-trimoxal). The antibiotic (Septra)from the procedure has made me feel like I was having a heart attack. It actually was making my esophagus to spasm plus has given several other adverse effects such as chest pain, tightness in chest, joint pain, tingling in arms and legs. I am a pure mess and I am still in pain. Yikes! Never ever taking that antibiotic ever again. So awful!

    At emerge they gave me a 'Pink Lady' for acid reflux, though I didn't feel any acid. However, this did cause my esophagus to calm down. But an hour and a half after coming from emerge, the pain is back with vengeance and of course, the 'Pink Lady' has caused my bladder to have horrible spasms! I cathed to make sure all urine was out.

    I could use your prayers.

    Trying to remain positive,
    Wizbe!

    Current Meds:
    1 Elmiron 100mg 3x a day
    1 Cimetidine 300mg 2x a day
    4 Gabapentin 300mg 3x a day (3600mg)
    1 - 2 Atarax 25mg at bedtime
    1 baclofen 10mg 3x a day as needed
    200mg of Pyridium 3x a day (usually do in cycles - on for a week or two as needed) - I am very careful about this.
    2 belladonna and opium suppositories as needed for pain daily.
    Bladder instillations (Lidocaine, Heparin, & Sodium Bicarbonate)

    I have tried but failed -
    lidocaine instillations, heparin instillations, oxybutynin by mouth also called ditropan, tylenol 3s with coedine, cyclobenzaphrine, Ativan, vesicare, Oxytrol patches worked for 3 to 4 years and then failed, I tried Uracyst and had some success but my urologist felt that it was not successful so we moved on to trying something else. .
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    I've had esophageal spasms and I totally understand that it's no fun --- I was absolutely certain that I was having a heart attack. I ended up with an ambulance trip to emergency room where the spasms were diagnosed. They gave me nitro and that's what I ended up having prescribed if the spasms ever came back. Thankfully, it's never happened again to the extent of the first one --- I suspect because I know what to do the minute the discomfort starts. It doesn't happen often and it's been at least six months since the last time.

    Sending gentle hugs,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
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