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Treatment for I C (Implanted pain pump)

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  • Treatment for I C (Implanted pain pump)

    Hello, I finally had my second pain pump surgery on May 23rd, all went well I am waiting to get my staples out. It is just a small incision I have 13 staples in my abdomen and 12 on my spine. I feel fine, I am still on the patches and oral pain meds until they get the pump adjusted to where I will only need break thru oral meds to control the pain. My other pump worked for 6 years, I know this one will be my last. I am getting up in years and sure hope this pump takes care of the pain as well as my first one. Thanks for all your cares and concerns. Take care and if anyone out there wants to ask me questions, feel free to do so.
    Good luck to all.

  • #2
    Thats great Sue

    I hope this one works good for you like the last one did

    ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!

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    Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

    Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

    Meds I have Tried:
    Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
    Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
    Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

    Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
    Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

    Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.

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    • #3
      I'm glad it all went well. I wish you a speedy recovery.


      • #4
        What pain pump model did you have implanted? Are you going to use Prialt? I am considering having a pain pump implanted but I want to know how well it works.


        • #5
          At what point did you decide to have this done? How does it work? I have never heard of this.
          mom to 3 wonderful kids

          IC symptoms 7/03,
          hysterectomy 11/04,
          prolapse cervix 7/07
          diagnosed: IC 2007
          IBS 2008