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    I just recently went to a pain doctor to help with my interstitial cystitis pain. The first appointment she said that she wants to schedule a hypo gastric nerve block. I tried to look it up and couldn't find very much information online and when I went to the forums I was reading some of the stories and some of them really scared me. There a little old, some a couple years, and I was wondering if anything has changed and is it worth it? Does it work?

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    Re: Doctor want to schedule a hypo gastric block. Should I do it?

    I'm not sure what that U.S. But I had a doctor give me Botox in my bladder.. And I'm still using catheters. I was suppose to be on them 2- weeks... Well after he injected the Botox( which didn't help anything) then my bladder wouldn't work. It's been 6 months and I can pee a litpttle on my own. He wanted to do the Nerve Stimulater", and I said Hope. So I do rescue do,unions at home for now.

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      Re: Doctor want to schedule a hypo gastric block. Should I do it?

      It works for some people --- have you tried other options? One thing to keep in mind is that for every treatment option out there, you will find horror stories. When people have successful treatments, they don't tend to post about them --- so we end up just reading about the negatives.

      If you decide to give the block a try, please let us know how it goes --- and whether it works well for you.

      Warm hugs,
      Donna
      Stay safe


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        Re: Doctor want to schedule a hypo gastric block. Should I do it?

        I know the post is old, but I would like to comment on hypo gastric nerve blocks. I have an Interstim device implanted without no problems at all. It just didn't really help much. Last summer I had Botox in the bladder which didn't help with frequency at all. I had one three hour span of not going to the bathroom. It did cause retention of 125ml, which drove my bladder pain up, because that's above my capacity. In a few weeks I'm going to have the hypo gastric plex block. I personally know two IC people who have them done routinely and get pain relief. Enough relief to take less pain meds and have a higher functioning life. As my life is, I'm in bed every afternoon with spasms that are helped by vaginal suppositories or sometimes just resting. I hope this positive report will be helpful to someone. I hope my outcome will be positive, but even if not, I still know it helps many IC'ers. You don't know till you try!

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