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    Types of Bladder Control Problems

    You may be one of millions of people who suffer from frustrating and
    embarrassing bladder control problems. These conditions, which prevent you
    from controlling when and how much you urinate, can make simple,
    everyday activities a challenge and social lives very difficult.

    There are different types of bladder control problems and some people have
    more than one type. (InterStim Therapy does not treat every type of bladder
    control problem.)

    You should be able to identify the type of bladder control problem you have
    by comparing your symptoms to the lists below.

    Urinary Urge Incontinence
    If you suffer from urinary urge incontinence, you may:

    lose urine as soon as you feel a strong need to go to the bathroom
    leak urine when you drink even a small amount of liquid, or when you hear or touch running water
    have frequent leaking episodes

    Significant Symptoms of Urgency-Frequency
    With symptoms of urgency-frequency, you may:

    have frequent, uncontrollable urges to urinate
    go to the bathroom more often than normal (more than seven times a day)
    feel that your bladder is never completely empty

    Nonobstructive Urinary Retention
    If you have retention, you may:

    need a catheter to pass urine
    spend a long time at the toilet, but produce only a weak, dribbling stream of urine
    leak urine (sometimes called overflow incontinence)
    not have a sensation of when your bladder is full

    I took this from the medtronics page regarding the interstim....lots more info there. and you are at the site. No where does it mention the interstim as a treatment for IC. It only list the symptoms it can treat.

    I still believe with all my heart that this should be your very last resort. This is so permanent and some day, if there is a cure in my life time, I will have to have surgery to take the implant out....but for now, it has been the best decision FOR ME.

    Please, if you are considering the implant, study the site. Listen to your gut, it's usually God's way of talking teri
    Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".

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    this surley was worth re posting......... Teri if you still read the boards.. we miss you..
    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


    • #3
      Hi Brat;

      This was sure good to bring back Brat ...

      I miss you Teri..
      Teri and I go back way far on this message boards with our experiences with the InterStim ...

      Hugs, Debbie
      Thinking positive has got me through to another day!!


      • #4
        Teri your very well missed and still very much loved.
        Medicine taken daily or as needed:
        1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
        2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
        3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
        4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
        5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
        5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
        6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
        7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

        I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!