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Fluid retention after interstim???

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    I had my Interstim done on Feb. 23 and for about the last week or so I have gained an excesive amount of weight. It seems to be fluid weight but I am unsure. I have been eating healthy and have actually reduced my sodium intake. My doc. wants me to wait another few weeks before worrying about this problem but I am very conscerned as I mentioned it is very noticable. My mother thinks that it could be as much as 20 to 30 pounds and I agree. If anyone has heard of this please let me know. Thanks, Renee

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    I haven't gained any weight since my Interstim... that sounds very unusual. Please keep in touch with your doctor about this; gaining that much, water or not, is not normal.

    *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
    *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
    *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
    *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

    **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. 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.