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    I had a pelvic MRI that located an endometrioma on my ovary and was told by my OB that this was indicative of endometriosis. I have been on Lo Lo Estrin Fe birth control for 2 weeks in an effort to begin managing the endometriosis symptoms. I have been told it will take 2-3 months for the birth control to become effective and notice any changes.

    Has anyone been helped by birth control for endometriosis and for IC? I have read differing info on whether or not birth control helps IC. Some say yes and some say no. I asked another OB if it would flare my bladder and he said "it shouldn't and may even help especially if the endometriosis is located on or near the bladder."

    Any opinions out there? I'm also on Norco and it's hard to tell what's working. My pain pills have been cut from 5 a day to 4 a day because my doc worded the RX in a way that the pharmacist wouldnt allow for it to be filled in full. I'm trying to tough it out til my next appt because if I get an add on RX, it throws everything off and makes it harder to get the pills as pharmacies are often ran out of these. So I'm afraid to use 5 a day and then be without it for nearly 6 days if the pharmacist won't agree to add the RX on and fill it at the 24 day mark. Anyways, any advice is appreciated.

  • #2
    I suspect the 4 a day is so you keep you within safety guidelines for acetaminophen. You might have a talk with your doctor to reword the prescription --- maybe a higher mg tablet.


    Donna
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    • #3
      The pharmacist said if it was worded differently she could've filled it at 5 a day but he put 1 tablet every 4-6 hours, 150 tablets so she wouldn't do it. I guess it has to say FIVE MAX PER DAY or something to that effect. I needed the pills so I filled it for the 120 so I wouldn't risk being left with none at all if I tried to get a new RX and came back and the pharmacy had ran out.. I'm going to go ask the original pharmacist I went to if she will agree to an add on RX like last time and if she will fill it after 24 days for a remaining 6 day RX. We will see.
      Last edited by Loneedshelp; 11-13-2019, 09:15 AM.

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      • #4
        Pharmacists have to be very conscientious when it comes to opiates --- it makes it tough for us. Have you contacted your doctor's office, or asked your pharmacist to contact them, to see if this can be corrected?

        Good luck!
        Donna
        Stay safe


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        Have you checked the ICN Shop?
        Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

        Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

        Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

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        AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

        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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        • #5
          I went back to the pharmacist who helped me before. She agreed to help me again with an add on RX and spent a lot of time with me yesterday calculating everything on a calendar and when to do what to ensure I can get what I need. She told me the prior pharmacist could’ve filled my original RX with no problems and it’s just each individual pharmacists decision if they really want to help or not. So glad I found this pharmacist willing to help me through this transition and she told me exactly what to have him write on future RX’s so I don’t run into this problem again. She also told me 120 tablets is not the limit and the pharmacist I encountered was just being difficult. I got another appt with my pain doctor to get an add on RX and then hopefully this is the last time things will be thrown off again and all will be back on track. I’m also on the birth control which seems to be increasing pain and my mood is horrible. I’ve been told it can often get worse before it gets better pain wise and mood wise. I hate this stuff but am going to give it a fair 2-3 month shot in hopes it’ll alleviate endometriosis symptoms and help with periods.
          I’m really tired of all these appointment charges and medical costs. It’s very cost and time consuming as well as frustrating and mentally draining. This is not the life I feel I was intended for. Really want my old one back. One day of a mistake and a UTI that has led to this disease that feels like a death sentence. I try to tell myself things could always be worse but it doesn’t make my situation any less crappy.

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          • #6
            I'm so glad you have managed to get your medication issue resolved. I do understand your frustration.

            Donna
            Stay safe


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            Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

            Have you checked the ICN Shop?
            Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

            Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

            Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

            Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

            AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

            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.
            [3MG]

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            • #7
              I tried the LoLo pill and it bothered my bladder right away and made me wildly depressed. I tried Alesse and I was fine for 4 months before it bothered my bladder and my mood was fine throughout. Everyone is different, so it's hard to pinpoint whether something will work for you.
              I will say that now, doctors have warned me that sometimes pills with the lowest hormone doses cause the most side effects, go figure.

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              • #8
                Thank you for posting about your experience. I've been seeing LoLo advertising on TV and it was interesting.

                Warm hugs,
                Donna
                Stay safe


                Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
                Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                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.
                [3MG]

                Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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