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    After 3 weeks of torture I am finally feeling better!! I will never take the feeling of not having to go to the bathroom for granted!! Elavil is what i think took away the urgency. I dont want to jinx it but i hope i finally found the right combo of meds!
    shannon

    previous meds:
    Elmiron 2 3x a day
    Hydroxyzine
    Elavil
    hydrocodiene for pain

    been med free since september 2010

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    did it take a while for the Elavil to "kick in"? Did you feel drowsy, then it got better? I'm still trying to adjust, and curious!

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    • #3
      I took me 2-3 weeks for the Elavil to kick in. After that I didn't notice the drowsyness either. Just went up to 50mgs and thought I'd be sleepy, but haven't noticed it yet. I definetly think that it was the Elavil ( and strictly watching the IC diet) that put me into ALMOST remission! Good Luck!

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      • #4
        That's great! I'm glad you're feeling better!!
        *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
        *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
        *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

        Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

        04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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        • #5
          Do you think Elavil helps "heal" the bladder, or does it just cover up the symptoms?

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          • #6
            i think it was the elavil. I only take it before bed so if it makes me drowsy I don't know. Last night I had trouble getting to sleep because it felt like I had to go again but not the extreme that it was. I think too that im so afraid of it coming back that i concentrate on it to much and make myself feel the urgency. I dont know. But I definently think the elavil has helped.
            shannon

            previous meds:
            Elmiron 2 3x a day
            Hydroxyzine
            Elavil
            hydrocodiene for pain

            been med free since september 2010

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            • #7
              I don't know that it heals the bladder, but I know that Elavil will cover pain. A lot of my problem is getting myself worked up and then I have the extreme urgency. The elavil has helped a lot with that. I don't worry about it nearly as much b/c I don't have the symptoms as often. I was able a couple weeks ago to go out to dinner and stuff myself plus drink 3 glasses of tea and make the 1 1/2 hr car ride home w/out peeing!!!! Can't do it all the time, but once was REALLY nice!

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