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    Anyone take this? I can't take tri-cyclics, my doctor said if you are allergic to one then allergic to all in the same class. She offered me flexeril to take at night. I don't need it for IC pain though if it helps the IC at all, great. Its for TMJ and bursitis of the hip.

    Wondering what your experiences might be positive or negative or if I should push for a different type of antidepressant since I can't take the tri-cyclics.
    Cindi


    Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
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    Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

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    Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

  • #2
    I take after I have sex to relax the pelvic floor muscles, it is a muscle relaxer, I'm not sure how it will work for bursitis since that is inflammation of the bursae. Bursaes are fluid filled sacs that get inflamed from irritation, trauma or overuse. Have you tried ice? Injections of kenalog and lidocaine really helped me when I had bursitis of the knee.

    It might help the TMJ, it will relax the muscles in your jaw and stop you from clenching. It makes me kind of mean though when I take it!

    Suzanne

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    • #3
      Thanks
      I did have some kind of steroid injected into them some months back and they are still pretty good. Not 100% but I'd say 80% better.

      I would just be taking it at night so maybe it would help the TMJ, guess I'll try it.
      Cindi


      Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
      Macrobid after sex
      Prilosec, continuous birth control pills
      synthroid .088mg, mucinex-d, restasis

      Supplements: Desert Harvest Aloe vera, Cysta-q, prelief, magnesium and calcium, Vit D, flaxseed oil

      Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

      IC Diet Link: http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf
      AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview- http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?p=571592
      AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF: http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf
      Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

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      • #4
        Flexeril helps me with muscles and does not affect my bladder one way or the other.It does help me sleep too. My hubbie gets very grumpy when he takes it.It doesn't affect me that way.I would give it a try.Hope it works for you.

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        • #5
          CM
          Did your doctor explain to you that Flexeril itself is considered a tricyclic--or very closely related, anyway.
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclobenzaprine

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          • #6
            I take it for fibro, I found in the beginning it gave me an extremely dry mouth and so did my Mom.

            S
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            Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom
            http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf

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            • #7
              I have taken it with no problem --- and I absolutely can't take ibuprofen.

              Donna
              Stay safe


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              • #8
                Same for me as Donna. It does help my pelvic pain, so even though the back pain I originally took it for has resolved, I still take it every night.
                Kadi

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                Current treatments:
                -IC diet
                -Elavil 50mg at night
                -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
                -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
                -Pyridium if needed,
                -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
                -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
                -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
                -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
                -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
                -Managing stress= VERY important!
                -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

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                • #9
                  Thanks, I was worried it might be addictive though I know its not a narcotic. I emailed my doctor about its daily use. Sounds like it might be ok though.
                  Cindi


                  Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
                  Macrobid after sex
                  Prilosec, continuous birth control pills
                  synthroid .088mg, mucinex-d, restasis

                  Supplements: Desert Harvest Aloe vera, Cysta-q, prelief, magnesium and calcium, Vit D, flaxseed oil

                  Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

                  IC Diet Link: http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf
                  AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview- http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?p=571592
                  AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF: http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf
                  Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

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                  • #10
                    I know this is an old post but I thought maybe someone would find this and benefit. I was prescribed triptans for migranes and had major flares. My primary doctor sent me to a neurologist who prescribed Cyclobenaprine. I did some research and found it puts histamines into your system as does triptans so I am not taking it. I take hydroxyzine which greatly helps my IC and it is a anti-histamine. There's the issue, taking a drug like triptans or Cyclobenaprine that adds histamines would hurt your bladder! I don't know if it's the same for everyone but that's the case for me.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 0reades View Post
                      I know this is an old post but I thought maybe someone would find this and benefit. I was prescribed triptans for migranes and had major flares. My primary doctor sent me to a neurologist who prescribed Cyclobenaprine. I did some research and found it puts histamines into your system as does triptans so I am not taking it. I take hydroxyzine which greatly helps my IC and it is a anti-histamine. There's the issue, taking a drug like triptans or Cyclobenaprine that adds histamines would hurt your bladder! I don't know if it's the same for everyone but that's the case for me.
                      Thank you for sharing.

                      And ... to the IC Network family.

                      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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