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    I take Valium in small doses thru out the day and I do believe it helps. But does anyone take any bladder specific antispasmodic (Urelle, pyridium etc it's early, I can't think of all the names) that helps with the spasms to relax your bladder. I have wait to until the 30th to see my doc but this has just gotten crazy so I was going to call and ask if they prescribe ANYTHING along those lines!! Anybody had success with anything?
    Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
    Lexapro-20 mg
    Aciphex
    Ambien-as needed
    Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
    Valium-10 mg x2 per day
    Phenergan-1 at night
    Prelief w/everything
    Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

    Currents treatments that help somewhat:
    Heating pad
    Hot baths
    Ice
    Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

  • #2
    Hyoscyamine is the one I take as needed. It seems to work well for me and is one of the very inexpensive meds.

    Donna
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    • #3
      when i feel a flare coming on i take peridium.
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      • #4
        Ask for valium suppositories. I've been using them and have been impressed with how much they relax the entire pelvic area. Some docs poo poo the idea but if your doc is open minded and you have a local drug store that has a compounding pharmacy -- it sounds like these would be your best bet.

        Peridium and the like don't work for me at all. They screw up my stomach and make my urethra feel uncomfortably tingly.
        Mom to two littles (remissions while pregnant/breastfeeding)
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        Finally dx'd properly much later

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        • #5
          Katie,

          Do you mind if I ask you how you take your valium? My doctor prescribed 10 mg tablets inserted vaginally at night. She originally wanted me to try the suppositories, but they're not covered by my insurance. Anyway, long story short, I've started taking the valium orally at night and think it might work better this way. You mention in your post that you take small doses throughout the day. Do you cut the two 10 mg tablets, listed in your signature, into smaller doses? Since I've begun taking the valium orally, I have noticed symptoms of depression in myself. I sincerely hope not, I'd hate to start feeling better physically but worse mentally. I'm glad you started this thread. I, too, was wondering if there was something better I could be taking for the bladder.
          Last edited by vanilla; 03-14-2011, 11:05 AM.

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          • #6
            I take the vesicare which is an antispasmotic and am very happy with it. Here is the list of them that I found:
            Cystospaz, Tolterodine aka Detrol, Vesicare aka Solifenacin, Enablex aka Darifenacin, Oxybutynin, Oxybutynin XR aka Ditropan
            Older ones replaced (mostly) by those above: Flavoxate, Urispas, Hyoscyamine sulfate,

            I prefer the extended release. I took oxybutynin for a couple of years and it was fine too but gave me more of a dry mouth and a little more retention then I like. Its a little older. There is also a newer one I haven't tried, though I have the samples sitting here called Toviaz.

            They all cause drying effects but well worth it in my opinion. I just sometimes take it every 36 hrs instead of every 24 to help with that.
            Last edited by cmclien; 03-14-2011, 11:32 AM.
            Cindi


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            • #7
              Thank you, Cindi. I think I'll ask my doctor about vesicare.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by vanilla View Post
                Katie,

                Do you mind if I ask you how you take your valium? My doctor prescribed 10 mg tablets inserted vaginally at night. She originally wanted me to try the suppositories, but they're not covered by my insurance. Anyway, long story short, I've started taking the valium orally at night and think it might work better this way. You mention in your post that you take small doses throughout the day. Do you cut the two 10 mg tablets, listed in your signature, into smaller doses? Since I've begun taking the valium orally, I have noticed symptoms of depression in myself. I sincerely hope not, I'd hate to start feeling better physically but worse mentally. I'm glad you started this thread. I, too, was wondering if there was something better I could be taking for the bladder.
                I am given 2 10 mg Valium per day by my PM doc. BUT my uro has said that I should be taking it 10 mg cut into 4th's. I don't like to take the 10 mg all at once because it makes me too sleepy. So I talked with my PM and I take 5 mg (1/2 a tab) 4 times a day. Taking 2.5 mg wasn't doing anything at all. Plus once I cut it up the pieces were so tiny I couldn't find them. 5 mg 3-4 times a day seems to work the best for me. And if I'm having a good day I don't even really think too much about it. Just take it as needed but never to exceed 20 mg.
                BTW, when I called my doc the NP called me back and prescribed 9 peridium. This flare better get better quick!!

                Good luck!!!
                Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
                Lexapro-20 mg
                Aciphex
                Ambien-as needed
                Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
                Valium-10 mg x2 per day
                Phenergan-1 at night
                Prelief w/everything
                Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

                Currents treatments that help somewhat:
                Heating pad
                Hot baths
                Ice
                Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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                • #9
                  Hi Katie,

                  Thanks, I'm going to cut the valium down to 5 mg tonight and see how it goes. I think 10 mg was just too much for my system. So, sorry you're in a flare. I know Peridium always works for me. I make sure I take it every eight hours and usually by the third day the flare is gone. Hope you feel better soon.

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