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    I have figured out why I have been in such terrible pain now for about 5 weeks. The Lawn Mower. I have to mow the lawn, I can not afford to have it done, but I now believe that when I do, the pushing, pulling, sends my pelvic floor into a tizzy. I have TENS but that does not help. I thought if I had a muscle relaxer to take before I mow or after, that would stop the flare that last for about 2 days after I mow. HELP, ANY SUGGESTIONS?????

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    Hi,

    I just started taking Zanaflex. It says to take 4mg every four hours, but I don't. I take a half whenever my back starts reaally hurting. It works great but they do make you tired for the first 30 min. I take it at bedtime also. Hope this helps.
    Meds on now:

    dextro 10mg

    5000mg Vitamin D- when tested, I was sooo low.
    Compound Hormones- Had hysterectomy when 24, ovaries out 37

    At night:


    4mg Zanaflex- Fibro & PFD
    plendil- Raynalds

    I have Fibro, IC, IBS, PFD, Raynauds.

    Tried:

    Past Meds
    Lexpro- changed to Cymbalta for better pain relief –off both
    Ultram – three times a day. Helped , I was tired of always being so tired.
    Elmiron-took for a year-
    Topamax-Did not need anymore since on dextro.
    Atarax- did not need anymore

    Pictures: Hubby & Me, Ozzy, My three Sons!!
    What a proud Mother I am!!



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    • #3
      You might try mowing just a little bit at a time. We have a huge yard and my husband mows it in sections. We have a self-propelled mower so he has to walk behind and guide it, but doesn't have to actually push it. Maybe if you watch, you can find a used one?

      Donna
      Stay safe


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      • #4
        Meds

        The number one med that helped me the most was Elavil, second most helpful according to my Doc is Valium.
        Sammi

        Sammi

        Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
        Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)

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        • #5
          Valium is like eating Skittles - Soma has worked the best for me.

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          • #6
            Valium is what I am given as a pre-op medication. 5 mg makes me sleepy, 10 mg knocks me out.

            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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            • #7
              Klonopin is an excellent drug for PFD. It does cause drowsiness for most so you have to be careful!

              With continued usage, you do build up a tolerancy to the sleepies!!
              Wendi
              IC symptoms began in 1975; diagnosed in March 2006.
              Other conditions: PFD, Migraine, VV, Total Abd Hysterectormy on 12/27,06 for Cervical Cancer, Fibromyalgia.
              Current Daily Meds: Roxicet, Methadone, Flexoril, Flomax
              I use Prayer, Yoga, Relaxation Breathing and TENS to help relieve stress, anxiety and pain- LOTS of make up to hide my true identity!

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