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  • VCNJ84
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    I use the 10mg compound suppositories at night.

    A lot of times i break them in half and only use 5mg.

    My prescribing doctor is a chronic pelvic pain and chronic vaginitis specialist.

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  • endogirl2
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    Mine are 5mg but he said I could try 2 at a time. I think his theory is if my pelvic floor is in spasm that would help relax the urethra but I'm now not convinced that this is the case since I tried 1 and then tried 2 the next night and didn't note any change. He said it might work only during my period so we'll see.

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  • Mothergoose
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    What strength are yours?

    I am understanding they need to be stronger when used vaginally than orally?

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  • endogirl2
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    Originally posted by callie0767 View Post
    if you dont mind my asking who did u get to prescribe you the valium supposotories? what kind of dr? ive tried all oral meds and not seem to work even oral valium but have asked about the vaginal valium and have been turned down. i have pfd and had some success with trigger pt injections and pt for 3 years. i now go to a diff pt and hour and a half from my home. thanks any help would be appreciated
    callie
    I went to see a pelvic pain specialist because when I have my period I have the worst time peeing. It's so hard to get the urine to come out so he said that if I used the valium that it might help to relax the urethra and other muscles. He originally gave me the RX for just the regular tablet and said you can put that inside your vagina but then I had read on the boards here that there are the suppositories so I called him back and asked if I could have those instead thinking that if I am supposed to use them during my period it might be easier to fumble around with a suppository rather than getting a pill up there. He said sure. I got mine at the walgreens, you can check on their web site for locations that do compounding. I paid $35 for I think 30 of them.
    I don't think they are helping at all though. I tried them this week because I was having some issues peeing ( had spotting and then the peeing issue came up again ) and I didn't notice any improvement at all. I'm hoping the pelvic physical therapy I'm starting Monday will help.

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  • Mothergoose
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    My understanding from the way my Dr. explained valium supositories, is they are to work locally, on the muscles in the pelvis to stops the spasams.

    He got his explaination from an article in a Dr's magizine, infact this is where he heard about valium sup and offered them to me to try.

    It is given at a higher dose vaginally than when given orally because it is less absorbed, but also works locally so should not have the neurological side effects oral valium has.

    I have been told as well that there are way more receptor in the rectum, so when a medication is inserted into the rectum a lessor amount of medication is needed, but it will go through out the whole body as it is in the blood stream.

    Now I have a question to ask I have a rx for this, first I was just given the pills to insert ( this doesn't work too well) then I found a compounding pharmacy and got it, but have not use it yet, I am saving it for bad spasams. But with strick following of the diet have they have become much less frequent. So i have not tried it yet, although I should have tried it the other day, it just was the spasams hit so hard and fast I didn't even remember I had them to use.

    Anyways I have lots of problems with urinary retention, do some of you use them for this and does it help because I have not had much luck with anything else helpping for this, and I would try one over the weekend to see if it helpped with retention. I guess I just had not read that it would help for that.

    Thank you MG

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  • callie0767
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    if you dont mind my asking who did u get to prescribe you the valium supposotories? what kind of dr? ive tried all oral meds and not seem to work even oral valium but have asked about the vaginal valium and have been turned down. i have pfd and had some success with trigger pt injections and pt for 3 years. i now go to a diff pt and hour and a half from my home. thanks any help would be appreciated
    callie

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  • endogirl2
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    what dose of the oral valium did you take? Do you find that the Baclofen is better than the vaginal valium suppository? I really don't know what my issue is. It seems when I have the rectal discomfort ( which isn't really my rectum, it's to the right maybe more muscle related ) I will have the difficulty urinating but it's 99% linked to my period. Most of the other days I'm fine. What does a pelvic floor spasm feel like? Sometimes I feel like I have a clenching feeling like when you push to pass a stool, I feel like I'm clenched like that for quite awhile somedays. I see the pelvic physical therapist Monday April 18th, I sure hope they can help!

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  • andreamarie
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    re retention: I have found that MANY meds cause me to have retention. And, sadly, many of them are used for i.c. E.g. TSA's, SSRI's, Lyrica. When my i.c. was really bad I could not take Atarax but could take Benadryl. I do find sitting in a HOT tub helps and then I stick a heating pad between my legs. I have only used Valium for retention. It seems that the oral is better for that than the suppository. When I use the suppository during the day I lay down and RAISE MY LEGS on some pillows.I do lose some but the compounding pharmacist says that it's absorbed quickly. I also use Baclofen suppositories rectally at night for pelvic floor spasms.

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  • endogirl2
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    I put mine in around 7pm and just put my feet up on the couch but I still find about 30 min later they are kinda leaking out and are greasy. I also thought they don't really get into the blood stream much rather they work to just relax the muscles inside? I don't feel a buzz or calm from them like if you were to take it in pill form. I do sleep really soundly at night though so maybe there is some effect...

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  • Mauricette
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    I actually recently asked my hemathologist about the vaginal suppositaries. I knew that taking a medicine rectally in a suppositary form is very efficient since it goes really fast in your bloodstream. Sometimes the absorption is actually faster and better than the oral form (I am talking about suppositary not inserting a pill). I wasn't sure about the vaginal absorption. He explained there is a lot of blood vessel in the vagina and that the medicine is nicely absorbed in your blood stream as well but not as fast as rectally. If I use valium suppositaries vaginally I tried to do it at bedtime or if I can lay down for a few hours to get a good absorption and avoid the leakage. If I need it at work and I don't have the choice, I insert it deeply and I try to sit and not move for a couple of hours.

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  • endogirl2
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    Not to be gross but when I put in the vaginal valium, it seems to melt very quickly and just goes out on my pantyliner. I try to lay on the couch and stay still when I put it in - is this just how the product works? It melts, emulsifies and then absorbs/comes out?

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  • Mauricette
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    I use 1/2 of a 5mg valium suppositary rectally. In order to avoid building tolerance to valium, I try to do this only during the week end to be functional. Besides this I do it only as needed, if I am in a flare or a lot of pain. I also use 1/2 a 5mg suppositary a couple of hours (4-5) before intercourse and this way I don't have pain during or after.

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  • wolfaleena
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    hi endogirl2 firstly, let me tell you that i have had IC for 21 years. and have done that been there... with just about everything. i have a retention problem. the vaginal valium has helped somewhat, but my dosage is a lot higher than that. if you read dr. brookoff's transcript. (he is the doctor in colorodo pain doctor that initially started using these compounded rx's he recommends to start at 5 mg and then go up from there if no relief is found. HOWEVER< i must tell you that i have very very SEVERE IC. and have had it for an extremely long time. i am not your norm......
    and of course nothing can replace ur trusted doctor's advice. i am not a physician nor a health practitioner i am just a patient like you trying to find relief...
    HAving said all of that .... i have been on flomax for years as well..... i don't know that it has made a huge difference for me.. but i still take it and hope that the combination of all of these things will help.....
    i have alos had physical therapy, pelvic floor work, biofeedback, internal massage, acupunture, interstim trial and none of that worked for ME.... But a lot of people say that it helps them tremendously,,,,, so i would encourage anyone who is suffering to try!!! Try things that ur doc recommends if you trust ur doc and it sounds and feels right to you. ask questions and if they can't answer them to ur satsifaction. ask again or find another doc.
    i know this disease is really difficult ... but i have the same problem you have with haveing a difficult time gettting a stream to start. i used to have to self cath but the vaginal valiums saved me from that....
    I hope this helps.. Again, i have a severe case so don't go by what helped or didn't help me..... go by what will help You. i would suggest you try the pelvic physical therapy since ur doc think that that will help you the most. where do you live? if you want to pm me i am available.

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  • ICNDonna
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    There are several who do use flomax successfully. Other medications that have similar action are also available --- the ones that come to mind are hytrin and cardura.

    Donna

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  • endogirl2
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    "I use 5mg. diazepam (generic) suppositories: one during day and one at night. Sometimes I also take ten mg. oral diazepam for symptoms other than intense itching, e.g. urinary retention."

    Do you have any problems where you just have a hard time getting the pee to come out? I have that during my period and I literally cry on the toilet because I'm so frustrated. So far I'm not sure if the valium is helping or not. He said I could also try flo max. I haven't really come across many ladies on the boards here who have this problem. I'm going for pelvic physical therapy starting on monday april 18th and the dr thinks that will help me the most. I sure hope so!

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