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    I have been doing several months of internal and external physical therapy. I have very bad PFD. I am taking low dose valium 2mg 3 times a day and have even been given tramadol to take up to 3-4 times a day. Nothing is helping at all with the pain. I know low dose valium is usually the #1 drug of choice for this conditon, but clearly it is not working for me. I have an appointment with my pain management Dr. on the 27th and was wondering if anyone had success with other pain killers for pfd. I have tried several other muscle relaxers during the day, such as zaflex (made me tired and gave me diarhea which made the PFD worse) flexeril (which aggravates my bladder) and I think maybe baclofen. I am beginning to think nothing will help for this pain. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    vaginal valium

    That famous IC doctor (Brookoff) who died (so sorry to see the passing of such a compassionate doctor) had people insert mucn higher doses of valium (like 20mgs) directly in or use compounded suppositories with it. I have better luck taking it orally as about 5 mg. at night to sleep if I am in a flare. The pill would not dissolve in the vagina in me before it leaked out.
    I got IC in 1970! I was not diagnosed until 1991. I've tried many drugs and therapies but I tend to only resort to drugs when in a flare because when I am not in a flare (from being good on diet), I suffer only from small bladder volume (like about 7 ozs.) and peeing will relieve the discomfort. When I am feeling relatively normal, I say to myself I am glad I am not on a drug. When I am in a flare, I say, why am I not on a drug! I've recently have been trying to solve my connective issue problems in general. I look to diet and herbs mostly unless it gets really bad. I still think there is great hope for each individual finding a path to healing and there are many.


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      You've probably already tried this, but taking warm baths twice a day with epsom salts helped me with my pelvic floor spasms quite a bit. Chamomile tea
      also helped to relax my bladder and also my pelvic floor muscles.