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    Last Monday, either I or my housekeeper, knocked my Valium prescription into the trash can. And it got thrown away. Like gone to the landfill by Tuesday morning before I knew it was gone!! My rx's sit on the nightstand and a trashcan sits between the nightstand and the bed and it wouldn't be hard to do. With all the rx's I have, I've done it before. I thought well, that really sucks because that's what helps my bladder spasms. By yesterday I knew what the phrase "racked with pain" meant. I thought I would be ok without them since I've only taken them for a few months. Well, I think I was wrong and I can't get a hold of my doctor. I'm having so much muscle and joint pain that I can't walk. We've had to get the wheelchair out so I can get to the bathroom. Does anyone know how long this lasts? I'm still hoping (on Christmas Eve, yeah right) to get my doctor on the phone. And I have a 24 hr pharmacy #. But if I can't I don't know what to do!! Any ideas? I'm really needing ideas about right now!!!
    Last edited by KatieB; 12-23-2010, 08:37 PM.
    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
    Katie - The only thing i could think to do would be go into a urgent care or med express or the ER. When they see how much pain you are in they may be able to write you a small prescription until you can reach your doctor. I hope you reach him before the holidays so you can get out of pain.
    I am happy to say that I am off all pain medication and currently take Neurontin and Uribel for my IC. I went to the Cleveland Clinic Chronic Pain Rehabilitation program and it saved my life!! I still get bad flare ups but it turns out I was on so many narcotics it was making my pain worse.

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    • #3
      OMG Erica!! Thank you for being awake!! I guess I thought the same thing but DH is thinking since I took a small fall on Weds that's my problem!! I keep telling him if it was the fall, it would hurt where I FELL, not all over. I hate this. It makes me feel like such a drug addict that I'm in tears. I REALLY thought it wouldn't be a big deal. I have new respect for my medicine!! Thank you again for being here!!
      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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      • #4
        No problem...im actually awake in pain so thanks for being here too. I tried to go out with my friends tonight and made it for about an hour and half then had to come home to lay down. They were all drinking and usually I don't mind being the sober one but when i don't feel good its hard. And don't feel like a drug addict...obviously the medicine is working if you're in this much pain without it. Do you have any other form of muscle relaxer?
        I am happy to say that I am off all pain medication and currently take Neurontin and Uribel for my IC. I went to the Cleveland Clinic Chronic Pain Rehabilitation program and it saved my life!! I still get bad flare ups but it turns out I was on so many narcotics it was making my pain worse.

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        • #5
          I'm sorry your hurting. It must be hard to be so young and have this crappy disease!! At least I was able to get my party on when I was your age. I'm truly sorry, sweetie.
          I've tried zanafex, nothing. And just took another Lyrica. It doesn't really help anything but it sometimes puts me to sleep. Here's hoping!!
          Weren't you thinking about doing the interstim trial or you've done it? What's up with that?
          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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          • #6
            At least I got my fair share of partying in before this all hit me...i was at WVU for 2 years lol. I'm actually doing research on the interstim right now. I'm waiting for my doctor to call to schedule the trial. I'm a little gun shy because when I was in pain management they tried nerve block injections and it was HORRIBLE. Now anything to do with nerves scares me. But it's worth a shot.

            I also have Lyrica but haven't been taking it because i use valium suppositories at night which usually calm my bladder enough to sleep but tonight it's just out of control. My pain medication isn't even doing the trick. I wonder if i can take a Lyrica on top of all that. I get so confused on what meds to take and not take together. It scares me! I hope it helps you sleep tonight so at least one of us won't be exhausted on christmas eve!
            I am happy to say that I am off all pain medication and currently take Neurontin and Uribel for my IC. I went to the Cleveland Clinic Chronic Pain Rehabilitation program and it saved my life!! I still get bad flare ups but it turns out I was on so many narcotics it was making my pain worse.

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            • #7
              I understand being scared and I'm glad you're doing lots of research. I don't know a whole lot about it, but I hear it's used mostly for frequency and urgency, not pain.
              About the Lrica, I don't know what to tell you. If you're in really bad pain I guess you could try it, depending on what else you've taken. There's a website, can't remember what it's called, that tells you of interactions between meds. You might check that out.
              It seems as though it's helping me get sleepy, honey, so I might just turn off the old iPad and go to the bathroom again (3rd time in the last hour) and try to sleep if I can. If not, I'll be back!! Good luck and I hope something helps you tonight!!
              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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              • #8
                Thanks Katie! I'm due for another pain med dose soon so hopefully then I'll get relief and be able to sleep. p.s. sooo jealous you have an ipad!
                I am happy to say that I am off all pain medication and currently take Neurontin and Uribel for my IC. I went to the Cleveland Clinic Chronic Pain Rehabilitation program and it saved my life!! I still get bad flare ups but it turns out I was on so many narcotics it was making my pain worse.

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                • #9
                  I hope you slept! And maybe Santa will bring you an iPad for Christmas!! Merry Christmas Eve!!!
                  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

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Thank you for the info Bri. I'm trying to get my doc but I keep getting his answering machine. I may have to go to the ER on Christmas Eve. Great.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Your doc should always have someone on call for him. If you get an answering SERVICE have them forward your message to the doc on call. Never heard of a doc not having someone on call for him/her.

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                      • #12
                        Aw, Katie. I'm sorry you're going through this, especially so close to Christmas. I don't have any medical advice but I do hope you get this sorted out soon and start feeling better.
                        -24.

                        -Started having symptoms in May 2009.


                        -Doing pretty well on diet alone.

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                        • #13
                          Thank you! At least I slept for a while last night. I just left another message on my doc's answering machine. I just hope he's listening at some point. I am walking better this morning but my arms still don't want to work right! I never knew this med was SO powerful. It is a scary thing thats going on here.
                          On a lighter note, Merry Christmas Eve, everybody!!
                          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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                          • #14
                            One suggestion I have is to do an internet search for valium withdrawal symptoms so you will have a little clearer picture of the possible symptoms. You could also call your pharmacist. I just did a search and didn't find severe joint pain as a symptom of withdrawal.

                            Please do keep trying to contact your physician as well. Have you been taking 10 mg every day? I noticed your signature indicates "as needed" --- if you don't take it regularly, what you are experiencing could very well be unrelated.

                            Please do seek medical help before the end of today.

                            And let me know what you find out.

                            Warm hugs,
                            Donna
                            Stay safe


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                            • #15
                              Donna

                              I do take it at least once a day for bladder spasms. It's been so helpful. I never knew I would be in this much pain after taking such a small dose. Either me or my housekeeper accidentally knocked it into the trash can and didn't notice. I just never knew. I'm just in tears.
                              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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