I have suffered from chonic pain for 26 years, symptoms of UTI's but no infection, doctors have been baffled, been through batteries of testing, including numerous CAT scans in which I was told that may cause me cancer! Finally, I am being told that this may be Interstitial Cystitis and to try taking Sanctura.
since its an anti spasmatic i would assume the med would start working at its full effect at about 1 hour then a 3-1 week or so should show if the med is helping (if you notice side effects its important to see the doc though also i have no idea if this is the right amount of time, its just a thought) also i just have to say it cuz i foudn this out yesterday... a UTI in a senior (dont know your age so dont be offended!) causes psychosis. strange stuff
I can't believe it took 26yrs for the doctors to diagnose you! I've never taken Sactura, but I imagine you've found out if it worked by now. My mom & I have both been diagnosed with IC along with pelvic floor spasms. Elmiron is an IC drug worth trying. I've found relaxation and stress relief most helpful for my pain because the pelvic floor spasms (which go hand in hand with IC) are the cause of most of my pain. Whatever you do make sure your doctor believes in IC! Many doctors believe it's psycological they will blow you off. I'd also suggest going on the IC website because you can also ask questions there. Feel better, you're not alone
I agree w/ PainPati... The most important thing for you to do first is find a IC doctor. It is hard at times to get the info and treatment we need when it's difficult to find a doctor that will listen to us and then validate what were saying. Sounds like you've been kind of left hanging out in the wind for a good long while. Hang in there.
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