Originally Posted by skipa dee babe
Oh thank goodness someone answered , so has this happened to you ? A clean test but still have the uti symptoms ? Doc thinks it maybe a yeast infection but that's doesn't seem possible that it would feel like a uti would it ? THe scope is that painful , do they put you to sleep ? Of and is there anything that can help with the pain of my bladder when trying to sleep ?
Had bad bladder infection June 5 (1st one I've had in 30 years). After one round of the sulphur antibiodic, urine sample was negative. The next day, symptoms returned. Had a refill on the sulpher. After the second round, went back to my GP and he did another urine sample...still clear, but gave me doxiclycline to make sure to get any remaining infection, if any. To make a long story short, I've been through excruciating bladder pain since then. My first day of relief was 9-15-07. But it came back the next day. Since then, it's been off and on....about 3 bad days, a couple of good days, 2 bad days...etc.
I made an appointment with an urologist who catherized the bladder a couple of times and instilled a "bladder cocktail" that didn't do any good. I've tried Flomax (I'm female, but they use it for us too.), uraltrax, vesicare, etc... but the only one I find does any good at all is enablex....and it's not very much good!
In my case Lyrica (which is normally prescribed for diabetic neuropathy and fibromalgia) does the most good and allows me to sleep at night. It doesn't completely relieve the pain but makes it tolerable. Lyrica tends to make you dizzy and feel spaced out a little but is wonderful to get some type of relief.
Everyone is different when it comes to medicines for the bladder....it probably will be a "try this, then try that" type of thing if your pain persists.
The cystoscope itself wasn't that bad. The type I had was done in an office with local anesthesia. The doc told me he was concerned about bladder cancer (in my particular case) foremost and wanted to rule that out. If the PST test is negative next week, then I will have another cystoscope with general anesthesia where they distend the bladder to capacity and look for the signs of IC. They do this under a general anesthesia because it is very painful. After you have been through endless bladder pain, you really are ready to try anything to get to the bottom of the problem, even if the procedure is uncomfortable or painful.
I hope I didn't scare you bringing up IC...it may just be that your bladder is irritated from your infection and will calm down. Oh, and you did ask about a yeast infection...doesn't sound like one to me, but there again, I'm far from being a doctor.
Holler if you have any other questions. I hope you can get some sleep. Sleep is about the only thing I find that gives me a few hours of relief the following morning...but like you implied, it's hard to sleep with the pain.