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    Old 04-01-2016, 03:33 PM   #1
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    Prescription strength pain killer

    Does anyone know if there's a prescription bladder pain killer? Azo and Cystex doesn't seem to help with bladder pain.

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    Old 04-28-2016, 06:40 PM   #2
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    Re: Prescription strength pain killer

    Did you mean to ask is there something stronger over the counter? If so, there is not to my knowledge. A doctor can prescribe to you Pyridium which is basically a stronger version of azo and cystex, they contain the same active ingredient. They are all known as a 'urinary analgesic', which means it is a numbing agent targeted for the urinary tract, not labeled as a pain killer. Also, I wouldn't suggest trying to match the dose of Pyridium.
    There is also another drug that can be prescribed by your doctor called Urogesic Blue. I've taken it a few times over the course of my i.c. diagnosis, and I have found the most relief from it. Urogesic Blue is a urinary antiseptic, urinary acidifier, and antispasmodic combination. It works by helping to kill bacteria in the urine, decreasing inflammation, and reducing muscle spasms in the urinary tract. These actions work together to help relieve discomfort while urinating. It actually helped numb my bladder a little bit, but I'm not sure if I perceived it as numb because of less bladder spasms or not. Best of luck.

     
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    Re: Prescription strength pain killer

    I also used a medication like Urogesic Blue, but it was called Uribel. That did seems to help a bit with the pain. If you are having spasms I would speak to your doctor about Valium suppositories. They are usually made at a compounding pharmacy so unfortunately insurance doesn't cover it. But I believe a months supply was about $40. It really helps calm all the spasms and the tight pelvic muscles. Hope this helps!

     
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    Old 08-04-2016, 08:50 PM   #4
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    Re: Prescription strength pain killer

    I take hydroxizine for Interstitial cystitis. It helps somewhat. When I have a flare up

    I have unrelenting pain. I am now doing PTNS treatments for this.

    I also have bladder cancer. Hard to stay upbeat but I am trying.

    I hope this helps and I wish you luck.

     
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