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Fayra

482d

Does anyone take Gabapentin for IC pain and does it help?

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    • MagickalRebel

      222d

      I took gabapentin for my fibromyalgia and I ended up having to still have installations in my bladder for the IC so I would say that it doesn't necessarily help as like an overall solo medication. It may help you if you experience other nerve-related pains along with your interstitial cystitis.

    • MagickalRebel

      222d

      I took gabapentin for my fibromyalgia and I ended up having to still have installations in my bladder for the IC so I would say that it doesn't necessarily help as like an overall solo medication. It may help you if you experience other nerve-related pains along with your interstitial cystitis.

    • Mershal

      450d

      Methocarbamol is great

    • Kazza

      477d

      🤗 👍

    • MagickalRebel

      481d

      I had no such luck with gabapentin for my IC as a matter a fact switching to lyrica and taking the oxybutin and hydroxyzine has really helped. But I may have to start working on my pelvic floor PT again.

      • Fayra

        479d

        @MagickalRebel would you be willing to tell me more about oxybutin? My primary issues are pain and pressure but I do have some frequency.

        • MagickalRebel

          478d

          @Fayra So I found the oxybutin helped with frequency, and some pressure. But I did still experience it while dealing with stress or not drinking water. I have also used Valium suppositories, and that has helped. I take oxybutin twice a day, and it has stopped me from needing installations into the bladder. But when you so a view into the bladder it's still got the marks of inflammation on it but it doesn't feel as bad.

      • Fayra

        480d

        @MagickalRebel thanks for the feedback! I’m not sure I could tolerate lyrica. I struggled so much on Cymbalta to the point it almost put me in the hospital. What has it been like for you?

        • MagickalRebel

          480d

          @Fayra See and I felt like I was going crazy on Cymbalta and in a dangerous way.. different bodies have those different reactions and sounds like we had something similar. Lyrica has been good to me, I have to finally up the dose after a year. And I should preface I maxed out my dosage with gabapentin with still experiencing symptoms. I still have flare ups but nothing too awful.

    • 100Percent_K

      481d

      I take gabapentin for neuropathy and it doesn’t go anything for my IC. I do take Claritin for my IC though and it helps a lot

      • Fayra

        480d

        @100Percent_K thanks for the feedback. I’m also trying it for nerve pain but have been hoping it will help both.

        • 100Percent_K

          480d

          @Fayra have they tried a pudendal nerve block? That does help IC pain sometimes!

      • 100Percent_K

        481d

        @100Percent_K doesn’t do*

    • Belugabear

      482d

      I took gabapentin for fibro but it didn’t touch my IC. Have you tried aloe Vera yet? Or prelief? They are the only things that have helped me! I know amitryptaline is a great one too, I just had some side effects

      • Fayra

        481d

        @Belugabear hi, thanks for the feedback! I do take aloe Vera, prelief, and quercitin everyday which has helped. I took amitriptyline for several years but came off it and can’t tolerate for some reason now. I have other nerve pain issue though too. I’ve tried noratriptiline, amitriptyline, Cymbalta.. and now I’m about to try gabapentin. I’m super sensitive to everything it seems like.

        • Belugabear

          481d

          @Fayra got it, it’s definitely worth the try! Pregabalin is the only thing that touched my pain but the side effects were brutal. Ketamine is truly what made me feel better in the end!

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