View Full Version : best antispasmodic??
02-13-2010, 08:38 AM
i was just wondering peoples opinions on antispasmodics....
i tried detrol and it was great but made me incontinent....
i tried that old one that is called urispas (flavo-somethin)
oxybutinin know makes me feel drunk....
and not too sold on vesicare....
so just wondering peoples opinions on the others.....like how is the oxytrol patch? maybe it won't make me feel drunk....since i do like oxybutinin....
anyone like enablex? or sanctura?
02-17-2010, 02:56 PM
anyone have any opinions with this....
02-17-2010, 04:02 PM
I was doing great on urised, and the stopped it, then soso on prydium, and now thats gone, just spent 8 bucks on 12 azo , and it helped.
02-18-2010, 04:18 PM
There is also Levsin which can make you a little sleepy, but generally not so strong as the others.
02-18-2010, 06:28 PM
Tried that flavo something and did nada. Prosed with the hyscomine does a little, but due to the fact that is has so many ingredients in it, don't know what is really helping. Best I like is old valium, but can't take contiunally due to controlled substance that is addicting, but I fall back on it when I'm really in trouble with flares.
02-19-2010, 02:54 AM
I take hyoscyamine when I have spasms.
02-19-2010, 02:11 PM
I'm sure this is no new topic. I used to not even define my pain as being caused by spasm. But now maybe I think it really is from spasm, even though to me it is just a steady pain that builds as more urine accumulates. The pain is either urethral (and in that case it feels as if the pee stream is slightly held back or reduced), or the pain is on further up but feels bladdery. Every once in a while I will feel a more sharp squeeze but that is not what normally I feel. I just feel this pressure pain that just builds and during a flare peeing does not make it go away but just momentarily reduces it. (Sometime the more "sqeezy" type of pain comes just after peeing and so I quess that is spasm so I try to let some time go by before peeing again because it seems the more you pee then the more irriitation is created - a viscious cycle is set up)
What about you? Is a spasm a definite muscle "squeeze" that is sharp and temporary or is it a steady pain that goes on and on until you notice the flare is over and you feel OK. My IC rarely "burns" except during an infection. PV
02-19-2010, 03:48 PM
I couldn't describe the feeling of a spasm any better. It is exactly how I feel. I get relief during a flare from Tylenol with codeine during the day but not night because it keeps me up. Take pyridium and vesicare. I stopped taking elmiron in January because it is too expensive and the cost keeps going up.
The J's Nan
03-02-2010, 03:23 PM
I have to say that after 9 years since being diagnosed and trying numerous medications and therapies, valium is the best at relieving bladder/pelvic floor spasms for me. I take 5mgs 4 times per day. Prior to this intimacy was not even possible.
03-02-2010, 05:26 PM
I haven't tried the Oxytrol patch, but I like Gelnique (it's also oxybutynin, but in gel form). My doctor said the patch or gel would keep a constant amount of the med in my system better than you can get with pills. It's definitely worked out better for me than the oxybutynin pills (they were making me have to push to pee and making my PFD go crazy). Your doctor might be able to give you samples...it's worth asking about anyway.
03-02-2010, 05:47 PM
Ditropan worked beautifully for me for the occasional bladder spasms but if I took it too long, it made it harder to urinate. Deadens the muscles I think.
09-10-2010, 02:31 PM
How long did you take it before you felt that it made it difficult to urinate? My urologist started me on it today and I'm rather scared of having that problem.
09-10-2010, 02:37 PM
I felt the same way as Jill...for me it took about 3 months. The Gelnique eventually did the same to me too, but took a little longer...my comment up there surprised me! I don't take any antispasmodics anymore.
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