View Full Version : Has any tried Urgent PC???
10-11-2010, 12:22 AM
Has anyone tried Urgent PC (tibial nerve stimulation) for frequency?
I'm very interested in trying it since I had such good results with Bion neurostimulator. I'd appreciate any input or advice.
10-15-2010, 04:06 AM
Hi. I tried this and did nothing for me, but there are some people with good results. I hope this will work for you.
10-30-2010, 06:33 AM
Yes, I tried it and it worked very well for me! You can read my ptns story at: http://www.ic-network.com/patientstories/jill.html
11-18-2010, 04:45 AM
have you tried PTNS yet? curious as to results.
if so, how did you find a PTNS practitioner? did you need a
11-18-2010, 05:01 AM
I did the PTNS, it didn't do much for me, but I would absolutely give it a try. It doesn't hurt and may help. You don't have anything to lose but time.
11-18-2010, 05:39 AM
who did the PTNS on you? a PT or dr.?
11-18-2010, 04:47 PM
I had it done in the Urologist office. The nurses placed it. It may have helped some. My insurance covered it( I use a military hospital) so I gave it a try. My Urologist said he had better luck using it for frequency not pain. I mostly have pain. Since I got IC I'll try anything to feel better!
11-18-2010, 07:24 PM
I did PTNS weekly for a few months. It was fantastic and saved me until my Elmiron kicked in. I go for montly maintenance now but missed my last appointment and have noticed it a little.
01-02-2011, 10:19 AM
I am looking for someone in the N. Florida or S. Georgia area to do the PTNS? Has anyone in this area had it done. I would love to just buy the device myself but company that makes them said they only sell the device to the doctors. I am surprised to not see more post about PTNS. It looks very promising and not very invasive at all.
09-26-2011, 05:38 AM
Yes, I did it weekly for a couple of months with no results. I think if you are new to I.C. it has a better chance of working. I had I.C. for 7 years at that point. It was a waste of time and money.
09-30-2011, 05:32 AM
I ran into this with another type of device, they wanted to rent it too me for more than a $1000 per month, my son needed to use it for 6 mons min and then again when he had a secound surgery.
My insurance was willing to buy it as it was a medical device, but not rent it, I got my insurance to nogociate a purchase of it. Or you could get your Dr. to buy it and sell it too you.
This makes more sense to me if you know it works for you.
What we went through was a major hassel and the rental place was not happy, but in the long run it was a good thing.
We also over time have lent it out for 2 other people to use for a few months at a time, I am sure this is why they only rent as then they have a captured mark for the device.
good luck finding an answer. MG
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