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    Vaginal Valium Suppositories

    I am getting ready to start 10mg of vaginal valium suppositories and I have 2 questions,

    are you allowed to drink alcohol while on them or is it the same rule as with regular valium not to drink while on them

    can you use them as needed , do they cause withdrawel symptoms like regular valium

    I've was on another benzo drug orally for a month or so a long time ago and had horrible withdrawel symptoms so I want to be careful with this one

    I wasn't sure how much of the valium gets absorbed into the rest of your body

    Also my Dr gave me 5mg and I'm supposed to use 2 of them, do you think all that base will cause me a yeast infection , should I get them re-made into 1 suppository

    Thanks:-)
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    Check with your doctor about the drinking & vaginal valium, & how he wants you to take them. Regardless, alcohol is a big no-no for IC patients.

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    About withdrawal - I do not have this problem. I do not use them while I am on my period and I have no issues. Sometimes I forget too and don't have any symptoms. Also - if you are worried about taking two you could try to start with one. I was supposed to take 2 as well, but I find that 1 helps to releave my symptoms for 24 hours. If I take two, it's too much and just leaks back out. Of course, check with your doctor too, but just thought I'd chime in to give you some suggestions/ease your worries.
    Have had IC symptoms since childhood, but did not seek serious treatment or become diagnosed until I was in college.

    24 yo F

    I've had a cystectomy with an Indiana Pouch. It was a success and has helped my symptoms and pain immensely.

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    valium suppositories

    Hi Just saw my gyne who suspects with 95% certainty that I have IC, he botoxed my PC Muscle, prescribed valium suppositories (10mg) he said that 70% of the suppository goes right to the muscle vs I think he said 4% for the oral valium. I also was given elmiron. But I would not drink alcohol if u sincerely want to try and give ur bladder a rest- this with coffee I think are the worst culprits.

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    hi everyone,
    my doc just gave me actual valium pills (that are usually taken by mouth) and said to use them intravaginally. however, i've noticed that they don't disintegrate up there. does anyone have any ideas?
    were you guys given actual suppositiories?
    take care,
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    Mine faxed a script to a pharmacy he uses and they mailed me the actual suppositories on ice to my house.
    I don't know where you are, but if you cannot find a pharmacy to use I think the one I used ships all over. Let me know.

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    You can break up the pills. or crush them and mix with a lub you can use, you can then put in a syring with needle removed and insert. I find if I break the pill into 1/4 and insert the bits, then I us a replends a vaginal lub it helps the pill to disovle. I also ussally lie down for awhile to give the pills a chance before gravity pulls it out.

    Good luck this is a bit of trial and error to find what will work, you could search it on this site as I remember other's dealing with this.MG

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    I have just started using the suppositories that have been compounded with valium, and a few other ingrediants. My pharmacist spoke directly to my doctor, and together they decided on what they would consist of. So far they are doing a great job in controlling the bad vaginal burning I've had for three years. I also have been doing the stretches my physical therapist wants me to do at home, and together with the valium I feel like I'm doing so much better.

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    I take 10mg of valium orally, before sex, to relax the pelvic floor muscles. Without it, it is impossible, the muscles are so tight. Oral valium also helps with sex related anxiety. I think it is more a subconscious anxiety becuase of fear of pain, flares, utis, fissures, all related to sex. How to get rid of this is another subject.
    Still, I won't give up, and valium has helped me a lot. Vaginal dilators have helped me tremendously.

    I want to try valium vaginally but wasn't sure if it'll irritate my V V. If I do it, I'll crush the pill and mix it with a lube, or maybe put the powder on an empty clear gelating or veg capsule.

    Carol5555: I have a few questions for you:
    Did you have a Hydrodistantion or have to go under general anesthesia to have your pelvic floor botoxed? I alsways wanted to to this but doctors want to botox my blader and I think it is not necessary!
    Please share you experience with it. I will very much appreciate it!

    Thanks for the info on oral valium only being absorved 4% in the PC muscles....
    Laser cervical surgery after abnormal pap (moderate dysplasia) in 3/2004
    UTIs since mid 2004
    Recurrent yeast infections since mid 2005
    IC dx 3/2006
    V V dx 12/2006
    Other conditions: IBS, allergies, dry eyes.


    Current IC medications:
    Elavil (since 12/06) 10 mg;
    Cysta Q (since 5/07)
    Rephresh acid jel every 3 days
    D-mannose, fish oil, Calcium Citrate, Multivitamins & garlic pills (sometimes)
    Probiotics Femdophilus or other brands
    Gy-Na-Tren for yeast infections (started using it as needed since 2010)
    Other Rx:Omeprazole 20mg; benadryl as needed, Restasis


    Past Meds and why I stopped them:
    Elmiron: March to September 2006: headaches
    Lyrica:2 weeks in 2006: headaches
    Cystoprotek: from Jan to April 2007: nausea

    Femcon Fe (2/07 to 10/07):caused spotting/bleeding
    BCP:Loestrin (since Ocotber 2007) to stop spotting for 2 months. V V worse. Stopped the pill in Nov 07.


    "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it"

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    Hi

    No the botox was no big deal at all. I had myself scared to death about putting a needle up my vagina, but the pain was so minimal, atleast for me~it seems like there are varied results. Its been almost a month now, and I gotta tell ya my pain is still the same. I notice better days when I watch my diet. Do you have vulvar pain (vestibule)? He botoxed just my pc muscle because he felt it was referring pain to that area, but the pain is still there and Im out $1500. I guess with this stuff, ya try about everything- but for me personally I wish I would have gone to a warm, sunny beach with the $$ I would have felt better atleast!

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    I know how it feels to spend tons of money in things that do not work. But you did what you thought it was best for your health....

    Sorry the botox didn't help...or maybe it didn't kick in yet? I have a friend that does it twice a year for few years already with gret success but if I'm not mistaken, it takes a few weeks to kick in and start to feel better.
    If your doctor is giving you valium, suppositories I assume you have tight or hipertonic pelvic floor muscles, or PFD. Are your muscles at least more relaxed after the botox???

    Thanks for you feedback and I hope you feel better!!
    Laser cervical surgery after abnormal pap (moderate dysplasia) in 3/2004
    UTIs since mid 2004
    Recurrent yeast infections since mid 2005
    IC dx 3/2006
    V V dx 12/2006
    Other conditions: IBS, allergies, dry eyes.


    Current IC medications:
    Elavil (since 12/06) 10 mg;
    Cysta Q (since 5/07)
    Rephresh acid jel every 3 days
    D-mannose, fish oil, Calcium Citrate, Multivitamins & garlic pills (sometimes)
    Probiotics Femdophilus or other brands
    Gy-Na-Tren for yeast infections (started using it as needed since 2010)
    Other Rx:Omeprazole 20mg; benadryl as needed, Restasis


    Past Meds and why I stopped them:
    Elmiron: March to September 2006: headaches
    Lyrica:2 weeks in 2006: headaches
    Cystoprotek: from Jan to April 2007: nausea

    Femcon Fe (2/07 to 10/07):caused spotting/bleeding
    BCP:Loestrin (since Ocotber 2007) to stop spotting for 2 months. V V worse. Stopped the pill in Nov 07.


    "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it"

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    I just called my URO and asked if she could put me on this. Having sex with my husband just kills my bladder and I have sever IC FLARES. So has anybody that uses this see any diff. while having sex?

    DAIMIC65

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    You should give it try! Valium makes a big difference on pain during sex.
    I take 10 mg orally. I would suggest for you to perhaps try 5mg first 45 min before sex ( yes, you have to time it) if you dont wait 45 min you'll hurt bc the drug is not yet in your system. You dont want to wait too much either.
    Try a small amount first, see how you react to the medicine. Also bc you dont know how youll react to it and dont want
    to fall sleep! It can make you drowsy, but it takes the pre-sex anxiety and the pain during sex.
    I may try valium vaginally at some point just having a lot of yeast issues and dont want to mess things more.
    Talk to your doctor. Theres hope. See vaginal dilators too, they helped me so much!
    Laser cervical surgery after abnormal pap (moderate dysplasia) in 3/2004
    UTIs since mid 2004
    Recurrent yeast infections since mid 2005
    IC dx 3/2006
    V V dx 12/2006
    Other conditions: IBS, allergies, dry eyes.


    Current IC medications:
    Elavil (since 12/06) 10 mg;
    Cysta Q (since 5/07)
    Rephresh acid jel every 3 days
    D-mannose, fish oil, Calcium Citrate, Multivitamins & garlic pills (sometimes)
    Probiotics Femdophilus or other brands
    Gy-Na-Tren for yeast infections (started using it as needed since 2010)
    Other Rx:Omeprazole 20mg; benadryl as needed, Restasis


    Past Meds and why I stopped them:
    Elmiron: March to September 2006: headaches
    Lyrica:2 weeks in 2006: headaches
    Cystoprotek: from Jan to April 2007: nausea

    Femcon Fe (2/07 to 10/07):caused spotting/bleeding
    BCP:Loestrin (since Ocotber 2007) to stop spotting for 2 months. V V worse. Stopped the pill in Nov 07.


    "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it"

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    well it was kind of backward because, he discovered he thought I had IC and
    referred me to an IC specialist. Almost certain I have the IC, had the urodynamics test done- OMG how awful, thought I was going to die it was so painful, has anyone had this test!! The cathetar was awful
    Catheters are way worse than botox! Anyway, it might take more time, but my bladder being problematic probably needs addressed before the benefit of botox would kick in I think, not sure what his reasoning was, but I would have maybe waited until I got some treatment for IC. The elmiron gives me headaches too

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    i know this thread is old, but if anyone reads my reply to this, please try to advise. i was just prescribed the Valium suppositories last week, and tried them yesterday. the first one didn't seem too bad, but by the second and third one, when i woke up early am, the base mixture of the suppository left my vaginal area very irritated and sore. The uro said i can use rectally instead, that it would help the whole area down there, just the same. I tried it rectally this a.m. seems better this way, but when i inserted it, less than 10 minutes i felt extreme urge to evacuate, and had to go. so the suppository wasn't in there very long. My question is, how long does the suppository need to remain in the rectum, to get the full benefit from it.
    Also i have been reading from some women that have used it vaginally have reported getting a yeast infection from it. Has anyone here experienced this as well. Thanks in advance to any advice anyone can offer.
    Dx 2005. Worsened w/preg in 94. Voiding 100 x. DMSO in 04= 7 weeks, worsened. Saw urogyno 05. Started heparin, kenalog lidocaine, helped a few hours. Referred to uro who implanted stim in 06. Trial great, w/99% improvement. Not seen same w/perm implant, leads were placed in rt. labia which caused me pain to set on therapeutic level. Leads were placed in butt w/trial stim, & not painful to turn up. Having revised 11-19, done while awake, so can ask where I feel pulses, so can be placed in butt rather than labia. W/revision, should be able to turn high & see therapeutic effect. Still need to see gyno for PFD, have terrible pain w/orgasm. On Valium supps. Helps some. IC & PFD make sex painful, hopefully stim & gyno will help.
    Previous meds: Urised= off market, Elmiron= caused gastro problems. OAB meds= retention. Hyoscomine- not help. Azo= makes worse.
    Current meds: Elival 50 mgs at night, helps w/nocturia. Loratab=pain Prozac= anxiety. Zocor=cholesterol, Fioricet= Migraines. Zantac=acid reflux. Trazadone=insomnia. Zofran&Phenergan=nausea. Atarax =pain relief. Diflucan=yeast infections.
    Supplements=Magnesium=migraines, Marshmallow root, not sure helping or not, but not hurting anything. Enzymes= digestion. Melatonin=insomnia. Stool softeners & Miralax =constipation.
    Acidophilius =gut. Gas pills. Bio-freeze=muscles. Prelief= bladder
    Chewable vitamin. Tylenol=pain. Rarely ibuprofen= intolerant to nsaids .On elimination diet since Aug Not seen help w/bladder, but w/gut. Good effect w/diet is have lost 30 lbs.

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