Interstim for overactive bladder

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I am going for this Interstim trial Tuesday and I must say I am SCARED TO DEATH!  I urinate every hour just about and it has taken a toll on my life.  Honestly it is ruing every part of my life.  Wondering if anyone has had success and how much pain I can expect...

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    I've no experience of this, but may I just wish you well for tomorrow and hope that it brings you the relief you so much deserve. 

    Peter A 

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    I am interested in your Interstim experience.   I have OAB and it is one of the options my Urologist has suggested.  I have already had the Botox bladder injections.  
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      Hi Barry....Today is day 6 of the two week trial and it was def a little more painful than anticipated but it is SO worth it!  I can go at least 3 hours and I have no urgency whatsoever.  It has been a life changing experience for me and I hope I can help anyone make this decision.  Of course doctors want to do Botox because you have to keep going back for more twice a year.  I can only imagine the cost of Botox.  I don't feel anything as far as the stimulation so I check it every day to make sure its still working lol.  I also dont have the thing where they say it makes your toe move?  I dont even know its there unless I turn it up and then I feel a light flutter wich goes away in seconds.  I am on 1.4 level and it goes all the way up to 8 I am told.  the great thing about this is it is adjustable!  I am extremely pleased because I was honestly suicidal over this.  The frequency was ruining my life.  I cant wait to go shopping :-).  if you have any questions I am happy to help.  Also Medtronic the manufacturer of the Interstim has a program on their website where you can schedule a phone call with an actual person that you can choose who can answer all your questions.  Best of luck to you and I am here if I can help :-)

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    My symptoms now are very mild (they had been considerably exacerbated by undiagnosed diabetes, which is now being treated), so I can imagine the immense relief this treatment must have brought you by allowing you to go about your daily life with renewed confidence.  I'm absolutely delighted for you.  

    Kindest regards,

    Peter A  

     

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