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    Right before all my problems started, I switched pantyliner brands. About 2 weeks into the change is when all hell broke loose. I thought I read somewhere that pantyliners could cause irriation. Anyway, my symptoms have subsided drastically w/o any medication. I really started to think all this was some fluke I was going though. Just a one time thing. Well, yesterday when I woke up my bladder 'nether regions' didn't feel quite right. I wasn't having any pain or spasms, but something was off if you kwim. Last night I played 2 softball games back to back, and still felt odd but nothing was happening, just the slight urge to need to pee. This morning I woke up and all is back. Bladder/urethra spasms, cramping like I'm on my period. I started wearing my pantyliners again 2 days ago. This morning I stopped wearing them again, in case there's a connection. I took 2 advil b/c it was so intense and things calmed down quite a bit. Does this sound weird? Oh, and I've been watching what I've been eating and like I said I had 2 pretty good weeks. I haven't changed eating habits really, so I know a food didn't trigger this flare.
    Looks like I'm an IC'er too

    Currently taking:

    Urised 1 tablet 4 x a day..My 3yo loves the fact that my pee is now blue

    Lexapro 10mg

  • #2
    the pantyliners sound like a very likely culprit to me. I know I can't wear them as most of them are scented, and scents bother me.

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    • #3
      You might try some that don't contain deodorant.

      Donna
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      • #4
        Yes like the others said, they can be irratants. They can also cause moisture-which leads to yeast infections, so only wear when absolutly nessacary or not at all.

        Erika
        IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

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        • #5
          All the ones I have don't have deordorant. Regardless, I'm not ever wearing them again. I don't know if there's a connection or not, but I don't want to keep wearing them, kwim?
          Looks like I'm an IC'er too

          Currently taking:

          Urised 1 tablet 4 x a day..My 3yo loves the fact that my pee is now blue

          Lexapro 10mg

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          • #6
            maybe try the ones that are bleach free?
            like the ones from seventh generation?
            love.life.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lynnemm7 View Post
              maybe try the ones that are bleach free?
              like the ones from seventh generation?
              Where can you get those?
              Looks like I'm an IC'er too

              Currently taking:

              Urised 1 tablet 4 x a day..My 3yo loves the fact that my pee is now blue

              Lexapro 10mg

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              • #8
                HI! My GYN said that some panty liners have formeldahyde (sp?) in them and that is what causes problems. I can't recall which brand she said didn't have formeldahyde but I bet if you did some research you can find info on it. Hope this helps....Roxie

                Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
                Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
                Dx'd Hypothyroid
                Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
                June 2007
                Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
                First Cysto 1979
                First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
                Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
                Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
                Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
                Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
                Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
                Bladder surgery 2000
                Dx'd: IBS 2000
                Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
                Laminectomy 1989
                Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

                For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
                I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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                • #9
                  2littlemonkeys, heeerre you go!
                  http://www.seventhgen.com/our_products/women.php
                  it talks about them there =]
                  and then has websites where you can order online!
                  or you could try the store locater at the top.
                  i'm not sure where you live, but in oregon you can find them at whole foods and new seasons for sure. but probably other alternative type grocery stores. maybe wild oats also?
                  love.life.

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