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    So, I started the Bactrim on Thursday, and actually had three nights of restful sleep (yes!) until last night. More frequency (albeit, less than before) and an increase in burning.

    I should get my culture results back today. I wonder if I should continue taking the Bactrim if the result is bacteria negative? Something has been helping--either cutting back on the most common irritants or the Bactrim.

    *sigh* this is wearing on me--we're on our way to Costa Rica on Thursday. I'm very worried how I'm going to feel.

    Could this still just be a bladder infection? *sigh*
    March 2011-Symptoms began
    May 2011-Tentative diagnosis by OB/GYN
    October 2011-Confirmed diagnosis -- IC/PFD

    Current treatments:
    Elmiron- 300 mg (Began 12/11)
    Hydroxyzine- 50-75 mg (Began 7/11)
    Tizabidine- 2mg 3xTID, if needed (Began 12/11)
    IC Diet-Began 5/11
    Pelvic Floor Therapy-Began 12/11

    Current Supplements:
    Cystoprotek
    Magnesium
    Fish Oil
    Biotin

  • #2
    It could still be the infection. I hope you feel better quickly.

    Donna
    Stay safe


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    • #3
      Thanks, Donna. I hope so, too. This waiting and not knowing what to do is the pits. But, I'm trying to *relax*
      March 2011-Symptoms began
      May 2011-Tentative diagnosis by OB/GYN
      October 2011-Confirmed diagnosis -- IC/PFD

      Current treatments:
      Elmiron- 300 mg (Began 12/11)
      Hydroxyzine- 50-75 mg (Began 7/11)
      Tizabidine- 2mg 3xTID, if needed (Began 12/11)
      IC Diet-Began 5/11
      Pelvic Floor Therapy-Began 12/11

      Current Supplements:
      Cystoprotek
      Magnesium
      Fish Oil
      Biotin

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      • #4
        Culture results back

        And they were negative. Doctor said to keep taking the Bactrim, and if I have more problems see a urologist. Since this is almost an exact month since this began, and I'm still having issues, I guess this is my next step.

        DH and I are going on a long-anticipated trip to Costa Rica very soon. I've saved the Pyridium the doctor prescribed just in case. Wish me luck!

        Thanks for all of your responses. It's so nice to have a group to communicate with about this issue.

        T.
        March 2011-Symptoms began
        May 2011-Tentative diagnosis by OB/GYN
        October 2011-Confirmed diagnosis -- IC/PFD

        Current treatments:
        Elmiron- 300 mg (Began 12/11)
        Hydroxyzine- 50-75 mg (Began 7/11)
        Tizabidine- 2mg 3xTID, if needed (Began 12/11)
        IC Diet-Began 5/11
        Pelvic Floor Therapy-Began 12/11

        Current Supplements:
        Cystoprotek
        Magnesium
        Fish Oil
        Biotin

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