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  • Do you "go" more in daytime than the evening?

    I noticed when I'm relaxed at home at night, watching tv, reading, etc. I don't go so much - maybe twice from 6 PM to midnight but during the day when I'm more active and anxious I go more often like every 2 to 3 hours. Of course I drink a little more water during the day than in the evening when I slow down my intake.

  • #2
    HI! I've always noticed that I go less during the evening than during the day. I've attributed it to a few things....1) I drink more during the day than at night 2) when I'm relaxing in the evening....I'm not walking and moving so much so I go less 3) I seem to go less when I'm sitting. IC is SO crazy! 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's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:


    • #3
      I definitely go more when I'm up and around than when I'm more relaxed.

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      • #4
        Hmm, my bladder bugs me most when I'm wanting to sleep

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        -IC diet
        -Elavil 50mg at night
        -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
        -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
        -Pyridium if needed,
        -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
        -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
        -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
        -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
        -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
        -Managing stress= VERY important!
        -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!


        • #5
          I find I go more whenever I'm not home. If I'm home and know that a clean bathroom is just a few feet away I'm less apt to go frequently. I let myself wait and not go at the first suggestion from my bladder.

          On the other hand, if I'm at work or out running errands, I will stop to use any bathroom that I know is relatively clean because I'm not sure where I might find the next one.

          Traveling is the worst for me, I constantly think about my bladder while I'm on the road, thereby feeling like I need to go more often. Particularly if I'm driving or riding somewhere new and I have no idea where the rest areas and fast food places are - or how far apart they are.

          For me there is very much a psychological aspect to my frequency.


          • #6
            I think I go more during the day when I'm at work because I am drinking more water trying to keep the burning at bay. When I'm at home I usually drink less. However if I'm flaring badly all bets are off and I may go just as much at home as I do during the day at work.

            I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
            1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
            2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
            I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

            I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

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