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  • Help for bladder itching and retention

    Hi everyone,

    The skin on top of my bladder and also what seems inside my bladder is itching. Should I be on an antihistamine, if so which one?

    I have started cystopotek a few days ago, this could not be a side effect could it?

    The retention started prior to the cystoportek my belly/bladder is so swolen and sore to touch. I am peeing about 200ml. I was doing ok holding 350mls but I now have constant pressure so it makes it much harder.

    When saw my uro a few weeks ago she tested and I only had 14mls left there. The time before that it was 100mls, but at that time I did not have the constant pressure either.

    This pressure has been worse since coming off the pill. I don't know if it my bladder but it sure feels like it. Don't want to go back on the pill beecause my Vulvodynia is better and I don't have pain with sex anymore

    Advice please, I feel like I have a huge waterbaloon in my bladder, that has ants in it!


    TMJ Dysfunction 2009
    Vulvodynia and/or PFD 2010
    IC, based on symptoms alone 2010.
    PCOS March 2012

    8 month remission following the birth of my beautiful daughter Imogen Rose 25/12/12....currently flaring and hoping to get remission back, life without IC was amazing!

    Currently using: IC Diet...pain meds as needed
    Medications / treatment tried and discounted:
    Fluconazole 150mg 1 per week for 6 months (yeast)
    Endep 25mg - 4months
    Lyrica 75mg - 2 months - FLARE
    Oxytrol patch - I think this caused retention.
    Countless creams, lotions and potions.
    Cystoprotek - no change in symptoms
    PT - for 1 year
    Various herbs and supplements

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    You could try OTC Benadryl and see if that helps with the itching. I know some people on here say they use the Dye-free Benadryl, but I personally do fine with the cheapo off brand (the same stuff we give our dog for his allergies, haha).

    I have a prescription for generic Atarax and I like that a lot better. It's also inexpensive with my insurance.
    Medications and Supplements:
    D-Mannose powder

    Lacto-ovo-vegetarian and IC diet
    Positive mental attitude!