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  • Aspirin for bladder pain...???!!!!!

    I've been very frustrated with daily bladder pain and pressure. I tried naproxen sodium, ibuprofen, tylenol, narcotics, antihistamines, tricyclics, Elmiron, you name it. Still have bladder pain.

    I tried something for the first time last night, and it seems to have worked.

    Aspirin. Just plain, old aspirin.

    I never tried it before because I was sure the salicylic acid in it would tear up my bladder, and I was afraid to try it.

    But last night I thought - might as well try the one pain reliever on earth I haven't tried yet.

    It actually worked. Why??? Why would aspirin work when motrin and all the others don't???

    Has anyone else found that aspirin actually helps with their bladder pain, or was last night just an odd coincidence?

    Oh man am I mad at myself that I never tried aspirin before.

    Thank you,

    Blessings, Lori

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    You might find that taking it in another form is less worrisome over time...try ecotrin, which is a coated aspirin for people with sensitivities...it may be the key to being able to use it. Also, do you take Elmiron? I ask, as they are both blood thinners I believe, so just cautioning on that score....it's great that it works...look for coated products, to make it that much safer....I think? Not 100% sure, but think I'm close on this.
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    • #3
      Actually, aspirin is one of the more effective pain relievers. I do suggest that you discuss it with your doctor if you're thinking about taking it regularly --- there is a significant potential for side effects from long term use.

      Donna
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      • #4
        Hi, guys, thanks! I have stopped the Elmiron, partly because of the Bion study and partly because it does not seem to be helping me in any way.

        I'll mention this to the doc. I've had brief episodes of gastritis before, but not from aspirin - from ibuprofen. I quickly learned that I can not take the prescription size (800 mg) ibuprofen even with food - I will still get small ulcers from that. If I take 800 mg in the smaller size (4 tablets) I don't get gastritis - just the big ones that bug my stomach.

        Anyway, I know the signs of gastritis very well from my adventures with ibuprofen, and I will be on the lookout for that and will make adjustments as needed if that happens.

        As far as the blood-thinning - mostly a problem when surgery is coming up - since heart disease runs in my family (my Mom had 3 heart attacks when she was about exactly the age I am now, and then died of another heart attack at 68), I've had doctors tell me that I might want to consider aspirin therapy once I reach menopause, for the beneficial effects against stroke/heart attack. So sometimes blood-thinning is a good thing!

        The aspirin does still seem to be working for me. It works well enough anyway. Certainly works a million times better than ibuprofen or tylenol or naproxen sodium did. And I really thought those other, newer medicines were superior to aspirin - I always thought of aspirin as the cruddy stuff people used to use before the good stuff was invented! Man was I ever mistaken (rolls eyes).

        It would sure be cool if I could remain comfortable nearly all the time with aspirin (if it doesn't end up causing me gastritis or anything else, that is). Aspirin is a whole lot easier to get than percocet and no stigma...

        I wonder if anyone else has ever found aspirin to help them during a flare? Am I the only one ever to experience this?

        Blessings, Lori
        Last edited by ICLori; 03-26-2005, 07:21 AM. Reason: Edited because I used "actually" fifteen times in one post

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