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    has anyone had a flare for 4 0r 5 months. taking trospium for overactive bladder but not helping and cannot go out anywhere as i might have pain and have to go home
    my doctor has not been much help. will it get better eventually
    going to see doctor soon . i have not had such a bad flare up before . had another cystoscopy but it did not show anything wrong with bladder

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    One thing you might try is keeping a detailed diary, listing everything that goes in your mouth, activities, urinary frequency, pain levels --- in addition to trying the IC diet --- to see if you can identify problem areas for you.

    Sending healing wishes,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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      when i do not have this flare up i pretty much eat what i want. so hard to follow the i c diet. how do people do it?
      i do start writing down on paper info about how i feel but do not keep enough detail. i will try and start to do that as you are suggesting.
      i wonder myself if stress might be a big factor as i get very stressed over things and this was a stressful year.
      also this bad flare really started like this when i went on our yearly car trip. cannot travel long time in car anymore . it really affects my bladder badly
      i am glad to hear from others who have same problems as myself
      take care and thanks

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