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    Ok, I have been in a flare off and on for a month now. I have only gotten 1 or 2 day at a time where I feel decent. I am pretty sure it all started as a result of a really stressful day. I currently take elmiron, cymbalta, prelief, and a probiotic everyday. I have only been on Elmiron for 3 months. I have Urelle also, but it doesn't seem to help much. I do not vary from the diet(to afraid). Is there anything else I can try??? I have 2 boys to care for, they are 4 and 1, so I cannot take anything that will knock me out.

    TIA
    Jennifer
    Jennifer

    Current Conditions

    Endometriosis Feb 02
    Depression May 05
    Interstitial Cystitis Nov 06
    Fibromyalgia May 07
    Suspected IBS

    Current Meds.
    Elmiron, Cymbalta, Prelief, Probiotic Daily
    Urelle and Tramadol as needed for pain

    http://www.myspace.com/all4my2febboys

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    Jennifer,

    When you say flare, What do you mean? Pain, Frequency, Burning, Or all of them.. Just wanted to pin that down so we could help you

    Ronda
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    Ronda

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    • #3
      If I'm having pain, which is what flare means to me I use a heating pad a lot. I put something on the tv that Griffin likes to watch (almost 3) and then usually I can relax and use the heating pad.
      Christine



      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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      • #4
        It is mostly pain but the frequency varies day to day. I don't have trouble with burning.
        Jennifer

        Current Conditions

        Endometriosis Feb 02
        Depression May 05
        Interstitial Cystitis Nov 06
        Fibromyalgia May 07
        Suspected IBS

        Current Meds.
        Elmiron, Cymbalta, Prelief, Probiotic Daily
        Urelle and Tramadol as needed for pain

        http://www.myspace.com/all4my2febboys

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        • #5
          Hi Pookie,

          Have you spoken to your uro about rescue instills or DMSO?? When my flares last more than 6 weeks, I ultimately have to go on a course of 6-8 week treatments of the DMSO. Rescue instills are also a good remedy - but you need to speak to the docs.

          About a year ago, I found that it is not so much my diet, but either stress, sex, or exercise that bothers my bladders and sends me off into a flare....

          Good luck - I hope you feel better soon.

          BETH
          IC diagnosis 1999
          Meds: Elmiron
          hydroxyzine hcl
          DMSO as needed
          valium as needed
          librax 3x day

          TENS therapy



          Thanks to all on the boards - YOU have helped more than I can say!



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          • #6
            If you haven't been in touch with your doctor, I suggest you do so. There may be some things you can try that will offer relief. Are you drinking enough water? That can be very important.

            Sending gentle hugs,
            Donna
            Stay safe


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