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  • How long does a flare take to appear???

    I ate mustard today and didn't realize it was a potential trigger. I took a nap after and had to wake three times to use the bathroom. Do flares usually happen that quickly? That may sound like a dumb question. I get migraines and sometimes symptoms take up to three days to appear.

    My flare about a week or so ago just calmed down a little. And now here we go again! SOOOOOOOOOOOO depressed.
    Frances

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    Medicines: For IC am doing PT, and will be taking Gabapentin, Ativan, Tramadol and Ambien. Ice packs and drinking vanilla shakes help. Foods that cause a flare, tomatoes, yogurt, coffee, soda, all sports drinks, and most teas. Take Verapamil, Naproxen (as needed), Omeprazole, Frova (as needed) and receive Botox shots(every three months) for migraines. For allergies I use Claritin and Flonase. (Feel free to ask me any questions about meds.)

    Other conditions: Migraines, allergies, mild IBS.


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    Hi,

    I usually can tell within an hour or two like what happened to you today. Other people say it can take a day or two for them so I guess it depends on each of us individually. If you don't have high blood pressure you could try 1/2 tsp of baking soda in water which will neutralize your urine and usually helps stop a flare.
    Cindi


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    • #3
      Thank you. I forgot about the baking soda. Someone mentioned that on another thread. Thanks for the reminder... Tomorrow I'm going to get some asap!
      Frances

      Diagnosed: 2011 - have had symptoms for over 20 years. Diagnoses so far: Overactive Bladder, then IC, and now Myofacial Pelvic Pain Syndrome.

      Medicines: For IC am doing PT, and will be taking Gabapentin, Ativan, Tramadol and Ambien. Ice packs and drinking vanilla shakes help. Foods that cause a flare, tomatoes, yogurt, coffee, soda, all sports drinks, and most teas. Take Verapamil, Naproxen (as needed), Omeprazole, Frova (as needed) and receive Botox shots(every three months) for migraines. For allergies I use Claritin and Flonase. (Feel free to ask me any questions about meds.)

      Other conditions: Migraines, allergies, mild IBS.


      "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." (Matthew 21:22)

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      • #4
        I can't take baking soda due to high blood pressure, but Tums can also help get through a flare.

        Donna
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