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  • 4th JulY

    Did any one else eat watermelon yesterday and find that was a big mistake? I'm still in the middle of a flare, it's been going on for over two months, I was starting to control it and watermelon threw me for a loop! Caused intense burning and made my pain worse. Anyone else effected by watermelon or other random fruits like that? On a side note I have been taking aloe vera tablets and marshmallow capsules. It has helped a lot. I still have pain but it has knocked it down a peg or two. Thanks for listening! Good, pain-free vibes everyone's way!!


  • #2
    Watermelon and Honeydew are ok for me,cantelope not.


    • #3
      Well - you might think this is weird but I have found that those little watermelons (I call them mini-watermelons) - they are different than the big watermelons - cause me to go back and forth, back and forth to the washroom. Regular watermelon I am fine with. That might seem strange but so true. However, I am able to eat honey dew melon, but not cantaloupe.
      Hope that is helpful!

      Current Meds:
      1 Elmiron 100mg 3x a day
      1 Cimetidine 300mg 2x a day
      4 Gabapentin 300mg 3x a day (3600mg)
      1 - 2 Atarax 25mg at bedtime
      1 baclofen 10mg 3x a day as needed
      200mg of Pyridium 3x a day (usually do in cycles - on for a week or two as needed) - I am very careful about this.
      2 belladonna and opium suppositories as needed for pain daily.
      Bladder instillations (Lidocaine, Heparin, & Sodium Bicarbonate)

      I have tried but failed -
      lidocaine instillations, heparin instillations, oxybutynin by mouth also called ditropan, tylenol 3s with coedine, cyclobenzaphrine, Ativan, vesicare, Oxytrol patches worked for 3 to 4 years and then failed, I tried Uracyst and had some success but my urologist felt that it was not successful so we moved on to trying something else. .


      • #4
        Watermelon is a big No-No for me.

        Let's keep praying for a cure.
        IC Symptoms began in early 2001
        Divorced : Sept 2002 (Partly due to IC)
        Diagnosed with IC in April 2004
        Most recent injury - Rupurtured Left Achilles Tendon
        Wed Jan 28 2009
        (Ice Storm Accident)
        2nd Achilles Tendon Surgery - May 28, 2009 after re-injury on May 17
        Other Injuries
        Broken Left Ankle - July 2004 ( fell off ladder)
        Broken Left Ankle (Again) - May 2005 (car accident)
        Sprained Left Ankle - November 2006 ( fell off my aunts porch on Thanksgiving Day)

        Elmiron, Pyridium


        • #5
          According to my bladder last night and this morning, watermelon is also a big no-no for me!!

          It boggles my mind that I can put away half a bottle of wine with no difficulty, but 3 pieces of watermelon slays me. This is a crazy disease.
          Symtoms started July 2010.
          Severe pelvic floor pain only.

          2 time PT graduate!
          In medical remission since August 2011; able to eat and drink anything I want currently.

          IC meds:
          200 mg Elmiron in the morning
          100 mg Elmiron @ night
          Macrobid after intercourse

          03/11 07/11 01/12
          If at first you don't succeed: 07/26/2013!


          • #6
            You aren't kidding. It just doesn't make sense sometimes.


            • #7
              I can't not eat watermelon-- if I do I will be back and forth to the bathroom as well (haven't tried the Mini ones yet). Cantaloupe I am fine with.


              • #8
                I've been eating the little watermelons with no problem. We eat them so often that last week we bought a large one. I did notice a different texture and lots more liquid in the larger melon --- and it did cause a flare for a full day. So we're back to the bitty ones.

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