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    Hello all,

    So, how long might a food related flare typically last? I'm back to the freq/urgency merry go 'round since last Wednesday. Yes, I did have some no-no foods over the holiday weekend, but usually if I have a food reaction, it lasts no more than a day.

    I'm going to the elimination diet yet again to see if I can pin down some more culprits. In your opinions, when might one know if a flare is food-related? In other words, does it take 6 hours after eating? 12? etc. I had chocolate last Saturday (normally, I can eat a small amount with no problems), but started feeling bad on Wednesday. If it was the chocolate, surely I would've had symptoms before Wednesday?

    Argh--so frustrating. I had 27 days of feeling good before this happened.
    March 2011-Symptoms began
    May 2011-Tentative diagnosis by OB/GYN
    October 2011-Confirmed diagnosis -- IC/PFD

    Current treatments:
    Elmiron- 300 mg (Began 12/11)
    Hydroxyzine- 50-75 mg (Began 7/11)
    Tizabidine- 2mg 3xTID, if needed (Began 12/11)
    IC Diet-Began 5/11
    Pelvic Floor Therapy-Began 12/11

    Current Supplements:
    Cystoprotek
    Magnesium
    Fish Oil
    Biotin

  • #2
    I can have a flare as quickly as a few minutes to a few hours. I haven't noticed anything that took days.

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    • #3
      I heard that it flares can come up from an accumulation of foods over time. As for me, it seems that I'll often get a flare immediately upon eating something that is not good, such as tea, or vinegar dressing.

      I hope you find the culprit!
      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
        Thanks, all.

        It's so frustrating trying to pin down the triggers, isn't it? Oh well. If nothing else, perhaps I will walk away from this with more patience.
        March 2011-Symptoms began
        May 2011-Tentative diagnosis by OB/GYN
        October 2011-Confirmed diagnosis -- IC/PFD

        Current treatments:
        Elmiron- 300 mg (Began 12/11)
        Hydroxyzine- 50-75 mg (Began 7/11)
        Tizabidine- 2mg 3xTID, if needed (Began 12/11)
        IC Diet-Began 5/11
        Pelvic Floor Therapy-Began 12/11

        Current Supplements:
        Cystoprotek
        Magnesium
        Fish Oil
        Biotin

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