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  • nanawaggs
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    Hi Nana from another Nana ~
    I have to agree with the other posts....I don't think there is any rhyme or reason to the length of a flare. I honestly think I was in one huge flare for over a year before I was diagnosed and began treatment. In the beginning was the IC diet and did receive "some" relief but it wasn't until well into my treatments before I could see some sort of normalcy to my life again. Now it just seems like they come as they please but with time and trials I've pretty much gotten things controllable where I'm not calling my PA from some bathroom stall in tears!

    Please just hang in there......things do seem to come together for most. Take care and may you find your best treatments and relief soon.

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  • Jessezgrl4life
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    I have been on the diet, to the "T" and my meds for about a month now and I am having the worst IC flare ever. It has only lasted about a month so far and I hope it doesnt go further than that. I dont want to take my pyridium in fear that my body will get used to it and it wont work for me anymore when I REALLY need it. It gets worse the week before and after my period with a possibility of it hurting during the week of. But it has been two weeks after and I am dying. Any suggestions?

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  • earthlady
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    When my symptoms began I had been in a four month flair. They decreased once I started meds that agreed with me and supplements. It sounds like it varies widely between PBS sufferers. Once I found something that helped, my flares went down to a week or two and sometimes a day or two. One thing that really did help for a bad flare up (which I wasn't aware of at first and sure wish I had been) is the baking soda shooters. It alkalizes everything really quickly and stopped the burning sensation. Only should be used though if you do not have high blood pressure or any other condition that would affect your blood pressure.

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  • DaniMSC
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    hmmm I hope someone else can give you a better answer than me, but I really think there is literally no standard "length of flare time" that anyone could tell you. I've been in a flare for 9 months. Sometimes the flare gets worse, and that usually lasts for a day or two. SO maybe thats the answer you're looking for- a day or two!

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  • nana1223
    started a topic How long do flares usually last?

    How long do flares usually last?

    Ive been in a flare now for almost 2 mos. I just went up on estrogen from 0.5 to 1 mg. Only been just over a week. Been on ic diet for a month or more and pain has gotten better(not totally gone) but urgency and frequency is still bad. Pyridium helps a little. Can anyone tell me how long flares usually last? Is there anything else I can do to get this to go away? I'm also waiting to get some vaginal cream from a compounding pharm. Has anyone found if this works good? I'm starting to get desperate. Don't want to do any instills or anything like that.Also have been on tibetan herbs, but not really working this time, last time worked in a week. PLEASE HELP!!! Love to all and healing thoughts!!!!
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