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    Hello everyone!

    I have had ic for 10 years. Done the following: Rescue instillations, atarax, elavil, elmiron, prelief, baking soda and recently Uracyst instillations which work ok. I have been a patient of Dr. Teichman's for 5 years. Does anyone in the Vancouver area have any Doctor recommendations for someone who is helpful when all of the above is not working?

    My story:
    31 year old teacher from Canada
    I have had ic for 8 years
    I currently take:
    Elmiron 2 twice a day
    Atarax 25mg a day
    Elavil 25 mg once at night
    Rescue instillations: First 9 over 3 weeks then starting a maintenance at once a week

    Aloe Vera capsules
    naturopathic medicines
    trying lyrica at 300mg 3x a day
    Trying Uracyst instills

    Based on Dr's findings during bladder distension was diagnosed with "severe" ic in Winter of 2006.
    Tried and failed:
    Ditropan xl ( Made me feel much worse)

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    Hi - I go to Dr. Fenster and I have found him really good

    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. .