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    I have decided to not go back to doctors for awhile and I have decided to try something on my own. I have decided to go cold turkey with the caffeine. So I am not drinking coffee (regular or decafe), teas (regular or decafe), eating chocolate, and anything else that has caffeine in it, instead I am drinking more herbal teas, water and caffeine beverages.

    I want to see if just cutting these items out will help me more than medication.


  • #2
    Re: I have decided

    Sometimes just sticking closely to the IC diet is what will help most. Have you printed out the food list so you have a guideline to follow?

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    • #3
      Re: I have decided

      The diet has been a great help for me. I follow it very closely and I keep a food diary.
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      Diagnosed Jan 2013. Currently taking:

      200mg Elmiron morning and night
      25mg Elavil at night (no drowsiness or weight gain)
      culturelle in the morning
      SLIT drops for allergies (environmental) 3 drops/night under the tongue
      zyrtec 24 hour nightly (recommended by uro)
      Instillations 3x/week: Parson's Solution
      uribel and prelief as needed

      Also took Desert Harvest Aloe (3 in the morning and 3 at night) for a year and had great luck.
      No longer need them, so I only take them during flares.


      • #4
        Re: I have decided

        Donna, actually I did have the food list and I have lost it and now my printer is not working right so I can't print it out.