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    Before I was diagnosed with IC (January 2006), I was diagnosed with IBS and allergies - seasonal, corn, mold, refined wheat. The allergies cause terrific headaches and the medicine I take for them causes bladder pain and aggravates my IBS. If I eliminate everything I’m allergic to and everything that causes me bladder pain, I feel like I’m down to lettuce and water.

    In short, I feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to coordinate a plan for managing IC and the other conditions. Are the physicians who can help develop a comprehensive plan for dealing with all of these conditions?

    I would appreciate any advice.

    Medications: Elmiron; Trazadone; Zyrtec; Nasonex;

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    HI! I have allergies too. I can't take Zyrtec cause it causes bladder pain for me. I can take Claritin though and use Rhinocort Aqua nasal spray and Flunisolide nasal spray. I have IBS too but it's pretty much under control now. It's SO difficult to coordinate all the meds us with IC and other health problems have. I have a great Pain Management/Rheumatologist who helps with all my problems.....you might try that. Roxie

    Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
    Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
    Dx'd Hypothyroid
    Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
    June 2007
    Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
    First Cysto 1979
    First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
    Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
    Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
    Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
    Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
    Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
    Bladder surgery 2000
    Dx'd: IBS 2000
    Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
    Laminectomy 1989
    Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

    For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
    I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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    • #3
      Thanks for advice

      Thanks, Roxie, for your advice. And, good luck with all the challenges you have. It was kind of you to take time to respond.

      Thanks, again.
      Lynn

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