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  • Homeopathic Approach

    Hello Everyone :-)

    I'm an IC veteran for nearly 12 years... I have suffered lots and at this point, I feel done with bladder instillations and their costs; botox and it's cost; and catheters and all of their costs. Though I am thankful for botox and thankful for bladder instillations, I've had enough and I want to try other things.

    I have been researching homeopathy.... and I'm quite excited about a potential protocol that has really helped people with interstitial cystitis. I am pretty certain that I am going to try it.

    I will let you know how it goes and tell you ALL about it if it works!
    Blessings to all of my fellow ICers!

    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. .

  • #2
    I hope this will be a successful move for you. I absolutely understand that constant medications and treatments can get old pretty quickly (My IC was diagnosed in 1975). However, if you're having success with current treatments, I encourage you to move slowly when making changes.

    Stay safe

    Have you checked the ICN Shop?
    Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

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    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

    Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool


    • #3
      Yes, please let us know how you are doing!
      ~Julia (48, F)

      Diagnosed with arthritis (2009), IC (2010 - symptoms since November 2007), & pre-diabetic (2017), TMJ/TMD (2019)

      Diet Modifications: IC diet
      Currently exploring how to align diabetic nutrition and IC diet (08/2017)


      • #4
        Did this work?