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    Has anyone else used pyridium long term? I have been having a hard time getting off oxygen and my bottle of pyridium says "may cause breathing problems". I looked up long term use of pyridium on the internet and long term use can cause a problem with oxygen combing with hemoglobin and this could be causing my low oxygen levels. The problem is I don't think I can live without pyridium. Is there anything else that can help with the burning? I am terrified if I have to give up my pyridium. I am waiting for my pulomonary dr. to call me back. HELP!!!!! By the way, I have been taking pyridium 3-4 times a day for SEVEN YEARS.
    carly

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    hi Carly:
    I was taking Pyridium on and off for the last few years, I read about the side effects and only took them when I was really suffering, I find they work the best for my burning sensation, unfortuneatly they have taken it off the market in Nova Scotia Canada so I am unable to get it. I now have to take an inhaler occasionally for tightness in my chest, I'm not sure if this was caused from the Pyridium or not. I hope you can get your oxygen leveled out, you don't need that on top of everything else. Thinking of you. TAG

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    • #3
      Oh dear. I am asthmatic and recently have been taking Pyridium occasionally for pain while I am trying to find out what is wrong with my urinary tract... and I noticed that when I take them I get wheezy and have some chest tightness. I thought it was just because I'm stressed out over other symptoms... I had no idea that Pyridium could cause breathing problems. Hmmm...perhaps I should save it only for emergencies now because I do not need a major asthma attack right now...
      ****
      Jen

      *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
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      *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
      *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

      **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. 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.

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      • #4
        You might talk to your doctor about changing to urised.

        Donna
        Stay safe


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