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  • Question about Flares in general...

    When you eat something that is going to bother your bladder, how long does it take until you know? An hour, a few hours, the next day? How long do your flares typically last from one bad food item?

    Just wondered how everyone varies really.

  • #2
    I usually will flare within hours; if it's a drink, it doesn't take more than a half hour. If I just eat little bits of flare foods for several days in a row, it can take those days for it to build up and bring on a flare. For example, I can eat a small banana occasionally, but if I eat one every day, it will flare me after about the third day.

    Donna
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    • #3
      HI! It's usually less than an hr if it's a drink and a few hrs for food for me too......then BAM! I hate that first 'twing' of pain.......esp. if you don't know what you ate or what combinations of things is causing the pain. It's such a guessing game sometimes. 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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      • #4
        I too was 99% of the time aware after the first few hours whether or not a food/drink was going to bother me.
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        Tracey
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        • #5
          I'm pretty sure within a half hour if I ate or had something to drink that I shouldn't have. Sometimes, though it takes a day, then it gets to be a guessing game of what I ate.

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