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    Ok here's my story. As long as I can remember I have the need to go uriate often. I'm now 39. Recently, I had my bouts with burning, and what I think are yeast infections. All tests blood and urine are negative. They last a couple of days then go away.

    I am seeing a gyn, who wanteed to treat me for IC without any testing. Which I thought was odd. So, I started seeing a Uro. He started me on Detrol, it didn't work, Then went to Ditropan XL didn't work. I'm currently on Sanctura once a day. On day 10. Not sure if it is working. I still seem to go alot., How long does it take to work?

    This board seems to be quite helpful. If anyone has any answers, they will be helpful. Thank you.

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    HI! Sounds like maybe you should try Elavil. It works great for frequency. It's a prescription. I use the Ditropan patch.....but it doesn't work that great......but the Elavil is great!
    Also are you using the IC diet? Maybe you are eating something that's causing the flares and frequency......cafeine, chocolate, anything with citric acid, night shade foods, carbonation.....there's lots of things that can cause flare ups and/or frequency.....including stress.
    Sorry that you probably have's not an easy thing to have to live with. There's lots of great info on this site......and all of us are here often.....for questions, advice or just a shoulder. Take care.....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's amazing stuff!!:woohoo: