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    i have been takeing elmoron for 4 months.. and i really thought i was alot better until... 2 weeks ago.. when a urine test said i had a bladder infection.i went on bactrim and it seems to be working.. but i have been taking Advil for back pain and now i have this buring in my bladder after i take the advil. I was wondering if anyone has had a reaction to advil. My dr, won't say this is IC right now is calling it Painful Baldder.. She has said that the next test would be cysto ,this would be my second cysto had one in Nov.that only showed on a badly inflamed baldder wall . This cyst will look for a ulcer or something else that would harbor the bactria .. and i think she said it would be with distentions, what is that ??
    thanks for your information...........

    Karen

  • #2
    Ibroprofen bothers alot of people with IC/Painful bladder. It may very well be the Advil but also could be that your antibiotic isn't fully treating your infection. Hope you feel better soon.

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    • #3
      Hi and welcome to this site
      insted of trying 2 explain a hydrodistention to u, please navigate
      this site and u will find everything u need 2 know about IC, symptoms
      self help and so on.
      again
      I promise not to laugh... if you promise not to cry

      ---------------------------------
      Christine .....The GERMAN GIRL ( who can't spell )

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      • #4
        An explanation of hydrodistention can be found at: http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/dist.html. In addition to a treatment modality, it can be used to diagnose IC -- if the bladder wall develops bleeding places and/or ulcers can be seen, that usually suggests IC.

        Advil is a trigger for some ICers. You may want to try taking another anti-inflammatory/pain med for a little while to see if your pain improves.

        Finally, "Painful Bladder Syndrome" is becoming another name for IC. Generally, it's not a different disease...different doctors are simply using different terminology at the moment.
        ****
        Jen

        *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
        *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
        *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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        • #5
          Advil will cause me a big flare unless I take Prelief with it. I didn't realize it was a problem until the one day I was at work and took the Advil w/o the Prelief because I didn't have any more at work w/ me. About an hour and a half later I started burning really bad and had to take a pain pill to get it under control.
          Christine



          I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
          1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
          2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
          I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

          I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

          Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
          Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

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          • #6
            Hello & Welcome

            I wouls recommend the site that Jen suggested. As for Advil I couldn't take it either. It always caused a flare, but good old Tylenol worked just fine for me. I would check with your Doctor to see What he/she recommends. also everything you need to know about IC you can find on this site as well as friends that are there for you 24 /7. Good luck.
            Eva

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            • #7
              Originally posted by littleva View Post
              As for Advil I couldn't take it either. It always caused a flare, but good old Tylenol worked just fine for me.
              Eva
              ADVIL? OMG I had no idea that Advil could cause IC problems. I've recently taking Advil PM several times a week to get to sleep at night. No wonder I've been waking up in pain. WHew...I am so glad I read this post. It never even dawned on me that an over the counter like advil would be culprit. Thanks so much for posting. I greatly appreciate it.

              Please keep voting for #2 below. Mommy needs pretty flowers!
              ~Laura

              There can not be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

              March 2006 IC tested positive

              current treatments for IC:
              Zoloft 100mg
              Prelief
              tramadol hcl 50mg (4-8 per day)
              diphenhydramine (1 nightly)
              elavil 25mg, Just started Nov 11

              additional meds for pain if needed:
              darvacet
              loratab
              percocet
              tried Elmiron for over year and didn't see much of a change, gained weight

              Also take Lisinolpril for high blood pressure

              Other conditions:
              IBS '93
              depression '94
              stomach ulcers '95
              Mitral Valve Prolaspe Syndrome '01
              Migraines since childhood
              Chronic Fatique '03


              It's not the number of years in your life that matter but rather the life in your years.

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              • #8
                Well, I just learned something new as well. I been taking Advil on and off at night to help my back pain but I wake up later on with bladder pain thought it was from holding it too long-- it might still be from that - who knows. I guess I won't be using Advil anymore. Thanks.

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                • #9
                  Do all ibprofen meds cause baldder pain (i.e., motrin, asprin etc..?) . Which pain meds are suppose to be helpful? I take extra strenght tylenol when I need it now, but that is it.
                  For all you ladies who are on pain meds prescribed by your doctors, which ones are less likely to bother the bladder or do they all bother the bladder?
                  Jen

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                  • #10
                    Advil is very acidic. I cannot take it either, it bothers my bladder terribly. I take Vicaden which my bladder loves and I also can take the 8 hour Tylenol with no problems.

                    I'd say Advil could definitely be the source of your problems.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by soccermom32 View Post
                      Advil is very acidic. I cannot take it either, it bothers my bladder terribly. I take Vicaden which my bladder loves and I also can take the 8 hour Tylenol with no problems.

                      I'd say Advil could definitely be the source of your problems.
                      Is it the brand ADVIL that is the problem or any ibuprofen?
                      What is Vicaden? is the over the counter or a rx?
                      While I'm asking I assumed that Excedrin was no go since it has caffine in it. What about regular asprin? Is that ok for IC?
                      ~Laura

                      There can not be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

                      March 2006 IC tested positive

                      current treatments for IC:
                      Zoloft 100mg
                      Prelief
                      tramadol hcl 50mg (4-8 per day)
                      diphenhydramine (1 nightly)
                      elavil 25mg, Just started Nov 11

                      additional meds for pain if needed:
                      darvacet
                      loratab
                      percocet
                      tried Elmiron for over year and didn't see much of a change, gained weight

                      Also take Lisinolpril for high blood pressure

                      Other conditions:
                      IBS '93
                      depression '94
                      stomach ulcers '95
                      Mitral Valve Prolaspe Syndrome '01
                      Migraines since childhood
                      Chronic Fatique '03


                      It's not the number of years in your life that matter but rather the life in your years.

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                      • #12
                        All ibuprofen should cause the same problem because the brand and the generic are all the same stuff pretty much. When I flared it was from ibuprofen that I bought at Kmart, the Kmart brand. Vicoden has hydrocodon I think (probably spelled that wrong but I'm not getting up to check my bottle of pills) and tylenol together. I'm taking it now for pain
                        Christine



                        I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
                        1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
                        2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
                        I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

                        I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

                        Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
                        Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

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                        • #13
                          Ibuprofen, Advil & Motrin are all the same. Vicaden is actually hydrocodone and its a perscription you need to get from you doctor.

                          I don't know anything about Asprin, I've actually never taken it for anything (doesn't it make your stomach bleed ??) Like I said, I can take Tylenol too and it doesn't bother me.

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                          • #14
                            I am able to take 1 regular strength buffered aspirin at a time for headaches, etc. without any problems.
                            Sharon

                            Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

                            Where I can be found most days.



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                            IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we 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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