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    Does anyone have any suggestions for flares with urgency only? Thankfully I don't have the burning or pain but the urgency is horrible and it's not a UTI. Heating pads don't work and either does Advil. I work at the front desk at work and have to get someone to cover for me so it's very noticeable when I have to get up to go all day.
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    Altough I have had IC symptoms in the past my main issue is urinary retention - I am DESPERATE for an answer. I have to self-cath every time I go to the bathroom and have been since 2000. I feel helpless. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Interstim Trial on 12/21/07 - Didn't work so no InterStim for me

    Tried:

    Worked - Ditropan 15mg (and helps you sleep!) Off it now though

    Didn't Work - Vesicare, Enablex, Detrol

    Macrobid 50mg/day for to ward off infections
    Self-Cath (can't go on my own!) for retention
    Birth Control - Nothing- Quit Yasmin (It's a Diuretic!)


  • #2
    I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. It must be so difficult to have such a visible job. I am lucky to have a desk job where no one notices how much I get up to go. I am newly diagnosed and have been taking Elavil. It seems to be helping my urgency/frequency. Maybe you could ask your doctor about it. Some people can not take Elavil because of the side effects but it seems to be helping me. I hope you are feeling better soon. Linda
    Sudden onset of UTI like symtoms on Dec 27, 2006.
    Diagnosed with IC on March 12, 2007.
    Current Meds: 50mg Elavil
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    • #3
      I agree. Elavil helped me with the urgency and frequency too. Those were my main symptoms also. I was on Elavil and Elmiron for about a year and went into remission after about 4mos of being on them. I've been off of them for 2mos (I'm TTC) and still haven't had many flares.

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      • #4
        Elavil

        I will ask my dr. but I am already on Paxil so it might be a conflict. I didn't start having flares until I got on birth control (Yasmin) so I wonder if the hormones in that have caused them. Thanks for the advice!
        Feel Free to Private Message me or E-mail me at
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        Altough I have had IC symptoms in the past my main issue is urinary retention - I am DESPERATE for an answer. I have to self-cath every time I go to the bathroom and have been since 2000. I feel helpless. Any advice would be appreciated.

        --------------------------------
        Interstim Trial on 12/21/07 - Didn't work so no InterStim for me

        Tried:

        Worked - Ditropan 15mg (and helps you sleep!) Off it now though

        Didn't Work - Vesicare, Enablex, Detrol

        Macrobid 50mg/day for to ward off infections
        Self-Cath (can't go on my own!) for retention
        Birth Control - Nothing- Quit Yasmin (It's a Diuretic!)

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        • #5
          Advil is a problem for many ICers. I know I can't take anything with ibuprofen.

          Donna
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          • #6
            I recently started taking Vesicare (5mg). Every once in awhile with the doctors approval, I'll up it to 10mg when it gets out of control for my urgency/frequency. It has really help me a lot. Might ask your doctor about this.

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            • #7
              My History

              Here is my history with IC (just occurred over the last year)
              Feel Free to Private Message me or E-mail me at
              [email protected]


              Altough I have had IC symptoms in the past my main issue is urinary retention - I am DESPERATE for an answer. I have to self-cath every time I go to the bathroom and have been since 2000. I feel helpless. Any advice would be appreciated.

              --------------------------------
              Interstim Trial on 12/21/07 - Didn't work so no InterStim for me

              Tried:

              Worked - Ditropan 15mg (and helps you sleep!) Off it now though

              Didn't Work - Vesicare, Enablex, Detrol

              Macrobid 50mg/day for to ward off infections
              Self-Cath (can't go on my own!) for retention
              Birth Control - Nothing- Quit Yasmin (It's a Diuretic!)

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