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    I am having the worst allegies right now and i haven't been taking anything for them because I'm afraid I can't take it with my medication. Im on elmiron 3 x a day and I know i can't take tylenol or anything like that. Does anyone know of anything that's safe to take with allergies. Is benedryl ok?

  • #2
    The best thing to do is call your pharmacy and to them and see if they will check for any drug interactions or call you dr and see if he will prescribed you something and tell him what meds you are on now.. Good luck

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    • #3
      Definitely talk to your doctor! A lot of doctors prescribe an anti-histamine as part of the treatment for IC, anyway. I know I have a prescription anti-histamine along with elmiron, but you need to check with your doctor before you choose one for yourself.

      Meanwhile, saline nasal sprays can help your allergy symptoms, or you could try some IC friendly herbal teas. But I'd call the doctor very soon, if I were you, I know how miserable my allergies make me! Good luck.
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      • #4
        If you read the patient handbook you will see lots of drs prescribe Elmiron and Atarax (an antihistamine together).
        The combo of things that brought me out of remission were artificial sweetners, liquid vitamins with citric acid, tight pants, lower body workouts and stopping all my allergy meds cold turkey during height of allergy season. I wish I knew back then what I know now about IC
        First IC symptoms Spring of 2000; In-office cystoscopy 2002 -negative; Remission until 2007 (yeah!!); Negative PST spring of 2007; IC diagnosed via Cystoscopy and Hydrodistention 7/24/07; Another In-office cystoscopy 4/9/10 with biopsy showed inflammation
        Treatments for my IC/PFD: Elmiron 400 mg per day; walking, Zyrtec, Claritin, Singulair, Neurontin 100 mg per day; Ice packs and laying down; About to try Cytotec
        Tried and Failed: Heat (always makes me worse!), Heparin instills -too painful for my urethra; Atarax (interfered with my quality of sleep first time, second time dried my bladder out; Elavil makes me sick, lidocaine patches (just plain don't work), Cystoprotek (only tried a couple months but didn't seem to do much), Aloe Vera caps, pelvic floor therapy, trigger point work flared me worse, Lyrica (bad stomach pain)
        Other Diagnoses: PFD 2009; Fibromyalgia 2006, Osteopenia 2012, GERD 2006, Gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) Anxiety: Other medications: Ambien, Dexilant, Ibuprofren, Necon 1/35, Voltaren gel for tailbone
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        • #5
          I can tel you that Atarax is a Godsend for me. It not only helps me sleep at night it has helped my allergies tremendously. I have terrible allergies year round, but summer is always worse. It is a miracle drug. This is the first time I can remember having a dry nose!!! Definately ask your doctor about that! You may be groggy for a couple of days at first (I was) or maybe longer... but your body learns to tolerate it.
          [SIZE="1"][B]Be well, Alyssa :hi:[/B]



          • #6
            Thanks everybody, I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow!