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    Hey all, I was wondering if anyone could tell me their experiences with an IUD. Im looking in to getting a non hormonal one right now, because the pill seems to mess with my hormones. I still need a form of BC because Im not ready to have a baby just yet!

    Or does anyone have a BC pill that works really well for them? What about the "mini" pill-- with just progesterone?

    I HATE condoms, and they irritate me as well... help!

    28 yrs old,

    I have little to no problems now with my bladder, unless I am very stressed out, I forget to take Elmiron for a few days, or I eat or drink something that I know is a trigger...(i.e) like eating a tomato or drinking tea.... Took a long time to get here, but it IS possible to feel good again I just want people who are new to know that IT CAN get better, and for every one person who is suffering, there are hundreds of others who feel GREAT because they have control of thier IC.

    What Works: Tylenol 3's, Pyridium, Elmiron (Going on 4 years now!) HOT showers!!!

    Medications/ Vitamins: Elmiron-100mg 4x's daily Tylenol 3's/Advil (flaring) Vitamin D, WILD salmon oil 4x gels in the morning, Women's ONE a DAY multivitamin (the gummy kind doesn't make me flare) and PROBIOTICS!

    Me in my graduation gown!

  • #2
    Hi Jinny
    When my IC and VV were symptomatic I was able to use lambskin condoms. They didn't cause additional irritation...unlike latex, which I am highly sensitive to. Good luck.


    • #3
      I have the Mirena, which predates my IC problems. Neither my OB nor my URO wanted me to have it removed.


      • #4
        I have the mirena and it works very well. I have taken every type of BC including pills of all different types, nuvaring, depo provera and now IUD. The IUD was my last resort. I think it is a good option because you dont have to take pills or worry about its effectiveness. Although it has hormones in it my gyn said it has a localized effect and does not go into the bloodstream. I don't have periods anymore and my cramps and period pain has decreased. I am also on yaz to keep my hormones at the same lvl all the time and to help with my PCOS. Yaz also works very well. I took it before for 2 years and had to discontinue it because my insurance wouldnt cover it.
        Diagnosis: IC '09, vulvodynia '10, fructose intolerance '06, GERD '06, fibromyalgia '09, IBS '10 and TMJ '09, PCOS '11, genital herpes '12

        Current Meds: Butrans patch, welbutrin, lamictol, geodon, xanax, aldactone, linzess, topimax, trazadone and diflucan as needed.

        Meds tried before: Elmiron, elavil, antibiotics, welbutrin, cymbalta, prozac, nerve blocks, instills, nyastatin, flexerol, percocet, naproxen (which was what I was given for pain for years).