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    My husband and I are going to try to start having a baby. My questions are if I am allowed to use Prelief, AZO yeast and heating pads while I am trying to conceive? I know I am not allowed to use heating pads after I am pregnant, but did not know if it was okay while trying. After pregnant, can I use prelief and AZO yeast also?
    Diagnosed with IC - March 2007
    Diagnosed with vulvodynia - June 2007
    -Lots of prayer
    -Taking Elmiron and Hydroxzine (stoppped because of pregnancy)
    -Taking Prelief as needed (stopped because of pregnancy)
    -IC diet

  • #2
    Kristi...I think it would be a good idea to ask these questions of your gyn. Everyone is different. What is okay for one person may not be okay for another. Have you had or thought about having a prepregnant consult with your doctor?

    I hope to be seeing an announcement from you about a baby being on the way very soon. (((hugs)))
    Last edited by SharonA; 06-07-2007, 09:31 AM.

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    • #3
      I was going to say the same thing Sharon did. Go to an OB/GYN and have a pre conception appointment. This way you can find out what you should and shouldn't be taking, along with vitamins and folic acid, etc.
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      • #4
        I went in to my gyno yesterday and had a list of other questions. I forgot to ask these but am planning on calling today and asking. I did however find out that I have one of the worst yeast infections he has seen, which was great! I have been trying to tell his office for a month now that I am itching and have black coming out of my vagina, but apparently they did not believe me until yesterday. They have been giving me somewhat of a hard time because I have been in there so much, but between all of my yeast infections, UTI's and diagnosis of IC I should be in there alot. I just didn't want to "bother" them again. I will call though, they will just have to get over it. Thanks. I hope to be sending an announcement soon also. I will be praying for it!
        Diagnosed with IC - March 2007
        Diagnosed with vulvodynia - June 2007
        -Lots of prayer
        -Taking Elmiron and Hydroxzine (stoppped because of pregnancy)
        -Taking Prelief as needed (stopped because of pregnancy)
        -IC diet


        • #5
          prelief is safe while TTC and during pregnancy, uristat is ok while TTC but not reccomended during pregnancy, and you can use a warm heating pad while TTC and during pregnancy for IC pain.

          this is what MY OB told me....but you should get your own obs medical advice
          wife to Jeremy
          mom to Emma (3-8-05)
          and Natalie (7-23-07)

          Meds i'm currently taking:
          Lortab as needed for pain

          Meds that did not help:
          Detrol LA
          Lexapro (caused urgency)
          Amatryptaline 10mg once a day (helped IC but made me feel like CRAP)


          • #6
            I would suggest looking around for an obgyn and staff you feel you can call or see as frequently as needed. Also, you should start taking prenatal vitamins well before conceiving. Good luck! I will ask God to send you a little bundle of joy.


            • #7
              Thanks for the replies. I have considered looking around for another gyno, but am hesitant since I have used him for about eight or nine years now. My mom and sister uses him and he knows all of my history. I have had problems with my periods, dysplasia, apparently yeast infections this year, allergies, and now IC. I might change depending on how mad his office makes me. Is it harder for those that have IC to conceive?
              Diagnosed with IC - March 2007
              Diagnosed with vulvodynia - June 2007
              -Lots of prayer
              -Taking Elmiron and Hydroxzine (stoppped because of pregnancy)
              -Taking Prelief as needed (stopped because of pregnancy)
              -IC diet


              • #8
                Well first I would like to say GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!! I wish you all the best in trying to get PG.

                To your question is it harder for IC pt's to get PG? For myself....I would have to say NO. It is truly different for each person. I was told a long time ago that I would never have kids....due to female issues....but I have been very blessed. I have 3 kids. My youngest is 9months old and my oldest is 10 and my middle 1 is 3yrs old.

                My advise for getting PG is this......try to figure out ur body....when u ovulate. There are signs...mucas thicking things like that. Once u figure that part out then you can "plan" your days to "play". Try to relax...I know it is hard even with the IC but try. After you play, just lay there for a lil bit...don't get up right away. That is really all the advise that I have for you.

                But I wish you all the best in trying. Take care and hope to be hearing good news in the future.
                Live your life to YOUR best, and Love to YOUR best!!!

                DX in 03 with Shingles
                Removal of Left ovary due to Cyst in 2005,
                I have had cyst since I started my period as a child age 12
                Hysterecotmy December 06
                IC DX March 07 by PST
                2 "rescue" instills in March 07
                Cyco May 07 confirmed IC
                Uro study June 07
                1st Pain Block July 17,08
                Hydro/Cysto Nov 11, 2008
                12-11-08 was told I had alot of inflamation

                Meds: Allergic to 6 things
                Premarin......taking the gen cause I get it at Walmart for 4$$
                Presique for my drepression :woohoo:
                Abilify for my depression
                Adderall ...found out I'm ADD...makes sense now
                Kolopin for anxiety
                Noroco for my pain
                Valtrex for my shingles as needed

                Sorry if my spelling is off on the meds [/FONT]



                • #9
                  I agree with stac, I don't think it was any more difficult to concieve after the dx than before. But I guess we weren't trying!!! Also too, I'm EXTREMELY fertile, or WAS until I got pregnant with #1 on the pill, #2 Depo shot, hubby had a vasectomy and 9 years later we had #3!
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