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    I have had dry eyes and mouth for years because of other meds I take for allergies but now my skin is horribly dry. Could it be from the Elmiron, Atarax, or Elavil? I have tried everything, dry skin all over. I sell Avon and have tried everything they have plus raided CVS's travel size lotions to see if any of their's worked. My hand are the worst and I have a bad nervous habit of tearing the dry skin off around my nails. Anyone have this problem and what works for you? frown

    Marsha

    Meds:
    For IC;
    Elmiron-100mg 2 twice a day
    Hydroxyzine(generic Atarax)-25mg one at night
    Amitriptyline(generic Elavil)-25mg 2 at night,1 in morning if needed
    Enablex-15mg once a day
    Pyridium-200mg 1 every 8 hours as needed
    Levsin-1 every 4-6 hours as needed
    Ultracet(tramadol+acetaminophen)37.5mg- 1-2 every 6 hours as needed for pain

    Other meds;
    Relafen 500mg-1 tab twice a day for arthritis pain
    Cymbalta-60mg 1 tab onc a day
    Prilosec OTC
    Zyrtec OTC

    Diagnosis's:
    Severe IC(of course)
    Degenerative Disc disease
    Carpal Tunnel
    TMJ
    Personality Disorder(with borderline features)-anxiety/depression/panic attacks
    Osteoarthritis-right hip

  • #2
    It could be a problem with the soap you are using to bathe --- the only thing I can use is Neutrogena, which is very mild. Also, I know we are conditioned to shower every day, but if I do my skin would fall off totally --- so I have gone to an every other day schedule.

    I do suggest you talk to your physician about your dry skin.

    Sending healing thoughts,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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    • #3
      Thanks Donna. I ask my docs about everything else and haven't even thought of mentioning my dry skin. jester

      Marsha

      Meds:
      For IC;
      Elmiron-100mg 2 twice a day
      Hydroxyzine(generic Atarax)-25mg one at night
      Amitriptyline(generic Elavil)-25mg 2 at night,1 in morning if needed
      Enablex-15mg once a day
      Pyridium-200mg 1 every 8 hours as needed
      Levsin-1 every 4-6 hours as needed
      Ultracet(tramadol+acetaminophen)37.5mg- 1-2 every 6 hours as needed for pain

      Other meds;
      Relafen 500mg-1 tab twice a day for arthritis pain
      Cymbalta-60mg 1 tab onc a day
      Prilosec OTC
      Zyrtec OTC

      Diagnosis's:
      Severe IC(of course)
      Degenerative Disc disease
      Carpal Tunnel
      TMJ
      Personality Disorder(with borderline features)-anxiety/depression/panic attacks
      Osteoarthritis-right hip

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      • #4
        Hello,
        I've had very dry skin since I started taking Elavil & Ditropan. (I guess the good news is - no more acne!)

        I now use the Pink bar of Dove soap & the Keri Advanced Moisture therapy Extra Dry Skin lotion. I tried a bunch of other lotions first & this one worked best for me. I got so tired of buying lotions that didn't help & wasting $, I started asking friends & family if I could just try what they were using and found this one!!

        Good luck, hope that helps
        Kadi

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        Current treatments:
        -IC diet
        -Elavil 50mg at night
        -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
        -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
        -Pyridium if needed,
        -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
        -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
        -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
        -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
        -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
        -Managing stress= VERY important!
        -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

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