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  • Lupus and IC

    I have Lupus along with IC and have just been put on prednisone for the Lupus. So far I have taken one dose and it killed my bladder.I wonder if anyone else takes prednisone and if there is a particular brand that is more IC friendly. Any help you can give me would be extremely helpful if not lifesaving. A lot of medications seem to flare up my bladder but the IC diet works wonders for me. Taking this drug is imperative.
    Thanx,
    Maryellen banghead

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    That's a tough one. I think you should call your doctor to see if there are any other medications that would help.

    On the occasions when I have taken steroids for an allergic reaction, it actually improved my IC symptoms.

    Warm encouraging hugs,
    Donna
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      Hi Maryellen,

      My mom has both IC and lupus and has been on prednisone on and off for a long time. I think it does affect her IC, but as you said, there's not much of a choice in taking it

      hope you feel better soon grouphug

      Alexa
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