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  • #16
    Yes, you are right, it has to be fresh, it tastes way better. I also get my Marshmallow root from a natural apothacary store. But yes, funny how there is a difference between the fresh loose tea verses the ones already in the tea bags!



    Originally posted by Zevcat View Post
    I buy marshmallow root loose at my locat health food store. I find it incredibly helpful and soothing. I put about a Tablespoon in a T-Sac filter bag, then soak in a cup for about 10 minutes. Sometimes I throw an Altoid or two in for lil' peppermint kick.

    I think it is tasty too. Those who posted on another thread, who said it tasted like dirt - buy it fresh. Makes a huge difference.

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    • #17
      Does anyone buy their marshmallow root online? I can't find it anywhere for sale, so online shopping seems to be the way to go for me. Any suggested brands/shops/suppliers? I've been having general IC pain for about a month now, and sleep-interrupting urethra pain for a week straight. I'm at my breaking point and not getting much help from the doctor, I'm praying this tea will be my answer for relief.
      "Diagnoses"
      Vestibulodynia, endometriosis (dx via symptoms only), IC (dx via symptoms only), PFD, uneven legs, pelvic muscular dysfunction

      Present Treatments
      EMDR Therapy Dec 2013-June 2015; Mindfulness Style Meditation early 2014-Present; External PT Dec 2013-Dec 2014, daily exercises at home; Intervaginal PT March 2015 - Aug 2015 Chiropractic Mar 2014-June 2015; Therapeutic Massage Apr 2014-April 2015; cut caffeine out of diet; I lost my health insurance Sept. 2015!

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      • #18
        feelin' good !

        Originally posted by Tectonic View Post
        Does anyone buy their marshmallow root online? I can't find it anywhere for sale, so online shopping seems to be the way to go for me. Any suggested brands/shops/suppliers? I've been having general IC pain for about a month now, and sleep-interrupting urethra pain for a week straight. I'm at my breaking point and not getting much help from the doctor, I'm praying this tea will be my answer for relief.
        I do purchase mine on-line...much cheaper than in the health foods store...even in Loma Linda !..I have lost my packaging slip...keep on researching and you can find it much cheaper than pre-packaged.
        Belle
        Readers Digest Version of my Urinary History:Urinary Tract Infections since age 19
        VCG x 2
        IVP x 1
        Ultrasound of kidneys x 3 (currently have kidney stone)
        Dilation of Uretha x 2
        Diagnosed with IC 2008 age 48
        Cystoscopy with Overdistension of Bladder x 4
        2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
        First Overdistension of Bladder had great results, last one I had pain >10 for 30 days
        ...............................................................
        Current Medications
        Elmiron, Elavil, Lyrica, Klonopin, Tagamet,
        Macrobid (PRN) for infections, Glucosamine with Chondroitin, Fish Oil, Calcium with D, Acidophillus,
        Baking soda 1 tsp w/water PRN, Prelief, Estrace Cream, Combipatch, Fiber tabs, Diastat (for flares)
        .................................................................
        Did Not Work for Me
        Detrol, Vesicare, Toviaz, Goldenseal, D-Mannose, Quercitin

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        • #19
          Do you buy it from a Whole foods store? I've tried everything else, couldn't hurt!
          Tracy

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          • #20
            Originally posted by ICNDonna View Post
            I can't take it because I'm already on a diuretic for blood pressure --- and can't add another diuretic.

            Donna
            Hi Donna, i take inderal for migraine i also take vesicare, can i ad Marshmellow root Capsuals ? I have also just startd on probiotic capsuals as i have cronic vulvitis and nothing is helping. If marshmellow root is a diuretic does that not make you pee even more ?
            Any advise appreciated.
            Thanks Julia

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Tina2 View Post
              Hi Donna, i take inderal for migraine i also take vesicare, can i ad Marshmellow root Capsuals ? I have also just startd on probiotic capsuals as i have cronic vulvitis and nothing is helping. If marshmellow root is a diuretic does that not make you pee even more ?
              Any advise appreciated.
              Thanks Julia
              I can't give you medical advice. I do think it's important to ask your doctor before taking it. Diuretics do cause more urination, but they can also be soothing in some instances.

              Donna
              Stay safe


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              • #22
                Donna, you mentioned that you're on a diuretic for high blood pressure. The doctor took me off Hydrochlorothiazide after I was diagnosed with IC. She said my bladder would never calm down if I was taking it and the last thing my body needed was a chemically induced dehydration. I'd been on that medication combined with my other high blood pressure medication for over 5 years. My body rebelled and I gained 8 pounds. In the meantime, the new medication I'm on is not controlling my blood pressure very well. I don't know what to do. I can't imagine being on HCTZ again...I'm in the bathroom enough as it is. But if it's between that and my blood pressure...well, as I said. I don't know what to do.
                **************************************************************

                Experienced first symptoms in 2007
                Diagnosed with IC 6/13

                Diagnosed with PFD (Pelvic Floor Dysfunction) 8/13

                Medications: .5 mg. Ativan, occasionally for spasms

                Supplements: DH Aloe Vera capsules, 3 per day for maintenance and 6-12 per day during flares


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                • #23
                  Originally posted by LoriSue View Post
                  Donna, you mentioned that you're on a diuretic for high blood pressure. The doctor took me off Hydrochlorothiazide after I was diagnosed with IC. She said my bladder would never calm down if I was taking it and the last thing my body needed was a chemically induced dehydration. I'd been on that medication combined with my other high blood pressure medication for over 5 years. My body rebelled and I gained 8 pounds. In the meantime, the new medication I'm on is not controlling my blood pressure very well. I don't know what to do. I can't imagine being on HCTZ again...I'm in the bathroom enough as it is. But if it's between that and my blood pressure...well, as I said. I don't know what to do.
                  Sometimes it takes trying different medication combinations to get blood pressure to acceptable levels. 25 mg of HCTZ isn't too bad for me bladderwise. If I take it with my morning meds, I will usually urinate more volume for two or three hours, then I'm back to normal. Sometimes we have to weigh potential side effects against benefit and make difficult choices.

                  Sending warm hugs,
                  Donna
                  Stay safe


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                  Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                  Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                  Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                  Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                  Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                  AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                  I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
                  [3MG]

                  Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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                  • #24
                    Hi Donna thanks, i am seeing the GP today but i doubt he will even know what marshmellow root is ! Hopeless really the medical services in the Aus.

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                    • #25
                      Re: I know this is an older post, but...

                      Shelly- Mine is slimy kinda and it does not bother me. When you buy a big bag from online and steep it in a metal strainer it will color the water...but...if you squeez the tea out to get all the water out there are thicker goo like tendrils that will fall in the tea water and dissolve. They really don't bother me, but I can tell the tea is thicker.

                      Did you say you were in remission for 10 years? Where is your story posted I could use some hope right now. Mine started with a bad bought of BV/yeast brought on by a Mirena.

                      Originally posted by Shelly10 View Post
                      I am in the middle of a nasty flare brought on by a UTI that I had to take 3 rounds of antibiotics to get rid of. My dr wants me to wait 8 weeks before I come back to see if the irritation/inflammation dies down. In the meantime I want to go the natural route and try the marshmallow root tea. I went to 3 different health food stores just to find it. I read that many people suggest buying it loose but what I found comes in tea bags by Celebration Herbals.

                      My question is I keep reading how its supposed to be "slimy." I don't know what you mean? I steep mine for like 10 minutes and it remains a clear yellowy color. It tastes fine, I don't mind drinking it, but I want to prepare it in a way that will be most successful in treating my symptoms. Is it not as effective if you use the tea bags? Should I steep it longer or in the fridge to get the "slimy" mucous effect? Thanks for any feedback!

                      Shelly

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                      • #26
                        Re: Marshmallow root experiences?

                        Just started using marshmallow root capsules and feel more comfortable than I have felt for years. Hope this will continue.

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                        • #27
                          Re: I know this is an older post, but...

                          Originally posted by Florida flower View Post
                          Mine started with a bad bought of BV/yeast brought on by a Mirena.
                          I have ALWAYS had yeast problems (since age 18) and I've been wondering if there was a connection. I didn't get my Mirena until 6mos after my IC diagnosis but I experienced two awful bouts of BV. The last month is the first month in years that has gone by without a yeast issue and coincidentally (?) been a better month for my IC. I'm wondering if there is some connection with acidity in the body or vaginal area in general....
                          IC onset October 2015: 33 yo Female - have some other mild-mod autoimmune issues, frequent yeast infections, otherwise generally healthy, non-smoker, healthy weight, 3x weekly exercise, 2-6 units of alcohol/week on avg, IUD since March 2016.

                          Symptoms: Constant urgency, urinary pain, sometimes passing blood and tissue (negative for infection), bladder/urethral spasms, occasional leaking

                          Sensitivities/Triggers (known so far): wine, coffee, condom use (both latex and non-latex)

                          Currently avoiding: spicy foods, acidic fruit juices

                          Current Supplements: Probiotics daily, D-Mannose daily, oxybutynin chloride (Ditropan) daily, marshmallow root tea daily, Prelief capsules when drinking alcohol or carbonated beverages.

                          Therapies: Started seeing a physcial therapist for pelvic floor therapy in Jan 2017. <3 Don't know if it is working yet but I love her.

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                          • #28
                            Re: I know this is an older post, but...

                            acoleslaw- my IC gets worse with yeast symptoms too. I think I am now sooooooo alkaline in my system that yeast can thrive. It's really hard finding that balance.
                            UTI 3/2015
                            IC ,PFD
                            prescribed meds: Endep 60mg, Elmiron 400mg, BC. Enablex 7.5mg.

                            Supplements: Chitomur peptide, colostrum, Echinacea, liver detox swisse, calcium citrate, glucosamine, Psyllium Husk.

                            Daily diet: Breakkie- oats with chia seeds and no fat milk. Post workout-turkey breast with mixed veggies. Lunch-raw green soup with rye roll and handful of peanuts/almonds. Dinner- changes but meat and veg. Dessert-banana and sugar free custard (homemade) or banana and apple bake with almonds cinnamon and honey with a dollop of coconut cream.


                            Tried: tramadol, cystoprotek, multi right, diazepam, vesicare, Ditropan, mirabegron, Flomax, lyrica, progesterone.

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                            • #29
                              Re: I know this is an older post, but...

                              Now that I'm thinking back the bladder pain began after I was diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis.
                              Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe

                              I am 40 years old and have (2) children, ages 14 and 10. The bladder pain began on the month after my 40th Birthday.

                              I have not had any procedures done, I have not been diagnosed with IC, I do not take any medications.

                              I had a tubal ligation in 2006. I have (1) ovarian cyst which Dr. said is no problem. Have had over 30 UTI's throughout my lifetime.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Marshmallow root experiences?

                                31 year old male diagnosed with IC I take Nortriptyline for the pain I recently discovered kidney bladder capsules that are amazing. the most beneficial ingredient is marshmallow root and it really helps a lot; this helped me and I hope it can help you too
                                Last edited by ICNDonna; 09-12-2017, 10:52 AM. Reason: Removed brand name.

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