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  • I.C. and Menopause

    Hi Everyone,
    I am new to the board, and I'm sooo thankful I have found all of you! I have had I.C. for over a year, and what a year it has been! I didn't think it was possible for someone to suffer this bad without having a terminal disease!
    I also have IBS. I was dx., with that before I had I.C.
    I am on Elmiron and Atarax. I also take an anti-depressant. The elmiron is making my hair fall out, but they say when I go off of it my hair will come back!
    Does anyone suffer from menopause? I stay soo swollen in my stomach, arms ankles etc....
    I was put on a water pill, but I already pee at least 30 times a day!
    Also has anyone flown and been through security since being dx. with I.C.? We are planning a trip in June, but... I stay so nervous from thinking about this, I can't look forward to NOTHING!
    Thanks for listening to me, I enjoy this board so much.
    Susan [img]confused.gif[/img]
    People may not remember exactly what "you did, or what you said, but- they will always remember how you made them feel"

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    I take a diuretic for blood pressure and it doesn't seem to effect my IC --- I do find that I urinate in larger amounts, but not more frequently.

    And I have flown many times since my IC diagnosis in 1975. What I do is to go to the bathroom before going through security, then again before getting on the plane. That way I can avoid having to "hold it" for long periods. It's nice to have an aisle seat so you can get to the bathroom easier. I like flying so it's relaxing for me. They always have pillows available on the planes and they are always willing to give me extra ones.

    Warm hugs,
    Stay safe

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