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    What type of birth control pills is everybody on? Does it seem to help your bladder?

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    I'm on reclipsen which I take 10 weeks then 4 days off then 10 weeks on etc.

    I have been on them so long I don't know if they make things better or worse so I'd be curious what others think.

    Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
    Macrobid after sex
    Prilosec, continuous birth control pills
    synthroid .088mg, mucinex-d, restasis

    Supplements: Desert Harvest Aloe vera, Cysta-q, prelief, magnesium and calcium, Vit D, flaxseed oil

    Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

    IC Diet Link:
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview-
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF:
    Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf


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      I have been taking Aviane, but my insurance changed their formulary. They called me today and asked if I wanted to change to another one. They assured me it is the same makeup, so I said ok. I haven't noticed any problems with bc. I take them for 4 months on have a period and start again. A lot of people say their IC flares around their period so bc might be helpful in that case.
      Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability

      American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
      Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom