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  • Vitamins

    I would love to find an all purpose, no iron general vitamin that didnt flare IC. Seems everytime I buy one and take it I get an attack of the pees.
    Could anyone recommend one?


    Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
    Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)

  • #2
    Some ICers do okay with children's vitamins, but they may not have as much iron as you are looking for. You might want to research and eat more iron-rich foods.

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    • #3
      No iron

      Thanks for the suggestion Donna. I dont want to take iron in the vitamin prefer a non iron type if possible.


      Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
      Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)


      • #4
        I haven't taken any vitamins for a long time. I'm really ran down and have no energy. Are there any vitamins that are safe for me to take?

        I was diagnosed just over a year ago and feel like I have gone down hill since.

        Was really happy with my doctor when I first was diagnosed, but last time I seen him he didn't seem to really hear or care about anything I said.


        • #5
          If you can eat vegetables, you probably don't need vitamins. If you can eat red meat, there's your protein. Potatoes are my only vegetable, I eat meat every day and I have lots of energy. But it could just be me. I'm used to not taking vitamins since I don't like having to take pills regularly. Regular exercise helps your body turn food into the good stuff better and also gives you more energy over time.

          Sorry I don't have a vitamin suggestion. One idea would be liquid vitamins or soft chews.


          • #6
            I haven't had any trouble taking my vitamins, but I seem to have very few food triggers. B-complex vitamins seem to trigger flares for some people with IC, as well as C vitamins since they are usually in citric or ascorbic acid. The multivitamin I use has ester-c in it, which is supposed to be more gentle, but it also has a b-comlex. Buying individual vitamins can be a pain in the butt and in your wallet, but might save you some pain in your bladder. I alternate and take my multi one night, then take my "loose" vitamins the next night. If you really feel you need a multiple, then check to make sure it has ester-c, if it even has any c at all, and see if you can find one that avoids the iron and b-complex.

            Basically, I've found, when you have IC you pretty much have to homeschool yourself in nutrition to get it all figured out.