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  • Rooibus and Tylenol

    Hi, I have two questions. I have IC and today I have another UTI!!
    I am so tired of this. I am being so careful and it still doesn't work.

    Does anyone have reactions from Rooibus? Usually in tea.

    Does anyone have reactions from Tylenol or even Advil?

    I always appreciate your comments, opinions and experiences that you share with me.
    Diagnosed with IC in September 2010, after suffering from chronic UTI's. I suffer from pretty bad insomnia as well.
    Prosed in the beginning of diagnosis. Cysta- Q helped heal my bladder.
    Amitriptyline (discontinued now, but was very very helpful), and Macrobid to maintain pain relief and get some sleep. Prelief and Marshmallow Root capsules/ or tea leaves, daily to maintain pain relief.
    Lyrica and Pristiq to maintain bladder urgency and help with nerve pain and sleep.
    IC diet is my life now. Stress reduction is a MUST to survive this illness.

  • #2
    I do fine with rooibus tea. I do read labels to be sure there aren't any additives.

    Tylenol doesn't bother me, but I can't take advil.

    Stay safe

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    • #3
      I've had flares from both advil & tylenol. I don't understand why, but darvocet was fine for me, but tylenol wasn't. My doctor tells me that darvocet had tylenol in it, so my reaction doesn't make sense. Unfortunately darvocet is no longer available, so I don't know what I'll do next for pain management.

      I'm ok with vanilla rooibos tea, but only if I'm not flaring & I have it very mild with milk and as part of a meal...

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      -IC diet
      -Elavil 50mg at night
      -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
      -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
      -Pyridium if needed,
      -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
      -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
      -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
      -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
      -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
      -Managing stress= VERY important!
      -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!


      • #4
        I am fine with the roobius tea it is my go to drink.

        I only take tylenol when needed and it does not bother me.

        I have NEVER attempted advil, only becaue here on the IC network it gives many ic'ers flares, so I avoid.

        Do hope you are feeling better. ((HUGS))



        • #5
          rooibus and tyelenol

          Advil always causes a flare for me, but I do okay with Tylenol.
          Darvon is a pain killer similar to Darvocet, but without the Tylenol. I sometimes take that and then take a tylenol as well. Seems to be okay for me.
          I've never tried Rooibus tea, but I think I will.


          • #6
            I'm ok with the rooibus tea also. I never take advil but do take aleve quite a bit which doesn't bother me personally though I usually take prelief with it too. Tylenol is ok it just doesn't work as good as aleve for me.

            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.

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            • #7
              Tylenol and Advil Woes

              For those of you who have had issues with Tylenol and Advil, have you tried the dye free versions?

              I've recently realized that the coating they put on different pills can cause me to have a flare. Benadryl recently had me curled up into a fetal position, but the dye free version doesn't cause any problems.

              Just a thought.
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