Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Is tap water BAD!!!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Is tap water BAD!!!

    Can someone tell me if they have had a problem drinking tap water? Yesterday I drank more water than usual (Ihaven't been drinking much of anything lately) because I was thirsty. I had a bad flare up of burning urgency a couple of hours afterward. We just moved to Winston Salem a few months ago and the water smells like it is really full of chlorine.
    I want to switch to bottled water, but I don't know which kind to try. Any ideas?

  • #2
    Water

    I usually use Nestle water or Ice Mountain for bottled water. You can always buy a Brita filter, and filter out all of the icky stuff and have purified water that way. I do not seem to have a reaction to the Brita water. I have found that generic waters (Wal-mart brand, Dasani, and anything with MgSO4 or any additives) cause a big flare for me. On the labels it will specifically say if it has any of these additives. I had one bottle of the Wal-mart brand (great value) and was in so much pain afterwards. That's why I stick to nestle, Ice mountain, walgreens, and aldi. Sometimes the last two are cheaper.

    Like I said before you can always try a brita filter in order to filter your water. That helps to cut down on water costs. I have a nice water bottle to carry around, and will fill it up from the filter if need be. Tap water has a lot of things in there that can cause irritation to the bladder, so it is best to purify it with a filter.

    Hope this helps.

    Erin
    24 year old Ph.D student in Organic Chemistry

    Loves to listen to music, play with my animals (cat, fish, 2 hamsters), and live life to the fullest each and every day.

    My blog (just started):

    http://imaginenoworries.blogspot.com/

    Medications:
    Elavil 25mg (helped with nighttime urination-used to be 7 or more times a night, now just once)
    Cymbalta 60mg
    Gabapentin (Neurontin) (3200mg/day)
    Zyrtec 10mg
    Xanax 0.5mg up to 3 times a day(spasms, anxiety)
    Uribel
    Macrobid 100mg (only on days when doing an instill)
    Albuterol
    Yaz Birth Control (3 months on birth control, then period)
    Pelvic floor therapy
    Valium 5 mg (inserted vaginally)
    MScontin 30 mg (3 times a day)
    Percocet 10/325mg (every 6 hours)
    TENS Therapy, CVS machine, 30 minutes once or twice a day
    Sanctura XR 60 mg (to help control severe bladder spasms that are causing urinary retention episodes and enable normal bladder sensations)

    *** 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda in an 8 ounce glass of water up to 4 times a day*****

    Instill:

    Currently doing hyaluronic acid instillations (cystistat-6 instillations, once a week, already had 4...not sure if helping)

    Used to do these:

    Solu-Cortef (act-o-vial) 100 mg: 2 mL
    Marcaine (bupivicaine) 0.5 % 25 mL
    20,000 units Heparin
    3 mL sodium bicarbonate

    Diagnoses: Moderate IC, scoliosis, asthma, ovarian cysts, PFD, IBS, Fibromyalgia, vulvodynia, Fowler's syndrome (mild) 'Central Sensitivity Syndrome.'

    Comment


    • #3
      I can't drink very much clorinated water without a flare. We have well water at home, but when away from home I buy bottled spring water, with no additives.

      It might be worth a try for you.

      Donna
      Stay safe


      Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
      Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

      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

      Comment


      • #4
        Thanks, I'm going to try some bottled water. Today all I have had to drink is milk (yuck!) and so far so good.

        Comment

        Working...
        X