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  • Baked Potatoes & Milk?

    Both of these have potassium in them. Are these things a curprit for anyone?
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  • #2
    I seem to be OK with both. However, we are all different yet the same. You may want to try a small amount of one and see how you feel.


    • #3
      Potassium is an essential nutrient to maintain health. A potassium deficiency can be very serious. Potatoes are on the "Bladder Friendly" list. I think potassium sometimes gets a bad rap because if it's instilled into an IC bladder, it hurts. However, if it goes through the digestion process, it doesn't have that effect.

      Milk is also on the "Bladder Friendly" list.

      You'll find the 2009 IC/PBS Food List at the link in my signature below. I honestly think it's the best reference for us.

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      • #4
        I don't know if it's the potassium, but I have trouble with both things. Usually I can eat potatoes in moderation, but not milk. I read in "The Better Bladder Book" lately that the casein (protein) in cow's milk can bother some IC patients. After much trial and error (almond milk, rice milk, etc.), I've found I can tolerate Lactaid.
        34 years old, bladder symptoms all my life
        diagnosed with PFD and VV October 2009; IC May 2010

        Current meds:
        Cystoprotek 2 pills twice a day, Hydroxyzine 10 mg, Gabapentin 600 mg, Myrbetriq 25mg, Zoloft 25 mg, Mircrogestin, capsaicin cream (for vulva)
        Other past treatments:
        IC diet, physical therapy, Traumeel injections as needed, TENS unit, heating pad, instills with sodium bicarb, lidocaine, and mucosa compositum
        Tried and didn't work:
        Pyridium, Singlair, Nortriptyline, Elmiron, lidocaine and heparin instills (worked at first, then didn't anymore), various creams, acupuncture


        • #5
          Donna hit it right on the money, as usual. Both foods are generally well tolerated by IC patients. I actually had a baked potato with broccoli and cheese for dinner last night. :-)
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