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    Hi,

    I'm the Maid of Honor in one of my best friends weddings this coming weekend (June 4th) and I'm also singing the song that they're having their first dance to at the reception. I'm terrified that I'm coming down with something now though...

    What cold medications, cough drops and/or natural remedies are generally IC friendly? Please help me! This would be a terrible time to get sick, since we've all been planning this wedding, plus my friend doesn't need the extra stress of me not being able to sing at their reception.

    Thanks!
    Emily Anne

    Had abdominal pain since I was 12 that started getting much more severe when I entered college. I just got diagnosed in February 2011.

    Medications:
    Elmiron (100mg) 3x/day
    Prelief

    Diagnosis:
    Severe IC, Bladder which holds 300 mg rather than the normal 600 mg, Pelvic Floor Myalgia, Imperforate Hymen (surgery in 2008), Ovarian Cysts

    Treatments:
    Heating pad/rice sock, laying down when in pain, rescue IC diet



  • #2
    When I have a cold I usually take a combo of Mucinex and some kind of allergy med (claritin or zyrtec or allegra) and maybe a tylenol if I'm feverish. None of those have ever bothered my bladder.

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    • #3
      Try not to panic. The best way to keep from getting a cold is frequent handwashing. In our household if someone has a cold, we double the number of times we wash our hands and it really helps us avoid catching colds.

      You still have eight days before the wedding so if you have a cold now, it will likely be pretty much gone by June 4. I find that my netti pot helps me get over a cold quickly.


      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

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      • #4
        I have used Echinacea which is a natural herb ( I bought at my CVS , you can get it anywhere ) it helps boost your immune system. I have taken it for over 12 years now w alot of success . Ill start taking it as soon as I feel a cold / flu/virus anything coming on , suggested directions say 4 pills a day . This has cut my flu down to 4 days before , and has been able for me at least to stop a cold in its tracks within 2 days . It doesnt seem to bother my IC , but as you know we are all different. It might be worth a try , I hope it helps and good luck !


        Lauren

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        • #5
          Sinus rinse

          Originally posted by EmilyAnne View Post
          Hi,

          I'm the Maid of Honor in one of my best friends weddings this coming weekend (June 4th) and I'm also singing the song that they're having their first dance to at the reception. I'm terrified that I'm coming down with something now though...

          What cold medications, cough drops and/or natural remedies are generally IC friendly? Please help me! This would be a terrible time to get sick, since we've all been planning this wedding, plus my friend doesn't need the extra stress of me not being able to sing at their reception.

          Thanks!
          Another piece of advice - if you do begin to develop sinus symptoms, try a nasal rinse or neti pot. I had an ear, nose, throat specialist suggest this for me when I visited him because of chronic sinus infections. Now I rinse at the first sign of a cold, and not only does it help me prevent an infection, but it helps me feel better while I get over the cold.

          It's very safe - no meds. You don't want to do it if your sinuses are totally blocked, but otherwise it works great. I have a friend at work who wondered what she could take for a cold while she was pregnant, so I suggested the rinses and she said it's a big help.

          Sorry - I'm a huge believer in the rinses. I'm getting a little carried away.
          Lori

          40 y.o. mom, wife and marketing manager

          "Il faut manger pour vivre, et non pas vivre pour manger." -- Moliere ("One should eat to live, not live to eat.")

          IC symptoms began Feb 2010; diagnosed Mar 2010

          Treatments:

          Oral
          Elmiron 3x day; Elavil 25 mg/day; Prelief (when I remember!); Benadryl and Prosed DS as needed for flares

          Other
          Acupuncture 2x/month; yoga; IC Diet; meditation and breathing exercises for stress; heating pad for flares

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          • #6
            Thanks everyone! I ended up taking echinacea which one of my roommates had. The wedding went beautifully! It was really great to be a part of!
            Emily Anne

            Had abdominal pain since I was 12 that started getting much more severe when I entered college. I just got diagnosed in February 2011.

            Medications:
            Elmiron (100mg) 3x/day
            Prelief

            Diagnosis:
            Severe IC, Bladder which holds 300 mg rather than the normal 600 mg, Pelvic Floor Myalgia, Imperforate Hymen (surgery in 2008), Ovarian Cysts

            Treatments:
            Heating pad/rice sock, laying down when in pain, rescue IC diet


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            • #7
              I was going to chime in here, but realized the event had passed. Glad everything went smoothly for you!!! :-)

              If people find this post in the future, I also will use something like 12 hour Afrin ONE TIME to just clear the sinuses. I usually can manage the symptoms after that with Mucinex and Tylenol, as Miz Briza said. It is bad to use more than once because after a day or two your get sort of addicted to it.
              Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
              IC Dietitian, Patient Advocate, Speaker, & Author


              Did you know that up to 94% of interstitial cystitis patients find some symptom relief when they change their diet, and that dietary modification is recommended as a first line treatment for IC? Check out the IC Food List to get started!

              Do you need a little more help understanding the IC Diet? Schedule a phone or video coaching session through the ICN Store today.

              You can also learn more while supporting the ICN message boards by clicking on these book covers and buying the Confident Choices books from the ICN Store:

              ........ ........


              Other IC Diet Resources:

              IC Diet Webinar
              IC Diet Website
              For Health Professionals: Continuing Education About Interstitial Cystitis and Diet
              Free IC Diet Booklet: What Can I Eat?
              Confident Choices IC Diet Blog
              IC Diet Newsletter


              *Let's Connect!*

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              • #8
                If anyone tries Afrin, I suggest trying it well before a trip, etc. The experience I (and some co-workers at the time) had was that it "rebounded" --- for 24 hours I had horrible, horrible sneezing fits --- to the point I couldn't do anything at all other than hold a tissue for the next fit of multiple sneezes. My sister-in-law used it with no problem at all.


                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

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                • #9
                  Oh my gosh, Donna.....Yeah I only use it ONCE and then lock it up again. Have never had the sneezing problems though...........youch....... :-/
                  Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
                  IC Dietitian, Patient Advocate, Speaker, & Author


                  Did you know that up to 94% of interstitial cystitis patients find some symptom relief when they change their diet, and that dietary modification is recommended as a first line treatment for IC? Check out the IC Food List to get started!

                  Do you need a little more help understanding the IC Diet? Schedule a phone or video coaching session through the ICN Store today.

                  You can also learn more while supporting the ICN message boards by clicking on these book covers and buying the Confident Choices books from the ICN Store:

                  ........ ........


                  Other IC Diet Resources:

                  IC Diet Webinar
                  IC Diet Website
                  For Health Professionals: Continuing Education About Interstitial Cystitis and Diet
                  Free IC Diet Booklet: What Can I Eat?
                  Confident Choices IC Diet Blog
                  IC Diet Newsletter


                  *Let's Connect!*

                  Comment

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