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  • Vitamins!

    Where can I find a list of Vitamins to avoid with IC? I know that Vitamin C is one of them but what about other Vitamins, Does any one know which Vitamins to watch out for! Thanks

  • #2
    From what I've read here from other posts B6 and vitamin C can be problematic for a lot of people, and also the multiple vitamins. I can take sublingual B12 with no problem but haven't yet gone back to my multiples. Some have recommended children's vitamins and found them to be ok.


    • #3
      What about prenatal vitamins? I'm not trying to get pregnant but my hair is really fragile and seems to be breaking off pretty badly. Not sure if it's due to all the different meds I'm on, stress, or a combination of both. My hairstylist recommended the prenatal vitamins to help strengthen my hair and keep my nails from being so brittle, too. Are they too much like a multi-vitamin to take with IC?
      Diagnosed with IC in April 2011. Medications and IC treatments did not help, diagnosed with PFD in September of 2013. Still searching for answers as to why I have never-ending frequency/urgency issues.

      Current medications/treatments:
      Pelvic physical therapy, valium suppositories, b and o suppositories, acupuncture, probiotics, magnesium, epsom salt baths

      Previous medications/treatments:
      Elmiron, Hydroxizine, Elavil, VESIcare, Series of rescue instillations using Elmiron, water, lidocaine, & sodium bicarb and self-cathing with instills as needed, D-mannose, Glucosamine, Hyophen (generic Prosed), Colostrum, IC diet, PTNS, chiropractic treatments, Desert Harvest Aloe Vera, CystoProtek


      • #4
        Some ICers can tolerate children's chewable vitamins.

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        • #5

          My doctor suggested sustained or slow release vitamin c and it has worked for me. I think Elmiron is hard on your hair and strong dosage can make it come out. I know, it happened to me.