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  • Claritin for allergies?

    My allergies are flaring up big time right now, during the summer months. Is Claritin a safe allergy medicine to take. I'm not in a flare right now, but don't want to go back into one either, if I can help it. Any suggestions?
    Diagnosed with IC Oct. 2007
    Symptoms: Frequency, Urgency

    Current Meds:
    Atarax 10mg
    Amitriptyline (Elavil) 25mg
    Celexa 30mg

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    Regular Claritin is fine for me, just be careful not to buy Claritin-D. The decongestant can flare an IC bladder!

    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.

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    Current treatments:
    -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!