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  • New to Prelief but major side effect ?

    I started taking Prelief a few days ago. I am taking two tablets with every meal. I refuse to take a lot of pain pills and most don't help anyway unless they make me totally loopy!

    So I have started feeling nauseous. I have been that way since I started taking it a few days ago. Not throwing up, but just sick to my stomach. Is this something that will go away?

    I must admit, I don't take a lot of medication. I try to avoid it if at all possible but feel ok with this one. I like the fact that it treats a problem instead of masking it.

    Thanks for a great option for people like me!

  • #2
    Hi Al..

    Prelief is NOT an IC treatment nor medication.... it is used to help reduce the acid in foods. I haven't heard of anyone complain of nausea.. but try not taking it for a few days and see how you feel.

    Remember, the key to controlling flares and IC pain is to catch it early... BEFORE the pain cycle gets firmly entrenched. Don't wait until you are crying to use pain medication. If you catch the pain at the early warning signs, you may be able to use a very small amount of pain medication to stop the flare in it's tracks. But, if you wait until you are crying, it could take more medication to resolve.

    I can stop an IC flare in an hour now because I know what my early warning signs are.. and I use a very small amount of medication EARLY rather than later. One of the lessons learned over time!

    Good luck.. and I'm sure that prbetty will have more information on whether nausea is a side effect of prelief.

    Jill O.


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    • #3
      Thanks for the response!

      I had been dealing with IC undiagnosed almost 10 years until last fall. By now, Pyridium, Tylenol 3, and other pain medications don't do anything for me. The stronger ones do but they really just make me into a walking zombie. I took the suggestions I received a few months ago here and tried a few heavier kinds. I felt like I was slobbering and totally unable to keep myself together. (Well I wasn't REALLY slobbering but that gives you an idea of how bad it was!)

      I am a single mom of a 3 year old and being out of it is impossible. I use a lot of heating pads and short, hot baths to help. That really has made things bearable. I do respond to various foods so Prelief is exciting for me. I don't do the hardest things for me which is carbonated and caffeinated drinks, but I like being able to have tomatoes on my salad, etc.

      So while I do understand the way Prelief works, I consider it a part of my overall treatment plan. I hope to see some improvement in symptoms while using it.

      I really am at a point where I am frustrated. My flares are shorter and are not as frequent now that I have worked on diet and know what I have. I am looking at going weeks to months without a flare which is so nice!

      I wonder though, since so many people here know so much about all the options, knowing this about how I react to medications, are there any semi-mild pain relievers? I have tried heavy duty ones. And I have never relied on a lot of medication, but now I want to have an option.

      And thanks for replying!

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      • #4
        Just a note in case you are not aware: Acidic foods are not the only known irritants of bladder for IC'ers. The others are: Tyrosine, Tyramine, Tryptophane, Aspartate and Phenylalanine. If you are only relying on prelief for diet, you will not be getting any help with preleif for foods that fall under those other categories, some of which are (avocados, bananas, cheeses, chocolate, prunes, nuts, etc.,).
        Hope this helps,

        Ann

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        • #5
          Thanks!

          to be honest, I have only now picked up the Survivor's Guide. I have been trying to come to terms with everything and I think it is going a little slow....

          I used to be told that if and when they found something wrong with me, I could probably get "all fixed up Hun." (Can you see the attitude towards me by my doctors?!) So I had held on until this diagnosis that everything would get 100% better.

          Oh well. You know, I look at the list of foods and I have somehow started avoiding a lot of them over the years. I am the freak who doesn't do a lot of chocolate. The only thing I was really upset about was not getting to do a lot of salads due to tomatoes. etc.

          I cannot tell you all how much better it makes me feel to be here. I will say it everywhere if I don't say it here....PLEASE feel free to give me info! I need real people info. I need to hear what happens. I have lived with this for 10 years, but I am such a newbie!

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          • #6
            If you scroll to the top of this page, you will find the Patient Handbook on the pull-down menu there. There's information about diet, as well as other treatment options.

            I do understand about tomatoes. But, I would like to assure you that salads are good even without them. Back in about 1985 I developed a severe allergy to them and I am not even tempted to try eating even one drop. There have been a few occasions when I managed to get some "hidden" tomato in a casserole or other dish --- and I immediately break out in a rash.

            Warm hugs,
            Donna
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            • #7
              Prelief causes urgency and frequency for me. I'm not sure what's causing your nausea, although, I always feel like I am going to throw up before I pee and then I am better after I pee.

              Kara

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              • #8
                Al... and Kara:

                Prelief dietary supplement has been out for 8 years and I am not aware of ever having had any reports of nausea. Also, studies confirm Prelief's efficacy in the diets of patients with IC, substantially reducing urinary frequency and urgency, so I cannot explain Kara's problem either. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me direct.

                Betty Corson
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                • #9
                  Perhaps I can expalin it to you.

                  I have SEVERE IC, Prelief causes HORRIBLE urgency and frequency for me. I have tried to take it numerous times. I am one individual. There are a few of us whom react the exact opposite with lots of medications and or suplements.

                  Kara

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                  • #10
                    Hi This is a message for Aluttrl,

                    Just got a chance to read some posts, I'm responding to you're reaction to taking prelief/nausea, etc.

                    I recently started taking them as well, I have a pretty sensitive system and all medications/vitamins, etc. usually effect me in a negative way.. (I also have IBS)

                    Anyway, I did notice after taking them (one pill at every meal, not 2) I was feeling a little queasy and was getting very constipated.

                    My theory is the calcium in the prelief is causing those symptoms, because for me calcium supplements of any kind are constipating and do not agree with my stomach...Of course I'm not a doctor so I can't say for sure.

                    just wanted to let you know that you're not the only one feeling this way!!!!

                    Have you or anyone tried Cyst a Q with any positive results??? and what exactly is in that??

                    Thanks, and feel good,
                    Paula

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                    • #11
                      Paula, if you scroll to the top of this page and click on the CystaQ box, you can read about the contents of the CystaQ. Many people are having good results from taking it.

                      If you order by telephone (the toll free number is on the site) IC Network people can get a trial bottle by just paying a handling fee. That way you can try it to see if it helps.

                      Donna
                      Stay safe


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                      Have you checked the ICN Shop?
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                      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.
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                      • #12
                        Hello.

                        I just starting Prelief this past Monday 4/29
                        and i LOVE it. it has helped 60%! I actually
                        was able to drink a cosmopolitan last night..
                        God did I need the drink!!!
                        I also started an elimination diet and I think the combo has really really helped!!

                        I dont notice any side effects thank God!!
                        JO
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                        • #13
                          Where do you buy Prelief??
                          I have looked at drugstores and grocery stores?
                          Pls help.

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                          • #14
                            I buy prelief at Walmart. They have the best price. It is several dollars cheaper at Walmart, than my local pharmacy.

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