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    I have become constipated since restarting prelief. Has anyone else had this side effect?
    current meds- ditropan 5mg xl, neurontin 300 mg. zanaflex for pelvic floor spasms Most meds, IC meds included, cause me bladder pain

    previous med- elmiron( nothing after 8 months), atarax ( to sleepy), ditropan ( retention), Cymbalta, cystoprotek( worsened flare) has helped many others, aloe vera ( worsened flare), lyrica( irritated bladder.

    interstim implant (reduces my ic pain)January,2007

  • #2
    Depends on how much I take, each tablet is about 65mg of calcium. You can offset it by buying a magnesium citrate supplement and taking it with your meals or at bedtime (it doesn't really matter). I take it with my meals because it helps raise the urine ph too (along with the prelief).

    That will quickly solve the problem! Make sure to start out low with the magnesium and then add them as needed as it can cause the opposite problem (diarhea). I personally have to take alot every day, around 1200mg but many people only need 200-400mg a day to offset the constipating effects of calcium.
    Cindi


    Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
    Macrobid after sex
    Prilosec, continuous birth control pills
    synthroid .088mg, mucinex-d, restasis

    Supplements: Desert Harvest Aloe vera, Cysta-q, prelief, magnesium and calcium, Vit D, flaxseed oil

    Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

    IC Diet Link: http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview- http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?p=571592
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF: http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf
    Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

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    • #3
      constipation

      I've had that problem too, if I take more than two Prelief in a day.
      I use Fibersure for my constipation. It works, but it can take 12 hours. I like it because it's gentle and doesn't irritate my IBS.

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      • #4
        I found I get C using prelief. I have IBS-C as it is and prelief puts me over the edge, even one pill.

        I use miralax daily.
        My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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        • #5
          I found I get C using prelief. I have IBS-C as it is and prelief puts me over the edge, even one pill.

          I use miralax daily.


          MG
          My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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          • #6
            I've also noticed lately that the prelief may be causing me some constipation, and I am never usually ever constipated. I may be getting too much calcium since I am also taking my regular calcium citrate supplements.

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            • #7
              Hello!

              Each Prelief tablet contains 65 mg of elemental calcium.

              You should calculate the amount of calcium that you are getting from Prelief each day and calculate that into the amount of calcium that you are trying to intake daily. You may have to cut back on your supplement.

              Betty Corson
              Customer Service
              1-800-994-4711
              For additional information on Prelief, please call 1-800-994-4711. AkPharma is a proud sponsor of the IC Network Message Board.

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              • #8
                With IC most of us have constipation problems, I have to take 2 overnight laxatives every other day to keep me functioning. I tried everything else fiber and all nothing else works for me but laxitives.
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                • #9
                  I blend (yes a blender) broccoli, spinach, coconut milk, a pear and some carrots and drink it (I try to once a day) I was constipated before I started doing this.. Just trust me, you will have no problems "going" if you do that every day. lol

                  Jenn
                  28 yrs old,

                  I have little to no problems now with my bladder, unless I am very stressed out, I forget to take Elmiron for a few days, or I eat or drink something that I know is a trigger...(i.e) like eating a tomato or drinking tea.... Took a long time to get here, but it IS possible to feel good again I just want people who are new to know that IT CAN get better, and for every one person who is suffering, there are hundreds of others who feel GREAT because they have control of thier IC.

                  What Works: Tylenol 3's, Pyridium, Elmiron (Going on 4 years now!) HOT showers!!!

                  Medications/ Vitamins: Elmiron-100mg 4x's daily Tylenol 3's/Advil (flaring) Vitamin D, WILD salmon oil 4x gels in the morning, Women's ONE a DAY multivitamin (the gummy kind doesn't make me flare) and PROBIOTICS!



                  Me in my graduation gown!

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                  • #10
                    constipation

                    Jinny Jean,
                    Interesting combination. How's the taste,(not that that's important when you are all constipated, just curious).

                    I also have found that Prelief is constipating, even one dose can slow down my system.

                    For my C, I use hot prune juice and also stool softeners(not laxitives, just Docusate Sodium). The softeners work very well and don't seem to bother my bladder.

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                    • #11
                      The taste is actually really good and I really enjoy making them too!!! I add more pears sometimes and all I can taste is them and the carrots, which are sweet anyways
                      28 yrs old,

                      I have little to no problems now with my bladder, unless I am very stressed out, I forget to take Elmiron for a few days, or I eat or drink something that I know is a trigger...(i.e) like eating a tomato or drinking tea.... Took a long time to get here, but it IS possible to feel good again I just want people who are new to know that IT CAN get better, and for every one person who is suffering, there are hundreds of others who feel GREAT because they have control of thier IC.

                      What Works: Tylenol 3's, Pyridium, Elmiron (Going on 4 years now!) HOT showers!!!

                      Medications/ Vitamins: Elmiron-100mg 4x's daily Tylenol 3's/Advil (flaring) Vitamin D, WILD salmon oil 4x gels in the morning, Women's ONE a DAY multivitamin (the gummy kind doesn't make me flare) and PROBIOTICS!



                      Me in my graduation gown!

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                      • #12
                        constipation

                        Jinny,
                        Sounds good, I think I'll try it.
                        BTW, your pictures are beautiful!

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                        • #13
                          I use Benefiber caplets everyday and no longer have constipation.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you!!

                            Hope it works for you! Oh yeah and about every second day I will put a table spoon of flax powder in to the mix. It helps too! Tons of fiber!!!!!!!! But I find that the veggie mix alone helps alot. It also alkalizes your urine pretty quick so I find I feel better too! I also sometimes will take an acorn squash and cook it and then blend it with carrots, spinach, cucumber, a pear, a cup of carrots, cup of coconut milk, and a gala apple. Basecly any good veggies or fruit I have in the house I will put in there. I have yet to try half a banana but I will try it soon Tastes soo good! (don't forget to cook the carrots too) I just put them in the microwave for 5 min so they blend easier and you don't have chunks. Its just an all around healthy way to eat I find and get all the veggies and more that you need for one day. I Do it in the morning, and make one liter at a time, and at lunch, and have a little snack, and then at dinner I eat a full supper, but I try to make it so there are at least two servings of veggies. If you need anything, PM me.


                            Jenn xoxox
                            28 yrs old,

                            I have little to no problems now with my bladder, unless I am very stressed out, I forget to take Elmiron for a few days, or I eat or drink something that I know is a trigger...(i.e) like eating a tomato or drinking tea.... Took a long time to get here, but it IS possible to feel good again I just want people who are new to know that IT CAN get better, and for every one person who is suffering, there are hundreds of others who feel GREAT because they have control of thier IC.

                            What Works: Tylenol 3's, Pyridium, Elmiron (Going on 4 years now!) HOT showers!!!

                            Medications/ Vitamins: Elmiron-100mg 4x's daily Tylenol 3's/Advil (flaring) Vitamin D, WILD salmon oil 4x gels in the morning, Women's ONE a DAY multivitamin (the gummy kind doesn't make me flare) and PROBIOTICS!



                            Me in my graduation gown!

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                            • #15
                              Re: constipation?

                              I am aware that this post it old but I had a question about the blending ?? I think that part of my freequency and constantly feeling the need to pee is because I have been constipated im wondering if since you said it also alkalizes your urine if you think this will help with freequency too ??

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