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  • Do you think prelief helps with preservatives?

    I thought it only worked for acid. Do you think it helps with preservatives as well?
    Jane
    Diagnosed 1/7/14 via cysto/hydro

    Current Treatment:
    10 mg amitriptyline, DH Aloe Vera

    Used During Flares:
    Uribel, extra DH Aloe Vera, Klonopin and Tramadol (as needed)

    Practicing bladder training and stress control (hot baths, pelvic stretching)
    Recently tried PT, do not appear to have PFD

    Things that have not helped in the past:
    Oxybutynin, Vesicare, Pyridium, Myrbetriq, Vagifem

    Also have migraines and IBS

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    Re: Do you think prelief helps with preservatives?

    Prelief is not a free ticket to eat and drink everything --- what it does is to neutralize acids. Some preservatives are acidic so it should help with those, but please be cautious.

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    • #3
      Re: Do you think prelief helps with preservatives?

      I use Prelief when I go out to dinner. I always try to order bladder friendly items but you never know what you're getting so the Prelief is like a little layer of protection. But I don't think it's meant as, let's say...I'm going to eat this big old pizza but it's okay because I'll take Prelief",
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      Experienced first symptoms in 2007
      Diagnosed with IC 6/13

      Diagnosed with PFD (Pelvic Floor Dysfunction) 8/13

      Medications: .5 mg. Ativan, occasionally for spasms

      Supplements: DH Aloe Vera capsules, 3 per day for maintenance and 6-12 per day during flares


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      • #4
        Re: Do you think prelief helps with preservatives?

        Thanks for the replies. For a long time, I was taking prelief with everything I ate. I realized I didn't need it for everything. I only take it now before a cocktail, an occasional vodka on ice. I was mostly curious about the acidity of preservatives.
        Jane
        Diagnosed 1/7/14 via cysto/hydro

        Current Treatment:
        10 mg amitriptyline, DH Aloe Vera

        Used During Flares:
        Uribel, extra DH Aloe Vera, Klonopin and Tramadol (as needed)

        Practicing bladder training and stress control (hot baths, pelvic stretching)
        Recently tried PT, do not appear to have PFD

        Things that have not helped in the past:
        Oxybutynin, Vesicare, Pyridium, Myrbetriq, Vagifem

        Also have migraines and IBS

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        • #5
          Re: Do you think prelief helps with preservatives?

          Yeah if I think it might be acidic I take the Prelief and it helps lots. Else wise, I am unsure of its effectiveness!
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          Status: Diagnosed October 2006 via cystoscopy with hydrodistention. Max anesthetized bladder capacity only 250 cc's. Mast cells and pinpoint bleeding found.

          Remission for me means less pain for more days than not. Frequency is inevitable with a bladder this tiny! That is ok though. The difference between when I was diagnosed and now, is that I have embraced that fact. Me and the loo, we are one.

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          • #6
            Re: Do you think prelief helps with preservatives?

            I take it when I eat out, mostly because I don't know what they put in the food. I'm not sure if it helps, but I think it does.
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            25mg Elavil at night (no drowsiness or weight gain)
            culturelle in the morning
            SLIT drops for allergies (environmental) 3 drops/night under the tongue
            zyrtec 24 hour nightly (recommended by uro)
            Instillations 3x/week: Parson's Solution
            uribel and prelief as needed

            Also took Desert Harvest Aloe (3 in the morning and 3 at night) for a year and had great luck.
            No longer need them, so I only take them during flares.

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            • #7
              Re: Do you think prelief helps with preservatives?

              Prelief is excellent. I don't eat out much but do take it when I have banana smoothies which I love or something with a small amount of tomatoes . It's good to have on hand and I make sure I always have it and extra in the house. I eat mostly at home and eat organic food. Preservatives are not good for people and watch out for them especially in frozen food except Amys which is organic.
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