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  • Heparin - tolerance

    I heard from an IC patient that you can build up a tolerance to Heparin, therefore it eventually stops working. Has anyone heard this? Could it be true?

  • #2
    I did not have this experience with Heparin when I used it as part of an instill.

    Interestingly, I recently noticed a warning about both Heparin and Prednisone. Both are risk factors that may increase your chances of getting fractures from osteoporosis. Seizure medicine like phenyton is listed too. I knew this was true for Prednisone but not for Heparin.

    My reaction is this: if we live long enough just about anything is a risk factor. Growing old is obviously risky. Gee. . . . what else is new! Right???? I would not let any of this keep me from using a medication that is really helping my bladder.


    • #3
      Dawn i take heparin treatments 1-3x a day. for the pass three-four mths and so far i havent had this to happen i can't say it want but it hasnt yet and i pray it doesnt because heparin has been a life saver for me. wink
      Medicine taken daily or as needed:
      1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
      2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
      3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
      4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
      5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
      5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
      6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
      7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

      I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!


      • #4
        Thank you. I'm going in for my first treatment on Monday. At Dr. Parsons office. I will ask them and let you know.


        • #5
          I wonder if the Heparin warning is if you take it orally. I forget what it is for as an oral medication but I'm sure that would make a differnce in the last effects. It would have to go through your system. Not that I'm a doctor but just a thought. Maybe just wishful thinking since heparin is working for me.


          • #6
            Heparin is usually given as an injection, but is also used as a bladder instillation. I used it for quite a while, but found that DMSO works better for me. The heparin didn't stop working.

            I agree with Liz --- getting old is not for cowards!

            Sending healing thoughts,
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