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  • ICNDonna
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    There's information about one brand of Limu at http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2003/NEW00976.html

    Donna

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  • annekatherine86
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    Hey guys,
    Sorry its been so long, I'm playing musical computers right now. Mine had to be sent back to Apple for a repair, well actally its stills sitting in the box on the counter. I'm never gonna get it back if I dont send it! lol Anyway, im bumming both my mom and dad's comps right now cuz i had so much stuff to back up! I don't have too much time right now b/c I have an appt at 8, but I kinda skimmed it until I get a chance to thoroughly read it. What surprises me is that with all the stuff I have read on IC and, well, every other issue I have, as well as treatments (no matter how bizarre or rediculous... I'm sure you understand..lol,) I seem to have completely missed the issue w/ DMSO.
    I think on eof the reasons that it never caught my attn until now is because my uro has always acted like it was pretty much the routine thing they did in the office... you know, like no big deal... he made it seem like it was what all the cool IC patients were doing...lol Anyway, I'm gonna see what else i can dig up on it. Oh, one more thing... has anyone tried Limu?

    And i just have to tell everyone that I don't have a clue why, especially b/c I'm on my way to the doc., but I'm just in a fabulous mood today!! :woohoo: okie dokie, i hope everyone else can be as chipper as I am today, and if you can't... theres always tomorrow! ToOtLes!!

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  • tigger_gal
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    I think it took my mom 5 or 6 times to get relief, whe the office stopped using them, they srarted hydros.

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  • RAS6
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    I unfortunately had very short term relief from DSMO that was not worth the bad side affects ( I literally REEKED like rotten garlic for a few days afterward and started flaring badly after the 2nd treatment). I tried it for 4 sessions and then was told to try something different. It may be worth a try for you. Even though it didn't work for me, I was able to move on to something else by ruling out DSMO treatments. Many Doctors will want their IC patients to try the conventional treatments (Elmiron, Elavil, DSMO, rescue treatments, etc.) first. For me, everything has really been trial and error, from foods to treatments and even the ones that didn't work or gave me side affects that I couldn't tolerate were worth a shot. If nothing else I was able to get a referall to an IC specialist after my DSMO experience.
    Let us know how you make out!

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  • GriffsMommy
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    Cindy is always the one to provide the good info. It is an industrial solvent. I am doing DMSO right now. It comes out of the bottle at 50% solution and this seems to be what a lot of uros use. I read an article on this actual forum that says that anything stronger than 25% can cause permanant damage to the bladder muscle which I surely didn't want so I told them to do 25% which they are now.

    I haven't seen any improvement from it as of yet. I actually almost feel worse than I did before I started it but that's just me, many say it has helped them. I'm going to try to stick it out to 6 treatments because the dr really wants me to give it a chance to work but I personally don't like it so far.

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  • tigger_gal
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    Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a solvent made from wood pulp. Its therapeutic uses are based on its ability to penetrate the skin. Its use remains controversial but it is very effective at carrying substances though the skin.



    # Dimethyl Sulfoxide. A solvent and penetrant so effective that it can be tasted in the mouth shortly after it is applied to the skin. DMSO is often used as an anti-inflammatory, free-radical scavenger, or mixed with antiseptic to treat localized infection

    DiMethyl SulfOxide - An industrial solvent sometimes used topically to reduce pain and swelling, and as a drug-delivery system, because it penetrates the skin quickly and deeply without damaging it. You can get DMSO at any veterinarian or health food store. Do not use it at a greater strength than 50% since the higher strengths might be irritating to sensitive skin.

    Solvent (liquid capable of dissolving things) that easily penetrates the skin. It is a dangerous, unproven "remedy" for the pain and inflammation of arthritic disorders.

    Dimethyl sulfoxide, a solvent which is an organic chemical that readily passes through the skin. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic

    http://www.dmso.org/articles/information/brobyn.html

    Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a by-product of the wood industry, has been in use as a commercial solvent since 1953. read on here
    http://www.dmso.org/articles/information/muir.htm

    A wide range of primary pharmacological actions of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) has been documented in laboratory studies: membrane transport, effects on connective tissue, anti-inflammation, nerve blockade (analgesia), bacteriostasis, diuresis, enhancements or reduction of the effectiveness of other drugs, cholinesterase inhibition, nonspecific enhancement of resistance to infection, vasodilation, muscle relaxation, antagonism to platelet aggregation, and influence on serum cholesterol in emperimental hypercholesterolemia. This substance induces differntiation and function of leukemic and other malignant cells. DMSO also has prophylactic radioprotective properties and cryoprotective actions. It protects against ischemic injury. read more here: http://www.dmso.org/articles/information/herschler.htm
    DMSO can actually help you, I do know that my mom had, had it done for many many years, it helped her greatly, and still today she said if they still did it she would have one done if she needed it. They did stop using it, because of the danger in long term affects. It would be good for a short term treatment, and then wait a few months to try again. I like you was confused why they would use a commercial solvent in ones bladder. My doctor dose not do them. If you type in google What is DMSO? you will a ton of information.

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  • cia
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    Wow! I thought it was an industrial solvent and since it certainly feels like one, I have kind of kept that belief. I know someone on the boards had it leak into their other organs and mess things up really bad because of the rate of absorption. My current Uro won't even consider using the stuff. Thank God. What the hell is this stuff, it is an interesting subject to ponder.

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  • annekatherine86
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    DMSO...anyone very knowledgeable?

    I havent posted in a while because Ive been very ill, but I still manage to find time to poke around the net researching and whatnot.. Anyway, I was curious as to what DMSO actually is, so I looked it up and While reading an article on wikipedia, I found out that it is a preservative and is used to preserve organs and stuff. I kinda have to wonder why they are trying to treat IC with a preservative, when that is one of the triggers for most people. I'm no scientist, but I'm kinda thinking that maybe this doesn't make too much sense.

    Does anyone know a bit more about this.. or just DMSO really.

    -Anne Katherine
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