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    I was wondering if anyone does home instills with just lidocaine and saline?

  • #2
    I use only marcaine in my instills, which does the same thing as lidocaine. Some days I use elmiron in them also. I would suggest you speak with your Dr if that is something you want to try.

    Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability

    American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom


    • #3
      Check with your MD. Dr. Dell said it was OK for me to do lidoacnie only during the herpair shortage. He had substituted Elmiron for heparin. The Elmiron was not effective in controlling my symptoms. The "lidocaine instills only" were not as effective as the ones that had heaprin for me.
      TREATMENT: PRN lidocaine/heparin Home Instillations since 2004
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      • #4
        I tried marcaine & sodium bicarbonate without the heparin during the heparin recall. They only lasted as long as I had the instillation inside me. Once I voided it, the relief stopped. There's something about the heparin that makes them last longer for me.

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        Current treatments:
        -IC diet
        -Elavil 50mg at night
        -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
        -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
        -Pyridium if needed,
        -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
        -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
        -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
        -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
        -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
        -Managing stress= VERY important!
        -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!