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    How Much Baking Soda Should I Mix With H20 To Help Alleviate Burning? Has Anyone Had Success With This? Does It Help With Frequency?

  • #2
    I forget, but it should say it right on the box how much to mix. If you don't find it let me know and I will find it. I think it helps with the burning but I don't think it helps with the frequency. I've only tried it a couple of times now and it did seem to help a little with the burning. Feel better.


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    • #3
      I mix 1 teaspoon with 8 ounces of water

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      • #4
        Baking soda is fantastic. It really calmed my inflamed bladder down. No more burning or swelling. Of course, you should increase you water intake, too. I drink a little more than 2 quarts a day.


        • #5
          The dose is 1/2 teaspoon, but I can't remember if it is 4oz or 8oz of water. 8 sounds like a lot. You can find it here somewhere on the site. I do baking soda when I know I've eaten something I shouldn't have, and if I feel urethral burning coming on and it quells it fast!!! I sometimes think I'd be a good candidate for sodium bicarb instills!!


          • #6
            I have high blood pressure so soda is not a good idea for me. I find Tums to be a good alternative.

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            • #7
              I also find Tums seem to work better for me. Neither seem to help much with the frequency.

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              • #8
                Baking soda definitely helps me if my bladder is "cranky" and I can't sleep. It calms it (I don't have much burning, more of an inflamed, pressury feeling) within about half an hour. I use about 1/3 tsp in 6 ozs water. Baking soda helps more than a lot of the expensive prescription meds!...go figure.


                • #9
                  Bicarb soda has been fantastic for me.It is what makes life bearable. Whenever I have breakthrough pain, usually in the evening, I take 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon in around 150mls /6oz of water and with in 20mins I get relief. I don't think it matters if it 6, 8 or 12 ozs as long as it dilutes the bicarb.



                  • #10
                    I tried to take it (1/2 tsp in 8oz water... very dilute) and it was so disgusting for me that I gagged on it and spit it out as it partially went down my esophagus. At least I tried it...
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                    • #11
                      Block your nose and down it!!!lolololol


                      • #12
                        The first time I tried it I felt the same way. The second time, I uses room temp water and was able to drink it fast and am getting used to it! Good luck!


                        • #13
                          I'm with Donna. I find that tums work great and don't taste so awful.