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    Im thinking of using Glucosamine Hydrochloride/MSM. Currently taking elmiron and Im already feeling the GI side effects. Not feeling good these days. i will have to talk to a gastroenterologist to see if I should still take it. Having gastritis and IBS sure doesnt help the situation. but I was thinking if it doesnt work that I will take Glucosamine and MSM. Any recent sucess stories?-thanks
    Diagnosed with IC October 2009- through bladder biopsy (no glomerations or hunners ulcers found, just irritation)

    I have moderate-severe IC

    Currently stopped taking all medications due to pregnancy

  • #2
    Good morning
    I think leelee88, one of the moderators here, has had some success with glucosamine/msm. You might be able to contact here via pm, or possibly find old posts where she has mentioned it. Good luck!

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    • #3
      Not a moderator, but a success story

      I'm not a moderator, but I've had great success with MSM. Get the MSM by itself in 1k mg capsule form. Start yourself off at 1k mg 3 times a day and work up from there until you get relief. As I mentioned in an email to "needsrelief", I am at 3k mg 3 times a day. The powder is very bitter and takes some getting used to, so start off with the capsules to see if it works. Jarrow is the brand I've been buying.

      The only side effect I've encountered is that if I take too much I get the hiccups. I've read that it can give you other gas as well.

      I only recently added Glucosamine to my daily vitamin regimine, so I do not credit Glucosamine with giving me relief from IC. However, I have no doubt that it could help someone, which is why I started taking it.

      In addition to helping with IC, MSM cured my plantar fasciitis! "Plantar fasciitis is irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. The most common complaint is pain in the bottom of the heel." I have also heard it can alleviate severe arthritis and RA pain.
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      • #4
        I haven't tried the glucosamine/MSM but looked into it. It's something that I really think your doctors need to be onboard with. I also wanted you to know that I also have really bad gastritis and IBS. I had to stop the Elmiron partly due to stomach issues. So I totally understand where you're coming from. If you decide to try it, please post how it's working for you!! Good luck!!
        Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
        Lexapro-20 mg
        Aciphex
        Ambien-as needed
        Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
        Valium-10 mg x2 per day
        Phenergan-1 at night
        Prelief w/everything
        Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

        Currents treatments that help somewhat:
        Heating pad
        Hot baths
        Ice
        Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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        • #5
          Definitely talk with your doctor first. Glucosamine Hydrochloride/MSM is one of the over-the-counter medications that can have some serious interactions with other medications.

          Donna
          Stay safe


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          • #6
            Slight Clarification

            I completey agree with discussing treatments with your health care provider.

            I was concerned about MSM causing problems with my thyroid and allergy medication, so I did a little research before I started taking it. Here is what I learned: Glucosamine is known to have interactions with drugs, but MSM is not known to have any interactions with drugs. While they are frequently found together, you can take them separatly.

            Glucosamine research: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/glucosamine.html
            MSM research: http://www.msmguide.com/msm-practiti...uginteraction/
            http://www.drugs.com/npp/methylsulfonylmethane-msm.html
            Don't take my word, be your own health care advocate. Research everything and make an educated decision on what treatments you think are right for you.

            ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

            Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
            - Albert Einstein

            ~ Lisa
            My Store: http://www.zazzle.com/saveena*

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