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  • LA28
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    Oh man I wished beer helped me! lol. Or wine, that would be heaven. Whenever I drink beer (or any alcohol really) I pee like every 10 minutes.

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  • KJ<3
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    I just hopped on the forum and searched "beer" because I have noticed that it actually helps me and I was curious if anyone else had the same effect.

    It seems to relax my bladder and give me more volume when I void. My problem is basically having to go all the time even when my bladder is empty. When I drink a beer I feel so much better.

    I will have to try and remember to drink one when I am in a serious flare to see what happens. I searched google and it said that beer is a diuretic, so it also makes me wonder if I took a diuretic, if it would help...

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  • Tina57
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    My uro after a visit actually looked at me and said go home and drink a beer!?????

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  • Nature Lover
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    Glad to know it is just not me. I usually have glass or two of wine in the evening and have noticed that burning in my bladder and urethra lessen...even when I'm having a flare up. I also attributed it to the anesthetic effect of alcohol. I still have to urinate quite a bit but the burning is gone....and I can fall asleep.

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  • Hallows
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    Omg..so interesting. I don't think beer affects me horribly either. Maybe i'll do an experiment this weekend and see how it goes... VERY INTERESTING!! I know vodka did NOT agree with me..at all

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  • smashley
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    Beer does not seem to bother me at all. I was scared when my symptoms first started and was diagnosed and stoped drinking completely since it supposedly is an ic trigger. Four months later I decided to give it a try with some prelief since my symptoms have calmed down with treatment and nothing! Didnt feel any different! Sooo happy since im only 24 and still love to go out.

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  • earthlady
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    I was just curious for those who find beer to be helpful.- Do you find that your IC symptoms worsen after the helpful effects of the beer wears off, or stay the same as they were before you had the beer?

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  • Tink22
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    I have also noticed that beer, either Corona or Rolling Rock helps with my bladder pain, it seems to go away for a few days after I have a couple.

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  • judy45
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    I have also had urethral burining and they gave me estrace cream, fixed that right up! Have you discussed this with your doctor? I am telling you, the pain was gone in about 4 days! Now PFD and bladder still a problem, but any pain we can get rid of is a blessing

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  • judy45
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    I too can drink corona light beer. It actually calms my bladder! When I go out or to book club it is the only time I can go for 4 hours without the urge to pee! Of course,having 3-4 beers a night is really not an option, but it is nice to know when I am out that I can enjoy myself and not worry about pain. I can also drink Pinot Grigio it doesnt bother me at all, but I don't get the same benefits.

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  • flowerangela
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    i had some smirnoff ice vokda the other nite..pineapple flavor one bottle. one of my favs pre-ic.i was stressed/in so much pain i figured i'd try it to see how alcohol affected me. suprisingly it did help the pain even more so than the pain meds i'm on. i have a history of alcoholism in my family so dont want ic to turn me into an alcoholic lol

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  • earthlady
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    It must have something to do with the anesthetic qualities of the alcohol that temporarily numbs the nerve endings in the urethra. I noticed this also at first before I knew I had IC. I have to say though since not having any alcohol at all now my bladder feels a whole lot better overall, so it may not be a good idea in the long run for some people.

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  • cmclien
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    I have to say when I'm having alot of irritation, like what you describe but at a lesser level, I always know that wine or beer will make it go away, always. I have decided it is the anesthetic qualities of the alcohol maybe. It has happened time and time again. I don't know why this is because as Vicki has said it really irritates most people with IC.

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  • VickiB
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    You're not alone in this. I learned early in my IC journey that beer seems to have a calming affect on my bladder.

    I do feel the need to say that others, maybe even most, find the exact opposite reaction so I would urge extreme caution to anyone who decides to try a beer! -Or an other alcoholic beverage. And a reminder that many meds & alcohol don't mix well!

    You might find this old thread on the subject interesting.....
    http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?t=51283

    Vicki

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  • bcmcd11
    started a topic OK this is weird: BEER stops my urethra burning!

    OK this is weird: BEER stops my urethra burning!

    Hello,
    I have just been diagnosed with IC just a couple of weeks ago, and I am presently taking a typical regimen of medication: Elmiron, Amitriptyline, Hydroxyzine, Uribel, Prelief, and the antibiotic Nitrofurantoin Macro (which I am supposed to take immediately after sex). My bladder at this moment isn't really giving me any problems, but my URETHRA? That's a different story. I wake up in the morning and it just burns constantly, making my work day very uncomfortable. It stings and burns so bad I can hardly concentrate. Neither Uribel nor Azo helps in the least.

    A couple of days ago when I got off work, I was so stressed and upset from the amount of work I was expected to do (despite being EXTREMELY uncomfortable from the burning), that I broke down and had a couple of beers. I know, I know, alcohol is a BIG no-no for IC sufferers, but I was so desperate to relax I just didn't care. By the time I had finished my second beer, the burning in my urethra was completely gone. WHAT? Uribel and Azo does nothing, but BEER relieves my discomfort?

    Now, I may be a special case... I used to drink WAY too much and have even gone through a treatment program. Maybe my body chemistry is used to beer somehow? Has anybody else out there experienced this? I find it incredibly ironic that one of the most dangerous things someone with IC can drink--BEER--seems to alleviate the burning sensation in my urethra, and so far IS THE ONLY THING THAT HAS WORKED. Yesterday I had a few more beers after work, and the same thing happened... I actually had RELIEF. (I still had to go to the bathroom a lot, but there was no pain whatsoever.)

    This situation is so strange I don't know what to make of it. Does anybody have any theories? I wasn't even sure this was appropriate to post in the first place, and I had no idea which section to post it in, so I chose Alternative Therapies as a lot of people seem to visit this forum. Thoughts, anyone?
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