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  • #16
    I also take about 3 teaspoons daily, divided into two doses.

    Blessings,
    Lori

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    • #17
      Hi SMR218.
      Which probiotics are you taking? I was taking the probiotics made by KAL, but I just talked to a pharmacist and he said he recommends the floragen 3. He said these are very good, and live bacteria. He said you have to be careful as some of the other brands are not even live bacteria. Just curious where you get yours?
      Jen

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      • #18
        Jen,
        I take 2 probniotics, the fist one is VSL#3. My Gastronterologist recomended me b/c she said it has been studied, it has 450 billion live bacteria per sachet (you can just use half if you feel you don't need that much or take it evry other day). I take one sachet in the morning.

        I also take anotehr probitoc in the afternoons: Fem D by Jarrow. This one contains 2 strenghts that are supposed to be good to prevent urogenital infections: the strains are L. reuteri and L. Rhamnosus.
        You can gogle to get more info.
        There's anotehr brand by Natures Way that has those 2 strains too. The reason I take VSL#3 and Fem D is because I had taken lots on antibiotics in teh past and had a cycle of UTIs and vaginal infections. I still struggle with vaginal yeast but I think it is getting better. Alos I hadn't had a cold in almost a yr when I used to get one every 3 months. So probiotics help with the immune system.
        Laser cervical surgery after abnormal pap (moderate dysplasia) in 3/2004
        UTIs since mid 2004
        Recurrent yeast infections since mid 2005
        IC dx 3/2006
        V V dx 12/2006
        Other conditions: IBS, allergies, dry eyes.


        Current IC medications:
        Elavil (since 12/06) 10 mg;
        Cysta Q (since 5/07)
        Rephresh acid jel every 3 days
        D-mannose, fish oil, Calcium Citrate, Multivitamins & garlic pills (sometimes)
        Probiotics Femdophilus or other brands
        Gy-Na-Tren for yeast infections (started using it as needed since 2010)
        Other Rx:Omeprazole 20mg; benadryl as needed, Restasis


        Past Meds and why I stopped them:
        Elmiron: March to September 2006: headaches
        Lyrica:2 weeks in 2006: headaches
        Cystoprotek: from Jan to April 2007: nausea

        Femcon Fe (2/07 to 10/07):caused spotting/bleeding
        BCP:Loestrin (since Ocotber 2007) to stop spotting for 2 months. V V worse. Stopped the pill in Nov 07.


        "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it"

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        • #19
          Thanks for that info. Where do you buy the probiotics? Can you get them in any health store or do you have to order them online? I am interested. I have alot of gastro issues and need to take them. I am also interested in the one you take to prevent uro infections. That is something I would like to try along with the D'mannose. I also suffer from colds! I have a possible autoimmune disease.
          Jen

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          • #20
            I just bought dmannose online this morning!!! I will let you all know how it works when I get it that is. LOL Have a great day girls...
            ***Rachel***

            Dance like no one is watching
            Love like you've never been hurt
            Live today like it's your last

            Dxd with IC in June '06

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            • #21
              Originally posted by jen74 View Post
              Thanks for that info. Where do you buy the probiotics? Can you get them in any health store or do you have to order them online? I am interested. I have alot of gastro issues and need to take them. I am also interested in the one you take to prevent uro infections. That is something I would like to try along with the D'mannose. I also suffer from colds! I have a possible autoimmune disease.
              Jen
              VSL#3 I buy from the website directly. You can google and will find the ir website. Very expensive though...

              Fem D by Jarrow I bought it online thru amazons.com, this one is more affordable. The Reuteri by Natures Way which has the same ingredients as Fem D I got at whole foods.
              Laser cervical surgery after abnormal pap (moderate dysplasia) in 3/2004
              UTIs since mid 2004
              Recurrent yeast infections since mid 2005
              IC dx 3/2006
              V V dx 12/2006
              Other conditions: IBS, allergies, dry eyes.


              Current IC medications:
              Elavil (since 12/06) 10 mg;
              Cysta Q (since 5/07)
              Rephresh acid jel every 3 days
              D-mannose, fish oil, Calcium Citrate, Multivitamins & garlic pills (sometimes)
              Probiotics Femdophilus or other brands
              Gy-Na-Tren for yeast infections (started using it as needed since 2010)
              Other Rx:Omeprazole 20mg; benadryl as needed, Restasis


              Past Meds and why I stopped them:
              Elmiron: March to September 2006: headaches
              Lyrica:2 weeks in 2006: headaches
              Cystoprotek: from Jan to April 2007: nausea

              Femcon Fe (2/07 to 10/07):caused spotting/bleeding
              BCP:Loestrin (since Ocotber 2007) to stop spotting for 2 months. V V worse. Stopped the pill in Nov 07.


              "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it"

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              • #22
                I have been taking the D'mannose for a few days now and I notice it flares my bladder when I take it. I mean like 15 minutes after I take it, my bladder pain is worse. I dont want to stop the dmannose as I am trying to prevent UTIs. I use to take the dmannose all the time a couple years back for this reason and I did fine on it, but that was before I had IC too.
                Anyone get worse pain from the dmannose? What else is there to take to prevent UTI's? I was taking macrodantin( low dose), but my stomach and intestines do not tolerate any antibitoics anymore, so I cant take them. Any other ideas of what I can taka that wont upset the bladder? Thanks
                Jen

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                • #23
                  Jen, maybe you need to swithc brands of Dmanosse. It is strangre that D Mannose flares your bladder, but we knowwe are all different when it comes to how the bladder reacts. Like I mentioned before, if you want to prevent UTIs naturally, there's a book by Angela Kilmatin " Urinary infection, sexual cystitis and IC" you can buy for less than $15, in particular the section on how to prevent UTIs I found very helpful.
                  Garlic pills are considered a bladder and antiseptic and blueberry (and blueberry pills) are supposed to act as cramberry, like D mannose. I don't eat much blueberries now that I have V V and blueberries are high in oxalates so not good for me.
                  Laser cervical surgery after abnormal pap (moderate dysplasia) in 3/2004
                  UTIs since mid 2004
                  Recurrent yeast infections since mid 2005
                  IC dx 3/2006
                  V V dx 12/2006
                  Other conditions: IBS, allergies, dry eyes.


                  Current IC medications:
                  Elavil (since 12/06) 10 mg;
                  Cysta Q (since 5/07)
                  Rephresh acid jel every 3 days
                  D-mannose, fish oil, Calcium Citrate, Multivitamins & garlic pills (sometimes)
                  Probiotics Femdophilus or other brands
                  Gy-Na-Tren for yeast infections (started using it as needed since 2010)
                  Other Rx:Omeprazole 20mg; benadryl as needed, Restasis


                  Past Meds and why I stopped them:
                  Elmiron: March to September 2006: headaches
                  Lyrica:2 weeks in 2006: headaches
                  Cystoprotek: from Jan to April 2007: nausea

                  Femcon Fe (2/07 to 10/07):caused spotting/bleeding
                  BCP:Loestrin (since Ocotber 2007) to stop spotting for 2 months. V V worse. Stopped the pill in Nov 07.


                  "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it"

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                  • #24
                    D-Mannose

                    Like the other posters I find Mannose to be very soothing to the bladder. I find it helps with frequency and feelings of pressure which could be a low grade E-Coli attack. Whatever causes it, it stops it . Mannose only binds to E-Coli, at least thats whats they studied; but it could do other things we dont yet know?
                    I have used it for about 6 years off an on, and always keep some on hand.
                    Sammi

                    Sammi

                    Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
                    Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)

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                    • #25
                      Thanks for the info smr218.
                      I also now notice that I am getting hives. I am not sure what they are from, but it has to be either from the miralax I just started taking two weeks ago or the Dmannose as those are the only two new things I have ingested. Geez, I swear if it is not one thing it is another.
                      Thanks for the info on that book. Did you get it at borders? I am going to look into getting it, but not sure where to get it. WHere did you get yours?
                      Jen

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                      • #26
                        I got the book at amazons. You can check if Borders of Barnes and Noble carry it before going there.
                        Regarding hives it is intersting what you mentioned about miralax, a few days ago I woke up in the middle of the night and my back, arms and legs were itiching, That day I tried Benefiber for the first time, so I thought it was that. It contains "wheat dextrin" and I may be sensitive to that. I took 1 benadryl and went back to sleep. I'm still thinking if I should try "benefiber" again again or just anotehr brand of "fiber".
                        D mannose never gave me hives.
                        Laser cervical surgery after abnormal pap (moderate dysplasia) in 3/2004
                        UTIs since mid 2004
                        Recurrent yeast infections since mid 2005
                        IC dx 3/2006
                        V V dx 12/2006
                        Other conditions: IBS, allergies, dry eyes.


                        Current IC medications:
                        Elavil (since 12/06) 10 mg;
                        Cysta Q (since 5/07)
                        Rephresh acid jel every 3 days
                        D-mannose, fish oil, Calcium Citrate, Multivitamins & garlic pills (sometimes)
                        Probiotics Femdophilus or other brands
                        Gy-Na-Tren for yeast infections (started using it as needed since 2010)
                        Other Rx:Omeprazole 20mg; benadryl as needed, Restasis


                        Past Meds and why I stopped them:
                        Elmiron: March to September 2006: headaches
                        Lyrica:2 weeks in 2006: headaches
                        Cystoprotek: from Jan to April 2007: nausea

                        Femcon Fe (2/07 to 10/07):caused spotting/bleeding
                        BCP:Loestrin (since Ocotber 2007) to stop spotting for 2 months. V V worse. Stopped the pill in Nov 07.


                        "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it"

                        Comment

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