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    I was just curious if anyone here is taking bc Pills? My gyne wants me to start Loestrin Fe and I am so worried it will make my IC worse or my GI motility worse. Anyone else here take loestrin fe and if so, does it worsen your IC?
    Jen

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    I'm on Seasonique (a 3 month cycle) and that doesn't affect me at all. It actually made my last period more manageable. I was on Ortho-tri-cyclin for 7 years and my periods were wonderful (completely pain free... and the pain before them were debilitating... endo was in their minds). The period pain came back with my urinary symptoms (frequency/urgency) and so they think it is IC and endo. I'm on Seasonique and feel better period wise and don't notice anything worse IC wise. Sorry I can't speak for the one you are being suggested.
    [SIZE="1"][B]Be well, Alyssa :hi:[/B]

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      I had been taking Loesterin Fe for years but just found out there is a generic at a huge savings so I switched to that. I have not noticed an increase in symptoms with either one. I take it continously, no peroids at all and have been that way for years. I had no problems switching from the brand name to the generic either.
      Dianne

      IC 9/2005
      PFD 4/07

      Current Meds:
      Desipramine 10mg at night
      Desert Harvest Aloe Vera
      Prelief as needed
      Also PFD therapy

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      • #4
        Even though a woman is on bc, can the week prior to the period still have breast swelling and tenderness?
        bunnykinb

        6/04 dx Mild IC; 3/06 2nd hydro/cysto w/2nd uro; Moderate IC now. IBS dx 11/03. 6/08 dx Vulva Vestibulitis/Pelvic Floor Spasms. 7/20/15 Feels like I have moderate IC now. Burning again.

        tried & failed treatments: Urocit K 2x/day, Prelief & Atarax 25 mg 3/05-6/06; elavil 10mg 11/30/06-2/28/07 (stopped due to hunger); elmiron orally but had throat tightness;heparin instills 1x/mo 9/04-2/05;elmiron instills every 2 wks 7/05-2/06;20 DMSO 7/28/06-9/07.nortriptyline 10mg 4/07-10/07current meds/treatments:Tofrinal 25mg;Yasmin bc. Heparin instills every 2 weeks 2/08-present. Mix: 8cc lidocaine, 8cc heparin (40,000 units), & 3cc sodium bicarb. main symptoms: frequency & labia/clitorial burning

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        • #5
          Do you think that BC pills could be the cause of IC in some people since it does mess with the hormones?
          Jen

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          • #6
            Jen,
            I take continious birthcontrol and I know it helps because it keeps my hormones level...

            Ronda
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            Ronda

            ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!


            Link to Patient Handbook:
            http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

            Diet Reference Sheet:
            http://www.ic-network.com/diet/icndi...tsheet0909.pdf

            Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

            Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

            Meds I have Tried:
            Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
            Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
            Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

            Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
            Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

            Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.



            ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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            • #7
              I take ortho cyclen and I get bloating and breast tenderness. I am switching to a different pill at my next annual. I am very dissatisfied with this pill.

              Erika
              IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

              Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

              "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

              "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

              Current Treatments:
              Interstim Since 5/25/07!
              Birth Control

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jen74 View Post
                Do you think that BC pills could be the cause of IC in some people since it does mess with the hormones?
                Jen

                Honestly, I don't think it can cause IC (watch in 10 years doctors find out that it does). I take BCP to control my hormones... without it my hormones would be all over the place, my periods would be spastic (abnormal and heavy and frequent and extremely painful), and on top of that it is shown to reduce the occurence of ovarian cancer in older women (pre-menopausal obviously). Since my mom died from ovarian cancer, my periods were killing me, I had terrible acne, etc, I went on BCP over 7 years ago. They are my lifesavor!
                [SIZE="1"][B]Be well, Alyssa :hi:[/B]

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