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    Has anyone had steroid injections in their urethra to help with inflammation? And has it worked. Also am considering hydrodistention?? Thoughts ?
    UTI 3/2015
    IC ,PFD
    prescribed meds: Endep 60mg, Elmiron 400mg, BC. Enablex 7.5mg.

    Supplements: Chitomur peptide, colostrum, Echinacea, liver detox swisse, calcium citrate, glucosamine, Psyllium Husk.

    Daily diet: Breakkie- oats with chia seeds and no fat milk. Post workout-turkey breast with mixed veggies. Lunch-raw green soup with rye roll and handful of peanuts/almonds. Dinner- changes but meat and veg. Dessert-banana and sugar free custard (homemade) or banana and apple bake with almonds cinnamon and honey with a dollop of coconut cream.

    Tried: tramadol, cystoprotek, multi right, diazepam, vesicare, Ditropan, mirabegron, Flomax, lyrica, progesterone.

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    Re: Urethral injections

    I have had steroid instillations (not injections) and they did seem to help with inflammation. And I am one who is helped by hydrodistentions --- and I've had over forty in my 43 year with IC. I don't recommend this is a first line treatment, but if you're tried many other things, it might be worth a try for you. If you opt to do this, I suggest making sure that the procedure will be a LOW PRESSURE HYDRODISTENTION. I've had both high and low and the low pressure helps as much as high pressure --- and I think it's less traumatic.

    Sending healing thoughts,
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