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    I am considering getting off all my medications for IC (Elmiron, hydroxzine and amitriplyine) for weight loss.

    Background: the other year for about 8 months I didn’t take any medications and I felt fine the whole time. End of last year I started Elmiron and took it for about three months and didn’t see much of a difference but was generally feeling good. I had to stop due to a procedure and resumed about a month ago. I want to stop though. Do you think I needed to give it longer or the fact that I feel okay when I have barely taken it shows i don’t need it?

    need opinions! Thanks!

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    If you were doing well without Elmiron, given the expense and the potential for side effects over a long time, I think at least considering stopping it could be a good idea. If you've been taking the other two full time, I suggest talking with your doctor before stopping them.

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