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    Can someone tell me briefly what type of drug peridium plus is?
    I am also on Elavil(amytriptylin). I take 25 mg at night before bed so I can sleep better. It does take some of the pain away for me. I have had IC for 8 years and have only been taking Elavil for about 1 and a half years. The side effect I dont like is that it makes me tired, sleepy, and I also eat all the time. I feel this drug depresses me and makes me lazy. I need some kind of booster. I usually am very active but for the past 6 months all I want to do is eat and watch TV. I used to be so motivated. Can anyone help?
    [SIZE="1"][SIZE="2"]Please send all private messages to [email protected]. I do not check my ICN mailbox much.
    Symptoms:
    24/7 Bladder Pain, Mild Urgency and Frequency. Always tired and fatigued. Trouble sleeping due to bladder pain and trips to bathroom.
    Allergies/Sensitivities:
    Alcohol(big time!), Soft drinks. Foods dont bother me.
    Current Supplements: None presently
    Conventional medications!!!!!: Nuerontin, Hydroxyzine, Elmiron, Tramadol
    Tried many other medications... will list later

  • #2
    About Pyridium Plus--

    I was on that for a few months. That is the stuff that turns your urine orange, and takes the burning out a little bit of urination, given often times with a UTI. If you don't mind orange toilets, this'll be ok. lmao It did work for me for awhile, I took it with Elmiron and Elavil for awhile.

    About the Elavil, I'm not real sure what to tell you. Maybe talk to the doc and see what he/she says about improving activity and the side effects. Maybe you can get switched to a different anti-depressant/sleep med without the drowsy/lazy side effects?

    Good luck!
    Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!

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    • #3
      Pyridium is an analgesic, which helps with the burning sometimes present with IC.

      A helpful hint: the orange stain in the toilet stool can be eliminated with vinegar.


      Donna
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      • #4
        I take 10 mg of Elavil & 5 mg of Ditropan at night. The combination works very well for me (I had bladder spasms whenever I lay down). I tried 20 mg. of Elavil, but then had to strain to urinate, so backed it down to 10 mg. & the pain relief & sleep benefits are about the same. I take it about 45 min. before bedtime, but am careful to make sure I allow at least 8 hours for sleep or its hard to get up! Oh, my doctor did suggest that if daytime sluggishness is a problem, to take 10 mg @ 7:00pm and the next 10mg @9:00. He said that staggering the dose can reduce side effects. Hope that's helpful
        Kadi

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        Current treatments:
        -IC diet
        -Elavil 50mg at night
        -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
        -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
        -Pyridium if needed,
        -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
        -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
        -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
        -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
        -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
        -Managing stress= VERY important!
        -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

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        • #5
          thanks Kadi, I try staggering the Elavil. I talk to my doc and see if their is anything else I can take as well.
          [SIZE="1"][SIZE="2"]Please send all private messages to [email protected]. I do not check my ICN mailbox much.
          Symptoms:
          24/7 Bladder Pain, Mild Urgency and Frequency. Always tired and fatigued. Trouble sleeping due to bladder pain and trips to bathroom.
          Allergies/Sensitivities:
          Alcohol(big time!), Soft drinks. Foods dont bother me.
          Current Supplements: None presently
          Conventional medications!!!!!: Nuerontin, Hydroxyzine, Elmiron, Tramadol
          Tried many other medications... will list later

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