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    Hi: I've used Atarax successfully for quite some time, but it is unfortunately causing nighttime irregular heartbeats. Have people had success with another drug besides (but close to) Atarax? I see Zyrtec listed but I'd love to hear people's experiences with it or other drugs. Thanks!

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    It can be upsetting when we find something that's working, but creates new problems. I hope you'll hear from others --- and suggest you discuss alternatives with your doctors.

    Sending gentle hugs,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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    • #3
      Trazodone or Remeron, possibly? Not antihistamines per se, but Remeron has strong antihistamine properties and is why people get so hungry while taking it.
      Diagnosed with IC in 2005, PFD in 2016. My sister has had IC for 21 years and our mother over 30. 66 years of bladder fun combined!

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      • #4
        Hello, Sorry I am new to the forum and I can't figure out how to do a new post. (dumb) I am miserable with my IC. My doctor is supposed to be one of the best in the world but then when I read on here it is like he is behind the times. I cannot take hydroxyzine. I can't function on it. Is there an over the counter antihistamine that will not cause a flare up? I have tried instills but they hurt so bad afterwards. However I am definitely going downhill fast. Just wondering if I should take zyrtec as a shot or what other suggestions might be.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mysteryouch View Post
          Hello, Sorry I am new to the forum and I can't figure out how to do a new post. (dumb) I am miserable with my IC. My doctor is supposed to be one of the best in the world but then when I read on here it is like he is behind the times. I cannot take hydroxyzine. I can't function on it. Is there an over the counter antihistamine that will not cause a flare up? I have tried instills but they hurt so bad afterwards. However I am definitely going downhill fast. Just wondering if I should take zyrtec as a shot or what other suggestions might be.
          First I'd like to say to the IC Network. I know you'll find a wealth of information and support here.

          To start a new subject, first locate the forum where you'd like to post --- and click on that forum title --- you will find a link to start a new thread there.

          Have you tried doing an IC diet? If not, I suggest you begin today. That single step can be a huge help. And it can help to keep a diary, listing everything that goes in your mouth, urinary frequency, activities, pain levels. We can sometimes figure out some triggers that way.

          Do you know what was in the instillations? The reason I ask is that some can be soothing --- some can be irritating at first, but help after the first few.

          I hope you feel better soon.


          Donna
          Stay safe


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          Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

          Have you checked the ICN Shop?
          Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

          Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

          Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

          Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

          AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

          I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
          [3MG]

          Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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          • #6
            Are you trying to take Atarax during the day? I only take it at night. You may also experiment with lower doses--I have done this a lot and it helps.
            Diagnosed with IC in 2005, PFD in 2016. My sister has had IC for 21 years and our mother over 30. 66 years of bladder fun combined!

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            • #7
              Benadryl was similar but not as strong so it may help without the intensity. I used it in lieu of the hydroxyzine when I was starting into remission.

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              • #8
                Thank you, earthlady --- Benadryl is pretty much an essential at our house for everything from sleeplessness to skin rash to insect bites.

                Warm hugs,
                Donna
                Stay safe


                Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
                Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
                [3MG]

                Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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