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  • Hydroxyzine & Elavil

    So as a newbie here can some of you tell me what these common drugs do for your IC? I'm only on vesicare so far which has stopped the bladder spasms.
    I am very concerned about additional dryness that I'm afraid these drugs will cause as I have chronic dry eye syndrome to boot. The vesicare is drying enough as is!
    Thanks for your input.

    Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
    Macrobid after sex
    Prilosec, continuous birth control pills
    synthroid .088mg, mucinex-d, restasis

    Supplements: Desert Harvest Aloe vera, Cysta-q, prelief, magnesium and calcium, Vit D, flaxseed oil

    Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

    IC Diet Link:
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview-
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF:
    Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

  • #2
    I have used these both and yes unfortunately they can cause dry mouth and weight gain. elavil also can cause urinary retention.
    Diagnosed with IC October 2009- through bladder biopsy (no glomerations or hunners ulcers found, just irritation)

    I have moderate-severe IC

    Currently stopped taking all medications due to pregnancy


    • #3

      Does anyone get extra thirsty when you have a flare?
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