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    Hi,
    Just wondering what antispasmodics people have had success with? I am getting tired of always looking for a bathroom, on average I am going to the bathroom every hour, hour and a half. I am thinking about working on bladder training too. I am also following the IC diet strictly right now, then plan to introduce the items back one at a time to see if I flare. A bit scared to do this but I am already on a gluten and dairy free diet which can make things tricky. Thanks

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    Re: Urinary frequency medications

    hey hun, you kinda have to try them and see how you react because everyone is different! but, my urologist said Toviaz and Myrbetriq typically have less side effects than Vesicare. Toviaz and Vesicare both caused retention for me so I gave up on them. I've been on Myrbetriq for about 3 weeks with no side effects yet.
    Hi! I'm Cathy.
    IC symptoms for over 10 years; finally diagnosed via cysto in May 2018 (petechial hemorrhaging in bladder).
    Currently taking:
    Elmiron 100mg 3x/day
    K-Lyte 3x/day
    Nitrofurantoin 50mg after intercourse
    daily probiotics

    previously tried:
    Myrbetriq - allowed greater bladder capacity, but this caused more pain.
    Vesicare and Toviaz - both caused urinary retention, Vesicare caused dry eyes and Toviaz caused sore throat
    Aloe Vera capsules - didn't notice difference

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    • #3
      Re: Urinary frequency medications

      My uro recently gave me Myrbetriq --- in the past I have had success with hyoscyamine.

      Donna
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      • #4
        Re: Urinary frequency medications

        Hi,
        Just wondering about people's reactions and success with Mybetriq. I saw the side effects of possible UTI and retention and groaned. My urologist has suggested I complete a bladder diary for three days to see how much urine I am passing hourly before going on this medication to see if it will help, 200 mg is a good amount for voiding. If I am under this amount she said it will help. She was great in telling me about various options, medications and side effects. Hope to hear from someone thanks
        Katrina

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        • #5
          Re: Urinary frequency medications

          I'm currently off Myrbetriq because it gave me a larger bladder capacity, but i have a teeny cranky bladder and it really hurt to stretch it out like that. i had what felt like a UTI at one point but the urinalysis was negative so I guess just an IC flare. I'd say it's worth trying! it's freakin expensive though
          Hi! I'm Cathy.
          IC symptoms for over 10 years; finally diagnosed via cysto in May 2018 (petechial hemorrhaging in bladder).
          Currently taking:
          Elmiron 100mg 3x/day
          K-Lyte 3x/day
          Nitrofurantoin 50mg after intercourse
          daily probiotics

          previously tried:
          Myrbetriq - allowed greater bladder capacity, but this caused more pain.
          Vesicare and Toviaz - both caused urinary retention, Vesicare caused dry eyes and Toviaz caused sore throat
          Aloe Vera capsules - didn't notice difference

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