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    I know Elmiron doesn't work for every one. My doctor ended up prescribing 600 mgs a day (300 mgs wasn't that beneficial for the first 6 months). with atarax for IC. He believed that some patients needed more of elmiron to initially coat the bladder. I've dropped back to 300 mgs, after a few years, now 200 mgs (only just done a few weeks back). I was a very, very strict follower of the ic diet for a couple of years, and now I eat Thai, curries, coffee, wine, etc. I have had some diahrrea, but I am also sensitive to some foods - which could be the major culprit. Sometimes coffee and wine will cause ic sensitivity, but in general I thank God that most of my "old normal" life" has returned. Give it a go....maybe it will do the trick for you. Question though, has anyone had any bad side effects with Elmiron and Lip:woohoo: itor? About to start the high cholesterol med. and just curious since they ca:woohoo: n both affect the liver.

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    That is great to hear that Elmiron worked so well for you! I too had great luck with it and am able to eat whatever I want (within reason, lol, no sense tempting fate! LOL), and feel great most of the time!
    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

    Harry arrived 2/23/09!

    *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

    IC Diet Cheat Sheet:

    IC dx'd Nov 2004
    Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
    Possible IBS
    Current IC Meds
    Vistaril 25mg in the evening
    Previous IC Meds taken:
    Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
    Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
    Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
    Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
    Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
    Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
    Align Probiotic daily for IBS


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      I don't know anything about Lipitor, but just wanted to say on your success with elmiron!


      "A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others."
      ~ The Wizard of Oz

      "If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own
      back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with!" ~ Dorothy