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    So I'm turning 49 soon and at the age of 50 I have to go off my BCP. I have read IC gets much worse off of the pill...can anyone comment on this? I might ask my doctor to keep me on the pill for longer if this is true.

    Does bcp's make your IC better or worse?

    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

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    IC doesnt necessarily get better or worst with birth control. It depends on the individual. When Im on BC. I find that it doesnt affect my IC. but my PMS flares seem to get a lil better. The only way you will know is when u get off of birth control pills how you respond. talk to your doc about ur concerns. good luck
    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