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  • Calciblend/Urinary Alkilization and Coffee Tamer

    Has anyone tried either of these? How well did it work for you?
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    Diagnosed:
    Dec 2005
    Diagnosis:
    IC
    Cysto/Hydro:
    Dec 2005
    Other Conditions:
    Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Sinusitis, Bursitis of the hip, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, PFD, Inflamitory Arthritis of the neck, Allergy to Yeast and Dairy
    Meds for IC:
    Prosed/DS as needed which works much better for me than Pyridium, Prelief, Coffee Tamer, Claritin 5mgs and sodium bicarb as needed.
    Alternative Treatments
    Physical therapy for 8 weeks, Acupuncture (just started).
    Other Meds:
    Skelaxin (as needed)
    Didn't work:
    Detrol LA (didn't help symptoms), Pyridium 200mg isn't working very well anymore.
    Tried:
    Elmiron (Major Dizziness), Hydrodistention (Greatly exacerbated IC symptoms), Urised (hard time breathing), Ditropan (bladder pain the next day), Rescue Instillations - Lidocane, sodium bicarb (all over body rash with itching),

  • #2
    I buy Alkalife drops. I put 2-3 drops in each glass I drink. Even in my bottled water! I think it really helps.
    MelindaP

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    • #3
      No but regular old calcium will do the same thing for you (alkalize your urine)
      And I do like the idea of those drops so I ordered some. I simply cannot find neutral bottled water, everyone I've bought has been acidic.
      Cindi


      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: http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf
      AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview- http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?p=571592
      AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF: http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf
      Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

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      • #4
        will calcium pills help my ic?
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        • #5
          Thank you for the information on the Alkalife, I had not heard of it.

          I also did not know that plain old calcium worked lol. I just may give that a try.
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          Diagnosed:
          Dec 2005
          Diagnosis:
          IC
          Cysto/Hydro:
          Dec 2005
          Other Conditions:
          Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Sinusitis, Bursitis of the hip, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, PFD, Inflamitory Arthritis of the neck, Allergy to Yeast and Dairy
          Meds for IC:
          Prosed/DS as needed which works much better for me than Pyridium, Prelief, Coffee Tamer, Claritin 5mgs and sodium bicarb as needed.
          Alternative Treatments
          Physical therapy for 8 weeks, Acupuncture (just started).
          Other Meds:
          Skelaxin (as needed)
          Didn't work:
          Detrol LA (didn't help symptoms), Pyridium 200mg isn't working very well anymore.
          Tried:
          Elmiron (Major Dizziness), Hydrodistention (Greatly exacerbated IC symptoms), Urised (hard time breathing), Ditropan (bladder pain the next day), Rescue Instillations - Lidocane, sodium bicarb (all over body rash with itching),

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          • #6
            LindaMay,
            I believe the calcium helps neutralize the acidic nature of our urine, thereby protecting the bladder tissue & giving it time to heal. I know when I drink the baking soda in water I feel great relief from the burning. I also make all my drinking water more alkaline by putting in Alkalife drops. I am going to start taking the calcium capsules when they arrive in the mail. Then hopefully I can stop drinking the baking soda in water!
            MelindaP

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            • #7
              Hi MelindaP,

              What calcium capsuls did you order? Would you let me know how well the work for you?
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              Diagnosed:
              Dec 2005
              Diagnosis:
              IC
              Cysto/Hydro:
              Dec 2005
              Other Conditions:
              Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Sinusitis, Bursitis of the hip, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, PFD, Inflamitory Arthritis of the neck, Allergy to Yeast and Dairy
              Meds for IC:
              Prosed/DS as needed which works much better for me than Pyridium, Prelief, Coffee Tamer, Claritin 5mgs and sodium bicarb as needed.
              Alternative Treatments
              Physical therapy for 8 weeks, Acupuncture (just started).
              Other Meds:
              Skelaxin (as needed)
              Didn't work:
              Detrol LA (didn't help symptoms), Pyridium 200mg isn't working very well anymore.
              Tried:
              Elmiron (Major Dizziness), Hydrodistention (Greatly exacerbated IC symptoms), Urised (hard time breathing), Ditropan (bladder pain the next day), Rescue Instillations - Lidocane, sodium bicarb (all over body rash with itching),

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              • #8
                I ordered Lifetime Coral Calcium, 1000mg caps. Must be a capsule with no vitamins added. You are supposed to take one with each meal, so 3x a day. You need to take Magnesium with it so you don't get consipated. I take Twin Lab Magnesium caps, 1 at night. I also take 2 caps Flaxseed oil at night. I have been taking the flaxseed for over a year now. I figure that is good all around for everything! I'll let you know how it goes.
                Melinda

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MelindaP View Post
                  I ordered Lifetime Coral Calcium, 1000mg caps. Must be a capsule with no vitamins added. You are supposed to take one with each meal, so 3x a day. You need to take Magnesium with it so you don't get consipated. I take Twin Lab Magnesium caps, 1 at night. I also take 2 caps Flaxseed oil at night. I have been taking the flaxseed for over a year now. I figure that is good all around for everything! I'll let you know how it goes.
                  Melinda
                  I take (Natures Way) magnesium caps too but I have to take around 3 of them a day (1200mg) to not be constipated! But thats just me lol, probably related to my IBS and some of my meds do that to me. I take the flaxseed caps too, think they're really great for inflammation, have helped my dry eyes tremendously.
                  Cindi


                  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: http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf
                  AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview- http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?p=571592
                  AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF: http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf
                  Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Thank you for the information.

                    I tried Flaxmeal, which worked really well for my constipation, however oddly it greatly exaserbated my IC for some reason so I had to stop taking it. Kinda disappointing. :/
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                    Love Much
                    Laugh Often!




                    Diagnosed:
                    Dec 2005
                    Diagnosis:
                    IC
                    Cysto/Hydro:
                    Dec 2005
                    Other Conditions:
                    Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Sinusitis, Bursitis of the hip, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, PFD, Inflamitory Arthritis of the neck, Allergy to Yeast and Dairy
                    Meds for IC:
                    Prosed/DS as needed which works much better for me than Pyridium, Prelief, Coffee Tamer, Claritin 5mgs and sodium bicarb as needed.
                    Alternative Treatments
                    Physical therapy for 8 weeks, Acupuncture (just started).
                    Other Meds:
                    Skelaxin (as needed)
                    Didn't work:
                    Detrol LA (didn't help symptoms), Pyridium 200mg isn't working very well anymore.
                    Tried:
                    Elmiron (Major Dizziness), Hydrodistention (Greatly exacerbated IC symptoms), Urised (hard time breathing), Ditropan (bladder pain the next day), Rescue Instillations - Lidocane, sodium bicarb (all over body rash with itching),

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Oh, I had a thought last night before bed... has anyone tried any of the suppliments that have both Calcium and Magnesium in them, for both alkilizing the urin and for constipation?

                      I wonder if that would work....
                      Live Well
                      Love Much
                      Laugh Often!




                      Diagnosed:
                      Dec 2005
                      Diagnosis:
                      IC
                      Cysto/Hydro:
                      Dec 2005
                      Other Conditions:
                      Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Sinusitis, Bursitis of the hip, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, PFD, Inflamitory Arthritis of the neck, Allergy to Yeast and Dairy
                      Meds for IC:
                      Prosed/DS as needed which works much better for me than Pyridium, Prelief, Coffee Tamer, Claritin 5mgs and sodium bicarb as needed.
                      Alternative Treatments
                      Physical therapy for 8 weeks, Acupuncture (just started).
                      Other Meds:
                      Skelaxin (as needed)
                      Didn't work:
                      Detrol LA (didn't help symptoms), Pyridium 200mg isn't working very well anymore.
                      Tried:
                      Elmiron (Major Dizziness), Hydrodistention (Greatly exacerbated IC symptoms), Urised (hard time breathing), Ditropan (bladder pain the next day), Rescue Instillations - Lidocane, sodium bicarb (all over body rash with itching),

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I think for most people that would work, I think its a ratio of 3 to 1 or something close to that with calcium being the higher number. Good idea.
                        Cindi


                        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: http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf
                        AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview- http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?p=571592
                        AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF: http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf
                        Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

                        Comment

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