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    Has anyone had any luck with a supplement exclusively to deal with their frequency. My IC is very mild and I have always had minimal pain. My biggest annoyance is frequency. I am a 29 yr old male and stick to a pretty strict IC diet.

    Here is what I have tried...

    Early Diagnosis-era

    Elmiron - Did not work for me. Side effects included loss of hair
    Elavil - Helped with urgency, but made me a zombie. I was tired 24/7
    Ditropan XL - Seemed to work for a short time


    CystaQ - Did not work at all, urgency increased big time
    Mushroom Root - Noticed no change
    Whole Leaf Aloe Vera - Noticed no change
    L-Arginine - Noticed increased erection, but no decrease in urgency
    Chuck's Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM - stopped taking noticed no change

    Currently taking

    Barlean's Omega Man
    Chuck's Quercetin Complex
    Gaia Herbs Saw Palmetto

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    Since you were able to take the ditropan I would try another oab, my UG says they all are a little different and we'll respond differently to each one. I am currently on vesicare but was on ditropan xl for a couple of years myself. There is also enablex, and a new one called toviaz that I have samples of but am happy with the vesicare so am sticking with it for now.

    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