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    Hello everyone! Does anyone have an effective way to ward off constipation? Is there a suppliment I can take that doesnt bug bladders!?

    I was putting flax powder in my smoothies which was really helping alot, but I just read that it can often be a bladder irritant.

    Thanks!

    Jenn
    28 yrs old,

    I have little to no problems now with my bladder, unless I am very stressed out, I forget to take Elmiron for a few days, or I eat or drink something that I know is a trigger...(i.e) like eating a tomato or drinking tea.... Took a long time to get here, but it IS possible to feel good again I just want people who are new to know that IT CAN get better, and for every one person who is suffering, there are hundreds of others who feel GREAT because they have control of thier IC.

    What Works: Tylenol 3's, Pyridium, Elmiron (Going on 4 years now!) HOT showers!!!

    Medications/ Vitamins: Elmiron-100mg 4x's daily Tylenol 3's/Advil (flaring) Vitamin D, WILD salmon oil 4x gels in the morning, Women's ONE a DAY multivitamin (the gummy kind doesn't make me flare) and PROBIOTICS!



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  • #2
    Fresh vegetables, grains, fruits all have fiber. Be sure you're drinking plenty of water.

    You might also talk with your doctor about a stool softener if you have frequent constipation.

    Donna
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    • #3
      For me magnesium supplements help a great deal along with a lot of fresh vegetables, some grains, and whatever fruit is tolerable. Good thing I like pears!

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      • #4
        I use Benefiber.they have powder and oblong tablets. I use the tablets,one with each meal. I no longer suffer with constipation or hard little balls.they do not affect my bladder in any way.

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        • #5
          my uro has me taking Chia seeds. They don't seem to bother me at all and do help. I put them in shakes, yogurt, rice pudding, on salads, etc. Plus I really increased my water intake.

          She did say that they could bother some people with IC because they could cause some stimulation, that I could feel worse before I felt better. But at the same time I had a cysto with hydrodistention so its hard to say which it was.

          My friend without IC also started eating them and says they help her too. She also puts them in her morning shakes and in yogurt
          Amanda
          32 years old
          Symptoms started after a mole removal and flu shot. Diagnosed after 3rd opinion and cystoscopy with hydrodistention. Now attend a pelvic medicine clinic with my gyno and uro every 2 months.
          Also I have migraines, vulvodynia, endometriosis, IBS, eczema, severe seasonal allergies, PFD, chronic yeast, primary raynaud's, and a shoulder full of scar tissue from a mole removal

          Current treatment
          Zantac 150mg twice a day
          Topamax 75mg twice a day
          Trazodone 50mg before bed
          Atarax 25mg before bed and as needed
          Elivil 25mg before bed
          Zyrtec 10mg once a day
          Ogestrel continuously
          Lidocaine cream as needed
          Estrogen/Testosterone cream three times a week
          Gabapentin cream daily
          Valium vaginal suppository as needed
          Pyridium as needed
          Physical Therapy for PFD treatment
          Acupuncture every other week

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          • #6
            Hey thanks for the ideas! For the most part I have also increaed my water, and have been eating a TON of veggies, so I seem to have no problem "going" now that I have changed my diet. When I was just following the IC diet I was having SERIOUS issues that were painful! A soon as I switched to the anti candida diet and the alkaline diet I have have been having normal bowels as well thank goodness. Everyone is so different.

            Jenn
            28 yrs old,

            I have little to no problems now with my bladder, unless I am very stressed out, I forget to take Elmiron for a few days, or I eat or drink something that I know is a trigger...(i.e) like eating a tomato or drinking tea.... Took a long time to get here, but it IS possible to feel good again I just want people who are new to know that IT CAN get better, and for every one person who is suffering, there are hundreds of others who feel GREAT because they have control of thier IC.

            What Works: Tylenol 3's, Pyridium, Elmiron (Going on 4 years now!) HOT showers!!!

            Medications/ Vitamins: Elmiron-100mg 4x's daily Tylenol 3's/Advil (flaring) Vitamin D, WILD salmon oil 4x gels in the morning, Women's ONE a DAY multivitamin (the gummy kind doesn't make me flare) and PROBIOTICS!



            Me in my graduation gown!

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