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How Long Does Ic Last
Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...Read more
Depends: Everyone is different. Things you can try to help ease the pain. Over the counter AZO or prescription Pyridium (phenazopyridine). Prelief, bladder antacid, or 1/4-1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz water no more than twice a day. Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, or Benedryl. Drinking a lot of fluids to dilute the urine. Avoid caffeine, acidic foods, alcohol, and carbonated drinks. Look IC diet ...Read more
How long might this ic flare from and epidural steroid injection given 4 days ago last? How long does it take that medication to leave the body?
I'm a newly diag. IC patient. Does elimron have a lot of side effects? If so do they last the whole time you are taking it?
Few, not common: The Elmiron (pentosan) is a very effective treatment. I have used it extensively in my practice. I have encountered very few side effects. You really cannot predict who will have side effects. I advise that you should give it a try. Remember that to really benefit from it you should try to take it three times a day and for 3 months, yes 3 months, it works slowly. ...Read more
Had a m/c at 19w for ic and bled for 2w. Got the 1st period after 5w. That lasted only 3days. Is it normal? Can i ttc now? What is the chance of prg?
So, you had: A miscarriage at 19 weeks due to ic? Does that mean interstitial cystitis? If so, interstitial cystitis does not cause miscarriages. Whatever process you had needs to improve but i would discuss why you had the miscarriage with your doc. Inquire about "incompotent cervix". Good luck. ...Read more
I have been taking amitriptyline (10 mg) at nighttime for ic pain and help with sleep the last 31 days. Will missing one night's dose be a problem?
Here goes I have ic, endeometriosis, chronic leg pain over a yr, my last 4 disc told are dry by chiro 2 shoulder surg still hurts. What dr can help me.
I have IC and I have had lower back pain for a few months.it hurts the most at night also have numbness if I stay in one position to long.
Your symptoms: are not related to your IC (I assume you mean Interstitial Cystitis) They are most likely from your back! Review this with your Primary Care Provider! Dr Z ...Read more
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