Long . IC is a painful disease. Bladder instillation of a medicine called DMSO(dimethyl-sulfoxide).This is the only FDA approved instillation but needs to be dilute(25%)to lessen risk of permanent bl.contraction. Oral medication Elmiron(pentosan sulfate) is also somewhat effective.Dietary modification mostly trial & error,oxybutinin & botulinum ....Surgery is a last resort. I wish you well.
InterstitialCystitis. Diet and supplements and conservative management is first line ie: Prelief, Cystoprotek, Aloe Vera Supplements, Increased hydration Medications can include: Elmiron, Antihistamines suchs as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Zyrtec, Atarax, Bladder instillations: medicine placed into bladder Resources: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/ www.ichelp.org www.ic-network.com.