Home rxs for IC. Hydration (uop > 2 quarts/24 hours) and avoid foods that contain potassium/spices.......
Can interstitial cystitis symptoms be worsened by fibromyalgia? I was going to get botox treatment, but can't, any ideas to help other than diet
Yes. Fibromyalgia sufferers have an increased sensitivity to pain. Have you tried any of the specific meds for either condition?
Yes; associated.? If Fibromyalgia, FM, worsens Interstitial Cystitis, IC. Urinary frequency & urgency, aka IC, common symptoms of FM, wherein pelvic girdle sacroiliac joint subluxation impinges overlying presacral neural plexus/parasympathetic nerves responsible for urinary bladder smooth muscle contraction & bladder evacuation. Rational therapy of IC includes pelvic girdle stabilization via Prolotherapy/fusion.
Yes. There are medications and recommendations for change of diet and lifestyle.
No. Patients can be in remission for several weeks and months at a time, especially if you avoid the triggers as you stated.
IC. This is a chronic condition, and as such usually not cured, but just symptoms reduced.
All of following. Avoid acid urine producing beverages and foods ie oj, tomato sauce etc. Try prelief or Tums to alkalinize urine. Elavil at night takes 2-3 weeks to be effective. Anticholinergic ie oxybutinin to reduce overactive bladder symptoms. Elmiron (pentosan) x# daily for bladder lining protection. Pain meds as required. Cystoscopic bladder hydrodistension, DMSO coctail instillations may help. Urologist with ic interest.
See your doctor. Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
There are many. Interstitial cystitis can improve with a lot of treatments. Hydrodistension & bladder instillations can help. Medications like elmiron, (pentosan) bladder antispasmotics & antihistamines may work. Medications for neuropathic pain like Amitriptyline and Gabapentin are often effective. While not fda approved for ic, sacralneuromodulation (interstim) works well for some people. Discuss options with your doctor.
IC. There is no cheap simple cure for ic...It is a very complex condition that many people throw around in appropriately. There is no classic test, other conditions must be ruled out first.
Diet. Drink lots of water and cut out high acid content foods from your diet. Cut back on caffeine and alcohol.
Trigger point care. A new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this trigger pts release techniques and acupuncture! See files.
Diet change. Stay off caffiene. And go on a low acid diet.
Interstim. For severe cases where one is considering bladder removal - Cyclosporine has been used. Diet is always a must as is smoking cessation.
Multimodal. Therapy is typically multi-modal, including the use of a bladder coating agent (cystistat (sodium hyaluronate) and uracyst (chondroitin)), an antihistamine, and a low dose antidepressant (amitriptyline) to fight neurogenic inflammation. Use of pentosan polysulfate or heparin, sodium hyaluronate, Lidocaine and sodium bicarbonate, stops flare ups.
I would use old txmt. This is a new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Acupuncture! See files.
IC treatments. Simple things like limiting caffeine and soda is a start. There are no magic fixes for ic but there is no test that can tell you have it...Other things need to be ruled out first...A urologist is the best doc to start with...