Does cysta q work for interstitial cystitis?

Yes. For some patients work as long as they stick with diet modification.
Sometimes. Bladder hydro-distension at time of cystoscopy can relieve ic symptoms for quite a long time. Unfortunately does not always work. Symptoms may get worse for up to a couple of weeks before and relief is experienced.

Related Questions

Can I still work if I have interstitial cystitis?

Yes. Depending on how symptomatic you are you can go to work. Talk to your urologist about local anesthetic that can be injected into the bladder to relieve discomfort and pain. Read more...
Yes. Provided symptoms are not so severe that you either can not concentrate or are physically unable to work. Work can often be a distraction. Read more...

Which treatment works the best and fastest for interstitial cystitis?

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... Read more...

How does atarax (hydroxyzine) work to help interstitial cystitis pain?

Allergy. The thought is that part of ic is an allergic type response, whether its an allergy to foods/ or an autoimmune type reaction we don't yet know . But Atarax (hydroxyzine) acts to dampen inflammatory response associated with allergic reaction. Read more...

Does elmiron (pentosan) work well for interstitial cystitis?

IC. Yes it does. Having said that, you need to do some diet modification and you may need to be carefully evaluated to rule out other painful conditions that co-exist with ic. My personal experience has been very good(for my pts). Read more...
For many patients. Elmiron (pentosan) works well in majority of my patients with ic. Certainly worth trying, but, please be patient because it wil probably take 2 - 3 months to become effective. Read more...

I have interstitial cystitis and im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti plus I take methadone 4 the pain caused by interstitial cystitis will the pain med work?

Consult urologist. Methadone seems a little "over the top" for treating IC pain & risk of opiate addiction. High dose ibuprofen, naproxen, lidocaine patch or vaginal diazepam all worth trying first. ? consult pain clinic. Hope UR on bland IC diet, avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, acidic beverages, spicy foods etc. Also have been tried on various IC meds such as amytriptyline or pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) Read more...

What is interstitial cystitis?

Lining breakdown. It is a condition thought to be caused from the breakdown of the gag layer in the bladder. It is associated with frequency and pain in the bladder. Read more...
Trigger points!! 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. Read more...

Who develops interstitial cystitis?

Both men and women. It has a tendency to run in families which suggests a genetic factor. It is diagnosed more commonly in women. Read more...
30-40 yr old women. It is disease of unknown cause and affect women more than men and is more common around the age of 30-40 years. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001508/. Read more...