What is the best treatment for interstitial cystitis that won't cause weight gain?

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.

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Interstitial cystitis - what is the best treatment?

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. Read more...

What's the best treatment to get rid of interstitial cystitis?

IC. This is a chronic condition, and as such usually not cured, but just symptoms reduced. Read more...
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. 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...

I have been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. Can a dsmo w/ lidocaine and sodium bicarbonate treatment cause constipation?

DSMO. Dsmo for interstitial cystitis does not cause constipation.It cause garlic like odour from the skin and breath.And you need to have liver and kidney functions checked every six months. Read more...
DMSO constipation. No; there is no specific relationship between DMSO and constipation - most pts experience "garlic breath." cataracts are know to occur more frequently in pts treated with dmso. Read more...
No. Not constipation. Dmso "cocktail" often works very well with ic. It is instilled into the bladder and should not affect the bowel. Read more...

After having treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity return back to normal?

Is should improve. Your bladder capacity might not return to normal but it will likely improve. Symptoms such as frequency, urgency and pain should improve as well. Read more...
Yes. Usually with interstitial cystitis the symptoms of frequent urination occurs because the bladder wall is inflammed .Bladder capacity remains unchanged.Once treated you get symptomatic relief. Read more...

After going through treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity go back to normal?

IC. As the bladder regenerates and the inflammatory response stabilizes, the ability of the bladder to relax improves. The bladder becomes more flexible and the capacity improves. Read more...
Possibly. Provided your bladder muscle has not undergone fibrous change (like scar formation) in which case capacity can not return to normal. Milder cases of ic gan regain previous capacity especially if treatment includes bladder hydro-distension under general anesthesia. This has helped a number of my younger patients. Read more...