View Full Version : What kind of meds are you on besides Elmiron?
11-21-2004, 04:29 AM
I have a question. What kind of meds are you guys on? Just curious.
I am on:
Elmiron, Uracid, Vicodin (when needed), ditropan XL, estrace vag creme, cystoprotek, (plus 2 BP pills)
Was dx a month ago, had a DMSO cocktail treatment @ that time.
11-21-2004, 04:40 AM
I am on Elmiron, Elavil, Detrol LA and Microdatin for the bladder and Flovent, Atrovent daily and Albuterol (as needed) for asthma/emphasema. I am also taking Nexium and use Estrace cream vaginally and I am on 02 when I sleep.
11-21-2004, 05:02 AM
Here is what I'm on now right now...
Daily: Ditropan XL, Elmiron, Neurotin, Elavil
Not Daily/When Needed: Percocet, Ultracet, OTC pain killers, OTC herbal supplement Echinacea, OTC antihistamine, Prelief, Pyridium
I am on 20mg of Elavil, 5mg of Ditropan--at night.
Also: Necon 1/35 continuously to not have period/period related flares (birth control pill)
Monthly to every 6weeks-DMSO cocktail instillation (DMSO, Heparin, SoluCortef, Marcaine, Sodium Bicarbonate)
When needed for flare--extra half Ditropan during the day, Pyridium,
2 Tylenol with 4 Preliefs (Tylenol without Prelief can trigger a very big flare for me)
Darvocet (very rarely do I need that anymore, but it's good to know I have it if needed)
11-21-2004, 08:58 AM
Elmiron x3 a day
Ultram x4 a day
Levothroid x1 a day
Allegra x1 a day
Bextra x1 a day
Atarax x1 a day
Detrol LA x1 a day
Bentyl x1 a day
Estrogen x1 a day
Depo Provera x1 a day
Vicodin as needed
Drammamine as needed
Pyridium as needed
11-21-2004, 09:13 AM
Elmiron one capsule 3 times per day
Amoxicillin 500mg 3 times per day (currently taking a long course for a few months)
Atarax one 25mg capsule 1 per day at night
Singulair 1 10mg? tablet 1 per day
Naproxyn Sodium 1 tablet 2 per day
Adrenal glandulars (up to 6 tablets per day)
Tums or Prelief with meals and before bedtime
As needed: Percocet to help me sleep
Since I've been on the Singulair (only two days now) haven't needed the Percocet to sleep at all, knock on wood.
11-21-2004, 10:53 AM
albuterol inhaler when needed
11-21-2004, 11:01 AM
For IC (also possible PFD & IBS):
Amitryptiline (Elavil) 25 mg 1x a day (might increase to 50 mg)
Diazepam (Valium) 2 mg 3x a day
Allegra 250 mg 1x a day
I also take Pyridium and Prelief occasionally, and I'm hoping that my doctor will give me something for the pain next time I go since Pyridium doesn't do much.
11-23-2004, 12:00 PM
Can I ask why the long term antibotic?
11-23-2004, 02:59 PM
I take the long term antibiotics for constant UTI's that I get.
11-24-2004, 12:24 AM
All I take, besides Elmiron, is an antidepressant. I used to take a long-term antibiotic but don't anymore. I take a microdantin after sex to help with infection. I use Prelief if I am about to eat something ify. I try to follow the IC diet.
11-24-2004, 03:20 AM
I'm on the following (not all for IC):
11-24-2004, 03:32 AM
OKay this makes me feel nuts here i know i posted to this thread yesterday but now its missing :hmm:
anyways here is my medicine
Heparin and marcaine cocktail treatments one to three times a day as needed
Davorcets for break threw pain
klonopins for Anxiety it also helps keep pain medicine in my system longer Plus it helps relax my bladder muscles it also knocks me out so i can get a good nights rest.
Atarax at bedtime
Leviquin i always keep on hand in case i feel an infection coming on.
11-30-2004, 10:01 PM
Just Pyridium 200mg about twice a day
I tried 'UniDet' which is for spasms (it's a trial drug since I'm taking part in an IC trial) and quit it after 2 weeks because it wasn't helping at all, infact it made it harder for me to void
12-01-2004, 05:47 AM
Elmiron 3x 100mg
Effexor 1 x 75mg ,
Vicodin (as needed)
Toprol 200 mg (1 day)
Neurontin 900 mg (night)
12-01-2004, 08:47 AM
Estrace cream for vulvodynia
Heparin @ Lidocaine at home bladder instillations 3 per week
12-01-2004, 01:53 PM
Atarax 50mg 2x/day
Lexapro 20mg 1x/day
Singulair 10mg 1x/day
Elmiron 200mg 2x/day
Flomax 0.4mg 1x/day
Vesicare 10mg 1x/day
Glucosamine 500 mg 2x-3x/day
I also am doing at home instillations 3x/week:
40,000 Units Heparin
8cc 2% Lidocaine
3cc Sodium Bicarbonate
Not for IC:
Ortho/Novum 1/150-continuously, no periods!
Alpha Lipoic Acid & Evening Primrose Oil entirely for vanity's sake but my skin looks better than it ever has.
12-01-2004, 04:05 PM
After the week from he double hockey stick, my meds are Percocet 1-2 every 4-6 hours as needed for pain, Demerol for breakthrough and Valium for bladder spasms.
12-02-2004, 05:47 AM
Here is the low down. My co-pay is going up so I don't know if I will be able to continue them.
1. lexapro (10 mg/daily)
2. wellbutrin (150 mg/daily)
3. oxycontin (20 mg 3-4 times a day).
4. tenormin (100 mg/ 1 time/day)
5. miralax (one capful every other day)
6. prometrium (one during active period)
7. bendryl or vistaril (25 mg/ at night)
8. valerian (2-3 pills nightly)
10. flomax (.8 mg/daily, two capsules)
12-02-2004, 07:28 AM
1-2 mg Melatonin
2 Excedrin PM
Albuterol inhaler as needed. Also have to have fiber supplement for IBS. I will be adding Prilosec to AM meds once I fill the RX. It seems I need meds for everything, LOL>
Love and hugs,
01-10-2005, 04:57 AM
I started treatment for IC in August. I did the DMSO irrigations which didn't help at all.
I am currently on:
Elmiron 100mg morning & night
Prelief-two with meals
Tagament 200mg twice a day-(I didn't notice anyone else taking this)
Urelle-one nightly-(This may be making me worse so I'm not sure if I well continue with it. Asprin makes me urethra really burn and I feel the same symtoms with this med at times. The meds notes say people with asprin allergies may have a problem with this.)
Atarax-(Just picking up today)
Pyridium-two nighty as needed. I stopped this in place of Urelle but may switch back.
01-10-2005, 06:04 AM
Klaang, I see you are also taking Tagament. Have you noticed that since you have been on the meds for IC, that you tend to get Acid Reflux or heartburn more often? I have noticed this for myself. Are you taking the OTC Tagament?
01-10-2005, 11:50 AM
Kim and all,
No I have not noticed that. I have a ultra delicate tummy anyway so I actually think it has helped with the tummy upset. I'm lactose intolerrant and get really painful tummy gas from a variety of vegies, beans, alcohol. Between that and having changed my diet on my own to loose 25 pounds since last March the IC diet doesn't seem like it should be that challenging yet the IC diet seems to exclude most everything! I'm not even sure how much most foods affect me. I know sodas, alcohol and onions and asprin are obvious ones for me, maybe tomato but I can only link the first four things four certain at this point.
I believe my physician said the Tagament (Cimetidene 200) helped to nutralize histamines which is believed to contibute to IC problems.
I feel like I am taking so many pills! I noticed that the Tagement also says not to take with other antacids. I'm taking it with the Prelief so I've been wondering about that. I don't want to burn a hole in my tummy and end up with another problem!
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