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erinaj1997
12-06-2003, 08:51 AM
Hi guys,

I have a question. Alot of you seem to be having good results with hydroxyzine. Is it helping with pain or frequency? I don't have pain. Just frequency and back pain when flaring.

I'm going to see Dr. Hanno on 1/9 and Dr. Whitmore on 1/12. I can't wait, I really need to talk to a specialist! I want to ask about all these other treatments, they're gonig to kill me when they see all the questions I have lmao

Thanks, Erin

ICyuck
12-06-2003, 09:24 AM
Hi, I had frequency/urgency but no pain (but the frequency/urgency was awful, peeing 60 times or more per day) and what has given me remission (so far) is a combo of Elmiron and Hydroxyzine. It is possible that some of my irritation was from some kind of allergic reaction maybe and maybe that's why the Atarax worked, I don't really know for sure.

There are so many different theories about IC out there, and IC may turn out to be many diseases lumped under one label, caused by many things.

It's worth it to try every remedy available, to discover the ones that work best for you. Good luck!

Love, ICY

vm
12-06-2003, 09:57 AM
I use hydroxyzine in combination with a few other meds and it helped me greatly with frequency. That and some urethral/bladder discomfort was my main symptom. No pain to speak of.

erinaj1997
12-07-2003, 05:39 AM
Thanks Kim and ICY,

It sounds like this might be something I should try. I hope this helps!! :)

Erin

liz2
12-07-2003, 08:21 AM
Allegro helps me more than the other histamine blockers. I don't know why. Many doctors in my area are using Zurtec.

dyno
12-07-2003, 09:08 AM
Hi,
Hydroxyzine helps me with freq. That and urgency, no pain are my main symptoms.

Jolene

mizeryic
12-09-2003, 11:27 AM
Hydroxyzine takes a few months to have the full mast cell inhibition results. I believe that it is one of the only antihistamines that is directly related to the mast cells which are in theory a part of the IC process. I read an article on this; I will look for it and post the link. wink
I think this is the article.... it is very interesting.

http://www.newshe.com/wsh2003/wsh13_t.htm