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    What is safe to drink?

    I'm going out to watch a show this Friday evening and wondering what other IC sufferers can suggest to drink from a normal bar?

    any suggestions would be appreciated, either soft drinks or alcoholic - as long as it's something that won't cause me pain as i have a busy day the day after the show

    thanks x

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    I wish I could help you. But there is really nothing I can think of at a bar that and Icer can possibly drink that would not irritate their bladder. Unless you are not to diet sensitive. I for one am. Hopefully someone else will chime in and let you know something that they can drink..
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    I am with Ronda on that one. Theres nothing I can drink that doesn't irritate my bladder. I think some may have suggestions for you, I am very diet sensitive.
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    thank you to you both for your advice anyway.
    i think it'll have to be bottled water : (
    thanks again

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    about the only kind of alcholic drinks that didn't bother my bladder before I had it removed were things like white wine & baileys or something like a mudslide, you know something milk based. But if alcohol bothers your bladder, even these will be out. You can always order a house specialty drink and ask them to leave out the alcohol. Just beware of the contents of the drink :ie what kind of juices it has in it etc. I went to a show and actually had them make me a decaf mocha milkshake conncotion that normally would have alcohol in it , I just had them leave it out. As for pop. It still is a no no for me.
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    I am not very diet sensitive. I tried a glass of wine for my in-law's 50th anniversary a few years ago and I was a mess the entire next day. I am sure it went along with the stress of it all, since my SIL and I were giving the party (that's why I tried a glass of wine to begin with) but I promised myself to never do that again! I can handle a rootbeer from time to time when I really am craving a soft drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurenEngland View Post
    I'm going out to watch a show this Friday evening and wondering what other IC sufferers can suggest to drink from a normal bar?

    any suggestions would be appreciated, either soft drinks or alcoholic - as long as it's something that won't cause me pain as i have a busy day the day after the show

    thanks x
    Can anyone out there drink hot chocolate? I can have one from Peet's coffee and Tea every now and then. It doesn't bother me. Thats about it, water and hot chocolate occasionally. Even prelief doesnt work for me

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    club soda

    When I get tired of plain water or marshmallow root tea, I drink club soda. It actually helps calm down the burning due to the bicarbonate (baking soda) in it. You could get that with a garnish in it so maybe it appears that you are having a "real drink". That way you don't stand out. I didn't like it at all at first, but have gotten used to the taste. Some people can't handle the carbonation, but doesn't bother me. Hope this helps.

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    Martini

    I have absolutely no problems with a Vodka martini and the occasionall margarita. Guess I am luck after reading some of the other replies. Other than that all I ever drink is water, water and more water. Hated it at first but drinking water is like second nature to me now. Good luck. I guess with everyone it is just a trial abnd error thing. Not everyone with IC can handle the same foods and beverages.


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    White Russians for me!!!! :woohoo:
    I've never had a problem.

    They are made with Vodka, Kahlua, Baileys and Milk.
    I always thought that maybe the milk coats the bladder, like it coats your stomach .. ?

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    When I'm not flaring, I can handle white wine, sprite, ginger ale and root beer. Occassionally I will SIP on a coke. (I love coke, and have not been able to give it up entirely). I can't drink an entire glass, but I ask for a lot of ice, and sip on it. I can tolerate a few sips, and always carrying that drink around makes me blend in more in the bar club or party.

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    I can handle beer but only if it's in a frosted mug and 'after' I take a couple of prelief.

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    When I'm craving a soda, I seem ok with root beer. It's naturally caffine free.
    For my recent bachelorette party I tried drinking Malibu Rum with ice. It has a nice coconut flavor and the ice really waters is down. I also took a urelle and I seemed to be ok. It's not as strong as other straight liquors since it also has the coconut flavor. All wines/beer really seem to bother me, so I stick to the watered down Malibu (occassionally though). I've pretty much cut out alcohol unless the situation calls for it!

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