08-17-2010, 10:32 AM #1
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
- Kingman, AZ
It's been awhile since I've logged on and posted but I have a question...
Has anyone had any luck with particular spermicides that did NOT cause a flare for you?
I just had my second child (a girl!!!) and I am loathe to go back on a hormonal birth control (seems to make my IC worse among other things). We may think about a 3rd child in 2 years, so husband doesn't want to get snipped yet...
I'm seriously considering the Femcap (cervical cap) but it recommends using it with a spermicide. The last kind I used - a spermicidal film - caused flares. Just wondering what experiences other IC-ers had, and if there was something specific I should try.
Thanks in advance!
PS - this is probably posted in the wrong area, but I wasn't sure where else to put it.Dx: 3/05
Symptoms: Pain, urgency, frequency, insomnia
Treatments: Neurontin, Ultram, Elmiron, Detrol LA, Ambien/Sonata, Prilosec/Prevacid (for GERD), brisk walks, cold packs, hot pads, meditation.
08-17-2010, 04:23 PM #2
Spermacides always seemed to aggravate me, ugh - either by bothering my IC or making me itch, so I have no good answers from my experience for that, lol. Hopefully others will relate what's worked for them!Hugs,
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IC dx'd Nov 2004
Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
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Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
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