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  1. #1
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    Urologist does not give drugs.

    My uro will not give me any drugs. He only believes in instills. What doctor will help with other meds.
    So grateful for your support.
    Sharyn

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    I get some of the medicines for my IC from my primary care doctor. He prescribes my muscle relaxants, topical lidocaine (for external vulvar pain) and pain medication. My gynecologist prescribes my birth control pills, which also help control my IC.
    Kadi

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    -Elavil 60mg at night
    -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
    -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills every morning and night
    -Pyridium if needed,
    -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
    -Antibiotic to prevent UTI infections from 2x daily catheter use
    -Colace & Senna to treat chronic constipation from meds
    -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
    -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
    -Managing stress= VERY important!
    -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

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    ICN Member Jinny Jean's Avatar
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    My regulat GP prescribed Elmiron and Atarax for me.
    25 yrs old,

    Flaring: 20-25 x's, raw feeling in my urethra just before urinating.

    On a regular day: My frequency is normal 5-8 x's

    I have little to no problems now with my bladder, unless I am very stressed out, I forget to take Elmiron for a few days, or I eat or drink something that I know is a trigger...(i.e) like eating a tomato or drinking tea.... Took a long time to get here, but it IS possible to feel good again I just want people who are new to know that IT CAN get better, and for every one person who is suffering, there are hundreds of others who feel GREAT because they have control of thier IC.

    What Works: Tylenol 3's, Pyridium, Elmiron (Going on 14 months now!) HOT showers!!!

    Medications/ Vitamins: Elmiron-100mg 4x's daily Tylenol 3's/Advil and PROBIOTICS!



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    You should consider a second opinion with another urologist. Additionally, as the others have mentioned, your GP and/or gyn may also be of help. Also some here are under the care of a uro-gyn.
    Symptoms started Nov 2003.
    Diagnosed Nov 2004.
    In remission since Aug 2009.

    Favorite quote: "Moderation kills." ~ Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr.


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    If your current urologist is unwilling to prescribe any of the medications usually prescribed for IC patients, I have to agree that a second opinion is a good idea.

    In the meantime, your primary care doctor may be able to help.

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