07-07-2004, 11:00 PM #1
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- portland, or
for those of you who are on/have tried elmiron, did it help? i know it varies a lot, but i'm just curious.
07-08-2004, 01:19 AM #2
I'm on Elmiron and have been since Dec of 2003. I have no idea whether it's helping because I have so many other problems. I do know that if you try it that it can take up to 6 months to start noticing any difference. I do feel better since aI've been on all the meds. I'm still in so much pain but it would be 10x worse if I stopped them all. I can tell when I miss a dose OUCH! Take care - Chris
07-08-2004, 01:32 AM #3
I have been on Elmiron for 9 months..I felt good so Uro told me I could cut back .. I did and ended up in a long lasting flare.. I saw my family Dr and he told me to go back to the full dose.. I have and feel good again.. I still get flares but not as often..
I think elmiron has really helped me...And I can eat Strawberries with no problem.. Yahoooooo!!
~~Pam~~God brought me to it, He will bring me through it!!!
Elmiron took almost a year- made me sick, caused diarrhea
Pyridium -Made me sick
Detrol and Ditropan- caused constipation
Trying DMSO instill- had 5 out of 6
Started Oxytrol Patch- no side affects so far --Jan 2011
stopped using them after 3 months-- skin was getting irritated
Cysto/hydro April 6ht 2011-- on expansion only hold one cup
High blood pressure meds and Crestor
07-08-2004, 01:56 AM #4
I have been on Elmiron for almost 3 years with no side effects other than feeling normal now most of the time. (And I am back to eating whatever I want....) It doesn't work for everyone - but for those it helps it's a blessing.Kim
Diagnosed August 2001
Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)
Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)
My IC story: http://www.ic-network.com/patientstories/kim.html It's very outdated now. I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.
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