... on 3 different antibiotics as i was told its a UTI. I am now on naproxen, amytriptyline, and antihistamine (loratedine), None of these have worked, I've been on them a week and a half. I am drinking lots of water to flush the system. I have a lot of pressure on my bladder and pubic bone area all the time, very uncomfortable and very frequent urinating. (no burning or stinging). Any advise i'm desperate for it to go as its taking over my life :(?
Interstitial Cystitis - I believe I have been suffering from IC for nearly four weeks, I have been?
- 1 Feb 2017 by JessicaD92
- 29 December 2017
- urinary tract infection, bladder infection, interstitial cystitis, amitriptyline, loratadine, naproxen, antibiotics, antihistamine, antihistamines
Ok, if you think it's I.C. Then look into the diet. Cut out acidic foods and drinks. Atleast to get you through the flare up. Sometimes too much water adds to pressure and pain. So cut back closer to bed for sure. Heat helps me a lot. Hot pad new best friend. Ive read ice helps other. My dr gave me amytripiline and gave it a few wks, but it did help me. I think diet and strees in check is most important. Ibuprofen helped too. Look online. Tons of things that help. Marshmallow root tea helps a lot. Found it on amazon. Relax when u need it. Your body needs it. Make Sure You Have A uti if taking antibiotics. I always felt like it but didnt have an infection. Also, rule out other stuff. Simple things even. They made sure I didn't have cyst, or something in uterus. I had to be proactive with my health. Took me a yr and 4 drs Before I found one to test and help me. A gyno. You aren't alone. And it will get better. Stay positive and again, take care of yourself.
Pushing thru it only makes it worse. I really hope this helps. I could've saved myself some sanity if I had any clue of these tricks sooner. Best wishes
I have if also. Didn't know what it was until I researched it. I went to dr after dr and finally saw a urogynocologist who specializes in female pelvic disorders. I got bladder instillizations. Medicine through a catheter into the bladder 1x week for 6-8 weeks. It was a life saver. Also take Vicodin for excessive pain and heating pad. Diet is essential. No acidic foods. No coffee tea caffeine soda. Go to IC-network.com they have tons of helpful info. They can help you find a doctor in your area. Good luck!
I discovered I have IC (interstit cystitis) 5 years ago after suffering for 4 years and not knowing what I had. The doctors always treated me for infections and tons of antibiotic and nothing worked until I found 3 amazing doctors in Los Angeles.
I have been pain free, back to normal eating and drinking for 3 years. Took me 2 years to put my bladder under control and I tried every single medication you can imagine.
I do think diet and blader installations are the fastest way for you to feel relief. If you want to know what I did, you can add me as a friend. I used to wake up 7-9 times a night and now I am happy leaving with a very little bladder pressure that I totally got used to.
Elmiron is super expensive, but my insurance approved after my doctor asked them. I also did elmiron installation in my bladder a few times. This medication takes some time to act, so you gotta be persistent.
There is no cure, but I assure you that you can put your bladder under control and live with it without any signs of IC
The other thing you should do is change underwear to all cotton, and do not have anything tight around your waist or hip area. That really made a difference for me, but keep this in perspective. The MOST important thing with IC is to CHANGE YOUR DIET. (Sorry for the all caps!) Unfortunately, you will have to cut out things like almost all fruits except ones like pears. The IC diet can be very restrictive and difficult, but each of us reacts differently to items on the list. So what might bother me might not be a problem so much for you. But! If you are having a “flair” (a particularly painful episode), it can help to go back to the original IC diet list and avoid everything on it once again, even things that you thought are not a problem so much for you. Then once you get past this period of giving your bladder a break and giving it time to heal again.
The website of the Interstitial Cystitis Association is particularly helpful in letting you know of various drugs and treatments that your doctor might not be aware of. Also, my first urologist was not well versed in IC, so I finally found a female urologist who was up on the latest and greatest. Not all doctors are equal in their knowledge or willingness to work with you, so find one that is. Keep asking questions, keep researching. Take charge of your own health.
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