Antihistamine and interstitial cystitis

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Treatment options for this is limited and may overlap with those for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>interstitial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cystitis</span>. Pentosan polysulfate sodium and dimethyl sulfoxide are approved for the treatment of chronic cystitis and may be of benefit. You may want to discuss if these medications can be applied to you. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
I am having a cystoscopy next week to take some biopsies and look for evidence of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>interstitial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cystitis</span>. I have recently started taking Zyrtec as an antihistamine for my seasonal allergies, which are quite severe. I have read stories about mast cells showing up in the biopsies of some IC patients, and I was wondering if taking this drug would inhibit them showing up in my biopsies if they do, in fact, exist in my body.
Four months ago the same pain began and after testing for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cystitis</span> was repeatedly negative, I was cystoscoped and found to have bladder cysts. The doctor said they looked like freckles. He gave me antibiotics for about l2 days which helped but did not totally stop the discomfort. He then suggested that I more or less wait it out. I did get better, but almost every time I eat out at a restaurant, I have another painful reaction.
All other causes were ruled out, other than possibly being on the antihistamine atarax, and pain medicine ultram for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>interstitial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cystitis</span> for several years now could have been the root cause.??? I wonder what you think of this? MY pain Dr. doesn't think my neuropathy is from the lupus, he said it wouldn't be so severe, but I know my body, and I feel that it is either that, or the medicines aforementioned that I no longer take.
Best pain medication for me is atarax (hydroxyzine, it's an antihistamine and works anti-inflammatoric in an IC-bladder ) for long-term-medication and buscopan in case of convulsions, to mention just two simple things. I hope I will hear somithing good from you soon. I totally know how you feel. It took me four years to finally get my diagnosis and treatment that could help me! I had to go through phases of bad depression too.
Please make yourself at home and snuggle down. It will be a bit bumpy, but worth it!
You may have a condition known as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>interstitial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cystitis</span>(IC). This is a chronic inflammation of the bladder wall. It differs from common cystitis in that the later is caused by a bacterial infection which can be treated by bacterial antibiotic therapy. It is also important to note that IC is not a psychosomatic disorder nor is it caused by stress. This is particularly a possible diagnosis due to the fact that an antihistamine helps your condition.
It makes me very angry that these Doctors know and aren't telling people. I don't believe that they are ignorant. I've been over and over it again and again. It makes no sense that I would know more as a user of the drug than they would. There's so little on Tramadol or Ultram on the web. Tons on other drugs. Ok so the most alarming part of the Tramadol we would think would be the fact that it is a synthetic opiate. It's a Narcotic. It's just been slipped thru the schedule.
I also live in Memphis and was diagnosed in April. First I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>interstitial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cystitis</span> (painful bladder) and now fibro added to that. I am looking for a doctor who won't be afraid to write me a Rx for pain medicine so I don't have to live in misery all the time. Anybody got any suggests for a me?
Lemons are supposed to have a lot of health benefits, I believe. I can't have it with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>interstitial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cystitis</span> and GERD. Marie- hope you got my PM today! I had a sleep apnea test and they said the longest time I didn't breathe, it seemed the throttle was stuck on open because my oxygen didn't fall below something like 96 or 97 percent- I believe when the apnea was over 40 seconds!
) on my scalp, as well as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>interstitial</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cystitis</span>, which is also autoimmune and involves the mast cells in my bladder (and I believe it is related to my uticaria, but you can't tell the doctors that). I take elmiron for that and have to restrict my diet to control it. Since I have some food allergies, that further restricts my diet. Right now I am havng a pretty bad bout of utircaria because I am disabled and am out of my medication.
I started having other symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome and fatigue. Then after I had two children my symptoms got a lot worse. FIbromyalga, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>interstitial</span> cystitis, Epi-scleritis (inflammation of the small blood vessels in my eyes), and things like that. My immune system was attacking my body. It took years before I had enough symptoms and saw enough doctors to start getting it treated. They are still not totally sure what is wrong with me.
Yeah. Well that's what I hope-related to some kind of yeast thing, and not HPV-which would mean I have to wait until it runs it's course with me. My doctor actually told me to stick with the gold bond if it works, but that's treating the symptoms...sigh. I just had a run of anti biotics after a surgery, wouldn't that take care of any kind of BI/yeast/uti??
Five months after the implant I elected to have the swine flu vaccination which resulted in a numb feeling and tingling in the extremities along with diarrhea and dizziness that subsided after a few days. Since then the tingling has combined with the aching in the lower extremities and progressed upward to include the thighs. Exercise makes all of the symptoms worse, as I experience severe aching and muscle twitching after any kind of physical activity.
Unfortunately, that did not last. I started having the same signs again, and when I tested it was positive again. And ever since I can't get it to be negative again, meaning the candida if that is what I have has become resistant to the supplements that I was using. As I started a new treatment, I will take the test this week-end to see if there is any progress.
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