Re: Interstitial Cystitis
I have been on Elmiron for about a year and a helf now, I find it is very helpful in terms of reducing frequency and cutting down a bit on urgency. It really doesn't do much in the pain department though.
It took about 4 months for Elmiron to start working for me, I was more than willing to give it up to a year though.
I take it in conjunction with a few other IC medications like hydroxyzine, which I take before bed. It makes me groggy as all get out, but it does cut down hugely on night trips to the bathroom (I went from 20+ to really good nights these days of less than 8 trips!) I started on hydrox (at my insistance) just a few days after starting Elmiron. The two have a proven track record of working hand in hand. But (as you surely know) not evey ICer responds to the same treatments in positive ways.