I have been reading a bit about Interstitial Cystitis recently. I have not been diagnosed but think my symptoms are very similar to those who have this condition. I have suffered several UTI's throughout my life. I am post menopausal now and am having urge frequency and bladder pain but do not have a UTI. My doctor gave me Ditropan for over active bladder which at first worked great with just one pill taken infrequently. Now it is not working and after 4 straight days of taking it, there is some relief but I am experiencing the unpleasant side effect of dry mouth and throat.
I understand one needs to avoid the usual suspects (caffiene, alcohol, citrus) but what should I eat or drink that would help soothe the bladder? Are there other things to avoid?
Any help would be appreciated.