Re: My IC story
Why don't you speak to a pharmacist about the potential side effects of Elmiron? If you have insurance that covers it, I would try it, even if it takes months to take effect. I am also very sensitive to medications, and I can tolerate Elmiron. As for the hair loss, my pharmacist told me this side effect happens in 4% of users. So that is minimal.
And yes, there are other options besides Elmiron. My sister is a doctor and before my diagnosis, I was told the urologist prescribes antibiotics for 3 months for IC. My cystoscopy revealed damage to my bladder lining, and I was prescribed Elmiron for 3 months instead.
Hope it helps and we can all find relief!
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