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  1. Red dots on skin
    ... their tests urology want to put me on a drug called elmiron , which ive read is not to be given to people with...

  2. Too much pain and frustration...don't know who to turn to anymore....HELP!!!
    ... I have tried sooo many things already including: Elmiron , Depo Lupron, surgery, anti-depresants and birth contol...
    ... , lapryscopy, hysteroscopy, D&C, cystoscopy, MRI, Elmiron , back-to-back birth controll pills (no period for...

Disabilities board

  1. waiting again
    ... inflammation) 51 years old taking: Bextra, Neurontin, Elmiron , Soma and Lexapro...

  2. good news, I hope
    ... Current medications: Neurontin 600mg., Soma, Lexapro, Elmiron and Bextra....

Pain Management board

  1. I Was Dismissed From My Doctor For Breaking A Pain Contract
    ... and that is the last thing I need to happen. I take elmiron now and that is supposed to rebuild lining in my bladder...

  2. About IC for Kissa, etc
    ... market that tries to "reline" the bladder lining, Elmiron , but it can cause liver problems and IBS flareups ... as long as possible... :) . I also tried the med ( Elmiron ) orally, too. Well, my Dr. does periodic blood tests ... and they told me it would be best for me to stop the Elmiron treatments. I also have high cholesterol that cannot...

  3. New here, med questions...
    ... Detrol LA and Lortab for my IC, and I was getting Elmiron instills with a catheter to the bladder once a week...
    ... now it is out of control...My Urologist tried the Elmiron instills (the only med approved to try and control ... he and my Uro said it would be better to stop the Elmiron , and of course I want to keep my liver...Hence the...

Cancer: Bladder board

  1. 20 year old with bladder problem
    ... so she took me off the latter and has prescribed Elmiron instead. I'm hesitant to take Elmiron because of...
    ... Ducky D. Jenny took the Elmiron for 8 months with no relief. She didn't have any ... awful side effects, thank goodness. They say that Elmiron works on 60 percent of the people that try it. When...
    ... Ducky D. Jenny took the Elmiron for 8 months with no relief. She didn't have any ... awful side effects, thank goodness. They say that Elmiron works on 60 percent of the people that try it. When...

  2. does the bladder heal itself
    ... Cystitis a disease that has no cure! They treat it with Elmiron but I was told that I'd be on it for the rest of my...

  3. sensitive bladder afte LEEP
    ... been doing IC diet for 3 years now and also taking Elmiron and Elavil which work very well!!! Took me 2 years...

  4. Urethra/bladder sensitivity, please help?
    ... Mine seems to be food related. I currently take Elmiron (Rx) and Prelief (over the counter mineral supplements...

  5. Pressure on Bladder
    ... life saver. Just by following the IC diet and taking Elmiron , my life is back to normal. No more pain and I do ... condition. There may also be different symptoms. The Elmiron pills that I take everyday, which is the medical treatment...

  6. bladder trouble
    ... out acidic food/spicey/caffiene..etc.. I am also on Elmiron ..I think it has helped "somewhat" but when i do get...

  7. Help with bladder problems
    ... can. She's tried these drugs: vesicare, sanctura, elmiron , detrol, ditropan, oxytrol, enablex and nothing seems...

  8. endo on bladder
    ... IC (cystitis) :) I was NOT happy,,I am taking Elmiron , & im sure i will be on it the rest of my life. I...

  9. Not sure if this is a bladder infection or not?
    ... from. The pill the doctor is talking about I"m sure Elmiron . Yes, it can take 3 months before you will know if ... along with the medications. I would really try the elmiron if I were you. It is suppose to coat the bladder wall...

  10. Cystitis VS Overactive bladder...
    ... you can start to change your diet. I have been on Elmiron , & my hair is a LITTLE bit thinning,,i can live with...
    ... There are other drugs to try for IC then Elmiron . There are instills and tons of pills to try. They...

  11. bladder size & IC
    ... moderate to severe IC. I'm much better after years of Elmiron . A large bladder capacity does not rule out IC....

  12. Bladder Hurts Daily
    ... misdiagonis, about 5 years ago, and was prescribed elmiron , which works well for me. Interstitial cystitis...

  13. bladder troubles
    ... the side effects. There is one, I THINK its called Elmiron or something, that makes hair fall out. Good luck...

  14. Urethra/bladder sensitivity, please help?
    ... Mine seems to be food related. I currently take Elmiron (Rx) and Prelief (over the counter mineral supplements...

Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian board

  1. Early Menopause due to Treatment urgent help needed!!!!!!!!!!
    ... urethritis, I've found some relief with Macrodantin and Elmiron (do a search under meds on your computer) but, once...

Cancer: Colon board

  1. Hurting after pelvic radiation...
    ... I'm on HRT and fosomax, to protect my bones, and Elmiron , to help the urethritis. The rectal pain subsides...

Cancer: Rectal & Anal board

  1. pelvic radiation as part of treatment...
    ... Heating pads. Lots of water. Just started taking Elmiron , for the urethritis. I have rectal weakness too,...

Acid Reflux / GERD board

  1. erosive esophagitis - please help
    ... August I took a drug for a bladder condition called Elmiron . Within two weeks it had given me such stomach pain...

Digestive Disorders board

  1. Prelief???
    ... gets better or not. I know some people have to take elmiron (SP?), but I don't take it. Like I said I never even...
    ... that department. Back to the IC, I use Prelief and Elmiron as well, but have only been on it a couple of weeks...
    ... long, maybe my doctor could help with it. I do take Elmiron which is a px for IC but takes many months to work...

  2. Stomach and/or diaphragm spasms
    ... diagnosed by ruling out everything else. I just started Elmiron today at the recommendation of the new doctor that...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) board

  1. have this major problem real sick--need help please
    ... take xanax, paxil, zyprexa, premarin, avapro, actos, elmiron (thats for IC--intersistinal cystitis of the bladder...

Ear, Nose & Throat board

  1. Question about meds after tonsillectomy..
    ... inflammation of the bladder) and couldn't take my Elmiron for 3 weeks, and I also had to d/c birth control,...

Pregnancy board

  1. Any October Mums?
    ... I'm also concerned about some meds I'm on. I take Elmiron for interstitial cystitis (a chronic inflammation ... sure that I would be in a lot of pain without the Elmiron , but I could probably do without the Zyrtec, although...

  2. Please help
    ... away.My doctor told me to stay on a medication called elmiron but i have to start all over with medication and it...
    ... away.My doctor told me to stay on a medication called elmiron but i have to start all over with medication and it...
    ... it durng pregnancy. However, I am not taking the Elmiron anymore because no tests have been conducted to see...
    ... how is that working out ? Because for some reason elmiron isn't working for me anymore and my doctor won't treat...

Fibromyalgia board

  1. Anyone else have pelvic floor pain?
    ... stones about 5 years ago. there is a medicine called elmiron that might help. there are also pelvic floor exercises...

  2. So much pain... is this Fibromyalgia?
    ... normal except a severe elevated trigone. I started Elmiron three weeks ago to try. I thought maybe it was the...

  3. Blood tests
    ... in a lupus flare. Did your Uro make any mention of Elmiron ? I was on that until I was diagnosed with Lupus....

Lyme Disease board

  1. My new game plan on beating lyme and co infections!.....
    ... half dose of OPC, Mini Multi, calicum.... I stopped elmiron (my bladder med, back in May too!) I am off all...

  2. somethings working!
    ... its a great idea.... so far, so good! I am off the elmiron and only on doxy, claratin and occasionally utira...

  3. gerribear
    ... decisions about how i want to treat my IC. I have been on elmiron for 16 months, dectrol for 7 years and I also take...

  4. Examples of possible Lyme Disease symptoms/treatments
    ... current) Coptis Medications Currently taking: elmiron (IC) Dectrol (IC) Toporal (heart) Asprin 325mg...

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) board

  1. medication for possible interstitial cystitis
    ... of anti-depressent relaxing drug, I think) and then Elmiron 3x a day. Elmiron is the only drug approved specifically...
    ... I agree with jocotter - I take elmiron 3 X a day and it is costly. I also take Valium to ... insurance pays in excess of 500.00. I'm on my 5Th week of Elmiron so too soon for relief, but am hoping for some reduced...

  2. Interstitial Cystitis anyone?
    ... patients to get diagnosed and then treated. I've been on Elmiron and it didn't help after about 6 months of taking ... the instills is supposed to mimic the effect of the Elmiron , so, my bladder lining may have healed a little bit...
    ... s just treat the symptoms, and if you're lucky the Elmiron will help...but it's like 1 in 3 people that it helps...
    ... way they can start you on treatments like Elavil, or Elmiron , other bladder/urgency/frequency meds. Meds for bladder...
    ... was driving me crazy! My doc has me on 400mg of Elmiron a day and they gave me one script of Darvocet for ... Another lady with IC told me that she could not take Elmiron so she drinks Marshmallow root tea and takes Colostrum...
    ... different diagnosis until I went to a uro/gyne. Are you on Elmiron also? I'm sorry that you are going through this! I...
    ... i was digonosed 2 years ago, i was on elmiron but now i have no dr due to insurance i & wish i did...
    ... ldigian;3589408]i was digonosed 2 years ago, i was on elmiron but now i have no dr due to insurance i & wish i did ... docs know very little about IC! In addition to the Elmiron I drink bottled water with marshmallow root drops...
    ... then started going once a month for y-e-a-r-s. Then Elmiron came out in the mid to late 90s I believe, and it...
    ... I got my diagnosis of severe IC. My doc put me on Elmiron 400mg a day. I have to say that I never thought that...

  3. Interstitial Cystitis and vitamins?
    ... low dose valium or muscle relaxers, and of course Elmiron , but that takes quite some time to work, if at all ... usually the other meds I listed are started along with elmiron to give more immediate relief. I agree with you...

  4. 31 Y/O Male Interstitial Cystitis & Bipolar
    ... Previous therapies tried without success include Hytrin, Elmiron x 3 years (perhaps some benefit), Flomax, prostate...
    ... taking this drug, I developed a flair up. I take Elmiron 3 times a day to treat this condition too. Maybe...
    ... on the bladder. Many patients and Drs. instill the Elmiron along with the other meds (Heparin, Sodium Bicarbonate ... Lidocaine or Marcaine.) Many studies have shown that oral Elmiron is not as effective as instilling it b/c by the time...
    ... for 5 years now (diagnosed via cystoscopy), and take Elmiron 2 caps twice a day, but take just one cap twice a...
    ... at least not yet, foods don’t bother me. I take 3 Elmiron capsules a day. Ihurttoo, I'll check out that...

  5. Interstitial Cystitis/Elmiron/Pregnancy?
    ... I was diagnosed in 2002, and have been living on Elmiron therapy since. I became pregnant in January and stopped ... taking Elmiron on my own because I was unsure of the effects, if ... be feeling more urgency/pain since you can't take Elmiron while you're pregnant, because there isn't enough ... Is there anyone on this board who has IC and took Elmiron while pregnant? Please let me know if you have. ...
    ... I read that Elmiron should only be taken during pregnancy if the risk...
    ... and talking with 2 OBs, I have decided to continue Elmiron , but at a decreased dose....
    ... OB also treats my IC, and told me that I could take Elmiron while I was pregnant. He basically said the same thing ... that would be to learn to self cath and instill the Elmiron directly into your bladder. I know it sounds horrific ... every day. I do rescue instills daily and open the Elmiron capsule and mix it with my Lidocaine, Sodium Bicarb ... if any) would reach the baby. However, MORE of the Elmiron would make contact with your bladder so you would...

  6. Interstitial Cystitis (?)
    ... 300mg. dosage is not as effective. I do not think Elmiron would have had any part in your cancer. Elmiron has...

  7. interstitial cystitis missory
    ... been instilled twice with silver nitrate.......tried Elmiron but had to stop it because it made my hair fall out...
    ... very sympathetic, and told me I had IC. He suggested elmiron , but wouldn't take it as I am very vain about my hair...

  8. Interstitial Cystitis back and no relief
    ... and are you taking anything else with it? Besides Elmiron , I did that for a year and I'm done with it and don...

  9. Interstitial Cystitis- just diagnosed
    ... No, but he did have me look through an Elmiron packet previously. Think I may call about that. ...
    ... armslee.. I was diagnoised with IC last summer,,I am on elmiron . Sex CAN be painful,,make sure to pee "before" or...

  10. Interstitial Cystitis
    ... weight has been up and down ever since also. I take Elmiron but I'm trying to get off it, cuz it makes my hair...
    ... I've had it for 8 years. Tried taking the elmiron 3 different times but couldn't handle the side effects...

  11. Interstitial Cystitis
    ... I've been taking Elmiron since July 11 and I've lost most of my hair, it's...
    ... awww,,,so sorry you sound very down... I have been on Elmiron for a few months,,,yes, some of my hair is falling...
    ... this out. My GYN just gave me the information on Elmiron . After erading about the side effects...I am somewhat ... what the doc says about these tests before taking Elmiron . How were you diagnosed with IC?...
    ... had ic and 2 polyps in my bladder...so he put me on Elmiron ...now he wants to do a hydrodistention with dmso....
    ... made out with all your tests? did you start the elmiron ? I have not been doing good,,just had an IC flare...
    ... Sherrie in Oregon here. I was on Elmiron for my IC for over a year. Long story short: lost ... some hair, got a digestive problem from the Elmiron and more meds for that new symptom that's stuck. I ... contributing to the releif of their symptoms. The Elmiron is just a very expensive drug that basically did the...

  12. Interstitial Cystitis
    ... Are you taking Elmiron ? Is it helping any?...
    ... Hi Sunshine, I have been on Elmiron for about a year and a helf now, I find it is very ... pain department though. It took about 4 months for Elmiron to start working for me, I was more than willing to ... (at my insistance) just a few days after starting Elmiron . The two have a proven track record of working hand...

  13. Newly diagnosed with interstitial cystitis
    ... Thank you for your reply, yes, I am on Elmiron . That's all that I'm on for the cystitis....

  14. Interstitial Cystitis and Elmiron
    ... tells you some foods to avoid. I'm starting the Elmiron in the morning and I hope it doesn't cause hair loss ... need, definitely find someone that will start you on Elmiron or some form of medication for this, you shoudn't...
    ... answer to your question--I have a copy of the official ELMIRON prescribing information sheet. It says, in regard...
    ... hydroxyzine), which is an antihistimine. I later tried Elmiron . They say it can take up to 6 months to work. I...

  15. Interstitial Cystitis
    ... lucked out in getting a good urologist who prescribed elmiron for me. Within a few months {not immediately} it got...
    ... always said my groin area is burning. i took the elmiron for 6 months no change for me. had a hys and my bladder...
    ... problem is the "burning" feeling. I have suggested the Elmiron and the gyn stated I would have to see a uro first...

  16. Interstitial Cystitis
    ... others have had done to help with it. Does anyone take Elmiron ? I take it and have had my bladder stretched twice...
    ... the past which helped me immensely. I have not taken Elmiron . I have had Elavil for about ten months, it was great...
    ... Hello! I have IC and I have tried the Elmiron and I had terrible side affects. Severe headaches...

Urology board

  1. Has anyone here done a cystoscopy before? Need advice.
    ... where the red blood cells get in. So now I am taking Elmiron and Ditropan XL. He just added Elavil at night....

  2. Tami
    ... also digagnosed with Interstitcal Cystitis, Itake Elmiron , which takes about a year to work. It has not been...
    ... also digagnosed with Interstitcal Cystitis, Itake Elmiron , which takes about a year to work. It has not been...

  3. White blood cells in urine / no culture growth
    ... You go once a week for 6 weeks. He also gave me Elmiron an Ditropan XL to take. It seems to be working. ...

  4. Frequent Sensation to urinate
    ... bladder. I've tried Detrol, Ditropan, Vesicare, and Elmiron , to no avail. I've even tried bio-feedback. I had...

  5. Medication Side Effects?
    ... called Nitrofurantoin for 3 months. He also put me on Elmiron 3 times a day for 3 months. Since I started taking...

  6. what treatment works best if IC Patients
    ... latest advances/theories. There is a medication ( Elmiron ) that works well but it can be tough on the stomach ... they were discussing that some docs are putting the Elmiron into sterile water and putting it right into the bladder ... he is not comfortable doing that because when the Elmiron is mixed into the water it is a cloudy mixture and ... rule. If this shows promise perhaps the maker of Elmiron will make a version that is meant to be put directly...

  7. chronic urinary symptoms??
    ... and pain not to mention the frequency. I am now on elmiron and hoping that takes care of the IC problem. They...

  8. Elmorin
    ... of the company that makes Elmorin? You must mean Elmiron . You can probably run it on one the internet search...
    ... elmiron is manufactured by Baker Norton Pharmaceuticals. It ... There is no generic version so if you need to take elmiron try for the mail order version if your health insurance...

  9. Chronic UTI with no relief in sight! please help!
    ... Clindamycin 15. Cephalexin 16. Levsin sublingual 17. Elmiron 18.Doxcycline 19. Lortab 7.5/500 (the lower doses...

  10. Treated with Medication ~ Still have problems and I'm confused
    ... an out patient. I'm sure it's quite costly. I take Elmiron 3 times a day 500mg. It helps me and thank god for...

  11. Briza? Also interesting relief of IC...
    ... offices now, (if not, I am sure they have one on the Elmiron website). Print it off, fill it out, and take it...

  12. so i had a cystoscopy...
    ... though it is IC with a conservative treatment plan of Elmiron , Elavil, and a med like Detrol and Pyridium, and see...

  13. What should I expect at my appt?
    ... to help with the symptoms. As you can't take the Elmiron this would be the best thing for you to do...

  14. Alternative treatment for IC? Just diagnosed...
    ... been searching for an alternative treatment to the Elmiron . It is going to cost me $700+ for 90 days. I found...
    ... very sorry to hear about your recent d/x of IC. Yes, Elmiron can be very expensive without insurance that covers ... other meds that do similar things. The primary job of Elmiron is to coat the bladder. Many ICers have had success ... patients can tolerate it. If might be worth a try, if Elmiron is too expensive. However, before asking your Dr....
    ... But there are a lot of treatments available. Elmiron is very expensive as you said, but there are some...
    ... ICers who use those alternatives when they cant take Elmiron . Lots of ICers have success with them. If you cant ... take Elmiron , it is certainly worth a try, as they are legit options...

  15. So scared for my future
    ... One, which has helped me greatly, is the medication Elmiron , which acts as a coating for the bladder, blocking ... exception of the past few months (I'm pregnant and stopped Elmiron ) this type of treatment has worked wonders for me...

  16. Dilation of urethra - Does anyone have any info
    ... c at least NOW i know whats is wrong..I am taking Elmiron for it. I had NO pian relief & he said the numbing...

  17. Crying Deep Inside trying to avoid the unavoidable with IC
    ... I think one of the drugs they use for IC is Elmiron . I am not sure how new it is, but I do know it is...

  18. 16 with IC need advice
    ... it is different for everyone. Have you tried taking Elmiron or any other medications? Yes, I do feel sick often...
    ... kills me. I don't like to take medicines like the Elmiron and I have heard quite a few bad stuff about it sooo...

  19. Have no answers and I'm scared
    ... diagnoised with intercystal cystitis. I have been taking Elmiron since july...i have noticed a SLIGHT improvment.....

  20. Elmorin
    ... I have interstitial cystitis, and I have been on Elmiron since July, and I don't feel that I have gotten any ... better. When I've tried to stop Elmiron due to hair loss, the symptoms get worse, unbearable...

  21. Do DMSO instillations workfor IC, Anyone?
    ... this point I will try about anything. I did take Elmiron for three months, and did not feel better. Then I...
    ... this point I will try about anything. I did take Elmiron for three months, and did not feel better. Then I ... then and still do. How about a tens? I've had the Elmiron instills with no help. The heparin is stronger then ... the Elmiron also. Plus when they did the instills did they put...


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