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Is Bethanechol beneficial for interstitial cystitis? Painful…

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Is Bethanechol beneficial for interstitial cystitis?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Painful urination, frequent urination

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

I've had IC since I was 21, but it would just flare up occasionally. Now I have had it ongoing for about 3 years. The pain is worse if I eat acidic foods, take vitamins-minerals, caffeine, chocolate, spicy food, sucralose, etc. I have to take a buffered vitamin-minerals (purchased from the IC website) since I have peripheral neuropathy and anemia (due to vitamin deficiency) plus I get a B12 shot weekly. I usually have a small serving of chocolate once a week. This bothers me a little, but it's mostly the vitamin supplement (although the IC friendly brand causes irritation daily but nothing like a typical vitamin-mineral supplement. I have been taking Phenazopyrid 200 mg 3 times daily, but I'm on new insurance that doesn't cover this med. Looking at other options.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I've tried the bladder infusions in an effort to put the condition into remission, didn't work.

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