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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for interstitial cystitis

I have interstitial cystitis which is not responding. I have had the installations, I have taken the Elmiron. I drink mint tea, milk and water. I eat very bland food. The only thing keeping me going is my Fentanyl patch. But I know my is still cystitis is very present because as the patch wears down the pain increases. When oh when can I get off the patch and live a normal life.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017
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I am sorry but no single treatment eliminates the signs and symptoms of interstitial cystitis, and no one treatment works for everyone.Often a combination of treatment is given.Tricyclic anti deprassant like amitryptallline can be tried,anti inflammatory analgesics can be taken orally.Pentosan polysulfate sodium used specifically for treating interstitial cystitis. How it works is unknown, but it may restore the inner surface of the bladder, which protects the bladder wall from substances in urine that could irritate it.
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