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Interstitial Cystitis

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Oct 17, 2023 | Replies (5)

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I too had/have this problem. I found the Methenamine to be very hard on my stomach in long term care. I was getting UTIs too. One became a more rare bacteria. I started a regimen of natural Oreganol, Olive Leaf, and Activia, Kefir, change the Microbiom. Got a doctor to evaluate the bloodwork and got on a vaginal versa based estriol/progesterone topical. D-Mannose is great for Ecoli but not gram - as much. You can take a lot of D-mannose as it is a common sugar molecule.
When I was taking the Methamine I took a 1/4 dose and it worked. Thats the dose in most of the over the counter remedies. I can't stress a quality Kefir and Activia enough. Good luck.

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In addition to my comment above, I did go on a small dose of Alprazolam which seems to quite the urethra. Some say Valium does the same. And I only do the Oregano and Olive leaf now once a month. Its the probiotics that is every day.

Thanks for all this info. So very helpful. I use olive leaf for BP management. Will check into oregano. Can you share a bit more about the vaginal estrogen? My provider RXd estradiol and I’m not too confident on this approach due to known risks.