Does an antibiotic course help clear IC symptoms?


jim posted 1 week ago

I'm struggling with whether I have "IC" or an embedded UTI. My journey started with a standard UTI, I treated it myself (I know, rookie mistake but I was desperate and in pain) with old Cipro antibiotics, it wouldn't kick it so I got a short course of Macrobid from doctor. It cleared up but symptoms came back a couple days later, but culture/tests came back negative for infection. Doctor said IC but they gave me Cephelexin to see if it would help any. I noticeably feel a lot better while on it but I'm afraid once I stop the course, my symptoms will re-surge. I've read that IC can be misdiagnosed often and it's really an embedded UTI. I have not been to a urologist but have an app soon. IC'ers --- do antibiotics help or do you guys get no relief from them?

laurivargas9 replied 1 week ago

D mannose powder really helped me

emmacameron6 replied 1 week ago

I'm on a low dose microbid daily and the D Mannose

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Interstitial cystitis or bladder pain syndrome is a chronic bladder condition that presents with the subjective feeling of pain or pressure in the bladder. Lower urinary tract symptoms accompany the pain in the absence of urinary tract infection. The exact cause of this pain syndrome is unknown and treatment is individualized according to symptomatology.

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