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Does anyone find that having a glass helps ease their symptoms?




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Never- the last time I drank it took me out of years of remission.

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I went to a funeral last Friday and before I went my bladder was really painful.  I thought I was coming down with an infection or having a major flare.  I had 3 glasses of white wine at the funeral and expected to suffer for it but my bladder felt fine again the next day. 
I don't know whether it was the wine though or just a coincidence.  I did have a glass of red wine a few months ago and that made my bladder very painful.

jaynee xx


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Every IC patient is different, however you find that the majority or us will never touch wine due to the acidity of it. Have you had a look at the COB diet page, it will tell you the most common trigger foods.

Kerry x

Survivor of IC since November 2002, finally diagnosed in Summer 2004. Had 4 cystoscopy's, 4 hydro-distentions, 3 urethral stretchers, 1 laparoscopy, 4 urodynamics, numerous ultra-scans, Cystistat and DMSO instils of which I have lost count, perform ISC, suffer with retention, pain, bleeding, frequency and urgency and now have a urethral stricture. Had botox injections in Nov 2014. I'm on ibuprofen and tramadol daily along with my other six daily tablets.

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    I can drink whitewine without problems.


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My bladder is fine with red or white wine it always use to calm my bladder down too. 

I don't normally drink alcohol.

If you are on any medication alcohol doesn't always mix to well in the long term, it can cause a lot of gastric problems. I am on oxybutynin and although in the past i was OK with just a mild bout of stomach pains i am really suffering, haven't been able to go out much at all lately.  I recently had one glass of wine and I have been ill ever since with diarrhea and dreadful stomach pains. The problem is i am going away at the end of this week to Florida, very long flight which is slightly bothering me, the last thing i need is this terrible stomachache and diarrhea, it just wont seem to go!!!! I am keeping everything crossed that it will clear up fast. To be honest i think i have an ulcer so may just be unlucky, however i am pretty convinced that the long release oxy was the cause of my stomach problems. Will research it when I'm feeling better.

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May! I know from reading your previous posts that you have been worried about this trip to Florida for weeks. This worry could be the cause of your stomach pains and diarrhoea or,at least,will not have helped. It's very unlikely that one glass of wine will have had such a long term effect on your guts!! If you really think that you have an ulcer - you should get it checked out quickly. Ask the gp to give you Lasoprazole - one 30mg tab a day. Will help protect your stomach lining and also help with any side effects of any meds on your stomach.Try and relax and enjoy your holiday! M.


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Thanks for your post maz. yes i agree worrying about the trip can obviously be a trigger for the stomach problems. This has been going on for several years, since starting oxy really, I get flare ups of upset stomach quite often. I believe it's a ulcer as my sputum is streaked with blood. Have in the past been given lasoprazole which didn't help much however amoxilcillin did help back in January. looking at nice guidelines and bnf suggests using amoxicillin for ulcers.  I was given that antibiotic for ulcerated throat back in January which calmed things down and helped pain and bladder. The one glass of wine just set it of!!!!!!!!!  it is well know that alcohol is not  good if you have an ulcer. Going to see my doctor this week, I will ask if she would be happy to give me some amoxicillin.

Thanks for your post best wishes May

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Red wine horrendous. Cant believe how quickly it takes to irritate my bladder
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