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Charlotte

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Hi,
Ive read a few times on different blogs people put baking soda/ bicarbonate of soda in water.
Does anyone else do this? Does it help? What does it actually do? Also, how much to how much water? Sorry about all the questions!
Thank you x
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Hello Charlotte
see my other replies for you in other threads.
Bi Carb can be taken usually half to full teaspoon in a glass of water....but high salt  and should not be taken regularly,as with all medications there are always risks etc. so do be careful again speak with BHUK and your Doc

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doloroso

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Hi Charlotte.

For me bicarb was an absolute no no. !!! Burned my bladder like crazy.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Charlotte

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Thank you for your replies. I need to look into it more but nervous just incase i make it worse but its good to get experinces from real people other than google!
Thank you both again
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Hi Charlotte.

Baking soda was like putting a lighted match into my bladder!! Absolutely not for me!

Good Luck and Keep Posting!
sadie

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Baking soda made me vomit and upset my stomach for days
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Hello sadie
Welcome to our Forum. you will find much to support you throughout this Forum, by reading other members postings.

As we all are aware, we are all different and react different, what helps one person as you have already discovered is not suitable for someone else.

An alternative to Bi Carb is potassium citrate available over the counter, which some may find acceptable, but it is wise to consult your Doctor, with any UTI.

Also look through the diet section , as some find some foods will cause irritation.Aiming to keep the urine as alkaline as possible. is what we endeavour.

If you become a Member of BHUK you will not only receive a wonderful welcome pack, but you will have access to so much more advice and help,with our regular Continence Nurse on the phone on Wednesdays.

Do keep posting.
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Holiday11

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I agree with Sadie gave me a bad stomach please don’t believe everything you read online about miracle cures for UTI the best imho is 2 teaspoons of manuka honey 10+ everyday on an empty stomach pure not mixed with water etc straight off the spoon
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No side effects with Rowse manuka honey
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Hey Charlotte I tried that and threw up and diarrhead for two days it purges EVERYTHING FROM YOUR BODY hope that helps
Mazoli_IC

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I use a baking soda and water mixture regularly.  The relief is quick but temporary.  The baking soda and water mixture AND an ice pack directly below the stomach area are two things that get me thru my flare ups.  I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (IC) in 1995.  I have struggled with this disease.  I have probably had every possible treatment or medication there is for IC.  I recently started a blog - https://treatinginterstitialcystitis.wordpress.com/ - so I can share my story and get feedback and comments from others who deal with IC.  Please check out my blog and even click follow.  I strongly believe that my readers (and me) benefit from hearing how others are coping.  Having a good support system is definitely needed for anyone to deal with IC.  The last major treatment I had was Botox injections in my bladder wall.  I got no relief from those injections......just a lot of pain.  I will keep searching and one day I will hopefully get rid of this disease or at least minimize the negative effects of it.
https://treatinginterstitialcystitis.wordpress.com/
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Hi Mazoli-IC

Good to read you finding solutions, that is what we all try to do on this Forum, is assist through all the ups and downs, and hopefully by reaching out we all gain,.

Bi Carb / baking soda, is indeed a great relief, as is always drinking water with a slice of fresh lemon, but do be careful as everyone reacts differently and do have to watch interactions with other health issues and medication.

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Can anyone tell me if they have been prescribed Gabapentin for Interstitial Cystitis (IC)?  I have heard that this drug has really helped with IC pain.  I also do know that IC treatments definitely needs to be individualized.  Something that works for one person may not help another person.  I plan on discussing this drug with my doctor at my next visit.  https://treatinginterstitialcystitis.wordpress.com/
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