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At 10:55pm on June 23, 2010, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
Hi Alan,

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At 10:57pm on June 24, 2010, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
Thanks for filling us in, Alan.

You may find interest in the discussion on Strange Symptoms. Others have reported pain in the feet.

Has anyone given yuo a diagnosis? Which treatments have you had?
At 3:19pm on June 25, 2010, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
You're in retention? Are you aware that Benadryl can cause retention? Or do you believe the Benadryl is not the cause of your retention?

One would assume based on the Elmiron that somebody diagnosed you with interstitial cystitis. Is that the case? Has anybody ever told you that you may have prostatitis?
At 2:41pm on June 26, 2010, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
Pain in the muscles and joints? Have you ever had chlamydia? Have you been tested for reactive arthritis?

Alan, I am not your doctor and we do not permit medical advice on this site. So I am not advising you what to do and am not telling you what to do with Benadryl. I was merely pointing out that Benadryl can precipirate urinary retention. If there is a question about it continued use, you may want to discuss this with your doctors.
At 7:27pm on June 26, 2010, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
Chlamydia associated with the symptoms described (joint pain, urethral pain, others) raises the idea of reactive arthritis, which a good rheumatologist can diagnose and treat. Something to discuss with your doctors.

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