I would like to hear from someone who has had DMSO treatments for intersitial cystitis. I have had 2 cystoscopys w/hydrodistension. The hydrodistension did not eleviate pain much. I have been on Elmiron for almost 6 months w/very little improvement. My Dr. mentioned the DMSO, but I am skeptical because I have read some bad things about it. I have heard that the pain is pretty bad the first few times, and i'm not sure I can bear any worse pain than what I already have.