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Old 06-10-2003, 06:08 PM   #1
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Co-Worker mentioned that maybe knowing blood type and eating foods/liquids for that type would help in the relief of the burning. She doesn't have my prob, but does have other bladder probs. I don't know book name, but will find out. Any1 heard of this method? Tried it? Thanks. M
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Old 06-11-2003, 09:40 AM   #2
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Megan:

Certain foods do aggrevate IC pain. However, I have never heard of blood type connection with IC pain/discomfort before. Does it have a scientific basis to it?

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Old 06-11-2003, 09:03 PM   #3
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Hi!
I don't know if there's any scientific proof. My co-wkr will bring the book to me tom. She mentioned that she and her husb. have been following the guidelines & found that they feel much better (i.e. fewer stomachaches). I sometimes believe that maybe I am missing some vit & minerals, which may explain some of the reasons it burns so often when I void. It is always a guessing game of "What shall I eat?" & "Will I pay for it later?" I have taken "Prelief," an OTC acid-naturalizer. It is a mineral & supposedly not a drug. It has magnesium glycerophorous(?) I'm not sure which veg or fruit I could consume to obtain this mineral. Any ideas? Tx. M
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Old 06-12-2003, 06:08 PM   #4
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Forgot to ask - Ca supplements = Calcium? M
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Old 06-13-2003, 11:38 PM   #5
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Hi Piper - I remember reading on one of the IC sites that calcium supplements were a no-no for IC people. I think it was stated along with not taking Vitamin C, either. Have you heard of this? Or has anyone?

 
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Kellie:

I have not heard of Calcium supplements being a no-no to IC patients. CA supplements are mostly calcium carbonate along with some additives for the coating. Perhaps, they are referring to the additives on the surface of the pills as no-no.

Vitamin C (a.k.a ascorbic acid) may burn the bladder of IC patients, therefore, I take a buferred form of vitamin C. It is buferred with calcium carbonate. They used sell that form of C at GNC but lately I have been ordering them on the web in large quantities(bottles of 100 or 500 pills 500 mg each). I would not take regular ascorbic acid as vitamin C supplement.

 
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Can I ask what kind you take? Is it the GNC brand?

 
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Kellie:

I use Country Life time release buffered vitamin C,500 mg. I bought it over the web from one of the vitamin/beauty products stores.

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