Re: Interstitial Cystitis and pregnancy?
Here is my experience with IC and pregnancy. I had a horrible first four months. My IC/pelvic pain doubled, tripled and was constant-24/7. I ws not allowed to take my usual DMSO instillations, and I had to take pain killers very carefully during the first trimester. Once I entered my second trimester my dr. prescribed me a low dose of Elavil (25 mg/day before bed time) which eased my pain considerably. At that point I was able go back to work again (I could not work during the first four months).
Do not get dismayed if you are planning on getting pregnant. Some IC cases actually do get better not worse during pregnancy. I hope more women with IC will post their pregnancy experiences.
My daughter is four this year and she is such a delight. It was worth every painful minute I went through for her.