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Old 07-01-2004, 03:34 AM   #1
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Interstitial Cystitis and pregnancy?

I was recently diagnosed with severe IC, and I was wondering if any of you ladies have made it through pregnancy with this. My urologist didn't give much insight so maybe you can. Thank you so much for your help and comments.

 
Old 07-01-2004, 08:47 AM   #2
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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.

 
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Old 07-07-2004, 04:15 PM   #3
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Re: Interstitial Cystitis and pregnancy?

Thank you so much.

 
Old 07-25-2004, 07:37 PM   #4
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Re: Interstitial Cystitis and pregnancy?

I will tell you that my experience with pregnancy and IC was a little different. I have been pregnant three times, one pregnancy was twins. I am 34 and was diagnosed with severe IC 17 years ago. I basically went into remission when I was pregnant. I did have a tough time at the end with constant peeing but for the most part I did great. Good luck to you and ask away with questions. I have read just about everything there is about IC.
Lisa

 
Old 07-27-2004, 07:58 AM   #5
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Re: Interstitial Cystitis and pregnancy?

As I was skimming through one of my IC books last night, I came across a paragraph about IC and pregnancy. According to the author, mild and moderate IC cases tend to get worse during pregnancy and severe cases tend to get better or even may go into remission like lstoof says .

 
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