| | I have a question - interstitial cystitis?
I am hypothyroid - I start with this cos it seems to effect everything these days!!!
For a couple of years i have had frequent urination and urgency. this had got worse in the last 6 months however, and i have had a couple of very painful bouts of what i thought were cystitis. Whenever i have been tested there has been no blood or bacteria in the samples. The GP says i need bladder re-training and so i went through this.
However, - I can be up 5+ times a night, and when i have unrinated my bladder feels like it is sore.
I read about caffiene etc affecting it and so have cut out tea/coffee and lots of other foods. I don't eat fruit now, and no spicy foods either. I do not drink and don't eat chocolate.
I sometimes feel slight twinges in my kidneys, could this be related to interstitial cystitis-if this is what i have? My doctor has been reluctant to send me to a specialist so far.
Any tips, suggestions or comments would be most welcome.
Thank you for your time.