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Old 08-19-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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Interstitial Cystitis

Does anyone here suffer from IC? I was just diagnosed, and want to know what I should do to lessen the pain and urgency. I have severe constant pelvic pain. Is there anything I can do, other than taking narcotics for the rest of my life? I left the area where I used to live where the dr diagnosed me. Thanks!!

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Old 08-19-2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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Re: Interstitial Cystitis

I don't have it, but it was suspect. I have ulcerative colitis, and apparently there is a connection there. Do you have any other autoimmune disease as well?

My cat was just diagnosed with it....we're trying pain relief meds low dosage to actually help with her joint arthritis pain hoping to relieve the distress of turn causing less attacks, lots of water, etc. It's been very upsetting for us given that she's 16 and still like a young cat, etc.

There are antispasmodics that might help....I use dicyclomine for gut spasming and I believe it's also given for bladder spasming.

There is also a list of foods that shouldn't be eaten....have you checked them out?

I know drinking water is a huge plus....

With my research for cats, one thing that's come up is Coenzyme Q10 for dealing with inflammation on a cellular level. Seems promising.

I'm sorry I'm not much help, but I do understand the suffering.

Make sure you check out the Urology forum on this site.

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Old 08-19-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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Re: Interstitial Cystitis

Thank you so much for your help!! When I can finally see the urologist I will see about the antispasmodics and pain pills. I have checked out the food list. I hate that most of my favorite foods are on the no-no list. I can definitely try the COQ10. I was supposed to be taking that for my migraines. I hate water, but if it saves me from the torture I am going to start loving it. Sorry about your cat having it!! And sorry about your suffering as well. It sucks to have this much pain!! Thanks again!!

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