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  • Does anyone else have an "itchy" feeling in their bladder? Any idea why?

    Currently in a flair, trying to ween off caffeine permanently but as the title suggests, sometimes my bladder feels very itchy. Tested for a UTI and nothing found.

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    I suspect it's a different way of describing the discomfort that can happen in a flare. You mention that you are weaning away from caffeine --- are you following an IC diet other than the caffeine? If not, I suggest you give the complete diet a try for a few weeks to see if that helps. Caffeine and acids are two of the worst offenders for an ICer. You might want to try giving up the caffeine for a given amount of time --- maybe starting out with just two or three days --- if that helps you feel better, it will be easier to stop it altogether. There are some drinks available in the ICN Shop that are a good substitute for coffee and tea.

    Sending well wishes,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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    • #3
      I follow most of the IC diet if not all of it, the only thing I am needing to stop doing is the green tea/caffeine due to not wanting to be super cranky in the morning at my job. I am looking to eventually stop all together after this next week if possible. I will have to check the shop out as well!

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      • #4
        If you don't work weekends, that would be a good time to break away from tea --- it's one of the worst culprits for an ICer.

        Good luck!
        Stay safe


        Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
        Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

        Have you checked the ICN Shop?
        Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

        Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

        Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

        Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

        AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

        I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
        [3MG]

        Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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