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  • How do you mentally deal with constant urgency?

    Im living with constant urgency of varying levels from day to day.How does one deal with this, should i get some counseling for it?

  • #2
    Having to deal with having an incurable disease can be extremely difficult --- counselling can help you develop some coping skills. I have to say I think it's a good idea for anyone new to IC.

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    • #3
      I get angry a lot, sometimes turns into self pity.
      I just want to tear my bladder out sometimes. cussing
      but then I realize it's ok to be angry, and yes it's even ok to have self pity and feel sorry for your self has long as it dose not take over your life, because on the other hand it's ok to find peace with your self and accept that you can't change it and have hope that there will be better day's although sometimes it never seems like better day's are coming but has my mom alway's say's "this to shall pass"

      I know I'm angry, and crying more then I should let my self be but it's hard to help it
      this is my third month after being diagnosed so I'm still hopeful that my Elmiron will start helping in a few months.

      maybe I'm not much help sorry
      GOD, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


      • #4
        I for one don't want to believe that anything is definitely "incurable." I have heard of people with fatal diseases like cancer either being cured or gone into a remission because of faith, positive thinking, as well as appropriate treatments. If we choose to not have hope that we will recover, then most likely we won't. But if we choose to keep the hope alive, we are more likely to find a treatment that will help. I am encouraged by the success stories I've read here as well as elsewhere. Whether these folks are cured or in remission, who knows, but all I know is as I've been told before by my mom, supervisor and other wonderful folks, "Don't give up. Keep the hope alive! You're going to get better." kissing

        I think the reason why urologists can't cure IC is because they don't know the root cause or causes of it. Plus it's a complex problem that usually involves several health issues. It's often more than just a bladder problem. Many of us have migraines, IBS, muscle and joint problems, gum problems, allergies, etc. I think IC and the other stuff is most likely caused by having a toxic body. Things like the environment, mercury fillings, surgeries, catheters, infections, and stress can have a negative impact on our bodies. eek There are several great books to read about IC from this website and others. Do all the research you can and try different things. Sooner or later we will find something helpful.

        Take care and good luck,

        Zanni2 angel