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    My IC began with mainly pressure and always a feeling of tenderness in my bladder but I only felt it when I moved or with walking. The past three days I have had a cramping like pain in the whole pelvis with sometimes stabbing like pain in the area of my ovaries. I am on the birth control pills that you take for three months then get a period and will start my period in a few days. Could that have anything to do with is, or is it IC pain at all????

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    Getting my period causes me to flare BIG time and it does feel like pelvic pain sometimes. Most times I can actually feel the pain in my bladder though but each one of us is different.

    I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
    1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
    2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
    I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

    I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

    Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
    Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus