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    Ok, this may sound really really weird (but then, I thought it was really weird for peeing to hurt...), but I think I may be experiencing temperature-related flares. Not environmental temperature, but the temperature of my shower.

    I like to take hot showers and make it progressively hotter as I go, but I've always noticed that any time I increase the temperature, I get the same pain I experience when I urinate, and even if I went to the bathroom before showering, I always feel like I need to pee again and often cannot help it. It's never a lot, but I will urinate (which I guess means I am almost incapable of ever truly emptying my bladder).

    I've never given it much thought, but last night it sort of dawned on me that it could be related to the IC. I haven't been diagnosed long enough to recognize any symptom flares related to diet or anything else, but I'm wondering if maybe the water temperature is somehow triggering something in my bladder.

    This sounds crazy to me, but I figured I'd ask.

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    I think in general the sensation of warm water on skin gives you the sensation to pee so maybe your just having your "normal" pain when you get that sensation from the shower?

    Also, my UG told me its normal to have residual pee left in your bladder up to a point. I think I almost always have about 40ml left over every time I'm there but he said thats normal and nothing to worry about. My husband and I have a joke that I can pee on demand because I always have something to go!

    Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
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    Prilosec, continuous birth control pills
    synthroid .088mg, mucinex-d, restasis

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    Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

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