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  • thank you Donna!

    Hi Donna,
    I don't know if you remember but I think it was a couple weeks ago you suggested I check about the extension on my COBRA insurance. I finally got a hold of someone through Anthem and now it looks like I get an 18 month extension. For those in California if you don't know it already: If you're on COBRA, there is a state law that they must give you an extension if you run out of FED COBRA. I'm not sure how it is in other states. COBRA is expensive but at least I'm covered for now! (one less thing to stress about)
    Thanks again,
    Initially diagnosed with IC July 2009.
    Officially diagnosed with IC/PFD February 2010.

    Additional problems past and present:
    Hypothyroid, joint pain(fibromyalgia or arthritis), heart problems(so far in remission with this),pre total hysterctomy:severe endometriosis, ovarian cysts, cervical dysplasia,had intestinal obstruction due to adhesions. Allergies to Tetracycline, Bentyl and Bromocriptine. Skin allergy to latex, tomatoes and hard cheese.

    Things that help my IC:
    IC diet
    Keeping stress(good or bad) to a minimum
    Percocet as needed
    Ativan as needed(rarely anymore!)
    Amitriptyline 20 mgs nightly

    Physical therapy for PFD
    Things that didn't help or made it worse:
    Heparin Instillations

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    You're very welcome!

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