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  • ICN Special Report on Managing Pain - Advance Look!

    We have finally finished the ICN Special Report on Pain: A Guide to Managing IC & Bladder Pain. It will be available by print and email next week barring any catastrophes during the print process. This is our largest special report to date at 28 pages!

    This is a comprehensive look at IC pain, why it occurs, how we can determine what is contributing to pain, and a look at the many treatments currently available, including the use of opiates, muscle relaxants and alternative therapies.

    I'd like to thank Stacey Shannon for contributing two articles and her excellent editing skills! Stacey provides a superb article "Seven Self- Help Strategies for IC Patients" and "Feeling The Pain: Don't Ignore Your Emotions." I've written the "Guide to Managing IC & Bladder Pain." It also includes the lecture Dan Brookoff gave last summer on pain management and IC.

    I would like to thank Dr. Jay Burstein and Dr. Dan Brookoff for their ideas, support and encouragement. I hope we've gotten all typos... it's been sent through editing about a dozen times.

    Here's the cover!

    Would you like to talk with someone about your IC struggles? The ICN now offers personal coaching sessions that include myself, Julie Beyer RD on the diet and Dr. Heather Howard on Sexuality.

    Looking for books, magazines & reports on IC? Please visit the ICN Shop at: Your ICN subscription & purchases in our shop support these message boards, chats and special events. BECOME AN ICN ANGEL TODAY!

    Please remember that the information on the ICN is provided with the understanding that ICN, its founder, staff, volunteers, and participants are not engaged in rendering medical or professional medical services. We cannot and do not give medical advice. Only your personal physician can do this for you.

  • #2
    Thanks Jill!

    I'm very excited about this issue! I may have to buy extra issues for my DOCTORS! lol

    Hugs and Wishes for Pain FREE days!!,
    Kara ~reducing plastic waste one bag at a time~

    Facebook: Kara Kaiser
    Twitter: Love4Earth

    Me and my Guccigirl... she helps me through those painful hours!


    • #3
      This issue looks wonderful!
      Complex Case: Severe IC 1999, Interstim 2001, Endometriosis 2001, End Stage Refractory IC 2002, Bladder Removal (Cystectomy) 2002, Gall Bladder Removal 2005, Infertility 2003, Urethra Removal, Bladder Reconstruction (Urethrectomy/Indiana Pouch) 2006, Celiac Disease 2007, Adhesion Disease 2007, Pudendal Nerve Entrapment, Ovarian Cysts, Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Total Vestibulectomy and removal of both Skene's Glands, 2007 and Coccydynia 2007. Fibromyalgia and, Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome both in my neck and knees, 2007, PNE Decompression Operation May, 2009.Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Anesthesia Awareness (to awaken during operations)Pudendal Nerve Decompression Surgery, Revrse Uterine Sling, Sept. 2011

      "One hour at a time, this was NOT my American Dream but it has to work out somehow."

      I also have some journals of my journeys, past and some present at: and

      Most of my Journaling now is currently on Facebook. These are old and my ICN Patient story is very old and outdated.