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  • IC Spirit Award To Kadi!

    Dear all,

    I have given the new IC Spirit Award to Kadi, who I think of as one of our best IC Diet gurus! In the post I am referencing, she has provided a "shopping list" to take to the grocery store...and she has found that all of the foods on the list are IC-safe for her. She is very diet sensitive, so she knows a lot about this stuff! Here's the post link:

    This post took a LOT of time to put together and post for all to see, and it's perfect for newbies and old-timers alike who may be confused as to what they can eat.

    Congratulations, Kadi!!!

    *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
    *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
    *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
    *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

    **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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    • #3
      Awesome. Kadi was one of the first people I thought of for a Spirit Award. Her posts are always so helpful. Yay, Kadi! :woohoo:

      Diagnosed August 2001

      Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

      Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

      I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


      “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

      “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


      • #4
        Oh gosh, I agree, when I first came here she was SO helpful in helping me navigate the diet stuff!!!
        How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

        Harry arrived 2/23/09!

        *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

        IC Diet Cheat Sheet:

        IC dx'd Nov 2004
        Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
        Possible IBS
        Current IC Meds
        Vistaril 25mg in the evening
        Previous IC Meds taken:
        Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
        Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
        Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
        Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
        Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
        Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
        Align Probiotic daily for IBS


        • #5
          Kadi- way to go!!:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


          • #6
            Kadi! Awesome!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

            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:

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


            • #7
              *confetti falls* Hooray for Kadi! *applause and cheers are heard in the background*

              Chronic conditions: IC, bipolar disorder, Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome, Raynaud's disease, bile reflux, scoliosis
              Current IC treatments: menstrual suppression
              Daily treatments for other conditions: Neurontin, Zyprexa, Cymbalta, Modafinil
              As-needed treatments for other conditions: Klonopin, Ambien


              • #8
                :woohoo: CONGRATULATIONS, Kadi!!!!! I agree with the others, you know your stuff and are always there with the best diet advice. Glad to see you get this. It is well deserved! Hugs, Amy


                • #9
                  It is so great that you have been recognized publicly for all your hard work and excellent advice! Thanks!!

                  IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

                  Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

                  "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

                  "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

                  Current Treatments:
                  Interstim Since 5/25/07!
                  Birth Control


                  • #10
                    :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
                    Miss Bessie

                    Galatians 6:2 - Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

                    Hebrews 13:2 - Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

                    Proverbs 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life


                    • #11
                      Thank you so much for this nomination & for all your kind words!
                      I've had a very hard week & to come home to find this was wonderful. I don't know what I'd do myself without these boards & without all of you!
                      My heart is very full--

                      I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

                      New favorite quote: "God gives us only what we can handle. Apparently God thinks I'm a bad-ass" ~Author Unknown
                      Source - Pinterest

                      Current treatments:
                      -IC diet
                      -Elavil 50mg at night
                      -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
                      -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
                      -Pyridium if needed,
                      -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
                      -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
                      -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
                      -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
                      -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
                      -Managing stress= VERY important!
                      -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!


                      • #12
                        Woo hoo! You deserve this, Kadi, thank you for all you do!