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    I had a flare (from stawberries and coffee mostly). I held that acidy stuff in and wow it built up until I thought it could almost be a UTI (but not really burning while urinating is a indication it wasn't). Anyway, sorry to be graphic, but some self PT was in order. Stuck thumb up vag. found a tender point just at entrance and pressed and it hurt. Pressed for a minute. OK that created its own pain and soreness but my bladder/urethra did feel better right after significantly with still a slight soreness from pressing, but it definitely helped.I'm not talking major PT.

    Can anyone try this and see if it works for you too? This would most likely not work on a long chronic flare, but I don't know.
    I got IC in 1970! I was not diagnosed until 1991. I've tried many drugs and therapies but I tend to only resort to drugs when in a flare because when I am not in a flare (from being good on diet), I suffer only from small bladder volume (like about 7 ozs.) and peeing will relieve the discomfort. When I am feeling relatively normal, I say to myself I am glad I am not on a drug. When I am in a flare, I say, why am I not on a drug! I've recently have been trying to solve my connective issue problems in general. I look to diet and herbs mostly unless it gets really bad. I still think there is great hope for each individual finding a path to healing and there are many.