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  • I Know I Brought This On Myself...But Somehow That Still Doesn't Help!

    I just had to do it...I have walked by the cute orange boxes for the past couple weeks, and I was finally tempted into doing it....I ate a madarin orange! I have been craving one for...oh, I don't even know how long, and I finally caved in and ate it (ok, so that's a bit of a lie...I ate more than one...) So, basically I stuffed myself full of madarin oranges for the past few days....and, of course I felt the flare coming on. But for some reason I just thought it wouldn't get that bad! So, my major missing of madarin oranges landed me in my current predicament!

    To back track a bit, I've been really stressed out. I am currently doing an internship that is 40-60 hours/week and I've been really struggling to keep up. On top of that, stress makes my GERD flare up worse. I also was finally (formally) diagnosed with endometriosis. And then I really started feeling crappy in the past week, which led to me finding out that my Grave's is out of remission. So I'm massively hyperthyroid again and my eyes are all swollen up Add to that, a little while ago I had an x-ray done (for totally different reasons) of my leg and found out that I have a tumor in my tibia! (they are quite certain it's benign, thank goodness, but still! Not something I needed on top of everything else) So....I guess you could say that the past little while has been a bit trying!

    So, I was having a bit of a pity party for myself lately and I thought I deserved to just have something that I wanted! That I haven't had in years. So I went on this eating spree that sorta blew my IC diet out of the water (which I have been faithfully following for over 3 years now). I also started cimetidine recently to treat the IC and I had been feeling a bit better, so I thought what could it hurt???

    All of this culminated with me spending my long weekend curled up in a ball with the heating pad feeling like I'm a mix of on fire and being drawn and quartered....of course, now I feel majorly stupid, because who did I end up hurting...ME of course! No one else, but me. Yah, eating a bunch of things that I am unable to eat was nice and it made me feel better temporarily (I guess I just felt normal...) but now I'm sure paying for it!

    So what about everyone else? Anyone else go off on a binge like me when you're just stressed out and feel like you should just be able to be normal and eat whatever the heck you want, when you want? Also, ever get lulled into that false sense of security when you're feeling ok for a little bit and think maybe it was all just a mistake and you're really fine now, lol!

    But back I go to the fetal position, at least I have a good book!

    Me =

  • #2
    I think we all do it, I ate peanut M&Ms, brownies and a lot of stuff this weekend, so I'm paying for now as well, I was up all night in the bath room and am now in the recliner, but I've been drinking alot of water today. Don't beat your self up over it, hope you find relief soon.
    IC diagnosis 3 weeks ago.
    Vesicare 10 mg once daily
    IBS and Gerd-Zegerid
    IC diet
    Elmiron 100 mg three daily
    Hydroxyzine 25 mg at night
    Amitriptyline 10mg at night
    Diovan 60/12.5 daily
    Topral 50 mg daily
    Zoloft 100 mg at night
    Klonopin .5 twice daily


    • #3
      I Get the "maybe this was all a big mistake" thing and "its gone" theory. Untill I eat sometihng I shouldn't. My bladder was great last week, I ate a curry last night. Why can't I learn?

      Sometimes feel that others Icers may look down on me for eating something like that, because it will set me back, but then again, don't we all just want to be normal?

      Don't feel bad about the oranges. I crave juice all the time, I think my body needs fruit. I believe if you crave something, in general your body is lacking in something. I am too scared to do the juice thing though. Surely eveyrone gives in once in a while?

      TMJ Dysfunction 2009
      Vulvodynia and/or PFD 2010
      IC, based on symptoms alone 2010.
      PCOS March 2012

      8 month remission following the birth of my beautiful daughter Imogen Rose 25/12/12....currently flaring and hoping to get remission back, life without IC was amazing!

      Currently using: IC Diet...pain meds as needed
      Medications / treatment tried and discounted:
      Fluconazole 150mg 1 per week for 6 months (yeast)
      Endep 25mg - 4months
      Lyrica 75mg - 2 months - FLARE
      Oxytrol patch - I think this caused retention.
      Countless creams, lotions and potions.
      Cystoprotek - no change in symptoms
      PT - for 1 year
      Various herbs and supplements


      • #4
        Yeah, I think we've all done it!!! Selective amnesia, I call it, with a sharp return to reality. For me, baking soda* in water, followed by 2 white TUMS 2 hours later seems to be the best thing for remedying a food-flare. I hope it helps you too, if you've not tried it yet.
        I hope you feel better soon

        *If you don't have problems with high blood pressure &/or need to restrict sodium.

        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!


        • #5
          Thanks for all the feedback!

          I know! I am totally one for selective amnesia! For the longest time I fought against the diagnosis of IC. I just didn't believe I could have I would purposely eat things and do things that were "bad" to see if I actually had a flare! Of course, that didn't last too long before I figured out that I oh so obviously had IC!

          Good to know there are others out there like me! I'll probably always crave what I can't have (the one that makes me laugh is I was a moderate fan of chocolate but nothing too crazy....until I tried to cut it out! Then all I wanted was chocolate!) So life will always be interesting!

          btw, the flare is settling down a little bit. What I find helps me is to just chug water and go to the bathroom a almost seems to just flush things out. That and I don't know where I would be without my good ol' heating pad!