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    Hi, I'm from the Pittsburgh area.I was recently diagnosed with IC. I'm looking for support
    from other members in the area. There doesnt seem to be a support group near by or much in the way of doctors knowledgable on the subject. If you live in the area and would like support please email me or just respond back to this message.

    Randy Sarner

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    There is a support group in Morgantown, WV that just started last month. Some of us drove a bit to get there - I'm not sure how far Pittsburgh is from there - an hour or 2? If you go to the Regional boards here and find WV there is more info there.

    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.


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