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    So my OB recommended Castor oil packs to use with heating pads. I was doing them faithfully every night for a while. When I had a follow up I told her they were not doing much for me. We talked about how I was applying it. Turns out, you should take the pack out of the plastic bag before you put it on your skin. I was putting it in a ziplock and then under the heating pad.
    I have to laugh at myself!!!!



    Joslyn
    IC symptoms in May 2011
    Mild IC dx by Cysto July 2011
    Symtoms decrease 80% by September 2011!






    Tums 100mg
    fish oil 3-5 grams
    Probiotic 5 billion
    Magnesium
    Bladder Ease
    Unda Drops
    Mediclear Plus Protein Shake

    Physical Therapy Graduate!
    Meditation 2x a day
    Running
    Castor oil pack
    Teas (nettle leaf, linden flower, camomile, marshmellow root)

    Have tried
    In office instills (pridium, heprin, lidocain, elmiron)
    Cystoprotec
    Desert Harvest Aloe
    atarax 25 mg
    Vesicare
    Lexapro
    5HTP
    sanctura

  • #2
    castor oil pack

    That's funny!

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    • #3
      I was curious if the castor oil packs helped (when you applied them the right way that is!). I've seen them mentioned but haven't read any feedback from anyone here on whether they are helpful. Sounds like they may be helpful for abdominal cramps as well.

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      • #4
        Figuring it out

        Yes! Castor oil packs (once I started doing it the right way). Ina Herrara and Wendy (the better bladder book lady) bother recommend them.

        I started to feel some actual movement or turning in my bladder. I can only compare it to my 2nd trimester when Vivian was moving around (weird, I know). I pee alot afterward, but it seems to be soothing. I do it for about 20 minutes and wash the area well with baking soda. This isn't recommended while you are having a period tho.
        There are some other great things in Ina Herra's book-ending pelvic pain. I like to do a vaginal steam- you gotta read it. Basically you sit over steaming water with some herbs in it (place the pan in the toliet). Strange but strangely comforting. An IC Spa if you will.

        I had 6 instills a cysto and now I'm mostly pain free with the diet and PT. I'm going to see a naturpath next week and do some more work to fight inflamation with her.
        Meditation x2 a day has been a gift! I also have and IC sponsor that email almost everyday. She is amazing.
        Last edited by vivsmom; 07-26-2011, 02:06 AM. Reason: spelling
        Joslyn
        IC symptoms in May 2011
        Mild IC dx by Cysto July 2011
        Symtoms decrease 80% by September 2011!






        Tums 100mg
        fish oil 3-5 grams
        Probiotic 5 billion
        Magnesium
        Bladder Ease
        Unda Drops
        Mediclear Plus Protein Shake

        Physical Therapy Graduate!
        Meditation 2x a day
        Running
        Castor oil pack
        Teas (nettle leaf, linden flower, camomile, marshmellow root)

        Have tried
        In office instills (pridium, heprin, lidocain, elmiron)
        Cystoprotec
        Desert Harvest Aloe
        atarax 25 mg
        Vesicare
        Lexapro
        5HTP
        sanctura

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        • #5
          Where do you get an IC sponsor and what exactly do they do? I've haven't heard of these anywhere.

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          • #6
            Sponsor

            Hi,
            I think I made it up. On the boards I was getting more bummed out than encouraged a few months ago, so I found someone who seemed pretty recovered and very optimistic.
            I email her more one-on-one.
            Joslyn
            IC symptoms in May 2011
            Mild IC dx by Cysto July 2011
            Symtoms decrease 80% by September 2011!






            Tums 100mg
            fish oil 3-5 grams
            Probiotic 5 billion
            Magnesium
            Bladder Ease
            Unda Drops
            Mediclear Plus Protein Shake

            Physical Therapy Graduate!
            Meditation 2x a day
            Running
            Castor oil pack
            Teas (nettle leaf, linden flower, camomile, marshmellow root)

            Have tried
            In office instills (pridium, heprin, lidocain, elmiron)
            Cystoprotec
            Desert Harvest Aloe
            atarax 25 mg
            Vesicare
            Lexapro
            5HTP
            sanctura

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            • #7
              What a grand idea! I can see it would be really helpful and encouraging. I have all the bladder books except Isa's so I should probably get hers too. Right now I am doing really well and have been for a good while but this condition is so unpredictable you never know when things can flare up again. It's gotten me paranoid about returning pain so I guess I want to be prepared in case.

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