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    I'm really loving this book. It's called "To Feel Stuff" by Andrea Seigel.

    It's about a 20 year old girl who has a series of mysterious diseases. She is constantly sick, so she ends up living in her University's infirmary. Then she starts seeing ghosts and falls in love with a guy who had his knees shattered. It might sound like a silly teen romance, but it deals with some pretty heavy stuff, and I think the writing is quite good.

    19 y/o student, salesperson, fashionista, future high school teacher. <3 to sing and travel. Dream job= cruise ship entertainer
    My IC story- diagnosed at age 15 (Feb 2004), after approx. 6 mos of symptoms. Went into near complete remission following hydrodistention and introduction of meds. Feeling so good that I started skipping meds (bad idea). 1 week flare (May 2006). New flare November 2006-present.
    My triggers- I'm not sure about food triggers, just started IC diet but so far doesn't seem to be doing much. Stress is a big trigger for me though. Both flares this year came during stressful times. I think that stress reduction will help me immensely (last flare went AWAY during vacation in Mexico when I was drinking margaritas like they were water;P).
    Start of IC symptoms- Summer 2003 (after a UTI)
    Dx- February 2004, after hydrodistension (ouch!)

    Current treatments- Amytriptyline (25mg), Hydroxizine (25mg), MSM w/Glucosamine (1000mg,3x/day), quercetin (500mg, 2x/day), trying to stick to IC diet, prelief as needed.

    Previous treatments- Amytriptyline (10mg), Hydroxizine (10mg), Alesse (HBC)

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    Thanks -- I'm always up for a good book. I have been running low on reading materials, so maybe I'll order that.
    Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
    Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

    Peace, Carolyn

    Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

    On the Beach with IC