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    "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts. I read it everywhere, in the house, doctor's office, airport, everywhere. And in spite of its length, I think I'm going to have to read it again. There are very few books that I've fallen into, as an adult, like this one.... I just hope they don't screw it up in the movie version!
    Kadi

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    -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!

  • #2
    Sounds good. I'm looking for something to read.


    Donna
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    • #3
      Thank for the posting. I added the book to my Amazon wishlist.
      Frances

      Diagnosed: 2011 - have had symptoms for over 20 years. Diagnoses so far: Overactive Bladder, then IC, and now Myofacial Pelvic Pain Syndrome.

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      • #4
        I need book suggestions. I keep picking things up that I don't enjoy and don't finish. I'll have to look that one up. Thanks!

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        • #5
          I read a brief description of it and it does sound fascinating. There's even a u-tube by the author that is very interesting. I plan to see if our library has it. If not, guess I'll head for a book store.


          Donna
          Stay safe


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          Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

          Have you checked the ICN Shop?
          Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

          Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

          Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

          Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

          AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

          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.
          [3MG]

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          • #6
            Thanks, Kadi!

            It sounds very intriguing. I'm a librarian, so I'm always on the look out for a good read.

            My 2011 favorites so far are:

            The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (Bailey, Elizabeth) --
            Beautiful little memoir about Bailey's mysterious illness that left her bedridden. A friend brought her a snail to keep her company. She became fascinated by it, and began to educate herself (and readers) on the many intriguing habits of the lowly little snail-very interesting.

            Before I Go To Sleep (Watson, S.J) A psychological thriller about a woman with a rare form of amnesia. Once she goes to sleep, she can no longer recall the events of the previous day. Lots of twists and surprises here.

            The Lantern (Lawrenson, Deborah) If you liked Du Maurier's [I]Rebecca[I] then definitely check this one out!
            March 2011-Symptoms began
            May 2011-Tentative diagnosis by OB/GYN
            October 2011-Confirmed diagnosis -- IC/PFD

            Current treatments:
            Elmiron- 300 mg (Began 12/11)
            Hydroxyzine- 50-75 mg (Began 7/11)
            Tizabidine- 2mg 3xTID, if needed (Began 12/11)
            IC Diet-Began 5/11
            Pelvic Floor Therapy-Began 12/11

            Current Supplements:
            Cystoprotek
            Magnesium
            Fish Oil
            Biotin

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