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    OMG has anyone seen the movie..Pursuit of Happiness?

    It was heartbreaking but end the end it had a happy ending.. But the story it tells is.. No matter how hard things get it will get better.. I loved it just wanted to let you all know it was great!

    ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!

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    Diet Reference Sheet:

    Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

    Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

    Meds I have Tried:
    Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
    Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
    Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

    Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
    Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

    Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.

    ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

  • #2
    good movie-i liked it a lot also. my mom who isn't a movie fan didn't like it because it was depressing . how can you not like that uplifting story.


    • #3
      Yes, take a pack of Kleenex with you when you go, it's a tearjerker, but good.

      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!


      • #4
        I havent seen it yet, but it sounds great. I will have to see it now!


        • #5
          Just watched it last night- what a great movie!


          • #6
            my neighbor asked me last night if I had seen it yet? she said she would bring it to me to watch. I can't wait it sounds so good.
            'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


            • #7
              Funny that my kids can afford to go to the theater but I have to wait until it comes out on video. I could hardly wait for it to come out. I haven't seen it yet. I want to make sure I can relax and enjoy it.

              Did any of you see Oprah when she Had Will Smith on talking about the movie? He almost cried when he was talking about how personally the movie had affected him because his son was playing the part of the little boy. At the end of the interview the guy that the story was about came on stage. It feels so good when you know a good story is a living story.

              Can you tell that I haven't seen the movie? I don't know any of the names.
              TREATMENT: PRN lidocaine/heparin Home Instillations since 2004
              My Helpful Hints for Home Instillation:

              Institute of Female Pelvic Medicine (J. Dell, My MD)
              Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences and offer support. Your physician is the only one to give you medical advice. I hope sharing the information from this site will help you and your physician develop successful management of your IC.
              I post to encourage and offer total support for rescue instillations.
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