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    I was newly diagnosed with IC in May of 2003. I began a very strict diet (sticking to it almost 90% of the time) and medicine (Elmiron and MacroBid) regime. Every month when I went back to the doctor for a check-up the changes within my bladder were incrementally better. By January of 2004 my bladder looked almost like a normal persons. I believe that the amazingly fast healing process is due to 4 very important factors: 1) God and my friends' prayers, 2) Dr. Karen Abbott (Santa Clara, CA), 3) Prelief, 4) Alkalinizing Tea. Most of these are self-explanatory, except for the Alkalinizing Tea, so let me give a plug for what I think has been monumental in helping me deal with IC. Atter being diagnosed, I went to my local health food store to try and find some kind of tea that I could drink (since I am a "tea addict" of sorts). They pointed me to a tea that comes in bags or loose leaf. It proposes to help alkalinize your body's system and put it more in balance (which I figured also meant that it would help the bladder). Being slightly skeptic, I also purchased the PHydrion tape to test everything. I found that the Alkalinizing Tea had a 7 ph, so I drink it daily, hot or cold: one cup in the AM and most of the time a glass of cold tea in the afternoon or evening. So far the only company that I have found that makes it is Body Rescue, but I am also looking for other brands because the quality of the Body Rescue tea bags often fluctuates. I hope this will help others as much as myself.

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    Just dropped by and seen your post and wanted to welcome you to the icn family. I'm happy you found something that helps you. grouphug
    Medicine taken daily or as needed:
    1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
    2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
    3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
    4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
    5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
    5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
    6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
    7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.





    I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!

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    • #3
      Judy: I also am a tea addict and it is one thing I really miss. When I was first diagnosed with IC I tried decaf regular tea, but supposedly it is also bad and everything hurt my bladder so I cut the tea out as well. Now I only drink herbal mint and cammomile. Can you tell me what flavour the tea is. I am not familiar with that brand. I live in Ontario and we cannot get alot of the items mentioned in the US, but it sounds like it would be good. Carol
      carol

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      • #4
        IC Judy,

        Can you tell me more about the tea? I, too, am an iced tea addict & haven't been able to give it up. It doesn't cause me any pain & only sometimes an increase in frequency. I had an amazing day last week - only went to the bathroom 5 times all day. There were 2 6-hour stretches & 1 10-hour stretch! And I had 2 Wendy's biggie iced teas (w/ lemon) that day! Go figure.

        Why is decaf tea bad for you. I just started trying that & adding coffee tamer (to neutralize the acid). I'm getting really tired of drinking water. I'm also hypoglycemia, so can't have much fruit juice.

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        • #5
          I may just try that out.
          Angela aka sleepyangel30

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          • #6
            Alkalinizing Tea

            Thanks for sharing. I am going to look for it.

            Ginny

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            • #7
              ICJudy, I believe you will get 100% better, I'm going on a very strick diet myself, I have been having IC since oct 03 at the time I did not know what was wrong with me until last month, Anyway, Keep doing what you doing, Take care and may god bless you!
              Angela aka sleepyangel30

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              • #8
                Judy,
                Thank you for sharing the info about the tea.
                Michelle

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                • #9
                  tea

                  judy,
                  Thanks so much for the info about the tea. I have been looking in grocery stores for the non acidic tea. no one has heard of it. I will go to a health food store for sure. Does it taste like lipton. i'm sorta picky. thanks

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                  • #10
                    I wonder if Tealover's good response to the Wendy's meal had anything to do with the lemon which is very alkalizing according to www.icsuccessonline.com. I have been having very good results with tea made from grapeseed extract (one capsule will make me 3-4 cups of tea) and also alfalfa tablets (1 tablet per cup). A list of acid forming foods and alkalizing foods may be obtained at www.phsciences.com.

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