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  • Recently diagnosed with IC

    Hello all, nice to meet you. My name is Dana. I was diagnosed with IC last year, after some extremely hellish nights of waking up 10-15 times with a false alarm to urinate. My doctor has since prescribed me a low-dose antidepressant, Nortriptyline, which works well. I still have to adhere to the diet, however, as I'm sure you're all familiar with, and I find it okay mostly but sometimes frustrating. It's been especially hard to give up some favorite foods of mine like tomatoes and chocolate. Last night I made saffron rice, and had a bad flare up during the night. No fun. Looking forward to reading your stories and getting to know some new people who are also working through this situation.

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    I'm glad you've found some ways to feel better --- I know the diet can be frustrating at times --- but it's worth the effort.

    You mentioned tomatoes so I will share a substitute I have found --- if you tolerate sweet red peppers. I remove the seeds and chop them up into about one-inch pieces, add a little water, cover and cook until tender --- cool for a while so they are easy to work with, then puree in my blender until they are smooth. I have some plastic freezer containers that hold about one cup and I fill them to about a half inch from the top and freeze. Then I use as a substitute for tomato sauce to make spaghetti and pizza. It's really a treat for me. I try to pick up several peppers when they are on sale so I always have some in the freezer.

    Sending healing thoughts,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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