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  • IC Anniversary

    This is my fourth anniversary of dealing with IC. I think the stages explained in one of the transcripts are accurate for me. I probably had the early stage of IC for most of my life, but due to medicine induced depression that caused my body to just about fall apart; I progressed to full blown IC. I was taking Reglan for a stomach problem and had a severe allergic reaction to it. This is not a cautionary story. For most people, Reglan is a great medication, but for me, it caused me to become very ill. As I was recovering, the IC emerged. A big part of improving my condition has also been dealing with pelvic floor issues. A wonderful physical therapist has helped tremendously. So with careful diet, spring water, Atarax, physical therapy, and getting great information from this site, I have been able to have a normal life. I have taught elementary school for the past four years and have been active in my church and community. There have been a few down times and a return to some pain, but I pretty much know what to do to feel better. The main reason for this post is to encourage new folks that there is hope for better days. I was not sure when I was going to the bathroom around forty times a day and living with a heating pad. I needed hope and there were people ready to give it to me. So let's all keep trying to get better and share our experiences and help one another.


  • #2
    This is a wonderful post! I'm one of those "new" people and at first I was so overwhelmed with all this and very upset because I thought I would never feel good again. But coming to this site has given me so much information and a "road map" on how to "get better" and deal with this in my life. Because of all that has been shared with me, I didn't have to flounder around and guess what to do. I had a path before me to follow.

    It's only been 1 1/2 month since my diagonis and 4 months since my symptoms started, and I feel that getting a quick diagonis will aid in my getting better.

    This is a wonderful site! with wonderful people.
    Currently taking Elmiron 3 times a day, Ditropan XL 10 mg, 1 time a day, Elavil 10 mg, 1 time a day.

    I also use a vaginal cream once a week and I follow an IC diet and use Prelief.


    • #3

      If you look back into the past posts on this board, you will see a whole bunch of posts from people stating their IC anniversary--it just goes to show that there IS life with IC. wink

      Hugs and love,
      Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!


      • #4
        I was dx'ed in July of 2001, but remember pain, frequency and urgency much much further I was told it was in my head.. god I hate that... Thanks for a great post..
        'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


        • #5
          Hi Judy, and great post. It will be two years this June for me since I have been diagnosed. Finding the IC Network and the gals here, is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I now have a handle on my IC, I do not let it take my everyday life away from me. The big thanks for that goes to a wonderful Nurse Practitioner, Urologist, and the support gals and the Network. I am determined to not let IC ruin my day. I could not possibly do that on my own. Even when I get one of those not so good days, I know, that I can come here, and get my strength and support, and love, from my IC sisters, and the few brothers we have, and it makes a whole world of difference to my outlook on my life. God bless all the gals, and the few guys, that has made that possible for me, I love them all, and hope I can help, any way I can, in the same way I have been helped. Big hugs for all Iris. hi kissing grouphug grouphug
          Today and every day you are loved, so don't be anxious about tomorrow, God will take care of you tomorrow; Live one day at a time.