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  • Britgal
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    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

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  • tigger_gal
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    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..
    Brat

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  • ICNJess
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    Evea,

    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,
    Jess

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  • susieqchaney
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    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.

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  • Judy22
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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.

    Hugs,
    Judy
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