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  • Brooks34
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    IC cookbook

    The Ic cookbook is a wonderful book. My Uro told me to follow the diet and eat from the cookbook and it was really easy. The meals are easy to put together, they taste delicious and the best part is,, you know your not going to get sick from eating whats in the book. I hope your love yours as much as I love mine.

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  • lnseagraves
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    Thank you for the suggestion!! I am ordering one tonight.

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  • kadi
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    Resources

    Hi Ellen,
    Here is a link to the ICN shop. There are 2 very helpful books relating to diet & IC. "Confident Choices" is an overview of the diet, including a plan to figure out your diet triggers, & has recipes & meal plans. "A Taste of the Good Life" is an IC cookbook.
    http://icnshop.com/cgi-bin/ustorekee...-ICandOAB.html

    Here is a link also for another online cookbook for IC patients.
    http://www.ic-network.com/icchef/

    Here is a link for a list of foods that work & don't work with the IC diet. I printed it out & taped it to my fridge. I started out eating only from the "usually ok" column, then one by one added in foods from the "middle" column. As I tested out each food, I put a star by the ones that were ok & crossed off foods that caused my symptoms to increase. So, eventually I had my own individual diet list. My mom did this also when she got IC and that helped her & my dad learn what worked & what didn't. (Mom got IC a year & a half after I did).
    http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/diet.html

    Wishing you better days soon!

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  • GriffsMommy
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    to the IC Network Ellen! If you look up at the top of the page there is a link for the ICN Shop. I know that there is at least one cookbook for sale if not more. My mother actually bought me one for Christmas. Hope this helps.

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  • lnseagraves
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    new to the board/ IC cookbook?

    Hey everyone,

    I am new to the board, although I have been diagnosed with IC for 3 years. I have really enjoyed reading all of your posts and it has made me realize how lucky I was to get diagnosed so quickly. I was a college student at the time, and going to the Student Health clinic for exceedingly painful frequent bladder infections despite the fact that I was NOT sexually active (student health clinics tend to blame everything on sex). Anyway, when I also started having pelvic pain, one of the student health Drs. said to me, "I just read an article in a journal on something called Interstitial Cystitis. I really hope that you don't have it, but I'm going to send you to a uro. just to rule it out." Anyway, my uro. did the cystoscopy exam in the hospital a month or so later and I was definitively diagnosed. He put me on Elmiron right away, and gave me the IC diet information. The Elmiron really helped me out and 9 months later he took me off of it in lieu of just trying to treat it with diet.

    Anyway, for some reason, I have been having MAJOR flair ups a lot again in the last 6 months or so and I have made an appt. to see my uro again to get back on Elmiron. I was wondering, however, if there is anything like an IC cookbook out there that we can buy? I have used the "Whats Cookin'" page on the IC Association page a number of times, but I would really like a BOOK that I can flip through and keep in my kitchen. Does anyone know of one? I am married now, and I want to keep a good diet for both me and my spouse despite the fact that I am SO restricted.

    Its wonderful that youre all here, there is SO much more info. out there on this condition than I had realized.

    Thanks for all your posts,
    Ellen
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