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    I just read somewhere that IC is found more in women of Northern European heritage. I'm just curious, because I'm of that descent. Has anybody else heard anything about this? Sorry if this is stupid, just me thinking too much again...thanks!

  • #2
    hey,

    I haven't heard anything about that, but I too am of northern european descent.

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    • #3
      I found out that I actually read it on this site! It's on the main page under the article "Questionable cures for IC on the Internet". I think it is by Jill O. Thank you.

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      • #4
        I don't remember the actual research resource.. goes back several urology conferences if I remember correctly. Although IC is found on every continent, I believe that research has shown that those of a northern european descent are more prone to this. I'm Norwegian and Swedish so this makes sense to me!

        Jill
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        • #5
          I'm Scotch, Irish, Danish, English, Dutch, and German --- so I guess I qualify? When I was in school, they talked about our country being the "melting pot of nations" --- I think I may be the pot they were talking about?

          Donna
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          • #6

            Hi everyone Thats really interesting news. I am also from E.Eur decent. Finish, Irish, German and French.
            The more the reserchers can find is common with people who have IC, the better. It might just help in finding a cure one day. Wouldnt that be nice!!
            take care
            stacy


            Current Conditions:
            Endometriosis,1995
            IC,Feb 06
            IBS-C

            Prenecious Anemia
            Stomach Ulcers
            Duodenitis
            Acid Reflux
            Low Blood Sugar
            Hypothyroid
            Migrains

            Surgeries
            Laporoscopy-1995
            Gaul Bladder-1996
            Laporoscopy-2005
            colonoscopy2005
            cysto/hydro-2006
            cysto/hydro-2007

            endoscope-2007

            Meds:
            Elmiron,100mg 2am 2pm
            Seasonique,1 night(helps control pain for Endo)Provera, 10mg 1 night
            Elavil, 150 1pm
            Flexeril, 10mg 1 night(was to be 1 am also but makes me to sleepy)
            Prilosec,20mg 1am 1pm
            Zoloft,100mg 1 pm
            Topamax 25mg 1am 2pmCyannobalamin(b12), 1 injection every 2 weeks
            Reglan, 10mg, 1 3xday with meals-for duonditis
            Ultram 50mg 1 every 4hrs as needed for pain
            Pyridim,100mg as needed
            Vicodin 5/500 as needed for pain
            Heating pad
            Ice Pack
            Arthritis Pain Equate brand 650mg usualy 2 at a time
            Stool softeners w/stimuli, 2am 2pm[/COLOR]

            Hopefuly no more gets added to the list!!!

            I wish the best for all of you and hope the days with pain are few. I wish you peace and calmness... for we all need it, with out it... the pain is worse.
            Try to take the best care of you that you can. When you are not happy with the care you get dont hesitate to get the help you need. Sometimes a 2nd opinion can give the calm and peace which you are seeking.
            My prays go to all of you. For I know there are many who are have many bad days and need a shoulder.. Always remember this site, for its made a huge differance to me and many people. Here you can find the the ear your looking for when you just need to vent.
            When your not looking for Im so sorry and I have no idea what can help you. Here we understand the pains the suffereing and most of all the Constant frustration. For anyone who needs it.. I will do my best to be the ear who can listen and help how ever I can. All my best to all of you.
            Dont forget to take care of you!
            Take care

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            • #7
              Opps ment Norther Euro,lol


              Current Conditions:
              Endometriosis,1995
              IC,Feb 06
              IBS-C

              Prenecious Anemia
              Stomach Ulcers
              Duodenitis
              Acid Reflux
              Low Blood Sugar
              Hypothyroid
              Migrains

              Surgeries
              Laporoscopy-1995
              Gaul Bladder-1996
              Laporoscopy-2005
              colonoscopy2005
              cysto/hydro-2006
              cysto/hydro-2007

              endoscope-2007

              Meds:
              Elmiron,100mg 2am 2pm
              Seasonique,1 night(helps control pain for Endo)Provera, 10mg 1 night
              Elavil, 150 1pm
              Flexeril, 10mg 1 night(was to be 1 am also but makes me to sleepy)
              Prilosec,20mg 1am 1pm
              Zoloft,100mg 1 pm
              Topamax 25mg 1am 2pmCyannobalamin(b12), 1 injection every 2 weeks
              Reglan, 10mg, 1 3xday with meals-for duonditis
              Ultram 50mg 1 every 4hrs as needed for pain
              Pyridim,100mg as needed
              Vicodin 5/500 as needed for pain
              Heating pad
              Ice Pack
              Arthritis Pain Equate brand 650mg usualy 2 at a time
              Stool softeners w/stimuli, 2am 2pm[/COLOR]

              Hopefuly no more gets added to the list!!!

              I wish the best for all of you and hope the days with pain are few. I wish you peace and calmness... for we all need it, with out it... the pain is worse.
              Try to take the best care of you that you can. When you are not happy with the care you get dont hesitate to get the help you need. Sometimes a 2nd opinion can give the calm and peace which you are seeking.
              My prays go to all of you. For I know there are many who are have many bad days and need a shoulder.. Always remember this site, for its made a huge differance to me and many people. Here you can find the the ear your looking for when you just need to vent.
              When your not looking for Im so sorry and I have no idea what can help you. Here we understand the pains the suffereing and most of all the Constant frustration. For anyone who needs it.. I will do my best to be the ear who can listen and help how ever I can. All my best to all of you.
              Dont forget to take care of you!
              Take care

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              • #8
                Most of my Grandparents/Great-Grandparents are from Lithuania (North-East Europe) and some from Kiev, Ukraine which is Eastern Europe. I have not read about a European link, However, I did read that it has a high prevelence in the Jewish People and I am Jewish. I'm not sure if this is related or not.
                ~Diane
                dx: Spastic Bladder, chronic hematuria (that went away?), kidney stone... possible IC

                Medical History:
                c-sections: 1988, 1991, 1997
                Viral Arthritis 1998 (Like RA, but went away!! )
                Pterygium & Dry Eyes since 2005
                Hysterectomy (Fibroids) 2006

                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                Me & Jerry ~ Sammy & Ryan
                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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                • #9
                  I'm English and German (from my mom's side) and Columbian, Spanish (like from Spain), Native American and Japanese (from my father's side).

                  Any of that Northern European (I need to bursh up on my geography BIG TIME)?

                  Medical "Issues":
                  IC
                  GERD
                  Tachycardia(resting rate is 125-130 )
                  Medicastions:
                  Tramadol-as needed (IC)-50mg
                  Elmiron 200mg twice a day
                  Levsin .125mg 1-2 pills 4 times a day

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                  • #10
                    I've heard that autoimmune diseases are more common in people of northern European ancestry - I just don't know how far north "north" is!

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                    • #11
                      MerryBerryMoose,

                      The English is definitely northern european. The German could be as Germany spans most of middle europe from Scandinavia (north) to Italy (south)

                      I am almost 100% AngloSaxon (english) and about 5% northern german so I basically count in this.

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                      • #12
                        My ansestors were from French, English, Dutch, Irish, and German. I guess I qualify too. This is very interesting! I also wonder if there is something to it or not?

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                        • #13
                          Swedish ancestry here - and autoimmune diseases absolutely run in our family. Plus lots of UTI's, too...

                          Blessings,
                          Lori

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                          • #14
                            I'm Irish, Scottish, French, Canadian.

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                            • #15
                              This is interesting.......I am Irish,Scottish,French and German.
                              Lily

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