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    I didn't know where to post this so I posted here...

    What books other than the survival guide do you recommend.

    I have found several on Amazon, but am not sure which ones to buy,
    there are so many!

    Here are a few.....

    The Better Bladder Book: A Holistic Approach to Healing Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain - Wendy L. Cohan

    Solving the Interstitial Cystitis Puzzle: A Guide to Natural Healing - Amrit K. Willis

    To Wake in Tears: Understanding Interstitial Cystitis - Catherine M. ****** and her other two books?
    Last edited by Tink22; 05-11-2011, 09:45 PM.
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    Dec 2005
    Other Conditions:
    Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Sinusitis, Bursitis of the hip, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, PFD, Inflamitory Arthritis of the neck, Allergy to Yeast and Dairy
    Meds for IC:
    Prosed/DS as needed which works much better for me than Pyridium, Prelief, Coffee Tamer, Claritin 5mgs and sodium bicarb as needed.
    Alternative Treatments
    Physical therapy for 8 weeks, Acupuncture (just started).
    Other Meds:
    Skelaxin (as needed)
    Didn't work:
    Detrol LA (didn't help symptoms), Pyridium 200mg isn't working very well anymore.
    Elmiron (Major Dizziness), Hydrodistention (Greatly exacerbated IC symptoms), Urised (hard time breathing), Ditropan (bladder pain the next day), Rescue Instillations - Lidocane, sodium bicarb (all over body rash with itching),

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    My suggestion is to have a look at the books available in the ICN Shop. The books listed there have all been reviewed by others with IC and found to be helpful and accurage. You don't necessarily have to purchase them here, but to do so helps support this site.

    The ICN recommends books written by medical professionals, such as the IC Survival Guide by Robert Moldwin or Ending Female Pain by Isa Herrerra PT. The "Tears" book mentioned in your post represents one patients opinion and her books are not, that we are aware of, supported by any IC research studies.

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