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    Hello all. This is my first post, so please forgive me if i have posted in the wrong place. I was diagnosed with IC when I was 17 and am 34 now. After two years of conventional treatments....and no results....I went the alternative route. I have been symptom free for the last 16 years....until a week ago. I am now trying to figure out the IC diet again, but it seems very confusing because many of the IC diets contradict each other. One thing that I see everyone talking about is the "Vanilla Shake". Since these new meds make me nauseas, a shake sounds great. Does anyone know of a recipe for a shake that is "IC Approved". I just can't afford to eat anything that might upset things anymore than they already are right now. I did order the IC cook book off the site, but it won't be here for about a week. Thank you for your help.

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    The link in my signature below will lead you to the latest food list. It's printable so should help you find some IC safe foods.

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    • #3
      recipe for Vanilla shake

      Thank you, but that is the list that I had already printed. It said 2009, so I thought there may be a more recent list. I know things change a lot. Does anyone happen to have a good recipe for Vanilla shakes that are IC safe? I can't wait until get my cook book. Can anyone recommend which cook books they like?
      Thank you


      • #4
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        Hi, I have had IC for about 8 yrs. now, I am 65yrs. old. I was in remission for about 2 yrs. when I had a flare last January and having been struggling to get back into remission ever since. I am determined to do it but would like any support I can get for the IC network and support forum. I feel a bit lost when it comes to the diet although I do have the print out myslef and use that often. I too would like to know about the vanilla shake etc. Anything white rice and bland food recipes would be great. I have sent for a few of the newer books and want to sit down and go over them. But if any of you have some quick great ideas I would love for you to share them with me. If you would like to pm me I would love to correspond with you at this point I could use some daily support and direction as to how to get over my noctoria especially. I have about one good night out of 2 weeks at this point, day times seem to be getting better. Sure hope I get a response from this, as you all know when you are flareing you really could use the help. Sorry about this not being so short.


        • #5
          I order shakes from McDonalds and have no issues. Aren't shakes just vanilla ice cream and milk basically? Just get yourself some good vanilla ice cream and go to town!

          Now I need a shake.
          Symtoms started July 2010.
          Severe pelvic floor pain only.

          2 time PT graduate!
          In medical remission since August 2011; able to eat and drink anything I want currently.

          IC meds:
          200 mg Elmiron in the morning
          100 mg Elmiron @ night
          Macrobid after intercourse

          03/11 07/11 01/12
          If at first you don't succeed: 07/26/2013!


          • #6
            Vanilla Malt Shake

            Here is one recipe from the Confident Choices' Cookbook:

            Vanilla Malt Shake

            • 1 c. all-natural vanilla bean ice cream
            • 1-1/2 c. milk
            • 1/2 t. vanilla
            • 2 T. malt powder

            “Buzz” all of the ingredients in a blender. High in protein and antioxidants. Serves 2.
            Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
            IC Dietitian, Patient Advocate, Speaker, & Author

            Did you know that up to 94% of interstitial cystitis patients find some symptom relief when they change their diet, and that dietary modification is recommended as a first line treatment for IC? Check out the IC Food List to get started!

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