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    Hi Everyone,

    I was diagnosed with IC during my last flare-up. I was seeing the Dr every 2-3 months with cystitis and they would just give me antibiotics (which never seemed effective) and send me away. In the end I insisted that it wasn't normal to have a UTI so frequently. Finally due to a urine culture test I was diagnosed. It was the first time I'd heard of IC, but it was a real load off my mind and I am determined to manage it. I realise I need to see a Urologist for a final confirmation but I've had to push my Dr just to get this far. I feel like he'd say "It can't be cured, so what's the point?"

    It used to affect my work. I'm an archaeologist and digging away outdoors was agonising during a flare up. Thankfully I'm now a student again I don't have to push myself. My biggest concern is my upcoming marriage. I'm really looking forward to it and love my fiancé very much but I know IC will affect our intimacy. Currently tired and cranky from my latest flare up. Trying antihistamines this time... fingers crossed. It's so nice to have found this group. I don't feel so alone.

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    to the IC Network. I know you'll find a lot of information and support here.

    Donna
    Stay safe


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