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    Is any one around here in university/college? I was just wondering how you manage the symptoms and stress. I'm going back to school in Jan and am a little worried about having to miss class because of pain.

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    Re: Heading back to school

    Check with your school's student services.They may have counseling available for stress management.Since you have a chronic illness,you may qualify for some kind of support in the form of having someone to take notes for you when you must miss class or an official way to let your instructors be aware of your disability and be able to plan for accommodations to enable you to be successful.Congratulations on your return to school!

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    • #3
      Re: Heading back to school

      Thank you,

      That's a really good idea. I have contacted them to see if they can help. I'm not sure if I'll qualify for it but it's worth a try

      Thanks, I'm really excited! It's been three years since I graduated with my first degree so I'm a little nervous to go back but I'm excited to do something I'm passionate about (nursing)

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      • #4
        Re: Heading back to school

        With interstitial cystitis you should qualify for assistance for the disabled --- and arrangements can be made to allow you to go for that degree.

        Donna
        Stay safe


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        • #5
          Re: Heading back to school

          I'm in the exact same boat as you!!! I manage my IC with diet (I can't eat spicy, dairy, soy, or citrus). For the stress, try working out or doing yoga! I like to set an hour aside from my day and do this or just try relaxing with Netflix, a warm bath, or napping!
          Inform your professors about IC and that you will miss some classes during the semester. Also, my best advice is to take an online course in place for one of your classes! I did this for my Wednesdays and it was awesome because I could just stay in bed all day and if I had a flare that week it gave me time to really focus on it and put efforts to fix it!

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          • #6
            Re: Heading back to school

            I wish I could do that. We have 1 online course but that is on top of like 5 normal courses. we're in class 3 days a week and have a clinical practice 2 days. I'm also going to be working one day a week :S. I just put in a request for a dr note so that I can talk to the disability people. I'm in the midst of a bad flare right now so I'm kind of freaking out about what it will be like in school. I know that stress makes it worst and I have GAD that is worsened by school so I'm a bit concerned... I haven't tried diet management and I think I'm going to give it a try.

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            • #7
              Re: Heading back to school

              Originally posted by TerryCat View Post
              I wish I could do that. We have 1 online course but that is on top of like 5 normal courses. we're in class 3 days a week and have a clinical practice 2 days. I'm also going to be working one day a week :S. I just put in a request for a dr note so that I can talk to the disability people. I'm in the midst of a bad flare right now so I'm kind of freaking out about what it will be like in school. I know that stress makes it worst and I have GAD that is worsened by school so I'm a bit concerned... I haven't tried diet management and I think I'm going to give it a try.
              By all means, give the IC diet a try. You'll find diet information at a link in my signature below. Many ICers find that single step helps more than any other.


              Donna
              Stay safe


              Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
              Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

              Have you checked the ICN Shop?
              Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

              Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

              Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

              Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

              AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

              I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
              [3MG]

              Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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              • #8
                Re: Heading back to school

                Originally posted by ICNDonna View Post
                By all means, give the IC diet a try. You'll find diet information at a link in my signature below. Many ICers find that single step helps more than any other.


                Donna

                The link appears to be broken at the moment

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                • #9
                  Re: Heading back to school

                  There is a super convenient app for the IC diet-I recommend it.The diet is rather restrictive,but it really really works.I suggest you try to follow it quite strictly to begin with.I wish my doctor had not suggested that low acid coffee taken with Prelief or Javacid might be feasible. I could have spared myself months of misery if I had cut it out at the beginning.(we all have our weaknesses).Once you are following the diet carefully - and probably are feeling much better - you can experiment with the foods listed as "try it" - one at a time,to see if you can tolerate it or not.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Heading back to school

                    Originally posted by TerryCat View Post
                    The link appears to be broken at the moment
                    Try scrolling to the top of this page and clicking on the Front Page link --- then the Self Help link.

                    Donna
                    Stay safe


                    Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
                    Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                    Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                    Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                    Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                    Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                    Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                    AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
                    [3MG]

                    Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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