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  • Dealing with IC AND a Urinary tract infection at the same time?

    Any tips other than what we all already know about keeping our IC at bay? =]

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    Stacy, I feel for you. I have had a couple of UTIs this year and it really adds up. One thing that helps me is warm baths with Epsom salts in it. Soothing to the body and calms the external irritation.

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    Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
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    • #3
      I just got a UTI this past week. It has really been bothering me. Where does one find Epsom salt? From what I've read baths should be avoided w/ a UTI.

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      • #4
        I just found a small carton for $1.25 at Dollar General (a chain discount store) tonight. I checked Wal Mart, but didn't see it there. Perhaps check your local drug store or Wal Mart.
        "Diagnoses"
        Vestibulodynia, endometriosis (dx via symptoms only), IC (dx via symptoms only), PFD, uneven legs, pelvic muscular dysfunction

        Present Treatments
        EMDR Therapy Dec 2013-June 2015; Mindfulness Style Meditation early 2014-Present; External PT Dec 2013-Dec 2014, daily exercises at home; Intervaginal PT March 2015 - Aug 2015 Chiropractic Mar 2014-June 2015; Therapeutic Massage Apr 2014-April 2015; cut caffeine out of diet; I lost my health insurance Sept. 2015!

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