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  • mary124
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    Peanut- I wanted to say welcome as well, and I just sent you a PM.

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  • flgirl
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    I remember how overwhelmed I was when I left the Uro's office and was first diagnosed with IC. This site has been so great. Whenever I feel down or I'm in a bad flare I come here and it helps so much to hear other people and know you're not alone.

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  • vm
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    Just wanted to add my to the site!

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  • Roxie2007
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    Hi There!
    Welcome to the best IC site on the web! As the others have said there's SO much info here and lots of great people too!
    Sorry that you have IC and Endo and GERD. It's all a lot to deal with!
    I have many of the 'common' ailments that many of us suffer from. I have Barrett's Esophagus......which starts out as severe GERD and then turns to Barrett's. I also have IBS and a host of other things. It does seem that if you get IC then you are in the running for all the other things.
    The IC diet works great for me too. Finding what your triggers are really helps. I hope you are able to get a grip on the IC and other problems. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions I might be able to help with. Roxie

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  • ICNDonna
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    to the IC Network. You have come to the right place to learn about IC. I know the IC diet can seem overwhelming at first, but after a while it becomes pretty much second nature. I hardly think about the restrictions any more. Diet makes a huge difference for me.

    The Patient Handbook at http://www.ic-network.com/handbook should be a huge help to you.

    And the ICN Shop has some excellent books to help you along the way.

    Warm healing thoughts,
    Donna

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  • tigger_gal
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    hi there, welcome to the icn, you will learn a wealth of information with in these pages. You will also get tons and tons of support. I am glad you found us.

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  • peanut1975
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    Hi All-

    I am new to this site and thought I would introduce myself. I was actually diagnosed with IC over a year ago but really did not get it or understand what it was. I have endometriosis and it seemed when I got those symptoms under control and got the endo removed from my bladder so I guess I figured that was the symptoms I was having. I have always been some to go to the bathroom frequently and just thought it was me. Recently I started having issues with lower abdominal swelling and pain and lots of pelvic pressure. And as all of you know it was my IC. I had a cysto a while ago so the doctor knew exactly what it was. I am now on elmiron and looking at the diet stuff and working with acupuncturist. It is just so hard for me to believe that the IC may have been a main cause for the reason I have been in so much pain the last year. I am a little overwhelmed with everything and the diet and the variety of information.

    I was on elmiron for a while about a year ago but because of the bad stomach pain I stopped taking it and I ended up being diagnosed with GERD and gastritis after two ER visits, a CT Scan, two Ultrasounds, two nights in the hospital and an EGD, oh and a hida scan for my gallbladder.

    So do any of you have a various other medical conditions, it seems like my GI and female organs are wacky.

    Well, any advice or comments would be great.

    Thanks
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