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    Hi I'm still fairly new to this, having just been diagnosed 4 months ago. I'm still in a lot of pain most of the time (though I've had some days where I'm not in any) even though I've been on elmiron since Feb. and the IC diet since then. Do any of you notice that you have different pain for different triggers? Eating wrong food, stress, period/ovulation? I'm trying to figure mine out and want to know if that could be a way I could figure something out.

    Emily Anne

    Had abdominal pain since I was 12 that started getting much more severe when I entered college. I just got diagnosed in February 2011.

    Elmiron (100mg) 3x/day

    Severe IC, Bladder which holds 300 mg rather than the normal 600 mg, Pelvic Floor Myalgia, Imperforate Hymen (surgery in 2008), Ovarian Cysts

    Heating pad/rice sock, laying down when in pain, rescue IC diet

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    It can be difficult to figure out what causes a flare. One thing you might try is to keep a detailed diary of everything that goes in your mouth, activity levels, voiding, etc. You might be able to isolate your triggers that way.

    Sending healing thoughts,
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