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    My husband and I have been married for 4 years and think it's a good time to start having kids, but I'm completely scared. A couple months ago I got health insurance, but none of the Doctors seem to know what I.C. is and we don't have the money to go to someone that isn't on our plan.

    My first question is has anyone on here had to really fight for the treatment of their I.C. and if so how did you do it?

    I've been off birth control for 2 1/2 years and I haven't fallen pregnant. I have a doctor's appointment in October with a general practitioner who could refer me to another doctor that could help with infertility.

    But my question to you is what kind of doctor should I be asking a referral to and what kind of information should I be writing down that could help the infertility doctor?

    My final thing I'm worried about is how much sex I'll have to have around the time I'm ovulating while dealing with my pelvic floor dysfunction. Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with p.f.d. and trying to conceive?

    I hope everyone is having a pain free day and less trips to the bathroom!

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    You will want a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist. I also recommend a referral to a good physical therapist for your pelvic floor, if you haven't already done so.

    Do you chart? It could be very helpful to know things such as the length of time of your luteal phase, and if you are indeed ovulating every month.

    My pain in the actual vagina isn't too bad, although I have relatively severe muscle pain elsewhere that makes doing the deed tricky at times. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 9 months now. The months that we've done the deed for the 5 days around ovulation, I haven't gotten pregnant. The months where we did it 2 times- the day before and after ovulation, I have gotten pregnant. So it really may not take much to get pregnant, if the cause of your infertility is discovered and treated.

    Now if only I could get one to stick. Sigh. Good luck!

    Edited to add: educate yourself on IC! Go in armed with meds/treatments you think will help and research as to why. Become your own doctor, if no one else will listen! My gyno does not generally treat IC, but is more than happy to prescribe me meds I think will help!
    Symtoms started July 2010.
    Severe pelvic floor pain only.

    2 time PT graduate!
    In medical remission since August 2011; able to eat and drink anything I want currently.

    IC meds:
    200 mg Elmiron in the morning
    100 mg Elmiron @ night
    Macrobid after intercourse

    03/11 07/11 01/12
    If at first you don't succeed: 07/26/2013!

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