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  • dancemomof2
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    Sending you more hugs. I know hwo stressful motherhood and IC can be. I have a 2 year old that is beyond mobile. more like Harry Hodini's wanna be. My 11 & 14 year old are in tons of after school activities and I seem to always be somewhere with someone and by the time I stop my bladder wants to go crazy from all the things we as mommies have to do. I would also suggest maybe a mommy and me class where you meet other parents and have a support system that may help you on bad days with Conner. Maybe a high schooler who will come after school for a couple hours and you can rest until hubby comes home. I also think trying some IC meds may help out some as well. We are all so different and finding the right med combno may take some time to do.

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  • vm
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    My IC started one month after my second son was born by c-section. So I had a 3 year old and a newborn - it is stressful and certainly affects your mood. I know I was completely and totally overwhelmed.

    I hope at some point you'll be able to find some medications that are safe for you to take that can help you. Some of them can make such a big difference. The ones I am on have given me my life back and I thought that would probably not ever happen.

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  • verdicries
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    Update

    Thank you to everyone who messaged me w/support.

    I am trying valiantly to get thru this but it is not easy. My son is more & more mobile by the day (yikes!). I have no family nearby (my family lives in Northern NJ, 1 1/2 hrs away). My mom comes once a week to watch Connor while I go to PT.

    It's just Connor, me & Gizmo the whole day; my husband is gone from 7am-5:30pm My dog is my l'il buddy. I feel horrible for not being able to spend more time with both Giz & Connor *sigh*.

    Back to the bathroom. Again, thanks to everyone.

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  • Berkshire Road
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    PM me any time. Did I give you my phone #? Well, if you PM me I will send it; call anytime! I'm not that far away from you.

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  • Moonheart
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    Originally posted by verdicries
    I'm not breastfeeding...and I WAS happy w/my urologist until now-I think it's time to find a new one.

    I am not on ANY meds right now (except lexapro which isn't doing a damn thing); I'm petrified to try them b/c ever since my pregnancy I have become allergic/HIGHLY sensitive to EVERYTHING. I am using bladder-q hoping to find relief. I watch what I eat and drink something to the effect of 10-13 8oz glasses of water a day.

    I can't continue to live like this...I'm only 28 and have had Fibromyalgia/IBS since age 13...the IBS was very manageable; few flares until AFTER giving birth. The FM is controlled with tart cherry pills (work WONDERS--ask me about them if interested). This is NOT LIVING. I am practically a shut in and yes, I am depressed b/c of it. I can't work anymore .


    Help me, I really can't live like this anymore.
    Do you have any help at home? Is there anyone to help you with the baby, or give you a break?

    Please write if you need someone to talk to okay? I had a severe kidney infection and infected incision when my first son was born. It lasted for weeks and I didn't have any help. It was terrible.

    Please write and let us know how you are doing okay?

    Hugs,
    Moonheart

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  • verdicries
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    Pregnancy CAUSING IC? reply

    I'm not breastfeeding...and I WAS happy w/my urologist until now-I think it's time to find a new one.

    I am not on ANY meds right now (except lexapro which isn't doing a damn thing); I'm petrified to try them b/c ever since my pregnancy I have become allergic/HIGHLY sensitive to EVERYTHING. I am using bladder-q hoping to find relief. I watch what I eat and drink something to the effect of 10-13 8oz glasses of water a day.

    I can't continue to live like this...I'm only 28 and have had Fibromyalgia/IBS since age 13...the IBS was very manageable; few flares until AFTER giving birth. The FM is controlled with tart cherry pills (work WONDERS--ask me about them if interested). This is NOT LIVING. I am practically a shut in and yes, I am depressed b/c of it. I can't work anymore .


    Help me, I really can't live like this anymore.

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  • ICNDonna
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    It is my opinion that trauma may be one cause of IC --- and I would put pregnancy in that category. It's a strain on the body.

    Have you found the Patient Handbook? It's at http://www.ic-network.com/handbook and has a lot of helpful information. If you aren't following an IC diet, I suggest you begin today. And please, if you haven't already, see a urologist for some help with your bladder pain.

    Sending encouraging hugs,
    Donna

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  • Berkshire Road
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    Verdicries -- First of all, are you seeing a good doctor, who has experience with IC and whom you trust? Are you breastfeeding? If you are, and are putting off taking medication for that reason, it might be time to stop.

    If I were in your situation (and I do have an older child), I would try to get the IC treated as aggressively as possible, as soon as possible, because that baby is going to be mobile before you know it.

    Do you have family in the area who can help out so you can get some rest? Are you working?

    I'm not trying to interrogate you! I just feel like I don't know enough about your situation to know what to suggest. Tell us more, or PM me. I have been through almost 12 years now of illness and motherhood.

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  • SandyRN
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    Originally posted by verdicries
    has anyone heard of pregnancy CAUSING their IC? i just don't know how else it could've happened? i am miserable and am literally at the end of my rope.

    Anything that stresses your immune system could potentially start IC if you're predisposed to it.

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  • verdicries
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    Pregnancy CAUSING IC?

    has anyone heard of pregnancy CAUSING their IC? i just don't know how else it could've happened? i am miserable and am literally at the end of my rope.

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  • dancemomof2
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    IC and a little was is so rough, I know. My IC was so out of control after pregnancy I thought the same thing. Hopefully giving your body 6 months to recover post partum and then starting the medicine game you will find the right medicine combo to help you out. Sending you big hugs from one IC mommy to another.

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  • verdicries
    started a topic I have a 4 month old son & IC...help

    I have a 4 month old son & IC...help

    My IC started w/pregnancy and no one believed me. "You're pregnant, of course you're peeing a lot"-but I KNEW something was wrong.

    4 months postpartum I'm miserable and can barely leave the house. I want my life back desperately and want to be a good mother to my son.

    Please, anyone...suggestions?
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