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  • i HAD SOMETHING LIKE IBS BEFORE iC SYNPTOMS STARTED

    i had something like ibs before I started having the Ic symptoms.
    I thought the ibs thing was caused be the energy drinks I used to drink. The Ibs stopped and that is when I started having the IC symptoms. Come to think of it, right after I had my c section A year ago January, I had to deal with constipation and not feeling normal for a while until the IC symptoms began. I have not had any problems with Ibs for a long time, I take metamucil and that seems to help!

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    HI Gwendolyn,
    I had severe IBS for years before my IC got bad also. I'd suffer first from diarrehea and then constipation (severe constipation!) Then my son was born and then my IC took a turn for the worse. There does seem to be a corrolation between one and then the other.
    My IBS has been under control for a few years now because I eat prunes for breakfast every day. The over the counter stuff like Metamucil never did work for me and gave me stomach discomfort.
    Roxie

    Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
    Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
    Dx'd Hypothyroid
    Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
    June 2007
    Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
    First Cysto 1979
    First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
    Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
    Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
    Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
    Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
    Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
    Bladder surgery 2000
    Dx'd: IBS 2000
    Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
    Laminectomy 1989
    Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

    For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
    I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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