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    I am looking forward to a trip with girlfriends this weekend, in New Mexico. It occurred to me though, that I had a horrible reaction to a baking soda bath I took last month during my most recent flare-up. Most of our trip involves hot springs and well water baths/mineral baths. I'm waiting to hear back from the two locations I know we'll be visiting, to learn about any mineral content, filtration systems, etc., but in the meantime, I'm wondering if anyone else has had problems with this? Good experiences?

    At the risk of worsening my flare-up, I think I'll try the soda bath again tonight. Maybe it was just a one-time problem. I've heard they are soothing for most people?

    Thanks for any information you can help me with!

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    I know that alot of ladies on here are very very sensitive to the water PH. Chlorine is killer for me. I would def. find out what the PH is of the waters you will be going into, I would hate to see you go for a relaxing trip only to be hit by flares thanks to the waters.
    Good luck to you!
    Currently Taking:
    20 mg Celexa
    fentanyl patch 12.5 mcg chgd every 3 days
    morphine IR 15 MG, up to 3x daily
    Xanax 1mg as needed (not taken daily)
    900 MG Oxycarbizine (mood disorder)
    300 MG Welbutrin
    Tizanidine 4 mg up to 20 mg daily as need
    Prevacid 30 mg
    Ambien as needed

    my heating pad is my best friend, use daily on my lower back & pelvic area
    blessed to be able to receive massage & Amma , along with Avazzia therapy 3x weekly

    Been diagnosed for 10 years now, consider myself pretty well versed in this disease & would love to help out with new IC sisters or brothers, feel free to message me.


    • #3
      I wonder if diving shorts the waterproof ones would be usefull for icers to be able to swim and bath in?
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      • #4
        Thanks, both of you. I would hate to get down there and be curled in a ball all night because the water caused a flare! I did try the baking soda again tonight, and I haven't reacted as badly as I did the first time, but I definitely feel some irritation.

        Karen, do you happen to know what an acceptable pH is? I will ask for that information. Sorry to hear you have trouble with chlorine. I have been thinking about trying a water exercise class, but have been worried about the chlorine too. Bummer.

        I think the waterproof shorts might be worth looking in to. I guess the only thing I'd worry about is if they are tight? I know things like spanx irritate me know, but maybe when things are under better control, it would work. Will you post to this thread if you decide to try them, or if you hear anything?

        I think I may have read somewhere, something about applying vaseline or some other type of water repellent to the vulva, to avoid irritation. I personally didn't have as much skin irritation - more bladder spasms.

        Thanks again,