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  • Trying to be Positive.

    I have been having some issues with my depression and the IC. It is all so hard trying to balance a normal life with this disease. I am a wife of a wonderful husband who stands by me thru and thru. It is so hard sometimes because I just want to give up but him nor my parents family, etc will let me. I just wish there was a cure. I am hopeful that one day there will be a cure for IC. We all need a break from this,, It really runs down on our bodies. I am sorry just needed to get that out. Hope everyone is doing well and stay positive. With all of us we can try to find a cure. Many Hugs

    It can only get better with the faith.
    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change; Courage to change the things I can; And
    Wisdom to know the difference.

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will direct your paths.

    Proverbs 3, 5-6

    hysterectomy August 11,2006
    Diagnosed with IC June/July 2008

    Living one day at a time;
    Enjoying one moment at a time;
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    Taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    Trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    Forever in the next.

  • #2
    offering hugs and support

    Hi, I just wanted to offer some support even if its just to let you know people care. I'm glad you have the support of your hubby and family. All I can offer is hugs and support. Keep trying as I'm sure you are. There are people here that do care. I care and I do hope for better days for all of us. You have a strong faith. Pray when you can and ask for help when you need it. I wish I could make it better.

    many hugs ,
    IC: May 2007
    GERD: 2002
    Hypothyroidism: Nov. 2007
    Major Depressive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder: 2005
    Endometriosis: lap. confirmed Sept. 2007
    PFD: June 2009
    Allergies: PCN, Sulfa-drugs, Trileptal, Topamax, nuts, shellfish, salmon, lactaid tablets
    Intolerance: dairy products

    Current Tx:
    IC: Elmiron 100mg 3x/day, Heparin/Lidocaine instills 1/week, Pyridium PRN, Urelle PRN, Darvocet PRN (mostly for menstrual cramps), DH calcium carbonate+D, vitamin D, omega-3 fish oil, Prelief, IC diet
    PFD: Physical Therapy

    Endometriosis: LoOvral
    GERD: Protonix
    Allergies: Flonase, Benadryl PRN, Epipen PRN
    Hypothyroidism: Synthroid
    Mental Health: Remeron, Tegretol, Psychotherapy

    Tried but unlucky Tx:
    IC: atarax/vistaril, zyrtec, claritin, elavil
    GERD: aciphex, prilosec, nexium
    Endometriosis: yasmin, nordette, ortho-novum 777, lybrel
    Mental meds: paxil, lexapro, celexa, zoloft, cymbalta, luvox, prozac, effexor, wellbutrin, straterra, elavil, sinequan, emsam, trazodone, ritalin/concerta, trileptal, topamax, neurontin, depakote, lithium, seroquel, lamictal, abilify, zyprexa, risperdal, invega, geodon, klonopin, ativan, xanax, restoril, ambien, lunesta, rozerem, buspar, ECT-4 txs.

    Wish: cure for all illnesses and world happiness


    • #3
      Thank you!

      Thank you very much for your post.

      You are never alone in your thoughts or prayers.



      • #4
        You are so fortunate to have a husband who is supportive through everything! I also have a kind, gentle husband --- and I am very thankful for him every day.

        Stay safe

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        • #5
          Same here...Hubby is absolutely the best. (((Hugs)))

          Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

          Where I can be found most days.

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          • #6
            Praying for rays of sunshine to shine into your life from above.

            I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
            That I would see the goodness of the Lord
            In the land of the living.
            Wait on the Lord;
            Be of good courage,
            And He shall strengthen your heart;
            Wait, I say, on the Lord!
            ***Psalm 27:13-14***



            • #7
              I know how hard it is stay positive when you have this debilitating disease. For me it's a day to day struggle. Even on my best days like today I know a flare could be just around the corner I pray every night for a cure. I pray not just for me but all of us who afflicted by this condition. Remember You are alone. We all understand what what you are going through.

              Hang In There

              Let's keep praying for a cure.
              IC Symptoms began in early 2001
              Divorced : Sept 2002 (Partly due to IC)
              Diagnosed with IC in April 2004
              Most recent injury - Rupurtured Left Achilles Tendon
              Wed Jan 28 2009
              (Ice Storm Accident)
              2nd Achilles Tendon Surgery - May 28, 2009 after re-injury on May 17
              Other Injuries
              Broken Left Ankle - July 2004 ( fell off ladder)
              Broken Left Ankle (Again) - May 2005 (car accident)
              Sprained Left Ankle - November 2006 ( fell off my aunts porch on Thanksgiving Day)

              CURRENT MEDS
              Elmiron, Pyridium