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    does anyone have any suggestions on how to make a smoothie of any sort that includes proteinpowder. Have a powder but not sure what to put in it.thxs

  • #2
    smoothie

    i use pears and blueberries .i juice them then add a cap full of vanilla extract. put that in the smoothie machine with ice and you can throw your powder in then... if you use prelief you may be able to put that in too along with a few strawberries...i make my own frappicinos . with milk .kava coffee ,carmel and toffee creamer. you could put powder in there also. you just have to experiment to see what taste best to you.
    dezcha

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    • #3
      I use frozen blueberries, vanilla rice milk, and 2 spoons of almond butter...sometimes add cinnamon.
      30 year old Mother, Midwife, Birth Doula, Herbalist, and Massage Therapist with sudden onset of IC approx. 2/16/05 (after a PAP smear and routine gynecological exam). I tried a HUGE list of natural and alternative treatments (including Cystoprotek, Desert Harvest Aloe, Aloe gel, Glucosamine/Chondroitin, L-Argenine, Quercitin/Bromelain, Marshmallow Root...etc) for the first 9 months of having IC, without much relief, until I finally researched and started Elmiron.

      My experience:
      ~Previously took Elmiron 100mg three times a day
      (9/29/05-7/06)
      ~Experimented with dosage (1-2 Elmiron a day recapped into a plain gelcap) and did well with occasional mild flares. (7/06-9/09)
      ~Stopped all together at the 1 year mark (9/29/06) for 10 days. Still felt good, with low-level symptoms.
      ~Decided to go back on it (10/16/06) to see if another year on it will bring me into full (zero symptoms) remission. Currently taking 1-2 pills a day, recapped into a plain gelcap.
      ~ 6/08...Tried to go off Elmiron again, had huge flare at the 3 week mark, went back on 100mg once a day for maintenance.
      -I went off Elmiron for 2 months due to pregnancy and had a complete relapse of IC symptoms to pre-diagnosis levels of pain/frequency. I then went back on Elmiron at 10-12 weeks, but was unable to take it further due to severe morning sickness. The 2nd/3rd trimesters were MUCH better IC-wise, and postpartum is the best I have felt in years. I am no longer on Elmiron for now.
      -20 month postpartum remission from 4/17/09 to 12/10/10.
      -Out of remission after a pap smear on 12/10/10. Pap smears are obviously the main IC trigger for me. Currently trying to cope with loss of the remission.

      Also doing:
      ~Sugar-free/gluten free and strict IC diet (With an emphasis on organic, alkaline and whole foods)
      ~Prenatal DHA/Fish oil supplement
      ~Vitamin D supplement
      ~Culturelle probiotic

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      • #4
        that would be good

        thanks

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        • #5
          blueberries, almond milk, a little ice. In the summer I add some vanilla ice cream. If I could add it to everything I would

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          • #6
            Hi! I have to have protein powder every day now since my gastric surgery. So I put my protein powder in low fat, low sugar yogurt each morning. It's very tasty! You can add fresh fruit if you can tolerate it. 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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