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    Hiya i have ic and oab.. i need to lose 20 lbs but diets r hard cause most have spices and vinger and bad stuff i can't have. anyone on a diet that has ic/oab?? any advice. Thanks
    Ang
    Angela

  • #2
    Hey Angela, what I do is just watch what I eat - I stick with lots of healthy things, like veggies etc. But, when I do run across a plan in a magazine or whatever, I read through all of their recommendations for meals and whatnot - then I see what I can sub things with to make them friendly. I'll modify it to where it's safe for me, but still has the same benefits of being low-cal/low-fat and healthy!

    I know there are others around here who are following plans etc, I am sure they will chime in with their ideas and experiences.
    Hugs,
    Tracey
    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

    Harry arrived 2/23/09!



    *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

    IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
    http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



    Dx's:
    IC dx'd Nov 2004
    Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
    Possible IBS
    Current IC Meds
    Vistaril 25mg in the evening
    Previous IC Meds taken:
    Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
    Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
    Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
    Others:
    Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
    Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
    Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
    Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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    • #3
      In my experience, almost anyone can lose weight as long as they can balance what goes in with what is burned off.

      I would try to find a dietician that knows about IC and OAB and ask them to work up what they think your Basal Metabolic Rate is. Then ask them to figure up how many calories they think you will burn with 3-4 mild intensity walking, yoga, or other gentle exercise you do.

      Then ask them to help you adjust your caloric intake accordingly.

      I find a free website called fitday.com to be very helpful in counting calories.

      Since having pelvic pain for 11 months now, I have not been able to exercise like I used to. It just hurts too much. Add to that the Elavil I was on, but am now switched to Nortriptylene, I gained 10 lbs.

      I used to be able to eat 2000 cals per day and not gain weight when I could exercise, but I've had to cut my calories way back to around 1500 a day. The weightloss has been slow, but I have lost 8 lbs of the 10.

      I hope this information helps you.
      Sonja

      Dx: Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy/Congestive Heart Failure-1997, Vulvar Vestibulitis-2006, IC-Feb 2007, Atrophic Vaginitis 08, Heavy Long and Painful Periods leading to Partial Hysterectomy-2007, Rectal Fissure-2007, Pelvic Floor Dysfuntion-2008, Post-Menopausal-2010

      Meds: Coreg, Elmiron, Elestrin, Est/Test Topical Gel, Valium Suppositories, Lyrica, Dyrenium to counteract edema from Lyrica, Pain Meds.

      IC Diet: Very diet sensitive, esp. to spices.

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      • #4
        hiya thanx for answering me. its hard i dont have health insurance anymore to much money 2 pay 4 it and i dont have a job i have a sick dog with liver issues can't work so i pay 4 everything out of pocket.. but i will try and find someone 2 help me with diet. thanx
        Angela

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        • #5
          Another helpful free to use website is www.sparkpeople.com. I know I love using it, and they have meals/meal plans to use and whatnot - and there are so many, I am sure you could build your own "diet" out of their ideas and just maybe have to sub a few no-no ingredients here and there with friendly ones!
          Hugs,
          Tracey
          How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

          Harry arrived 2/23/09!



          *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

          IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
          http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



          Dx's:
          IC dx'd Nov 2004
          Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
          Possible IBS
          Current IC Meds
          Vistaril 25mg in the evening
          Previous IC Meds taken:
          Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
          Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
          Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
          Others:
          Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
          Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
          Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
          Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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          • #6
            I lost 12 pounds on www.sparkpeople.com a year ago & have kept it off without problems. It's a great & free website
            Kadi

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            I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
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            New favorite quote: "God gives us only what we can handle. Apparently God thinks I'm a bad-ass" ~Author Unknown
            Source - Pinterest
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            Current treatments:
            -IC diet
            -Elavil 50mg at night
            -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
            -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
            -Pyridium if needed,
            -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
            -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
            -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
            -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
            -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
            -Managing stress= VERY important!
            -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

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            • #7
              Oh DUH!! I am so sorry Kadi, I forgot to add that you're the one that got me hooked on that place!! Sorry I didn't mention that before!!!!
              Hugs,
              Tracey
              How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

              Harry arrived 2/23/09!



              *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

              IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
              http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



              Dx's:
              IC dx'd Nov 2004
              Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
              Possible IBS
              Current IC Meds
              Vistaril 25mg in the evening
              Previous IC Meds taken:
              Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
              Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
              Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
              Others:
              Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
              Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
              Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
              Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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              • #8
                If you want to loose weight a good rule of thumb is to not eat after 6pm. Drink a lot of water to flush you out. I have had a lot of sucess in the past with the special K diet (or choose a low fat health cereal of your choice). 1 bowl 4 breakfst,1 bowl 4 lunch and a grilled up dinner. I use the george forman grill because the food tastes so good without haing to add anything fattening to your meats and veges, the grill adds the flavor for you ( just add a little garlic and salt). You could grill chicken tenderloins with your choice of vege. and not feel guilty. Add in some scheduled exercise and see the results

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                • #9
                  hiya
                  Heres another issue,lol i am on depo the shot and i eat at 6am lets say by 8am feels like i haven't ate since 1972,lol and hell i wasn't born till 1979,lol depo makes this very hard... but i will try better.. and for some reason i dont like grilled anything these days.. who knows. depo makes me feel weird.. but i will try sparkpeople.com i think.. thanx and all i drink is water, about 1 L a day..
                  Angela

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                  • #10
                    think I will check that out.. I wanted to lose 20 lbs, and some how gained 10.. yikes.....
                    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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                    • #11
                      Hello, I am a newbie here Not yet diagnosed with IC, but I have symptoms consistant with it, and I'm starting testing...

                      I've lost 45 lbs in the past year and a half. Most of my weight loss was on the Jenny Craig Diet, but you must eat their food and who knows what it has in it. Recently I joined the Weight Watchers "Core" plan. They also have a "Flex" plan. Both of their plans are VERY flexible. You can eat just about anything... just make choices and sacrafices to keep you within the limits. I am planning on incorporating IC Diet into my Weight Watchers Diet. A great website for Weight Watchers is http://www.dwlz.com/. I still have about 12 lbs to lose.

                      Good Luck with your weight loss, it's never easy, but always rewarding!

                      :woohoo: :woohoo:
                      ~Diane
                      dx: Spastic Bladder, chronic hematuria (that went away?), kidney stone... possible IC

                      Medical History:
                      c-sections: 1988, 1991, 1997
                      Viral Arthritis 1998 (Like RA, but went away!! )
                      Pterygium & Dry Eyes since 2005
                      Hysterectomy (Fibroids) 2006

                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                      Me & Jerry ~ Sammy & Ryan
                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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                      • #12
                        hiya about weight watchers anyone know a good book i can get that will be ok with ic? i can have lemons but no hot spices at all. I think i can have vinger it was in something i ate. thanx
                        Angela

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