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    As I understand and unfortunately, experience it, yogurt and the IC diet do not go together. However, I wonder, does anyone know some alternatives that might work, as for example, reduced acid coffee exists, so does acid reduced orange juice, and there are yellow tomatoes. Any comments or hope for someone with IC who wants to eat yogurt like crazy?? Well, I just did for a couple of weeks, and now I think my bladder is saying, "no more". Any insights as to why yogurt is a difficult food? Do any alternatives work, like Kefir, or soy-based yogurt, or as I've been eating, greek yogurt? Looking forward to replies. Thanks.
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  • #2
    I can have yogurt occasionally, but not every day.

    Donna
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    • #3
      I can eat vanilla yogurt and frozen yogurt with no problems..
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      • #4
        Originally posted by TracyS View Post
        As I understand and unfortunately, experience it, yogurt and the IC diet do not go together. However, I wonder, does anyone know some alternatives that might work, as for example, reduced acid coffee exists, so does acid reduced orange juice, and there are yellow tomatoes. Any comments or hope for someone with IC who wants to eat yogurt like crazy?? Well, I just did for a couple of weeks, and now I think my bladder is saying, "no more". Any insights as to why yogurt is a difficult food? Do any alternatives work, like Kefir, or soy-based yogurt, or as I've been eating, greek yogurt? Looking forward to replies. Thanks.

        I've been hungry for yogurt too, but too afraid to try it. My first question would be....do you eat plain, unflavored yogurt or the flavored variety? Maybe it's the additives (like citric acid) that cause the problem.

        Donna, which can you eat?

        Thanks,
        Darlene

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        • #5
          I can eat yogurt -- vanilla, and the berry flavors. I'm lucky in that way.

          I have heard that trying the yogurt that is made for babies and young children may be the way to go for ICers, since that type has fewer additives and is not as acidic.
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          Jen

          *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
          *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
          *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
          *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

          **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. 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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          • #6
            i've been able to tolerate stonyfield farm organic yogurt. i stick with the vanilla or blueberry. i haven't really noticed it bothering me. what is it in yogurt that isn't good for us? is their acid in it?

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            • #7
              HI! I use the Dannon low sugar/low fat yogert and haven't had any problem with any flavor of 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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              • #8
                What is MSM gel?

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                • #9
                  RE: Yogurt and IC

                  Hello.
                  I didn't know Yogurt and IC don't go together.
                  I am not a huge yogurt eater.

                  I eat Dannon Lite n'Fit Yogurt - low in fat, no sugar -
                  no fruits - and have no trouble.
                  I love their vanilla or my favorite -
                  white chocolate raspberry.

                  Diane




                  Originally posted by TracyS View Post
                  As I understand and unfortunately, experience it, yogurt and the IC diet do not go together. However, I wonder, does anyone know some alternatives that might work, as for example, reduced acid coffee exists, so does acid reduced orange juice, and there are yellow tomatoes. Any comments or hope for someone with IC who wants to eat yogurt like crazy?? Well, I just did for a couple of weeks, and now I think my bladder is saying, "no more". Any insights as to why yogurt is a difficult food? Do any alternatives work, like Kefir, or soy-based yogurt, or as I've been eating, greek yogurt? Looking forward to replies. Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    I think yogurt is one of those foods that contains a lot of tyramine, which I believe I read can trigger mast cell degranulation in the bladder, which causes irritation and inflammation.

                    Also, since the IC diet manual says to avoid fermented foods, I have not tried yogurt again, but before when I ate it, I ate Stoneyfield Fat Free with no additives.
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Any such thing as IC Safe yogurt?

                      I know this post is incredibly old but maybe...How do you use the MSM gel in your urethra? How do you handle the ascorbic acid in it? Very curious
                      First diagnosed June, 2014 by MD
                      Confirmed diagnosis July, 2014 by specialist Uro.

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                      Amitriptyline 150mg
                      Omeprazole 40mg
                      Hydrocodone 10/325 as needed (4x day)
                      Pyridium 200mg as needed (4x day)
                      Armour Thyroid 30mg
                      Diagnosed with IC, Acid reflux and Hypothyroidism. I have mainly urethral burning and pain as well as vaginal pain. No history of bladder infections and did not experience any symptoms of IC until June, 2014 when I was diagnosed. On an elimination diet, found that I do not tolerate preservatives well. I do not eat any prepackaged food unless it is organic and made w/o preservatives.
                      God Bless, Julie

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                      • #12
                        Re: Any such thing as IC Safe yogurt?

                        Originally posted by Roxie2007 View Post
                        HI! I use the Dannon low sugar/low fat yogert and haven't had any problem with any flavor of it. Roxie
                        How do you use the MSM gel? Doesn't the ascorbic acid bother you? Very curious
                        First diagnosed June, 2014 by MD
                        Confirmed diagnosis July, 2014 by specialist Uro.

                        Current medications:
                        Amitriptyline 150mg
                        Omeprazole 40mg
                        Hydrocodone 10/325 as needed (4x day)
                        Pyridium 200mg as needed (4x day)
                        Armour Thyroid 30mg
                        Diagnosed with IC, Acid reflux and Hypothyroidism. I have mainly urethral burning and pain as well as vaginal pain. No history of bladder infections and did not experience any symptoms of IC until June, 2014 when I was diagnosed. On an elimination diet, found that I do not tolerate preservatives well. I do not eat any prepackaged food unless it is organic and made w/o preservatives.
                        God Bless, Julie

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                        • #13
                          Re: Any such thing as IC Safe yogurt?

                          I make my own MSM gel using 2 TB MSM powder/crystals (make sure no additives, just pure MSM), and 1/2 Cup Aloe Vera Gel (George's because it is the purest I can find, no ascorbic acid).

                          I use it for sore joints/muscles, and for urethra, just rub a dab on.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Any such thing as IC Safe yogurt?

                            Has anyone tried home made yogurt? I just got an Instant Pot and am thrilled with the idea of making my own yogurt and cottage cheese. They say it is less "tangy" so I'm thinking that means less acid.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Any such thing as IC Safe yogurt?

                              Originally posted by Saveena View Post
                              Has anyone tried home made yogurt? I just got an Instant Pot and am thrilled with the idea of making my own yogurt and cottage cheese. They say it is less "tangy" so I'm thinking that means less acid.
                              If you make it from IC safe contents, it's at least worth a try. I like doing home made foods.


                              Donna
                              Stay safe


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                              Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                              Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                              Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                              Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                              Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                              Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                              AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                              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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