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    Has anyone tried this water? A friend of mine swears by this stuff and says thta it will help me? I have been reading a lot about alkalining our bodies and it will help the IC symptoms. Any suggestions?
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  • #2
    You can read about ionized water at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_ionizer My suggestion is to talk with your doctor about this.

    Donna
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    • #3
      I have a co-worker who knows about my IC that has a Kangen water machine at her house. She brought me water for two weeks and I didn't feel any change at all so I went back to my Arrowhead bottles. It may work for you though- it's worth a try at least.

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      • #4
        I read somewhere on here that they will bring you samples for a while before you go thru the expense (and it IS expensive) of buying the machine. It can't hurt to try.
        Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
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        Aciphex
        Ambien-as needed
        Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
        Valium-10 mg x2 per day
        Phenergan-1 at night
        Prelief w/everything
        Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

        Currents treatments that help somewhat:
        Heating pad
        Hot baths
        Ice
        Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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        • #5
          Alkaline Water

          I recently started drinking Essentia water because it has a ph balance of 9.5 and I can feel a huge difference. I also got some test strips and not surprisingly, I was pretty acidic. I also started taking coral calcium.
          But Im really confused about the whole alkaline diet. I've heard that bringing the body back to a balanced ph can help with IC but the alkaline diet and the IC diet don't always coincide.
          For instance, the alkaline diet says that lemons and limes have a very high alkaline level when metabolized by the body, even though they are an acidic food. I have yet to try a lemon out of complete fear of flaring, but by becoming more balanced, I have to say it is helping quite a bit.
          Oh, I did try a few tangerines and had no problems. Yay, small victory!
          If anyone knows more about this, I would love to hear it!

          Jana
          Last edited by JanaMarie; 01-24-2011, 09:00 AM. Reason: misspelled words

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          • #6
            High PH water has worked for me in the past. I am in the middle of a bad flare right now and frustrated. Started drinking the water again this week!

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