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  • #16
    Where did you find it? I called whole foods and they didn't have it. There is a new sunset foods here I might try.

    Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
    Macrobid after sex
    Prilosec, continuous birth control pills
    synthroid .088mg, mucinex-d, restasis

    Supplements: Desert Harvest Aloe vera, Cysta-q, prelief, magnesium and calcium, Vit D, flaxseed oil

    Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

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    • #17
      I think when you are first on the diet, you should stick to the "bladder friendly" list as much as possible. One of my treats when I first started the diet was to heat a cup of milk and add some vanilla extract and sugar to it. Peppermint and chamomile teas are also my go-to's.

      Now that I've been on diet and meds for a year, I can tolerate other stuff. One thing I like - and I think is pretty-IC friendly - are the flavored waters by Hint and Ayala's Herbal Water. They have no calories but have a bit of flavor (I get tired of drinking plain water). My favorite Hint flavors are watermelon and blackberry, and of the Ayala's I get the lavender mint and the lemongrass mint vanilla. I find them at health food stores.

      40 y.o. mom, wife and marketing manager

      "Il faut manger pour vivre, et non pas vivre pour manger." -- Moliere ("One should eat to live, not live to eat.")

      IC symptoms began Feb 2010; diagnosed Mar 2010


      Elmiron 3x day; Elavil 25 mg/day; Prelief (when I remember!); Benadryl and Prosed DS as needed for flares

      Acupuncture 2x/month; yoga; IC Diet; meditation and breathing exercises for stress; heating pad for flares