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    I'm really confused! My dad (who works in a hospital) told me that everyone needs folic acid in order to live. I know that it is good especially for the reproductive organs and everything. If we can't have acid, how can we get folic acid? Is this a lose lose situation?
    Emily Anne

    Had abdominal pain since I was 12 that started getting much more severe when I entered college. I just got diagnosed in February 2011.

    Medications:
    Elmiron (100mg) 3x/day
    Prelief

    Diagnosis:
    Severe IC, Bladder which holds 300 mg rather than the normal 600 mg, Pelvic Floor Myalgia, Imperforate Hymen (surgery in 2008), Ovarian Cysts

    Treatments:
    Heating pad/rice sock, laying down when in pain, rescue IC diet



  • #2
    Folic acid is the scientific name for Vitamin B9 and it essential for the development of red blood cells and the prevention of anemia. It is not sufficiently acidic to irritate the bladder. The only B vitamin that has been reported to be irritating is B6, which is a completely different molecule!

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    • #3
      That was one of the first things my doctor told me when diagnosed was not to exclude folic acid. That I would be fine with it and I always have been okay with it.

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      • #4
        I take 800 mg of folic acid a day with no problem.
        Symtoms started July 2010.
        Severe pelvic floor pain only.

        2 time PT graduate!
        In medical remission since August 2011; able to eat and drink anything I want currently.

        IC meds:
        200 mg Elmiron in the morning
        100 mg Elmiron @ night
        Macrobid after intercourse

        03/11 07/11 01/12
        If at first you don't succeed: 07/26/2013!

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        • #5
          That is great to know, my doctor never told me that. But I keep hearing it's incredibly necessary. Are there any other acids that won't harm me or I should keep on having?
          Emily Anne

          Had abdominal pain since I was 12 that started getting much more severe when I entered college. I just got diagnosed in February 2011.

          Medications:
          Elmiron (100mg) 3x/day
          Prelief

          Diagnosis:
          Severe IC, Bladder which holds 300 mg rather than the normal 600 mg, Pelvic Floor Myalgia, Imperforate Hymen (surgery in 2008), Ovarian Cysts

          Treatments:
          Heating pad/rice sock, laying down when in pain, rescue IC diet


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