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    I just wanted to post my experience w/Smart water. I started drinking it a while back when my husband brought some home. I really liked it and started to grab a bottle whenever I was going out or while I was at the store. Within in a few weeks I started to notice changes w/my bladder. More burning, urgency and irritation. I didn't put it together at first, because I was thinking water is basically water right?!?!? I kept thinking and thinking what was different about my eating habits and then finally it dawned on me that I had started drinking this water a few weeks prior to all this bladder trouble. So I stopped drinking it (even though I really liked it!!) And my bladder trouble subsided. I talked to my uro today at my appt and told him about my experience and he hadn't heard of anyone complaining about water, but he thinks it's because they put minerals and potassium in the Smart water. He believes the potassium was probably the main culprit causing all my problems. So anyway I just wanted to let anyone know that if you're having a flare it could be as simple as the bottled water you choose to drink because I never would have thought it.

    Have a great day!

  • #2
    I definitely can't drink water that has minerals in it. It will flare me every time.


    • #3
      might be cause of flare for me too

      I bought 10 bottles of smartwater on sale to drink along with my elimination diet and I kept on getting worse. I basically blamed this diet because even though the broth was alkaline, the diet had a lot of oxalic acid in it, But also I was drinking a lot of this water and I became suspicious about it. So I'm done with it and don't plan to buy it again. I can't prove it either way whether it caused problems or not.
      I got IC in 1970! I was not diagnosed until 1991. I've tried many drugs and therapies but I tend to only resort to drugs when in a flare because when I am not in a flare (from being good on diet), I suffer only from small bladder volume (like about 7 ozs.) and peeing will relieve the discomfort. When I am feeling relatively normal, I say to myself I am glad I am not on a drug. When I am in a flare, I say, why am I not on a drug! I've recently have been trying to solve my connective issue problems in general. I look to diet and herbs mostly unless it gets really bad. I still think there is great hope for each individual finding a path to healing and there are many.


      • #4
        Many of the bottled waters have other ingredients. I drink tap water from our deep well at home, but away from home I buy plain spring water with no other ingredients.

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