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    Both my Mom and my hubby have been put on low sodium diets, I'm the one with IC, and I'm really having a difficult time trying to find ingredients to use that don't tip the sodium scale and are IC safe at the same time. My Mom is a basic "salt & pepper" lady and after 90 years it's so hard to get her taste buds to change to some of the "herbal" flavors in the salt free additives or even the plain No Salt substitute. She's a lover of Cream of Mushroom soup too and it just seems like everything I've always cooked with, is loaded with sodium and when we add up the mg's it's riduculously high for anyone to eat.

    Your helpful ideas are welcome...particularly the lunch/dinner area. I've seen so many delicious recipes here, but don't know how low in sodium they are.

    Never heard of IC til suspected....Never knew so many suffer from it. Praying for a cure. I've found can you...keep the hope.

    11/2007 IC Symptoms began during recovery of surgery for bladder susp & hysto: painful/urge/freq urination up to 50 times a day, pain walking, even water hurts.
    8/2009 Susp IC; 1/2010 Treatment began; 2/2010 Diag PFD, PT, Surg remove mesh; 5/2010 Surg, 2nd bladder repair, vag vault/sm int prolapse repair, IC confirmed in surg; 7/2010 Diag Candida Esophagitis, Gastritis, Diviticulosis, Gallstones,
    8/2010 Surg gallbladder
    TREATMENTS (updated 4/15)
    IC Diet since 8/2009 (Able to vary 4/15)
    Heparin/Lidocaine/Bicarb/Kenalog Instills 1xDay
    Aloe Vera Capsules, (2) 2xDay, Loratadine 1xDay
    Pantoprazole, Prelief, Pyridium up to 3xDay, Premarin Cream 3xWeek
    *DISCONTINUED since feeling better: Celexa 10mg daily*, Fiber supp*,
    Gabapentin 12/2011 worked well *, Macrodantin 100mg after instill*, Probiotics*, PT-PFD*, Valium Vag Suppositories: Cyclo/diaz/lido, 10/5/62.5mg *
    PROB MEDS: Elavil, up to 50mg 1/2011 ret&hbp, Urelle ret, Vesicare ret

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    I suggest you quietly reduce the amount of salt in the family diet. There is low sodium mushroom soup available --- as well as canned vegetables, etc. If it's warm enough to cook meats on your barbecue, that's a good way to cut back on salt --- I don't use any at all on meats I cook outdoors and nobody even notices.

    Be sure to talk with your doctor about the low sodium substitutes --- some can be a problem.

    Sending encouraging hugs,
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