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Share your experience using medical marijuana and/or CBD oil to relieve your symptoms.
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Oral medications are usually the first treatment options suggested for patients with mild to moderate bladder symptoms and/or pain.
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6,318 40,539
Bladder instillations are often performed for mild, moderate and, in some cases, severe IC.
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2,191 15,996
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1,303 9,387
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1,865 14,863
T.E.N.S Therapy (224/1,382)
Nerve Blocks (103/629)
Surgery is only considered after a patient has tried all of the other traditional therapies and is reserved for the most severe cases.
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1,087 13,359
Bladder Removal (622/8,606)
Nerve Ablation (24/258)
Experimental therapies for interstitial cystitis (IC/PBS) are those currently being explored in research studies around the world. Their clinical trial results may not be available or are the result of a smaller, less credible study. We've included antibiotics in this discussion area because the role of bacteria in IC remains controversial at best. We have little conclusive evidence that IC is bacterial in nature.
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3,446 28,294
Alternative Therapies (1,441/10,583)
Cyclosporine (59/917)
Botox (296/2,553)
Other Treatments (954/6,407)