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ICN Announcements
Read the latest announcements about the Interstitial Cystitis Network here. From new site additions to newsletter releases, this is the place to get the latest ICN news!
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Last Post: New book
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ICNDonna
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Jill's Journal (324/4,157)
Patient Stories
Chronic Infection - Fungal/Bacterial
There is considerable debate and discussion about the role of chronic infection in IC. Whether you are a fan of Dr. Fuzzy or Dr. Malone-Lee, please feel free to share your story here.
Topics: 9 Posts: 103
9 103
Elmiron / Eye Discussions
Researchers at the Emory Eye Center have discovered maculopathy in SOME patients with IC who have taken Elmiron for long periods of time. Share your story here.
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28 280
Introduce yourself and share your story
Share Your Interstitial Cystitis Story Here. When did it start for you? How did it begin?? What interstitial cystitis treatments worked for you?
Topics: 6,779 Posts: 46,568
6,779 46,568
Pain Care Challenges (Share Your Story!)
With pain care now greatly limited, we're collecting stories from patients who are struggling to find pain care and/or who are treated with disrespect. Please tell us your story!
Topics: 53 Posts: 290
Last Post: Flares
53 290
ICNDonna
Newly Diagnosed With Interstitial Cystitis
Introduce Yourself and share your interstitial cystitis story here!
Topics: 7,183 Posts: 56,661
Last Post: Cystoprotek
7,183 56,661
kmonica
by kmonica
IC Success Stories
Share your Interstitial Cystitis Success Story Here
Topics: 1,202 Posts: 12,852
Last Post: Paquenil for IC
1,202 12,852
ICNDonna
IC Veterans (5+ years living with IC)
This forum is for patients who have been living with IC for more than five years, who have wisdom to share but who also need support and encouragement
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38 199
Men with Interstitial Cystitis
Are you a newly diagnosed man? Meet others here!
Topics: 482 Posts: 3,539
482 3,539
ICNDonna
My Interstitial Cystitis Is In Remission!
Yes, remission happens and happens often for interstitial cystitis patients. If you're in remission, please share your story and success tips here!
Topics: 418 Posts: 5,030
418 5,030
Diagnostic Methods For Interstitial Cystitis
General Diagnostic Questions
Ask questions about the diagnosis of IC, PFD and pelvic pain here!
Topics: 3,167 Posts: 19,099
3,167 19,099
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Not Diagnosed Yet with Interstitial Cystitis?
Do you suspect you have interstitial cystitis but haven't been diagnosed yet? Post here!
Topics: 2,589 Posts: 19,124
2,589 19,124
ICNDonna
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4,132 31,704
Treatment Options
Medical Marijuana and CBD
Share your experience using medical marijuana and/or CBD oil to relieve your symptoms.
Topics: 14 Posts: 160
Last Post: Travelling with CBD
14 160
MoralPhoebe
Oral Medications
Oral medications are usually the first treatment options suggested for patients with mild to moderate bladder symptoms and/or pain.
Topics: 6,362 Posts: 40,657
6,362 40,657
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Bladder Instillation Therapy
Bladder instillations are often performed for mild, moderate and, in some cases, severe IC.
Topics: 2,206 Posts: 16,035
Last Post: Rescue treatments
2,206 16,035
ICNDonna
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1,311 9,409
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T.E.N.S Therapy (224/1,382)
Nerve Blocks (103/629)
Surgical Interventions
Surgery is only considered after a patient has tried all of the other traditional therapies and is reserved for the most severe cases.
Topics: 1,089 Posts: 13,393
1,089 13,393
jeanniebug
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Bladder Removal (623/8,627)
Nerve Ablation (24/258)
Experimental or Controversial Treatments
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.
Topics: 3,457 Posts: 28,339
3,457 28,339
ICNDonna
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Alternative Therapies (1,443/10,591)
Cyclosporine (60/919)
Botox (298/2,570)
Other Treatments (958/6,421)
The IC Diet
General Diet Questions
Ask questions about diet and interstitial cystitis IC/PBS here!
Topics: 6,628 Posts: 46,116
6,628 46,116
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IC Diet: Recipes
Share your favorite IC friendly recipes and menu ideas here!
Topics: 1,320 Posts: 3,213
Last Post: Shepherd's Pie
1,320 3,213
ICNDonna
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Main Dishes (151/496)
Casseroles (12/55)
Salads and Soups (80/212)
Desserts (152/394)
Hot Drinks (83/407)
Cold Drinks (81/286)
Cookies & Candy (50/190)
Cocktails (3/27)
Topics: 62 Posts: 195
Last Post: Start with Chicken
62 195
Bladderella
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Breakfast (7/32)
Dinner (4/15)
Lunch (4/28)
Holidays (12/91)
Self-Help For Interstitial Cystitis
PMS, Perimenopause, Menopause
Are you struggling with hormonal changes?? Are they bothering your bladder?? Need to vent about your body changing?? Do it here!
Topics: 293 Posts: 1,939
293 1,939
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187 1,125
Depression & Anxiety
Discuss your thoughts and concerns about depression and anxiety here.
Topics: 1,231 Posts: 12,409
1,231 12,409
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590 4,568
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480 3,598
Managing Interstitial Cystitis Flares
Pain Management For Interstitial Cystitis
Discuss pain management strategies here!
Topics: 2,763 Posts: 23,732
2,763 23,732
Katrina E
Help! I'm in an interstitial cystitis flare!
Are you in a flare? Need support? Post here!
Topics: 3,798 Posts: 28,756
3,798 28,756
Flare Coping Strategies For Interstitial Cystitis
Please share your best interstitial cystitis flare coping strategies here! This is NOT to post questions about treatments, therapies or managing flares. We JUST want to hear great techniques for handling flares!
Topics: 648 Posts: 5,747
648 5,747
Related Conditions to Interstitial Cystitis
IC & Other Related Conditions
Research has demonstrated a clear connection between IC, IBS, vulvodynia, prostatodynia and other related conditions. Discuss them here!
Topics: 4,426 Posts: 30,985
4,426 30,985
ICNDonna
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Fibromyalgia (92/604)
Vulvodynia (942/6,885)
Dry Eyes/Dry Mouth (141/906)
Fungal Infections (339/2,762)
Other Related Conditions (1,888/13,835)
Pregnancy and Parenting With Interstitial Cystitis
Topics: 1,215 Posts: 6,836
1,215 6,836
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I'm Pregnant! (692/6,378)
Infertility (63/397)
Parenting with IC
When a mother or wife develops IC, it can often impact how she feels about her abilities in those roles. Talk about it here!
Topics: 481 Posts: 4,111
481 4,111
Health Insurance & Disability Benefits
Health Insurance
Is this a can of worms or what?? Ask questions or discuss any issues you might have with your health insurance coverage
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34 141
Pillowfight
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272 1,629
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Social Security Disability Q&A
Are you considering applying disability insurance? In the Appeals process? Post your questions here.
Topics: 805 Posts: 5,904
805 5,904
Social Life - Family, Friends, Dating
Topics: 223 Posts: 1,669
223 1,669
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Dating with IC (49/363)
Topics: 1,407 Posts: 12,693
1,407 12,693
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GREAT DEBATES
What do you think causes Interstitial Cystitis?
While research hasn't found one specific cause of interstitial cystitis, there are several strong opinions out there. What do you think about the cause of IC? Any ideas? Debate them here!
Topics: 402 Posts: 3,885
Last Post: Tms
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Bevity
Tms
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