Interstitial Cystitis Diet – More Foods Some May Need to Avoid

Interstitial Cystitis patients have been told for years to avoid certain foods and drinks that can cause flare-ups of the bladder disease, making us urinate more, have more pain, and more pressure.  … [Read more...]

Diagnosis: Major Depressive Disorder Secondary to Chronic Illness

  The life of chronic illness is always a challenging one and it has never been easy for me and the older I get, the harder it seems to get - not only on me but also on my husband.  He has been my … [Read more...]

Long Interstitial Cystitis Remission Ends

Chronic - I hate that word and I hate what it means. Every time I find out I have developed yet another chronic illness, it is just another slap in the face of how I'm going to have to live the rest … [Read more...]

New AUA Clinical Guidelines for Interstitial Cystitis Released

    The American Urology Association has finally released this month the long-awaited new clinical guidelines for Interstitial Cystitis/bladder pain syndrome!  These new guidelines may be the most … [Read more...]

Breakdown At Doctor’s Office Yesterday – Maybe A Breakthrough?

I am normally not a very emotional person and I don't cry a lot. My son and I were just talking about crying the other week and I told him that it was okay to cry and he said, "But mom, you don't … [Read more...]

Sinusitis & Bladder Issues – My Life Is So Much Fun

I knew I was feeling too well there for a while.  I get my hopes up, feel well for a while and think that maybe just this once, I am finally getting my life and my health under control.  Then I get … [Read more...]

Talking To Your Employer About Interstitial Cystitis

The American Disabilities Act requires employers who have more than 15 employees to make accommodations for people who have illnesses like Interstitial Cystitis.  If you are finding that your IC … [Read more...]

Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month: 31 Daily Facts About IC

Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month is almost over and I wanted to make sure I mentioned it again before October ended.  I found a great link from the Interstitial Cystitis Network with 31 Daily … [Read more...]

Clinical Research Study Recruiting for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

If you would like to take part in a clinical research study that is currently recruiting Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome patients, you can go to the Urinary Pain Study site locator, … [Read more...]

Celebrate IC Awareness Month by Joining the IC Facebook Causes Movement!

October is IC Awareness Month and you can help celebrate by joining the IC Social Networking Facebook Group and the Facebook Causes Movement sponsored by the Interstitial Cystitis Association.  A … [Read more...]

October Is Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month

October is IC Awareness Month and thanks to the Interstitial Cystitis Network, you can go to their awareness website, IC Awareness Month, and help raise awareness during October and all year around!  … [Read more...]

Video: Back to School Strategies for Students with Interstitial Cystitis

I know that school has already started for everyone, but here is a great video to watch for some strategies on dealing with Interstitial Cystitis for children in school. This video shares with parents … [Read more...]

Videos: Treating Interstitial Cystitis with Acupuncture

Here are a couple of good videos I found through the Interstitial Cystitis Association on using acupuncture as a treatment method for IC. The second video is a demonstration of acupuncture on an IC … [Read more...]

The Voices of IC Free Webcast: August 10th

The Voices of IC will be hosting a free webcast on Tuesday, August 10th at 8 p.m. E.T.  Here is the information for the webcast, as provided by the IC Association: Gain Insights from Patients, … [Read more...]

Interstitial Cystitis & Abuse Not Connected

Thanks to the ICA for this great new information in relation to abuse and IC. I know that over the years there has been a lot of back and forth about whether or not IC and abuse are related. Hopefully … [Read more...]