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. We all know that this list … [Read more...] about Interstitial Cystitis Diet – More Foods Some May Need to Avoid
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 main support system (along … [Read more...] about Diagnosis: Major Depressive Disorder Secondary to Chronic Illness
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 of my life with yet even … [Read more...] about Long Interstitial Cystitis Remission Ends
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 comprehensive clinical care … [Read more...] about New AUA Clinical Guidelines for Interstitial Cystitis Released
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 cry". I told him I have cried … [Read more...] about Breakdown At Doctor’s Office Yesterday – Maybe A Breakthrough?
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 this bad sinus infection … [Read more...] about Sinusitis & Bladder Issues – My Life Is So Much Fun
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 Disease is affecting your job … [Read more...] about Talking To Your Employer About Interstitial Cystitis
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 Facts About IC and I wanted … [Read more...] about Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month: 31 Daily Facts About IC
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, enter your city and state, … [Read more...] about Clinical Research Study Recruiting for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
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 little about these … [Read more...] about Celebrate IC Awareness Month by Joining the IC Facebook Causes Movement!