Here are weekly posts from my IC Disease blog.
- Approximately one out of seven women are affected by chronic pelvic pain which is difficult to treat. Not only is chronic pelvic pain painful, it can also take a huge emotional toll on the sufferer because even after countless trips to a doctor and therapist, they still often dont have a solution to the cause or for their pain.
- Just like ME/CFS and IC Disease, there is not a blood test to diagnose Fibromyalgia. Like the other illnesses I have discussed on here, it is diagnosed by excluding other illnesses.
- Fibromyalgia is sort of growing out of the invisible illness category and is becoming more known and accepted since there are now two drugs FDA approved to treat FM. Lyrica was approved last June and Cymbalta was approvedjust yesterday.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common disorder that is seen among people who have Interstitial Cystitis, ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia. For some their IBS is manageable while for others it can be completely devastating and life altering.
On the IBS Treatment site, Sophie lists different treatment methods that people can use to help with their IBS symptoms. Since there is not a cure for IBS, the only thing physicians and patients can do is to try and manage the symptoms.
- The last illness related to IC that I havent covered yet is Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect different parts of the body. This may include the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and brain.
- With Lupus, most people experience symptoms in only a few organs although the illness can affect any part of the body. Below are the most common symptoms of Lupus with the percentages of those affected by each afterward.