Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that causes painful urination, bladder spasms and pelvic pain. It affects between 75,000 and 300,000 people in the United States alone, according to the National Institutes of Health. The cause of interstitial cystitis isn’t known, but some research has found that bacteria or viruses could be responsible for triggering an immune system response in patients who have weak immune systems (which can make you more prone to developing IC). If your health care provider suspects you might have interstitial cystitis, he or she will likely perform a urine test first to rule out other causes of bladder pain (such as bacterial vaginosis). If everything checks out okay with your pee sample and you still feel like your bladder hurts even after taking antibiotics for 10 days… keep reading!
My doctor told me there was no cure.
When I was first diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, my doctor told me there was no cure.
I thought that meant that I would just have to live with this disease for the rest of my life. But after years of research and trial and error, I found a cure that worked for me–and it can work for you too!
I started to think outside the box.
I started to think outside the box. I had tried everything my doctor recommended, but it wasn’t working for me. I wanted to find alternatives to what they were telling me and see if there was something else that might help my …How I Cured My Interstitial Cystitis Read More