Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog

New IC Treatments Use Liposomes To Deliver BotoxA Into The Bladder

By Jill Heidi Osborne MA Very interesting Botox study crossed my desk today. As you probably know, BotoxA has been used for the treatment of various bladder conditions for several years now.

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Acidiphilus and IC – Should we take it?

Taking a natural approach to the treatment of any condition, including interstitial cystitis, makes certain sense. And if you look at the American Urological Association guidelines for the

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Gift Ideas for IC Patients – 2014 Holiday Season

Bladder Pain & Flare Comfort Sampler What couldn’t be a more perfect gift than products that can provide comfort during IC flares. We’ve assembled some of our best products that

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Is Interstitial Cystitis Caused by Anger? No!

Allright, I’m angry right now. Yes, ANGRY. Thoroughly and completely pissed. Why? Because, in 2014, an IC patient in the South of the USA was told that the reason that she had IC was

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Creating an IC Friendly Thanksgiving

If this is your first holiday season with a diagnosis of IC, we’ve assembled some resources that we hope will help you enjoy the season, including new videos, articles, meal tips and many

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Has an IC flare kept you home during the holidays?

Why I Said No To Thanksgiving – An IC Holiday Survival Story Here’s one of the most frustrating questions that IC patients often struggle with. “Should or shouldn’t we go

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IC Research Survey About Pain and IC Needs Men & Women To Participate

If you do just one thing today for IC, I hope that you will participate in this very important IC research study! Dr. Dean Tripp (Queen’s University, Kingston ON Canada) is conducting one

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Fall 2014 IC Optimist Released – Stories on IC Treatments, Latest Research, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, IC Diet & More

In this issue: (1) ICN Editorial – What are you willing to do to get better? This issue begins with an editorial about a woman who, after years of struggling with bladder pain, admitted

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IC Workshop on Complementary Therapies in So Cal this weekend

An IC workshop being held this weekend that addresses complementary approaches to treating IC/PBS. This is not being hosted by the support group, but I wanted to let you know it’s

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ICN E-Newsletter – October 24, 2014 – New IC Treatment Guidelines Released, Clinical Trial, Research & Clinic News

Looking for the latest news about IC? The October issue of the ICN E-newsletter has been released. Read it now at: http://www.ic-network.com/newsletters/weekly1014.html In this issue: #1 –

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