Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog

Winter 2015 IC Optimist Now Available – Economic Toll of Elmiron

The Winter 2015 IC Optimist is now available! Our ICN subscribers should receive their copies in the coming week! The IC Optimist is the quarterly magazine of the Interstitial Cystitis Network,

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Weather Delays CystoProtek Shipment

We’ve just been informed that the CystoProtek delivery that we were expecting this week has been delayed due to the snow and blizzard on the East Coast. New estimated date is next Monday,

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10% Off Some Best Books on IC, PFD & Bladder Pain – Limited Supplies Only

President’s Day Sale in the ICN Shop! Get 10% off some of the best IC and pelvic pain books in this week long sale from the ICN Shop. Good through Friday 2/20/15. Limited supplies only!

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Got IC & Scoliosis? New Study Finds A Gene Responsible For Familial Scoliosis

I’ve often said that if there was one medical condition that I could fix first, it would be the scoliosis I developed in Junior High. I’m supposed to be an inch taller but, instead, I

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Vulvar Pain Survey Seeks Participants

Female participants needed for an online questionnaire study on women’s health and genital pain. The purpose of this study is to develop a questionnaire (the Vulvar Pain Assessment Questionnaire)

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Canada Chronic Pelvic Pain Webinar – February 10, 2015

What are the causes and possible contributors to chronic pelvic pain? Dr. Allaire talks about the challenges in the assessment and diagnosis of pelvic pain and discusses therapies that can help

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Orange County IC Support Group Roundtable Meeting February 15, 2015

Orange County Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Support Group Roundtable Meeting! Sunday, February 15, 2015 2:00 to 4:00 pm Hoag Memorial Hospital Conference Center, “Lunch Room” on First Floor Hoag

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Why does my bladder hurt so much at night?

(Here’s part of an email I sent to an IC patient last night who was struggling with severe night time symptoms and bladder pain that describes the many factors that can be contributing to

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January 2015 ICN E-Newsletter Now Available

The January 2015 ICN E-Newsletter is now available! If you’re looking for the latest news, resources, blogs, videos on interstitial cystitis and its related conditions, you’ve come to

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Common IC Medications, Anticholinergics, May Pose Risk For Seniors

(Editors Note: Earlier this week, I received a phone call from an older IC patient who was suffering from severe side effects while using Amitryptiline. While it was helping reduce her pain, she

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