Read the latest news about interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and related conditions in the ICN blog.
Editors Note – It’s not unusual for IC and/or pelvic pain patients to use a variety of creams to help reduce pain. Today, the FDA issued an alert about flurbiprofen topical creams that could be fatal to companion animals (cats) in the household, apparently through exposure from the human who used the medication. Pet lovers […]
When Diet, Medications, Therapy, and Instillations Aren’t Enough
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The American Urological Association recommends six separate steps, ranging from less invasive to more intensive treatments for IC/PBS. Many of us have had success with treatments recommended in the first few steps of the guidelines, things such as medication, diet modification, instillations, and physical therapy.
But what if […]
The April 2015 ICN E-Newsletter is now available! Check it out at: http://www.ic-network.com/newsletters/monthly0415.html
In this issue:
New IC Cookbook Released
Success Story – Treating IC and Pelvic Pain With Acupuncture
Hot Conversations in the ICN Forum
– Pregnant IC patient needs help from other moms!
– Is Zumba safe for IC patients
We are proud to announce that our latest publication, the IC Chef Cookbook, features more than 260 recipes submitted by IC patients over the past ten years to our on-line cookbook. Julie Beyer RD, author of the Confident Choices®: A Cookbook for IC and OAB, contributed the foreward to the book. She wrote “For the […]
For newly diagnosed patients struggling with bladder or prostate symptoms, finding a hot drink that won’t cause more symptoms can be challenging. Why?? Foods high in acid (i.e. green tea, black tea, coffees) create irritation in much the same way that acid poured on a wound on your hand would feel. Caffeine acts as a […]
Great news today! The Social Security Administration has published a NEW Social Security Ruling (SSR) in the Federal Register on March 18, 2015, for evaluating interstitial cystitis (IC) in adults and children. The SSR takes effect immediately.
New SSR 15-1p rescinds and replaces prior SSR 02-2p for establishing IC as a medically determinable impairment […]
IC patient finds relief by treating IC and pelvic pain with acupuncture
(Loyola University Health System) At age 12, Rachael Fellers developed a debilitating form of pelvic pain that at times prevented her from standing, walking or going to the bathroom. Mrs. Fellers saw several doctors who determined that she had endometriosis. They unsuccessfully tried to […]
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, read by patients and medical care providers throughout the world! Individual subscriptions are $25 by email and $50 in print.
In this issue:
(1) Editorial: Is […]
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, February 23, 2015.
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!
Just use the Promo Code “bestbooks2015″ when you check out!
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The IC Survival Guide
by Robert Moldwin
The Proactive Patient: Managing […]