Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog

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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Europeans Release Updated Chronic Pelvic Pain Guidelines

By Jill Heidi Osborne, MA One of the barriers that IC patients face is a general lack of understanding of the many conditions which can cause and/or contribute to our pelvic pain. This lack of

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Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines Updated by AUA in Fall 2014

The American Urological Association (AUA) released a new update to their 2011 Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS). The original

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Pin of the Day – It’s Okay To Tell People You’re Not Okay And That Your IC Is Flaring

Do you hide your IC from family and friends? Do you say “I’m fine” even when you’re not? A man with IC was told by his urologist NOT to tell anyone that he was

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Pin of the Day – Everyone Has A Story

One of the hardest parts about IC is that we look normal on the outside, but on the inside we’re struggling with pain, stress, worry and anxiety. Our friends and family can’t read our

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