Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog

Got a Sensitive Bladder? IC? Take Our Six Step Coffee Challenge

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,

Social Security Releases Updated Ruling on Interstitial Cystitis Effective March 18, 2015

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

Treating IC and Pelvic Pain With Acupuncture

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

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,

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,

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!

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

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)

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

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