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10-15-2004, 11:16 AM
i'm wondering, who here has daily pain and/or discomfort?
or do you just have pain/discomfort when you flare?
either way, do you feel like your IC is under control?
10-15-2004, 11:31 AM
I am in pain 24/7.. some days worse then others.... I do not feel that my IC is under control at all....... hope that yours is ..
I think that I am very lucky. I was diagnosed pretty early on. It has taken a while to find some stability, but I would say my IC is about a 3 on the 1 - 10 scale. At least most of the time. So far, I have only had one really bad flare that I would rank at a 10+ for the 10 days it lasted. I do have quite a few days that are either pain or mostly pain free. The most common pain for me now, occurs in the urethra. It isn't the only one, just the most frequent source of pain.
Flares for me usually don't last more than 3 days and although very wearing, rarely exceed a 5 on my pain scale. I am getting better at reacting more quickly to any pain, and that is proving to be a major help. If I don't let it get to far, it usually responds to my ice bag very quickly and ends the same day.
I think my IC is under some control. But it isn't totally controlled and it isn't in remission.
10-15-2004, 05:52 PM
With diet and treatment, my IC is pretty much under control. I do have occasional flares, but most of the time I feel good.
10-15-2004, 06:19 PM
Lately I have been feeling pretty good. Actually my upper stomach hurts more than my lower stomach does. If I could just figure out what my upper stomach is doing then I'd be in great shape! Chelsey
10-15-2004, 06:23 PM
I have discomfort daily and do not think my IC is under control....but I do think it is not in control...atleast not by itself. If IC was all I had I do think my life would be a lot more normal right now...but it was the cause of me quiting work and slowing down at one time. I have improved a lot since than. I don't always know what causes my symptoms. I hate the days when I was in pain 24/7.....never ever want to go back to that. :grouphug:
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