View Full Version : Cure for IC??
07-10-2002, 05:55 AM
I've noticed that several people say when they were pregnant, and soon after they had no IC symptoms, but then they re-appear. Has anyone thought to look into the hormonal issues that would cause a pregnant woman to be symptom free???
07-10-2002, 06:22 AM
The immune system changes during pregnancy too. It does so, so it won't attack the embryo/fetus as a foreign object. When the pregnancy is over, the immune system returns to normal. It is quite common ,for people with autoimmune diseases, to have a remission during pregnancy, only to have the disease return ,after the baby is born.
07-11-2002, 02:31 AM
so why cant they tap into that "immune system" bonus for us?
07-11-2002, 03:01 AM
I say, just get pregnant! biggrin.gif
07-11-2002, 03:56 AM
That is way beyond what medical science is capable of doing today. Maybe in the future, it will be possible.
07-11-2002, 09:59 AM
My OB also has a theory that while pregnant, a woman's body releases added hormones that are natural smooth muscle relaxers....which, sometimes, help ease the symptoms of IC.
I believe that although hormones may not be the CAUSE, they can certainly affect our IC symptoms. I am one that suffers terrible flares during menstruation.
Of course, this doesn't speak for our male IC sufferers.
Hmmmm....so many questions....
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