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02-22-2004, 07:40 AM
I was newly diagnosed with IC in May of 2003. I began a very strict diet (sticking to it almost 90% of the time) and medicine (Elmiron and MacroBid) regime. Every month when I went back to the doctor for a check-up the changes within my bladder were incrementally better. By January of 2004 my bladder looked almost like a normal persons. I believe that the amazingly fast healing process is due to 4 very important factors: 1) God and my friends' prayers, 2) Dr. Karen Abbott (Santa Clara, CA), 3) Prelief, 4) Alkalinizing Tea. Most of these are self-explanatory, except for the Alkalinizing Tea, so let me give a plug for what I think has been monumental in helping me deal with IC. Atter being diagnosed, I went to my local health food store to try and find some kind of tea that I could drink (since I am a "tea addict" of sorts). They pointed me to a tea that comes in bags or loose leaf. It proposes to help alkalinize your body's system and put it more in balance (which I figured also meant that it would help the bladder). Being slightly skeptic, I also purchased the PHydrion tape to test everything. I found that the Alkalinizing Tea had a 7 ph, so I drink it daily, hot or cold: one cup in the AM and most of the time a glass of cold tea in the afternoon or evening. So far the only company that I have found that makes it is Body Rescue, but I am also looking for other brands because the quality of the Body Rescue tea bags often fluctuates. I hope this will help others as much as myself.
02-22-2004, 10:20 AM
Just dropped by and seen your post and wanted to welcome you to the icn family. I'm happy you found something that helps you. grouphug
carol in canada
02-23-2004, 09:27 AM
Judy: I also am a tea addict and it is one thing I really miss. When I was first diagnosed with IC I tried decaf regular tea, but supposedly it is also bad and everything hurt my bladder so I cut the tea out as well. Now I only drink herbal mint and cammomile. Can you tell me what flavour the tea is. I am not familiar with that brand. I live in Ontario and we cannot get alot of the items mentioned in the US, but it sounds like it would be good. Carol
03-23-2004, 03:10 PM
Can you tell me more about the tea? I, too, am an iced tea addict & haven't been able to give it up. It doesn't cause me any pain & only sometimes an increase in frequency. I had an amazing day last week - only went to the bathroom 5 times all day. There were 2 6-hour stretches & 1 10-hour stretch! And I had 2 Wendy's biggie iced teas (w/ lemon) that day! Go figure.
Why is decaf tea bad for you. I just started trying that & adding coffee tamer (to neutralize the acid). I'm getting really tired of drinking water. I'm also hypoglycemia, so can't have much fruit juice.
03-23-2004, 04:33 PM
I may just try that out.
03-24-2004, 03:08 AM
Thanks for sharing. I am going to look for it.
03-24-2004, 12:44 PM
ICJudy, I believe you will get 100% better, I'm going on a very strick diet myself, I have been having IC since oct 03 at the time I did not know what was wrong with me until last month, Anyway, Keep doing what you doing, Take care and may god bless you!
03-29-2004, 12:30 PM
Thank you for sharing the info about the tea.
04-03-2004, 12:11 PM
Thanks so much for the info about the tea. I have been looking in grocery stores for the non acidic tea. no one has heard of it. I will go to a health food store for sure. Does it taste like lipton. i'm sorta picky. thanks:D
04-08-2004, 06:37 AM
I wonder if Tealover's good response to the Wendy's meal had anything to do with the lemon which is very alkalizing according to www.icsuccessonline.com. I have been having very good results with tea made from grapeseed extract (one capsule will make me 3-4 cups of tea) and also alfalfa tablets (1 tablet per cup). A list of acid forming foods and alkalizing foods may be obtained at www.phsciences.com.
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