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07-26-2010, 11:51 AM
I am somewhat new to IC and I need some advice on how to deal with flares. Does anyone have any tips? I am pregnant so I can't take medication and so lately I have been left feeling awful with no solution...I have heard of aloe vera pills and also mudd pills? Is anyone familiar with these? Any advice would help!
07-26-2010, 12:01 PM
Some ICers feel aloe vera pills help --- my suggestion is to try the Desert Harvest ones because they have undergone some clinical trials. I am not familiar with mudd pills.
Sometimes just relaxing with the feet up will help --- and maybe an ice pack between your legs might help relax those muscles --- I use a package of frozen peas wrapped in a towel for an ice pack (we don't eat frozen peas at our house :)). Also, your OB doctor may be able to offer some help.
I hope you find something to help soon.
07-27-2010, 08:56 AM
You can try a warm bath. I know you can't have the water too hot with being pregnant, but just warm water might be enough to help you relax your muscles and all. I love my heating pad, but I couldn't/wouldn't use it when pregnant. I like it hot and didn't want to risk it. But a warm bath is very similar. I also say talk to your ob/gyn and see what he/she suggests. Pregnancy makes you very susceptible to UTIs, so he/she might want to test you and make sure that's not making your symptoms worse.
I hope you get some relief soon. :grouphug:
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