Thread: Anyone from Sioux Falls?
11-01-2010, 07:43 PM #1
Anyone from Sioux Falls?
There is a slight possibility I might be getting a job in Sioux Falls. What is the climate for IC patients in SF? Any support groups?
Thanks,~Julia (39, F)
Diagnosed with arthritis (2009) and IC (2010 - symptoms since November 2007)
Diet Modifications: IC diet and Gluten Free
Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM (arthritis)
Loratadine (taking b/c of the allergic reactions to the sun I have taking Meloxicam)
Pumpkin Seed Oil (IC)
Desert Harvest Aloe Vera (IC & arthritis)
Flexeril (1/2 a 10MG tab, for IC & arthritis)
Stopped taking (testing to see if some of my IC symptoms lessen):
Zyflamend* (by New Chapter) for arthritis
*several ingredients I'm not sure about related to the IC diet
12-21-2010, 02:14 PM #2
I am in Sioux Falls but don't know if there are support groups for IC here. I'll try and remember to ask when I am at doctors next. For doctors, Sanford has 2 urogynecologists and Avera has 1.
04-13-2011, 04:16 PM #3
I live in Sioux Falls. My urologist is Janet E. Smith, apparently people come from Minnesota and other states to get in with her.
Feel pretty blessed to have gotten such a great urologist from the get-go.Diagnosed with IC when I was 14 (in 2003)
Diagnosed with IBS when I was 18 (in 2008)
-At 14 had a cystoscopy with hydrodistention (confirmed IC, after only 3 months of searching)
-At 18 I had another cystoscopy with hydrodistention (because of elmiron side effects)
-From when I was 14 to 18 I was on Elmiron, but had a lot of side effects
-Had a colonoscopy (because of elmiron side effects) - after which I was diagnosed with IBS.
-Did instills weekly for about a year or more (after that I got chronic uti's)
-Was in remission for a few years. (been having a flare for a while now though)
-Also been having trouble with menstruation, I'm starting to think I can't ever have kids...
-Medications that I'm taking right now that help with IC symptoms:
-hydroxyzine hcl 25mg
-amitriptyline hcl 35mg
Symptoms with IC have been back and forth, for a while I was in remission with it and then I'd get a uti and I'd get flare up's and it's been a messy past few months.
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