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    Sour cream and cream cheese

    I didn't see sour cream and cream cheese on the list, does anyone know if they are safe foods?
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    Sour cream is on the "try it" list and they say that the block or brick cream cheese is better than the tub due to chemicals. I've had a little sour cream on a baked potato and it didn't bother me anymore than anything else does. Of course I should add that right now EVERYTHING seems to bother me!! So don't judge by me!!
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    I've never had a problem with brick cream cheese. Sour Cream on the other hand is a tricky one for me because some brands contain citric acid and some do not. I do fine with those that don't, so if I'm buying I make sure to check the ingredient label. If someone else buys it,...unless they still have the container around enabling me to check, I know I'm taking a risk by eating it.
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    Sour cream gave me a bad flare the last time I ate it, but I'm very diet sensitive and I didn't know back then what Vicki is saying about citric acid, so that could be it too.
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    I can use brick cream cheese and Daisy brand sour cream with no problem.

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    I've never had problems with sour cream or cream cheese, but have heard that some have issues with sour cream. Cream cheese seems to be pretty safe
    Symptoms started Nov 2003.
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    I find that lactose-free sour cream is tolerable for me if I only have like a teaspoon or so and my bladder is feeling good. Otherwise, it causes a flare. Regular sour cream -- whether it is cow or goat milk -- is a no-go for me.

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    Thanks you guys,
    I think the brand of sour cream I have is in fact Daisy and there is no citric acid in it.
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    Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
    Macrobid after sex
    Prilosec, continuous birth control pills
    synthroid .088mg, mucinex-d, restasis

    Supplements: Desert Harvest Aloe vera, Cysta-q, prelief, magnesium and calcium, Vit D, flaxseed oil

    Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

    IC Diet Link: http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview- http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?p=571592
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF: http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf
    Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

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    Yes, Daisy is one of the brands without citric acid.

    Thank You Daisy!
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    Lol!

    Maybe that's why I haven't had a problem with it!! I always use Daisy too!!
    Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
    Lexapro-20 mg
    Aciphex
    Ambien-as needed
    Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
    Valium-10 mg x2 per day
    Phenergan-1 at night
    Prelief w/everything
    Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

    Currents treatments that help somewhat:
    Heating pad
    Hot baths
    Ice
    Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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    Hi Cindi,

    I use brick cream cheese all the time with no problems. As for Sour Cream I can do small amounts. But, another option for me is blending cottage cheese and using it. Also, I can use a small amount of greek yogurt in place of sour cream.

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