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When Bladder Treatments Don’t Work For IC/BPS: It’s Time For A New Approach

Clinging To Old Treatments For IC/BPS Could Hold You Back If you had been diagnosed with IC/BPS forty years ago, odds are you would have been prescribed antibiotics, given urethral dilations and/or referred to a psychiatrist under the mistaken assumption that IC was all in your heads. Twenty years ago, that same patient might have [...]

By |2017-11-22T23:58:26+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Flares, Front Page Feed, Jill's Journal, Pain Care, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain, Women's Health|Comments Off on When Bladder Treatments Don’t Work For IC/BPS: It’s Time For A New Approach

Ten Reasons Why You Should NOT Self Medicate with Antibiotics When You Have an IC Flare

By Jill Heidi Osborne MA, May 28, 2015 When the symptoms of interstitial cystitis and prostatitis virtually mimic that of a bladder infection, it's only natural for patients and doctors to contemplate treating the urinary symptoms with an antibiotic. Go ahead! Admit it! You've probably raided your medicine cabinet in the middle of the night [...]

By |2017-01-31T10:26:20+00:00May 28th, 2015|Flares, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Jill's Journal, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Ten Reasons Why You Should NOT Self Medicate with Antibiotics When You Have an IC Flare