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Lawyers Representing IC Patients in Elmiron Lawsuits Invite You To A Zoom Meeting

Have you taken Elmiron and are worried about your eyesight? Are you showing changes in your vision? Have you been diagnosed with Pigmentary Maculopathy? More than a dozen lawsuits have been filed to date on behalf of patients who were harmed through their use of Elmiron®. This special event is designed to help you understand [...]

By |2020-08-06T14:56:40-07:00August 6th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Lawyers Representing IC Patients in Elmiron Lawsuits Invite You To A Zoom Meeting

IC’s Related Conditions: Fibromyalgia

"IC's Related Conditions" series takes a look at conditions that can go hand-in-hand with IC. Not all patients have all of these conditions, but IC patients are more prone to be diagnosed with these conditions than the general population. (As always, this is not intended as medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Any [...]

By |2020-08-02T14:25:08-07:00August 2nd, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on IC’s Related Conditions: Fibromyalgia

Could birth control pills cause IC in some patients? Possibly!

Imagine being 18 years old. You experience sudden, sharp pain in your abdomen for two weeks. It feels like glass shards. You start seeing blood in your urine and are struggling with frequency, urgency and pain. This has never happened before. You've never been sexually active. You go to the emergency room and are diagnosed [...]

By |2020-07-17T17:19:47-07:00July 17th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Could birth control pills cause IC in some patients? Possibly!

IC Friendly Cold Drinks for Hot Days

Figuring out what to drink with IC can be pretty difficult and frustrating. Summertime can be especially tricky when you're hot and craving something besides cold water. While you should stick to your most bladder friendly beverages during flares, you don't have to always deprive yourself. Check out these IC friendly cold drinks for hot [...]

By |2020-07-08T10:22:00-07:00July 8th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on IC Friendly Cold Drinks for Hot Days

Feeling the Pain: The Impact of Chronic Pain on Emotions

While the chronic pain of IC can be difficult to deal with physically, its impact doesn't stop with physical pain. During flares, especially, we can find ourselves crying more easily, angry, depressed, anxious or any mix of emotions. I remember once getting choked up at the grocery store when I realized the store was out [...]

By |2020-06-19T09:03:26-07:00June 19th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Feeling the Pain: The Impact of Chronic Pain on Emotions

Q&A With Stacy Hauer JD on Elmiron Eye Disease Lawsuits

This Spring, four federal lawsuits were filed on behalf of IC patients who are struggling with pigmentary maculopathy, a new retinal disease associated with the long-term use of Elmiron. Each case alleges that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, part of the Johnson & Johnson umbrella of companies, failed to provide adequate warnings to patients and the medical community [...]

By |2020-06-13T15:18:23-07:00June 13th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Q&A With Stacy Hauer JD on Elmiron Eye Disease Lawsuits

15 Tips for Long Car Rides with IC

Going on long car rides can be troublesome for IC patients. Many patients report that being in the car for a long time causes their symptoms to flare. However, keeping a few tips and tricks up your sleeve can help make long car rides a bit easier. The last thing any ICer wants is to [...]

By |2020-06-09T08:55:59-07:00June 9th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on 15 Tips for Long Car Rides with IC

Black Lives Matter – Black Dreams Matter – Black Health Matters

As I write this, the funeral for George Floyd is happening in Minneapolis.  His murder is the touchstone and rallying cry for thousands (if not millions) to defeat systemic racism around the world. I didn't choose to be white just like George Floyd didn't choose to be black. Every single day, black men and women face [...]

By |2020-06-04T14:18:38-07:00June 4th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Black Lives Matter – Black Dreams Matter – Black Health Matters

New IC Optimist Released – Our Spring 2020 Patient Magazine

We are delighted to announce that the Spring 2020 issue of the IC Optimist has now been released. ICN Members can download their electronic copies from their member page in the ICN Shop now! (You must log in to view your member page. If you've forgotten your password, simply click on the password reset link [...]

By |2020-06-05T16:15:52-07:00May 30th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on New IC Optimist Released – Our Spring 2020 Patient Magazine

How to be Your Own Best Health Advocate

Four years ago, I had increased bladder pressure caused by vaginal vault prolapse. Because of my extensive pelvic history, my local gynecologist didn't want to treat it and sent me to a specialist in a big city an hour away. That specialist insisted I couldn't possibly be feeling pain or increased symptoms and referred me [...]

By |2020-06-08T11:33:05-07:00May 29th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on How to be Your Own Best Health Advocate