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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 |2020-05-30T17:52:33-07:00May 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 |2020-05-29T12:10:16-07:00May 29th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on How to be your own best health advocate

Free Guided Imagery Audio For IC, Prostatitis and Pelvic Pain Patients

We are delighted to announce that Beaumont Urology, the top IC research center in the USA, has made available their Guided Imagery series for FREE to all patients in need. Studies have shown that their programs improve your ability to relax muscles, reduce pain and urinary symptoms. Every patient struggling with interstitial cystitis, prostatitis and/or [...]

By |2020-04-28T13:24:53-07:00April 28th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Free Guided Imagery Audio For IC, Prostatitis and Pelvic Pain Patients

Ideas for staying active when you’re at home

When you are staying home because you don't feel well or need to be home otherwise, hanging out on the couch with Netflix can be tempting. While sometimes that's exactly what we need, if we are home for longer periods of time, we also need to make sure we are finding ways to stay active [...]

By |2020-05-14T23:43:09-07:00April 16th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Ideas for staying active when you’re at home

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Could Be Helpful to IC Patients

For a few years, professional athletes have been using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to help their injuries heal faster. Though research is debatable about whether PRP therapy is effective in faster healing, it seems at least promising. Some people are even using it to encourage hair growth. PRP therapy, though, might actually be beneficial to [...]

By |2020-05-12T21:00:02-07:00March 28th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Could Be Helpful to IC Patients

New IC Optimist Released – Winter 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Winter 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 |2020-03-17T13:34:08-07:00March 12th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on New IC Optimist Released – Winter 2020

Do You Need a Second (or Third) Opinion?

Chances are by the time you get your diagnosis of IC, you have already seen a couple of doctors. Considering finding yet another doctor seems like too much, but sometimes you must. When I was 13, my local pediatrician sent me to a local urologist because I kept having UTI symptoms without an infection. The [...]

By |2020-02-27T10:40:32-08:00February 27th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Do You Need a Second (or Third) Opinion?

Book Review: Breaking Through Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Holistic Approach for Relief

Breaking Through Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Holistic Approach to Relief is the most important book published on IC and pelvic pain in 50 years. Dr. Jerome Weiss, a urologist, pelvic pain and myofascial specialist who practiced in Northern California, devoted his career to unraveling the many potential causes for chronic bladder and pelvic pain. Dr. [...]

By |2020-02-19T21:23:38-08:00February 19th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Jill's Journal, Our Blog|Comments Off on Book Review: Breaking Through Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Holistic Approach for Relief

Parenting With IC – Parents Share Their Struggles, Tips and Suggestions

 Kim Wayne’s 5-year-old son loves to ride his bicycle and wants to go on bike rides with his mom quite often. However, Wayne, who was diagnosed with IC in 2006, oftentimes has too much bladder pain to go on a bicycle ride with her son. So she’s found less physical activities for them to do [...]

By |2020-02-18T22:46:54-08:00February 18th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Parenting With IC – Parents Share Their Struggles, Tips and Suggestions

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

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 to take an antibiotic that you've saved. You [...]

By |2020-02-19T14:28:59-08:00February 18th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Our Blog, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Six Reasons Why You Should NOT Self Medicate with Antibiotics When You Have an IC Flare