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10 Ways to Stop Catastrophizing in its Tracks — And Why it’s Important for Your IC Pain Management

Though IC is a chronic condition that never goes away, it can ebb and flow sometimes. Symptoms can be better some days and awful on other days. I have gone for months at a time with my IC symptoms mostly controlled through diet and medication and then suddenly a flare hits out of nowhere. I [...]

By |2019-06-25T10:38:39-07:00June 25th, 2019|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Stop Catastrophizing in its Tracks — And Why it’s Important for Your IC Pain Management

10 Ways to Survive Summer Cookout Season on the IC Diet

As we move forward into the full-swing of summer, cookout season is at its peak. While having friends and family over for a cookout or attending one you’re invited to can be fun, it can also be challenging when you are limited by your IC diet. Instead of just saying no and missing out on [...]

By |2019-06-10T09:56:56-07:00June 10th, 2019|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Survive Summer Cookout Season on the IC Diet

New Cystoprotek® Cancer Warning

Our last order of CystoProtek® came with an unwelcome surprise, a new cancer warning on the bottle. Required by Proposition 65, a California based law that requires that any product or ingredient associated with cancer be clearly labelled, the CystoProtek® bottle now says “Warning: Cancer & Reproductive Harm (Prop. 65).” After a week long delay, the [...]

By |2019-06-09T19:20:36-07:00May 28th, 2019|Consumer Alerts, Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on New Cystoprotek® Cancer Warning

What You Need to Know About CBD Oil

Chances are really good you’ve heard about CBD oil. It’s been making rounds through social media and is seemingly everywhere touting benefits for everything from pain to sleep to anxiety to epilepsy. It has become a huge industry with analysts predicting the market in the United States will reach $1 billion by 2020.(1) But, what [...]

By |2019-06-22T13:03:45-07:00May 27th, 2019|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About CBD Oil

Bladder endometriosis can mimic IC symptoms

Endometriosis is often talked about by IC patients, because the two conditions co-exist in a lot of IC patients. A study in 2007 reported that 66 percent of patients had both IC and endometriosis while endometriosis.org puts that number higher at 80 to 90 percent.(1)(2) No matter which figures are correct, the connection between the [...]

By |2019-04-29T11:16:38-07:00April 29th, 2019|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Bladder endometriosis can mimic IC symptoms

Ashley Corby Uses Comedy to Spread the Word about IC

As an IC patient, Ashley Corby can spend a lot of time in the bathroom. And that’s exactly where she was back in 2010 when a friend signed her up for open mic night. While she had been told she ought to try doing stand-up comedy, she hadn’t actually tried it before. That night changed [...]

By |2019-04-17T07:52:02-07:00April 17th, 2019|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Ashley Corby Uses Comedy to Spread the Word about IC

Heather Irwin Named 2018 IC Nurse of the Year

At every successful IC and pelvic pain clinic, there is often someone on staff who becomes the lifeline for their patient community.  They work behind the scenes to provide support and encouragement to patients who are struggling. For the newly diagnosed, they take the time to educate and inform. For patients in flares, they take [...]

By |2019-04-15T20:21:58-07:00April 15th, 2019|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Heather Irwin Named 2018 IC Nurse of the Year

Robert Evans MD Named 2018 Physician of the Year – 5th Year In a Row!

For the fifth year in a row, Dr. Robert Evans (Wake Forest Baptist Health) was voted physician of the year by the IC patient community, capturing 27% of the vote! It is remarkably well deserved. Dr. Evans compassion, empathy, and kindness has fostered a medical care environment that patients flock to, with some traveling thousands of [...]

By |2019-06-09T20:35:33-07:00April 12th, 2019|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Robert Evans MD Named 2018 Physician of the Year – 5th Year In a Row!

Nancy Larson PT, WCS Named 2018 Physical Therapist of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Nancy Larson PT, WCS (Creative Therapeutics Physical Therapy) has been selected as the 2018 Physical Therapist of the Year. Every year, the IC Awareness Month campaign accepts nominations for medical care providers working with IC and pelvic pain who are compassionate, supportive, knowledgeable and caring.  Nancy's nomination shows that [...]

By |2019-06-15T12:22:57-07:00April 9th, 2019|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Nancy Larson PT, WCS Named 2018 Physical Therapist of the Year

How to Manage your Health During Hard Times

One tip for avoiding IC flares is to manage stress. It’s right up there with diet and hormones when it comes to triggering IC symptoms. But there are times stress not only can’t be avoided but it kicks us in the face. Unfortunately, crises happen in life. We lose loved ones. We lose our main [...]

By |2019-04-02T11:16:37-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on How to Manage your Health During Hard Times