/Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS

ICN E-Newsletter – July 2, 2015

Sponsored by: Imprimis Pharma - Beaumont Urology - CystaQ - Desert Harvest Aloe - MultiRight Low Acid Multivitamin - PainShieldMD 1. Barbara Flanigan and Her 30 Year Quest To Discover The Cause of IC Editors Note – I've wanted to share Barbara Flanigan's story and theory about IC for many years. Barbara was the founder the [...]

By | 2017-01-31T10:16:35+00:00 July 1st, 2015|ICN Newsletters, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News|Comments Off on ICN E-Newsletter – July 2, 2015

Barbara Flanigan & Her Thirty Year Journey To Discover The Cause of IC

How You Can Help Barbara Flanigan and Her Search For the Cause of IC (Editors Note – I’ve wanted to share Barbara Flanigan’s story and theory about IC for many years. Barbara was the founder the first Interstitial Cystitis Association here in California in 1983. She has always had one key goal in her volunteer work, [...]

By | 2017-01-18T12:03:00+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Awareness, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Patient Stories, Research, Women's Health|Comments Off on Barbara Flanigan & Her Thirty Year Journey To Discover The Cause of IC

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+00:00 May 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

AUA 2015 Research Highlights For IC and Pelvic Pain – BotoxA, Microbiome, Pudendal Stimulation, Hunner’s Lesion Treatment, Triamcinolone

Each year, promising new studies on interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and chronic pelvic pain syndrome are presented at the annual meeting of the American Urology Association. Here are the IC/BPS research highlights for AUA 2015. The full abstracts can be viewed at: http://www.aua2015.org/ Quitting Smoking Improves Outcome in Urologic Disease Researchers at the Henry [...]

By | 2017-01-18T12:03:15+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Conference Reports, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Research|Comments Off on AUA 2015 Research Highlights For IC and Pelvic Pain – BotoxA, Microbiome, Pudendal Stimulation, Hunner’s Lesion Treatment, Triamcinolone

Newly Released! The IC Chef Cookbook – 260 Bladder and Prostate Friendly Recipes

We are proud to announce that our latest publication, the IC Chef Cookbook, features more than 260 recipes submitted by IC patients over the past ten years to our on-line cookbook. Julie Beyer RD, author of the Confident Choices®: A Cookbook for IC and OAB, contributed the foreword to the book. She wrote "For the [...]

By | 2017-01-31T10:35:32+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Diet & Food, ICN Shop & Mail Order Center, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Newly Released! The IC Chef Cookbook – 260 Bladder and Prostate Friendly Recipes

Treating IC and Pelvic Pain With Acupuncture

IC patient finds relief by treating IC and pelvic pain with acupuncture (Loyola University Health System) At age 12, Rachael Fellers developed a debilitating form of pelvic pain that at times prevented her from standing, walking or going to the bathroom. Mrs. Fellers saw several doctors who determined that she had endometriosis. They unsuccessfully tried [...]

By | 2017-01-31T10:37:25+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Pain Care|Comments Off on Treating IC and Pelvic Pain With Acupuncture

Why does my bladder hurt so much at night?

(Here's part of an email I sent to an IC patient last night who was struggling with severe night time symptoms and bladder pain that describes the many factors that can be contributing to nighttime IC symptoms and pain. - Jill Osborne, ICN President) #1 - To treat the pain effectively, we have to know [...]

By | 2017-01-31T10:39:19+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Jill's Journal, Self Care|Comments Off on Why does my bladder hurt so much at night?

Menopause and IC Research Survey – Please help!

(Winter 2015) For some women, it's a breeze and barely noticeable. For others, perimenopause and menopause is a time of crazy mood swings, hot flashes and, to our great frustration, new episodes of leakage. Whether you're going through the change naturally, chemically or through a total hysterectomy, the loss of estrogen can have a profound [...]

By | 2017-01-31T10:41:26+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Research, Women's Health|Comments Off on Menopause and IC Research Survey – Please help!

IC Research Survey About Pain and IC Needs Men & Women To Participate

If you do just one thing today for IC, I hope that you will participate in this very important IC research study! Dr. Dean Tripp (Queen's University, Kingston ON Canada) is conducting one of the most intriguing studies that I've seen in years. In "How Pain and IC/BPS Symptoms Are Associated With Patient Quality of [...]

By | 2017-01-31T10:53:58+00:00 November 17th, 2014|ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Research|Comments Off on IC Research Survey About Pain and IC Needs Men & Women To Participate

Fall 2014 IC Optimist Released – Stories on IC Treatments, Latest Research, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, IC Diet & More

In this issue: (1) ICN Editorial - What are you willing to do to get better? This issue begins with an editorial about a woman who, after years of struggling with bladder pain, admitted that she had never read a book, an article or even a website about IC. She was the epitome of a [...]

By | 2017-01-31T10:54:45+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project, ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News|Comments Off on Fall 2014 IC Optimist Released – Stories on IC Treatments, Latest Research, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, IC Diet & More