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The Gyno Show Covers Interstitial Cystitis (IC) & Dr. Drew’s Comments – Jill Heidi Osborne Guest Speaker

Our gratitude to The Gyno Show For Giving Us the Opportunity to Address Dr. Drew’s Comments About IC and Endometriosis

I want to thank Dr. Eric Heegaard and Twyla D. for spending thirty minutes talking about IC on their myTalk 107.1 radio show “The Gyno Show” last night. I had the opportunity to set the record straight with respect to Dr. Drew’s uneducated comments that IC and/or pelvic pain could be mental. We had a great time talking about the nuts and bolts of IC, such as the symptoms, how a diagnosis is made, as well as some warning signs, risk factors, diet and the growing problem of ketamine cystitis. We don’t see major radio stations covering IC and/or pelvic pain in depth very often.. so this was a fabulous opportunity! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Dr. E!

Listen To The Gyno Show Podcast Here

The IC discussion starts at 13:15 in the broadcast!


Your thoughts?? Did I do it right?

Jill O.

About the Author:

My Google Profile+ Jill Heidi Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. As the editor and lead author of the ICN and the IC Optimist magazine, Jill is proud of the academic recognition that her website has achieved. The University of London rated the ICN as the top IC website for accuracy, credibility, readability and quality. (Int Urogynecol J - April 2013). Harvard Medical School rated both Medscape and the ICN as the top two websites dedicated to IC. (Urology - Sept 11). Jill currently serves on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Panel (US Army) where she collaborates with researchers to evaluate new IC research studies for possible funding. Jill has conducted and/or collaborates on a variety of IC research studies on new therapeutics, pain care, sexuality, the use of medical marijuana, menopause and the cost of treatments, shining a light on issues that influence patient quality of life. An IC support group leader and national spokesperson for the past 20 years, she has represented the IC community on radio, TV shows, at medical conferences. She has written hundreds of articles on IC and its related conditions. With a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacology and a Masters in Psychology, Jill was named Presidential Management Intern (aka Fellowship) while in graduate school. (She was unable to earn her PhD due to the onset of her IC.) She spends the majority of her time providing WELLNESS COACHING for patients in need and developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! Jill was diagnosed with IC at the age of 32 but first showed symptoms at the age of 12.


  1. teachmemath May 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Thank you so much Jill for being a voice for Ic patients everywhere both diagnosed and undiagnosed. You did a wonderful job. Thanks to information on the I network I’ve gone from 13 years of constant pain to only occasional flares. Getting doctors educated about ic will make a huge difference in so many lives.

  2. Bladderella May 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you, Jill, for explaining what IC is in a very clear and informative way. I hope that it will educate those who are clueless (including Dr. Drew) about interstitial cystitis. I just know that your message will help some folks out there who are unaware, and who really need to know… as they may have it, and not know it. I just have one small suggestion…. perhaps you could include the medically accepted number of times a person should be voiding on a daily basis (up to 7) because I doubt most people know what’s considered normal. I learned some stuff myself listening to the podcast. You are a terrific representative and advocate for all of us.

  3. icnmgrjill May 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I’m so glad that we’ve been able to help you teachmemath. Good point bladderella! I’ll try to remember that next time! – Jill 🙂

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