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Help I have a question!

Need help right away? Ask Away! Only board that validating members can post on.

38 285 0 mono challenge
Nov 5 09 2:38 AM

Introductions

Say hi, let us know who you are a little something about yourself.

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Announcement

Please understand this is a reply only. There will be posts of new information in the IC community or things about this board or its members.

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Sep 23 09 8:51 AM

Newly Diagnosed

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Tests

Discuss Hydrodistention, PUF questionaire, rescue instillation (when used to show proof of pain relief), in office cystoscopy, and all other diagnostic tests.

7 49 0 In office cystoscopy
Sep 21 08 4:57 PM

Diet

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Diet

Diet is the best treatment we have for IC. Please share questions and tips here!

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Sep 23 09 8:48 AM
16 54 0 fruits?
Nov 23 08 2:47 PM

Not Yet Diagnosed

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Not Yet Diagnosed

Do you not have an official diagnosis of IC or Painful Bladder Syndrome, or a related illness. Are you unsure what you have? Do you have symptoms that you cannot yet explain? Discuss that here!

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Aug 9 07 2:20 PM

Medications

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Medications

Discuss medications you are on or are interested in taking here. There are possitives and negatives to all medications. We want to hear about both!

25 116 0 Cyclosprorine
Apr 13 09 6:49 PM

Instillations and other treatments

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Instillations

Discuss DMSO, Rescue instillations, and all other instillations here.

5 31 0 Ozone Treatment
Sep 23 09 8:47 AM

Other treatments

Discuss any other treatments besides medications and instillations here.

14 35 0 Saw Palmetto
Oct 9 10 6:48 PM

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Herb

Discuss herbal treatments for IC here.

14 58 0 Cold and Flu season
Oct 25 08 3:00 PM

Other alternatives

Discuss Reflexology, Aroma therapy, Meditation, Visualisation, Tai Chi, Massage, Yoga, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and all other alternatives for IC or related illnesses here.

27 100 0 Yoga & nerves...
Jul 30 10 2:48 PM

self help

life style tips, pillows, and all the other little things (or big things) that can make a big difference in feeling better

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May 2 10 8:50 AM

Hormones

Hormones play a big roll in many patients IC and in some patients it is a lessor roll. They are also a major factor in any persons health.

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SportsWellness
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4 15 0 How do you do it?
Sep 10 09 8:36 AM

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Surgery

Discuss Hydro-distention Cystoscopy (when a therapy), Laser surgery, bladder removal, and all other types of surgery here.

19 142 0 Here I go again!
Nov 14 08 11:09 AM

Interstim Support

Interstim is a surgery that has some real risks but has helped some patients with their frequency and some patients with retention. Since it is surgery it is something that should only be considered after other options have not worked. It has a lot of risks will you will find in the pinned thread of this board. I encourage everyone that is considering Interstim to please read the risks!! Like everywhere on the ICandME both sides of any issue are allowed here. Please be respectful of everyone's opinion, feelings, and experiences. The ICandME does not have a standing on the use of the Interstim beyond learning all you can prior, get the best doctor you can, and try other things before surgery of any kind. This board is specifically for support when things aren't working out from the Insterstim so please take that into account and realize when things aren't going well the person needs support and it may be only one side of the story of Interstim.

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Interstim info

Interstim information. Those interested in the interstim support forum that can't yet see it should ask an administrator for assistance.

Interstim is a surgery that has some real risks but has helped some patients with their frequency and some patients with retention. Since it is surgery it is something that should only be considered after other options have not worked. It has a lot of risks will you will find in the pinned thread of this board. I encourage everyone that is considering Interstim to please read the risks!! Like everywhere on the ICandME both sides of any issue are allowed here. Please be respectful of everyone's opinion, feelings, and experiences. The ICandME does not have a standing on the use of the Interstim beyond learning all you can prior, get the best doctor you can, and try other things before surgery of any kind.

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Sep 14 08 7:16 PM

Related Illnesses

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Related Illnesses

Discuss things like PFD, IBS, Endo, Fibro, Allergies, and all of the other illnesses here.

32 146 0 PFD
Dec 13 08 11:24 PM

Need Support! Help Me!

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Offer and gain support here. This board is not viewable to banned members or non members. Please follow all guidelines by being respectful of all and understanding that suffering people may not have full control over what they say. This board is only for patients with illnesses in the family of IC.

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Venting

Shout, scream, let the feelings out. Understand that just because a person feels one thing does not mean that is there only feeling....you can be angry, frustrated, happy, upset, sad, all at the same time but need to get some of that extra stuff out. DO NOT VENT ABOUT A SPECIFIC PERSON ...FOLLOW THE RULES!

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prayer requests

This is a no specific religion prayer board. We are open to all faiths.

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Spiritual Growth

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Praying and Spiritual Uplift

This is meant to be a place where true prayers may be said together as well as other food to feed the spirit. Things may lean in being Christian based but if you want another religion board just ask. This isn't meant to leave people out just to open the door for Spiritual growth together.

31 78 0 So very Thankful&...
Dec 26 08 2:15 PM

Off topic Stuff. Life is More than IC!

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Off topic Stuff. Life is more than IC!

Life is many things, family, job, fun, TV, Pets, go wild and discuss what interests you. This board is not viewable to banned or non members.

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Laughter!

Laughter is a great medicine but keep it clean.

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Sharing pictures!!

Share your pictures of whatever is important to! (keep it clean ofcourse lol) Remember this board is not viewable by non members!

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Getting to know each other

We all have a health story and a life story. We are more than our health story. Hobbies, favorites, job, location, TV, dreams, introduce all of you...or ask someone who they are lol :)

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Just the moderators

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Something need special attention? Want to make sure you remember what a member did? Have a question on how to handle a situation? Just don't want everyone to know about something?

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Helpful resources on living with IC

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Bladder picture

The last 3 on the botton show lighter and kind of lumpy those are Hunner ulcers,. However, the last one- botton right is a picture of where the Ulcer was lasered off.

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Bladder picture 2

Hunner Ulcer of IC bladder The white spots are the thin parts of the bladder. This is post lazer surgery of hunners.

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More ICandME

Open this board to get to links of other parts of ICandME

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Apr 26 07 5:12 PM

IC Patient Teresa's Story

Never Give Up Teresa's story with IC.

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Oct 7 08 2:04 PM

Nerve pain or symptoms

this is complicated subject since all pain and all symptoms are at least somewhat influenced by the nerves. Some things more so than others. After having symptoms for a long time your nerves may get dammaged and continue to send the signals even if your bladder is looking better. Discuss treating the nerve aspect here

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Jan 26 07 9:30 PM

tech support

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technical support

Questions to help you navigate this forum or simlar things are allowed here. Questions about rules, policies, and such of icandme should be directed directly through Private message to ickatrina or dixiefireball. This board is not viewable to nonmembers

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All members are welcome to have a blog here. If you would like to please contact the administrator (ICKatrina). You can reply to threads in a blog but only the blog owner may start them in that category unless the owner states otherwise. Have fun!





Click on the name to get that person's blog!

34 142 0 Blogging at ICand...
Apr 11 07 4:20 PM

Work at Home

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Home business assist

We can use our tallents together to make designs as well as our own....share ideas and work together here! Promotional ideas, business ideas, tips of the trade?

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store list

The section brings you to the stores of IC patients. You need to open this board to get to the list. :) If you do choose to join Cafepress.com because of ICandME please put Katrina Spaeth in referal spot :)thanks!

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Nov 11 06 12:19 AM

fshop explanation

Active Members of ICandME may be able to link a store or design products for a store to help them make some money while dealing with their illness. Contact ICKatrina if you want to be a part of this.

1 1 0 General explanation
Oct 30 06 9:10 PM

ICandME members business

ICandMe active members may be able to post links to their business while they remain active members. The business will have to pass inspection though. Health related things are unlikely to pass.

3 8 0 General explanation.
Dec 15 06 7:54 PM