I am having a bad IC flare after a brief bought with a UTI. I have not had any problems since my diagnosis of IC two years ago after a UTI. I went on the IC diet and was fine. Found I just needed to avoid citrus. I am freaking out. I thought this was a thing of the past. Back on the diet. Yea more restrictions. Does anyone dealing with this have suggestions for natural ways to help the discomfort?
I have IC and I have to say it has for the most part gone away after I stopped eating gluten. My doctor did ask me about that and if it had been better. I still seem to go a lot more than normal but the pain is for the most part gone now. I don't know if it helps but I use a heating pad on my back not my front with my knees up and it help a little bit. I have resorted to taking pain pills for it at night, it is much worse when I lay down. I have had the treatments and that realy hurts to. The last time I went to the Dr. with a flar up, he had to give me a pain shot before I could move off the table. I haven't had to go back for a long time now. I know, stress can make it much worse. Try to rest as much as possible. Also I noticed it was a little better when I took Pepsid. I don't know if it is gluten free so look at the lable.
I hope it goes away soon.