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Interstitial Cystitis – Nov 2013

To top matters off, I went back to my OB/GYN to talk about other options beside progesterone (still have massive side effects) and pelvic floor therapy (quit that). After several questions and hearing about my symptoms (those other than thyroid) like pressure and pain in bladder, frequent urination day and night, consent UTIs and painful intercourse (its back), he said I had Interstitial Cystitis (an inflammatory condition in the bladder). He said to start taking Elmiron (but that would take up to 12 months before I saw any benefit), Bladder installations (they injection medicine directly into your bladder) for 6 weeks and vaginal velum suppositories (insert the capsules then lay down for 30 minutes) and of course pelvic floor therapy!

I came home and lost it! I threw in the towel or so I thought I would. I changed gears and decided to go the holistic approach!