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IC (INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS) - POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS


IC (Interstitial cystitis) comes up a lot and I find I am often sharing what helped me and what my LLND suggested. We are including additional resources and suggestions we found as well. IC is common in both Bartonella and Lyme patients. We hope this gathering of info helps you. Foods I ate had a big impact on symptoms for me.


IC symptoms can vary. Some people have only a few symptoms and others are consumed by almost all of them. I always felt like I had a UTI that wouldn't go away.

Urinary urgency, more at night

Urinary frequency

Bladder pain when bladder is full

Difficulty emptying the bladder

Pain (pelvic, perineum, urethra, Vulvar/vaginal (women), Testicular pain (male), low back, legs)

Painful sex

Worsening bladder pain when certain food or drinks are consumed


I found these helped me advised by my LLND:

Quercetin 3x a day

Special type Aloe 3x (2 options in images)

Mag citrate before eating

Low oxalate and low fodmap diet

I did also use things like DAO before meals and a histamine probiotic, I feel these helped further. It worked.


All but one of the products in images below is 25% here: I can't find a deal on the desert one.


MARTY ROSS

"If present, treat borrelia and bartonella with herbal or prescription antibiotics."

A Bladder Ease Herbal Combination (L-Arginine 750mg, Quercetin 600mg,

Glucosamine HCL 450mg) 3 times a day. (Image below 25% on fullscript)

Or (NOT BOTH)

Quercetin 250 mg 2 pills 3 times a day.

Glucosamine Sulfate 500 mg 1 pill 3 times a day."


RAWL'S

"Some patients find that antihistamines quell the bothersome symptoms of urinary urgency and frequency. Certain foods and beverages can act as triggers for bladder inflammation and pain. Though everyone is different, some of the more common offenders include:

Coffee, Green tea, Chocolate, Alcohol, Citrus and citrus juices, Cranberry juice, Acid foods, Spicy cuisine. Foods that contain artificial preservatives and sweeteners."


BECKY CAMPBELL

"Interstitial cystitis is one of the many health conditions linked to histamine intolerance. Avoid foods that may trigger histamine releases, such as tomatoes, most citrus, bananas, most nuts, and dairy."


DIET



OXALATES


LOW FODMAP


BLADDER ISSUES EDUCATION post


See our Quercetin post too 😊




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