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JessicaD

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Hi there,

After being diagnosed with interstitial cystitis a couple of months ago, I'm sticking to a strict IC diet - just the green column of the ICN food list. It is helping, but my symptoms are still here so I think I need to stick with it for longer. Only problem is, with lots of gorgeous Christmas food around, I'm SO tempted to rebel and eat nice stuff! Would a small blip in the diet send me back to square one, or would it not matter much? Thanks for any advice!!
nannamoo

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I can really sympathise with you, I am in the same boat as I have had a bad flare up a few days ago and have been sticking to a strict diet to calm down my symptoms.

I feel so down at the thought of everyone tucking into yummy food and drinks, but I know if I even have a taste it will increase my pain sooo much.

I think it depends how sensitive your bladder is at this stage of your diet regime and wherever it would be worth risking making it worse.

bladder pain sucks!!
JessicaD

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Yes, it really does!!

I wonder whether "banned" food is ok if it's taken with Prelief? I normally avoid Prelief because of the risk of kidney stones (which run in my family), but perhaps I could take some just over Christmas - I don't know whether it's enough to make foods bladder-friendly, or whether "bad" things can still irritate the bladder? I'm fairly new to all this...

Getting so fed up with the diet! Someone has given my partner and me a chocolate and cherry panforte from Harvey Nichols - it looks ultra yummy!!
nannamoo

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I found that preleif didn't work for me at all, the only thing that works for me for my bladder to heal is to be strict and drink plenty of water.


for me I think I will need to resign to the fact I just cant risk it to make myself in more pain.[frown]
JessicaD

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That's so sad! Massive sympathy!! It sounds sensible, though. How long do you find you have to diet for until a flare-up clears?
carolstanley

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Hello, I am also trying the ic diet , and so hard at Christmas , how long untill you notice a difference,,
nannamoo

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Its not sad, its not worth the pain I would be in if I ate lots of sugar and fatty food. depends how bad the flare up is.
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