The Fall 2014 IC Optimist offers the latest news, feature stories, self-help and diet information for patients struggling with interstitial cystitis & bladder pain syndrome. This issue covers the newly updated IC treatment guidelines, the latest research on IC subgroups and LiRIS.
Do you want to stay up on the latest IC/BPS information? Is interstitial cystitis driving you crazy?? Is bladder pain keeping you from living the life you deserve to life?? Stay in touch and read the latest encouraging news in the IC Optimist, the quarterly patient magazine of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, The Spring 2013 IC Optimist is Now Available!
Home cure: Baking soda-Use it for: Urinary tract infections - At the first sign of symptoms, drink a solution made w/ ¼ teaspoon of baking soda mixed in 8 ounces of water. Continue this once a day until you can get a culture done at a doctor's office & start antibiotics. Baking soda makes the bladder environment more alkaline, which reduces bacteria's ability to multiply, says L.Gillespie, MD, a retired assistant clinical professor of urology & urogynecology in LA. See link for more info
In the fall 2013 issue of the ICA Update, Healing Painful Sex's Nancy Fish discusses ways to preserve intimacy while facing sexual pain. Read this interview for free on Nancy's blog. To learn how you can read the full issue of the ICA Update, go to www.ichelp.org/icaupdate.