Monday, November 17, 2008

At the risk of a TMI error...

...I am wondering if anyone out there has ever dealt with bladder pain or interstitial cystitis. I had stomach surgery back in August which was the best decision I've ever made and my stomach is PERFECT now!!! However, since June I have been dealing with moderate-severe bladder pain and have been seeing a urologist. It's pretty funny being 24 years old and going to the urologist because everyone in there is like 80!!

So today I start my elimination diet with the help of the dietitian at work. This will help me to find things in my diet that trigger pain in my bladder. Nothing but plain rice, potatoes, and homemade crackers for 48 hours, then I start to add 1 food at a time (kinda like when you start babies on food one at a time to make sure they don't have allergies). You all who know me know that this is a really hard thing to do because I LOVE to cook and eat and this pretty much has stolen all the joy out of that.

Anyway, the point of this post is to see if anyone has any experience with this stuff and what have you found helpful?


Anonymous said...

My kidneys stopped working, and I had to get a new one. Not quite the same thing (well, not the same thing at all), but part of the same system.

I'm pretty sure that offered no help at all.

Lauren said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have IC! I'm not sure how severe your case is, but when I was first diagnosed in April I had a hard time between changing my diet and the pain. It does get better. I have a blog that focuses on IC recipes and news updates. I would suggest you check it out, it might be helpful-
Good luck with everything!