Interstitial Cystitis Flare – 08/07/2019

Content warnings: blood, intimate details of my nether regions, urine

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Things have been epically stressful in my life since June 24th.

I thought I was taking enough care with what I was eating and drinking. After all, it’s been YEARS LITERALLY since my Interstitial Cystitis was any sort of issue. It’s been so long I had to look up relief methods.

The flare isn’t entirely unexpected, but it still caught me a bit off guard. Symptoms include high pain levels (ache/burn) in my nether regions and lower abdomen, bladder spasms, urgency, light bleeding.

I have medicating with CBD/THC, acetaminophen, naproxen, and cyclobenzaprine. Drinking lots of water. Avoiding all trigger foods.

Interstitial Cystitis 

Written the night of April 15th, 2015

I’ve been experimenting with coffee again…well it’s not full on coffee, it’s instant coffee and chicory. Tasty stuff! I’m not sure if it’s the coffee, the candy or possibly the dye in my Paxil(they look like pretty pink pillows) but something has triggered my Interstitial Cystitis. It’s been, literally, years since it has bothered me to this degree. I’ll be changing my diet accordingly and hope I don’t have to see a urologist again.