For the month of April, I will be blogging every day (minus every Sunday but the 1st) about Interstitial Cystitis for The A to Z Blogging Challenge. Each day I will talk about a subject dealing with IC and my life living with it.
Today is N and I'm talk about Natural Healing.
When I was diagnosed, my doctor said IC was incurable. That's a downer to hear about any illness. But is it true?
Honestly, I can't say. Doctors say no, but people who have it and no longer seem to be suffering from it say yes. It's hard to know who to listen to. Doctors should be the experts on the subject of illnesses, but it's hard to discount a person's lived experience with a disease.
With IC being so individualized, maybe both are right. Some people no matter what they do, can't find relief from IC while others find ways that eases their pain and find they can reintroduce foods back to their diets. I've heard people both say safe foods cause them pain and no foods don't. Although, I do have to admit, on one of the IC boards on FB, there have been claims about natural healing that are hard to swallow. The best course of action may be to listen to your doctor, but be willing to try something unconventional.
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