Living with IC
Tips and tools to help interstitial cystitis (IC) patients manage IC symptoms, including lifestyle changes to over the counter IC products. The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is your comprehensive source of living with IC!
Do you have an IC question? Ask the ICA.
Learning how to eat with IC can be the first step in learning to successfully manage your IC symptoms.
Even if the activities you used to enjoy now cause flare-ups of pain, frequency, and urgency, keeping active is important to your health. Here are some tips on finding alternative activities that work for you.
Help with IC and travel. Links to databases of restrooms, tips on airline travel, information about the ICA Restroom Access Card.
Read about managing your IC healthcare costs on a budget.
Learn about how to apply for disability insurance, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Stay up-to-date with the award-winning ICA Update magazine, health education materials from the ICA Store, and the ICA eNews. The IC Reading List provides links to books and other resources about IC.
A Staged Approach to Managing IC Pain
We understand that living with constant pain makes it very hard to focus on anything else, but we also know there are many strategies you can use to manage your pain. ICHope is a complimentary online program designed to help IC patients use a range of healthy strategies to manage or minimize pain and to cope with pain that does occur. We’ll show you how you can try these strategies—at your own pace, when you are ready—to help you manage pain from IC.
Taking charge of your health is key for people with IC. Check out these tools for managing your health care.
Revised January 9, 2015