From Russia with Love

My name is Alla Krygina, I am a 16 year old girl from Russia living with Interstitial Cystitis since I was 11 years old. I wanted to let you know that whatever you’re going through, you are not alone, and … Continued

A Very Good Day

This was a very good weekend. I rose early, went horseback riding, ran errands, and went to a party with my new fiancé. My only concession the entire weekend was I ate at home instead of at the party, because … Continued

Victory for Me and Others

I have had IC for 45 years and do what I can to further our cause. In 2014, I was losing my family doctor and also the doctor who prescribed my pain meds. So I went through the directory looking … Continued

The “IC Tiger” Has Been Tamed!

I am blessed. Life is good. I have struggled with the “IC Tiger,” but that tiger has finally been tamed. There is hope. It has been over 20 years since IC showed its ugly head. Like so many others, I … Continued

IC and the Mind-Body Connection

I was diagnosed with IC in 2001 by a urologist who was referred to me by my gynecologist after suffering for about a month with bladder pain. For nearly ten years I had bladder installations, although they only helped with … Continued

I Found Hope for My IC

My struggle with IC began with my diagnosis in 1992. Since knowledge is power, I quickly read everything I could find about it, including a substantial amount of information from the ICA. I was very proactive in trying to find … Continued

Trust Yourself, Love Yourself

My name is Erika Kerr. I’m 30 years old and I’m from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis when I was 25 years old, but had been battling it for some time before being diagnosed. If … Continued

I Don’t Live in the Shadow of My IC

My name is Danielle Hensley and my story begins back in late 2010 and early 2011 when I was a senior in high school wanting nothing more than to just live my life. IC entered my life one morning before … Continued

Fight on Mighty Warriors

Hi, my name is Jassica Johnson. I’m a 24-year-old woman from Texas, and I suspect I’ve probably had IC since I was around 13 years old – nearly 12 years. As a child I saw a lot of doctors who … Continued

Happy to Accept Life as It Is

My name is Diana. I am 36 years old and was officially diagnosed with IC three years ago, although I was symptomatic for a long time prior. It took one year to make the diagnosis. At that point I was … Continued