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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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…