From Urinary Track Infections to Interstitial Cystitis
When I first got off of birth control I suffered with recurring urinary track infections (UTI). Anyone who has suffered with a UTI understands just how miserable bladder pain and inflammation is. I recall frantically dialing up my doctor – then suffering for hours until my appointment came – unable to concentrate on anything…
I’d then take a week’s worth of antibiotics and a pain reliever that turned my urine bright orange. Then I was fine for awhile, until my bladder pain flared up again. My appointments became more frequent — every couple of months as I had what I felt to be undeniable symptoms of a UTI.
But the tests from the lab continued to come back clear — no UTI factors in my urine.
Regardless, my doctor continued to prescribe me antibiotics and the bright orange pain reliever, as I’d convinced her I had an infection….
I mean my bladder was on fire! I felt like I had to go pee all the time and when I did go to the bathroom only a few drops would come out, followed by an immense kind of pain that just did not subside. Ugh.
I started to feel super frustrated. My bladder pain was flaring up quite frequently and I was just miserable. I didn’t think anything could be worse than pain from endometriosis, but I must say that I believe bladder pain to be just as bad, if not worse. If this wasn’t a UTI then what?
Ironically, one of my co-workers was going through the same thing and mentioned Interstitial Cystitis (IC) to me. (She was doing the whole get diagnosed bit through expensive specialist appointments, while I confronted Dr. Google, LOL.)
Interstitial Cystitis and Endometriosis
I started looking more into IC and found that it is very common with endometriosis. And like endometriosis, there is no “cure” for IC per Westernized medical standards.
So, in hopes of feeling better, along with the changes I implemented with my diet for endometriosis, I decided to eliminate even more to adjust to the recommended diet for Interstitial Cystitis.
I found when I followed the diet I did feel better, however it was very difficult to follow, especially with the restrictions I had already in place on my diet for endometriosis (no gluten, dairy, soy, caffeine, etc).
I’ve read different studies about the causes of IC and a lot points to the PH levels in our bodies (too much acidity leads to pain). I also learned that Candida (very common in women with endometriosis) can trigger bladder pain.I believe that it is also tied to hormones, estrogen in particular. Once I addressed these issues, I find that I no longer have to follow the IC diet.
Bladder Pain Relief Please!
This past week, I woke up with that all too familiar pain in my bladder. Oh no….
But this time I did not run to call the doctor to get on more antibiotics, because I know better now. Antibiotics are not the first option anymore. I know now the damage that antibiotics do to my body — including killing off the good bacteria in the gut that I very much need.
Luckily, my years of suffering with what I believed to be IC have granted me with a tool box of options for natural bladder pain relief (all of which I had on hand)…
1.) D-Mannose –
D-Mannose is a pure natural stereo isomer of glucose and is found naturally in fruits such as cranberries, apples, peaches, and blueberries. D-Mannose is processed and eliminated quickly from the body (definite bonus when the bladder is a burning!)
D-Mannose allows bad bacteria to be flushed out in the urine. It provides a barrier of sorts between Escherichia coli (a bacteria found in 90% of UTIs) and the bladder wall so that the bacteria does not stick to the bladder. It is said to cure UTIs in two to three days.
I find that it quickly helps me any time I have bladder pain. When my bladder pain was more frequent, I took D-Mannose everyday as a preventative action, increasing my dosage when I had more pain (usually prior to ovulation and my period).
2.) Probiotics –
Instead of turning to antibiotics like I did in the past, I took a probiotic for my bladder pain. I take a probiotic everyday, but increased my dosage with my bladder pain symptoms — more good bacteria warriors to ward off those causing my bladder pain (Candida perhaps?)
3.) Barlean’s Olive Leaf Complex –
Olive leafs contain powerful antioxidants and are anti-microbial — essentially they serve as a natural antibiotic. I took about a tablespoon when my bladder pain hit (no waiting for the doctor this time bacteria – ha!)
I do take Barlean’s occasionally when I feel (or see) symptoms of Candida overgrowth. One symptom of Candida overgrowth, by the way, is recurring UTI’s, and as mentioned, Candida also causes bladder inflammation common with IC.
4.) Peppermint Tea –
I find peppermint tea to be the very best soother for bladder pain. There were times where I had a flare up, drank a couple glasses of peppermint tea and it subsided shortly there after.
While peppermint tea will not resolve an infection, it definitely helps ease the pain, especially if it is an IC flare. In addition, to peppermint tea, drinking water is important to re-hydrate the body and flush out the bad.
5.) Maca Root –
I found Maca Root as a solution to my bladder pain by chance. I used to take Maca on a daily basis (a specific brand called Femmenessence MacaHarmony) but when I had bladder pain, and took a dosage of this Maca, I found that it quickly dissipated the pain.
When I took Maca consistently, my bladder pain pretty much stopped.
This leads me to believe that my bladder pain is related to hormones, and I believe estrogen specifically. Maca helps to naturally balance out hormones and has been said to help naturally raise progesterone levels.
I should mention, that Maca is not for everyone – some endo gals report it causing more hormonal havoc. I LOVE it, but Just FYI 🙂
On the Positive Side?
When my bladder pain flared this past week I took all five options above and my pain was substantially decreased within a half an hour and gone within a couple of hours.
This is awesome, considering I used to take a full five days of antibiotics from the doctor and whatever weird pain killer that made me pee bright orange.
I used to worry a lot about having a bladder flare up. There was a time when it took over my world. But not today. With my natural remedies in hand, I save myself a trip to the doctor and find relief much quicker — and naturally 🙂
Now two years into my natural journey to heal my endometriosis, I’ve pretty well healed the bladder pain that was plaguing my life. YAY!
I noticed this shift after doing a series of liver cleanses, which I believe has helped balance out my hormones — as my liver performs better, the excess estrogen levels filter out.
Do you suffer with bladder pain? Any other natural remedies that I’ve missed? I’d love to hear from you….
Much Peace 🙂
🌟 P.S. Since writing this post I believe that the underlying root cause of IC and bladder flares is the strep bacteria. Learn more about that here.
I feel like I’m reading my exact story here. Word for word. This is what I’ve been dealing with!! On my way to buy maca now 🙂
So sorry to hear this Lynnsey. There is nothing worse then bladder pain. I hope you find relief soon.
i have IC & am taking meds for it, basically because the hoards of supplements and natural remedies is expensive & insurance covers the very pricey medicine (elmiron, myrbetriq) (the bright orange stuff is pyridium, btw.) Your story is very much similar to mine, but 7 years in I have still struggled to get the flares under control… Was just thinking about maca, which i took for depression when i was much younger… and googled “ic maca” hmmm will try again-
*desert harvest (specifically) aloe vera capsules (& topical products, many products from this company,.for IC many people swear by… I cant afford.)
*marshmallow root tea or supplement
*oregon grape root
*grape sees extract
*heat, hot waer bottle, heating pad, during a flare helps, especially if there is a hypertonic pelvic floor in play- heat relaxes the muscles
*antiinflammatory supplements and diet
*taking OTC prerelief w acidic foods or problem foods if you are deviating from IC diet
*folks use CBD and THC oil lubes for pain related to sex
* vaginal valuim for pain related to sex (not natural, but helpful to know too!) also, lidocaine
* dandelion tea/supplement
Five years of UTI’s since progesterone supplementation for infertility. I think it is totally hormone related. The maca root always makes me feel better, so does the yeast cleanse kit, cranberry juice not from concentrate with no sugar, probiotics, lots of H20. I personally highly dislike D-Mannose. My infections are always worse when I take it. I always get my first morning urine checked. When I do that it always comes back with bacteria. If I check it at any other time the urine is to diluted and the test comes back negative. Good luck ladies!!! These recurrent UTIs are awful
Good to hear that there are some options that help you. Bladder pain really is the worst. One other I would add that’s not on the list is apple cider vinegar.
I am having the worst bladder flare up in my life. Nothing seems to subside the pain but peppermint water and vanilla icecream seems to help a little but baking soda water, fresh ginger tea, aleive..nothing is helping. This has been going on for 3 months with 3 different rounds of antibiotics. After bladder and kidney ultrasound they are going to look at the bladder w a scope. I am going to purchase the maca root and probiotics to see if it will relieve the pain while waiting for scope surgery. The ic diet usually helps but I am wondering if it is more hormone related since I have stopped my menstruel cycles and having more hot flashes. Super discouraged!
I have suffered from endo for many years, had 2 laparoscopic surgeries where my Gyno said I was in her top 3 worst cases. I have managed endo with continuous lo loestrin BCP’s, testosterone, myofascial massage, acupuncture, pilates with a focus on strengthening my pelvic floor and diet. All was being managed for the past 5 years with the occasional flare up. Lately, I have been under considerable stress, been drinking some wine at night, having dessert when out for dinner, etc…well I ended up with a terrible UTI. My pelvic pain is excruciating. Had a urinalysis completed, leukocytes, blood and protein in my urine. Was given antibiotics and had an allergic reaction at day 4, so I opted out of any meds, as I sit here and drink peppermint tea after a shot of apple cider vinegar with a heating pad on my abdomen. I have a myofascial appointment tomorrow, acupuncture the day after, however…….does anyone have any other suggestions especially at night when the pain is elevated and the need to urinate is insane. Any suggestions will be helpful. MK and endo sister
So sorry to hear of your struggles Melissa. Outside of the suggestions in the post, when I’ve been really desperate in the past I’ve opted to use Azo. It’s an over the counter relief similar to what is prescribed by your doctor that turns your urine orange. Another thing to try would be aloe vera juice. I hope you find relief soon.
I suffer from cystitis every free months as well as other urinary problems and so far the Lady Soma Cranberry Capsules have definitely lessened in severity, I’m hoping in time they will lessen in frequency too. I take 1 capsule 3 times daily with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I will continue to do this long term to see if I can keep the UTIs at bay!
And I’ve always been told by my mum and nan to drink Cranberry juice but I cannot stand the taste! Now I can take it in pill form with the Lady Soma Cranberry Pills and still get the same benefits as with the juice, such as relief from the aforementioned female issues.
Hi Venus –
Cranberry can help if you have a UTI, but if you have Interstitial Cystitis then it can actually make things worse. If the latter is the case, then I’d proceed with caution.
Marshmellow root is very helpful as well!
Thanks for the additional suggestion 🙂
Thank you so much for this article. I suffer from endometriosis that has invaded my bladder wall. I really want to follow a natural approach instead of resorting to birth control to manage the pain. I appreciate your recommendations!
I hope they help you Krystal. Sending LOVE.
I suffered with these exact symptoms for 3 plus years and it was miserable
The only thing to help me was a gluten free lifestyle and since that I havent had a single fantom UTI. Im not trying to say that this is everyones problem but I know that pain and it’s horrible. It may help one other and that’s good enough for me.
That’s awesome Amberly. I think that gluten played a role with me as well. I feel so much better being off of it. Thanks for sharing your experience. Much LOVE.
I was diagnosed in my 20’s had a cystoscope and removed polyps and the ulcers in the bladder wall?
That was a great complete relief ! I suffered as a nurse at work terribly. Now I have had the rescue IC solution and it work wonders, the only thing is if you have yeast or vaginitis ( beware bc it is unbearable burning pain and sharp for 25 minutes on the toilet urinating ). So know your symptoms. I agree a probiotic is wonderful for GI and bladder. Staying regular is a key too ladies. Peppermint tea at Starbucks – mint magisty is awesome! Love it and calms GI and bladde IC symptoms. I take elavil 25 mg and it’s does wonders , now I went on the 3 months IC diet and NO PAIN, I took a risk and drank alcohol and yep- IC pain back! I took uribel- which helps, but hydrating with water, Benadryl or vistarl is good. I do not believe in narcotics, but in my menopausal years now it will flare up & I believe as a nurse- why let pts suffer ? with a small dose of Percocet to help with pain… My nurse said” IC pain is considers by most doctors as the worst chronic pain” like a cancer patient”. Let’s all pray for a cure! It truly is debilitating but I promise you this , IC diet it absolutely the best solution for long term no pain & benefits – I have lost 27 pounds since Jan 15 2016. thank you for the help above with the 5 things the lady does to help her & will try , be ware cranberries are a no no with IC. Acid is the worst & any fruits except melons & pears for me. I did here pre relief works at the pharmacies BF you try a food or alcohol. I drink only water filtered & pepermint TEA. Good luck & may Christ who died on the cross for you and me heal us bc I am praying for all IC patients to find one person dedicated to find a CURE!!!Remember no alcohol , it’s bad news but light beers did not effect me as much, if you have to have a beer. Good luck and any other ideas please respond. All solutions vary with each persons symptoms, but glad to know there is support out there for us trying to get relief. Also, OB/ Gyn said” pee BF sex , coconut oil applied for lubricstion. It’s a keep to have durning intercourse & urinate afterwards and 20 minutes sitz bath & apply heat or ice compress to perineum area.
I am Christian but if any on this sight is not, I respect your beliefs. Pain is pain & no one can determine your pain. Stand up for yourself with your doctors and ask questions. They are suppose to be with us and not ignore the “help & knowledge they have trained for ” in trying different solutions. It’s not acceptable with any doctor to say” it’s just what you got & deal and it’s stress” , I would never tell my patients something so abrupt in severe pain or ignore other symptoms they can surely look into, we all have stress but a good urologist with compassion goes a long way! I am finding a new doctor bc mine gave me 5 minutes then a solution injected & really never listens! Blessings to all . These recommendations are not with in my profession as a RN , but as a true patient that endured IC for 20 plus years. I believe THERE IS A CURE COMING. THINK POSITIVE. 🙏🙌🏻 I hope this helps someone ….. IC survivor. Liz
Hi Liz – Thanks for sharing some of your story. I’m glad you found what’s worked for you. I tried the diet for awhile and it helped me too. With time and consistent work on improving my immune system (via my gut) I’ve been able to wean off of the restrictions of the diet with no problems now. Sending LOVE.
I have been struggling with UTIs since I was 18 years old and the Lady Soma Cranberry Pills work faster than other products to relieve the pain with my UTIs. I use this while I am waiting to get in to see the doctor to relieve my pain and/or while I am waiting the the antibiotics to start working which usually takes anywhere from 12-24 hours.
This stuff helps to alleviate the pain (burning, urgency, etc) associated with UTIs within 20-40 minutes of taking the pills.
Thanks for the suggestion Laura. Cranberry is great for UTI’s, but to note: they are not great if you have IC. It can make IC flares worse.
I had endometriosis for 18 years and i never thought i would ever get a cure due to the terrible symptoms i had and this made it impossible for me to get pregnant even after 12 years of marriage and it was a serious issue. I got to know about Dr. Aleta who treated someone and the person shared a story of how she got a cure and let her contact details, i contacted Dr. Aleta and she actually confirmed it and i decided to give a try too and use her herbal medicine that was how my burden ended completely. My son will be 2 this december and i am grateful to God and thankful to her for medicine too. If you have (Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroid, Ovarian cyst, Ectopic Pregnancy or any infertility issues) just reach her on (aletedwin @ gmail. com) she has professional advise and a cure too.
The Lady Soma Cranberry Concentrate tablets is the ONLY product that seems to halt cystitis in its tracks before it becomes unbearable & I have found over the years that if I use it as soon as the first symptoms of an attack appear, I have no need of antibiotics. Unfortunately it is only available online at their website and on Amazon. but is definitely worth the shipping cost.
Oh my gosh thank you so much for posting your story. I’m not alone!! I had a bad UTI and after started having bladder spasms went on oxybutynin for sure that is the medication sent straight from the devil. Almost 2 months out and still having some bladder pain and urethra pain. I really think all my problems stem from Harmons to I will for sure try the Maca. I just had all the necessary blood work done to check thyroid and hormones and won’t find out for 10 more days so I’m very anxious. I also have a history of endometriosis I was diagnosed over 30 years ago but have three beautiful children so anyone reading this knows. I am 46 and have not had a menstrual cycle for three months so I’m pretty sure it’s hormone related I’m living in fear of getting another UTI though doing everything I can do to avoid it . IT WAS HELL. Took three antibiotics to get rid of it after fighting it on my own with d ammose and other things for 14 days. It just got settled in really good and was hard to get rid of it. So lesson…for sure try to get rid of uti on your own but don’t wait more than 3-4 days, ifyouarnt felling substantial difference GO TO THE DOCTOR! Mine was E. coli and my home remedies should have worked. I have found homemade corn silk tea to really settle the spasms. I can go 2 hours without peeing! It for sure helps. Thank you again for this site and your help. I will update after I get the maca root!
Sorry you’re struggling love. I hope you find relief soon!
Cystitis sounds like what I have. My problem has to do with my bladder not emptying. After several hours the pain begins and gets worse til it is almost unbearable stinging and burning. Eventually I start to pee a little at a time. As the urine gets out of me the pain subsides. It’s like a trauma. I’ve had anti-biotics but after a few months it’s back. I think Cipro kills all the good bacteria. I’m trying D-ammos, apple cider vinegar, olive leaf and a probiotic. Does this sound like too much? I do have an acidic diet. I need to make sure my elimination processes are working well. I’ve had this problem for seven years but it goes away for long periods too. I appreciate hearing about everyone else’s experiences Thanks.
Ugh. Sorry, love. It sounds like you’ve added in stuff to help. For long term relief, support your kidneys. Try and add in cucumbers and celery every day. Both of these support your kidneys and liver. I juice them (each on their own) in the morning. Best of luck to you. Much Love.
This page is SUCH a relief (as opposed to me sat here with a hot water bottle) I have suffered with chronic menstrual pain since I was about 13 (pill didn’t help, nothing does) and I started getting UTI’s around 17 years old. For me, they were always in the morning… so I would drink a fair amount before bed, if I didn’t I would end up with a UTI,if I did and didn’t pee about 3 times before sleeping I would get one from holding urine in for a few hours! Now I do believe they’re all hormonal, doctors will not give me any more antibiotics as they’re ineffective, in the UK they will tell you to drink plenty of water and take ibuprofen! It’s a joke. I feel like UTI’s and cystitis aren’t taken seriously at all, and not looked into enough to even see what is causing it, let alone what condition you actually suffer with. I had thrush a few times when I was a teen, but then got struck around 17 (again) with folliculitis (swelling of the hair follicles) to be given steroid cream, to have that not work then to find out after 3 years it was THRUSH all along! I’m now starting to think my UTI’s are hormonal and Candida based 🙁 I have stopped drinking any caffeine, sugary drinks, take d-mannose, cranberry tablets, vitamin C and the problems still persist the next morning 🙁 I have found that drinking chamomile tea works well to sooth inflammation, and echinacea tea will help flush out any infection you do have including your kidneys! Also be careful about your birth control pill as Noriday can inflame your bladder for weeks!!! Good luck every one, being a woman is just awful.
Hi Alice – If it’s IC, then the cranberry tablets can actually make things worse. They can help with a UTI, but not IC. Same thing with vitamin C. I’d avoid the supplemental version, as that can flare things up. Try and get it from your food sources instead. Sending Love.
All you need is castor oil 1 tablespoon in the morning on an empty stomach due to its anti-inflammatory affects
I’m glad I found this page! Two weeks ago I felt UTI like symptoms and started taking cranberry pills and drinking extra water. I finally went to the doctor and since then I’ve been back three times and each time they take a urine sample and come back and tell me that I don’t have a UTI or any signs of bacteria in my body. I’ve had a lot of problems like this since I was 16 but this is the worst flare up since I was 17. I had a flare up that wouldn’t go away for 8 months and that was so painful and awful I don’t want to go through that again. Does anyone feel like they drank a gallon of water, they pee, and they still have that intense pressure in their bladder? The constant feeling of needing to pee?? I have stopped taking cranberry pills and I’ve been stricktly following the IC diet and am now trying echinacea and a probiotic to help with some of the pressure. So far I’m not feeling any relief. Is anyone else suffering/has suffered from this?? And what helped?? I’m going to try D mannose tomorrow but I’ve heard different things about Maca root.
The D-Mannose helps me. Also peppermint tea during a flare. I hope you find relief soon. I understand how irritating that feeling is.
I even had a cystoscopy and the doctor told me it was clear. I still have bladder pain after sex and I think that d-mannose actually makes it worse, but I want to be sure I am preventing the UTI that is bound to come after sex. I’ve heard that marshmallow root and acupuncture could be helpful, as well as a muscle relaxant to help with bladder spasms.
I too have been so frustrated with the level of care I have received surrounding my bladder. Most urologists I have seen are curt, and don’t listen – they just give me the list of meds I could take (of which I usually refuse).
If anyone has any suggestions on both managing the health care system and getting rid of bladder pain flares after sex it would be much appreciated!
I’ve had success with fresh organic celery juice in the morning and other ladies in the Peace with Endo community have had success with this as well. Celery’s great for your kidneys. Fresh cucumber juice is great too for long term relief. I hope you find something that helps you. Much Love.
I was just diagnosed for the first time in my life with IC. I’ve had three bouts recently with bacterial vaginosis and I’m wondering if that could be causing the IC? My sister had IC once and her doctor told her to take a lot of vitamin C tablets for several days and miraculously it cured her. She has never had IC since so I’ve been taking several vitamin C tablets a day. I’ve been reading a lot about it and I’m taking probiotics, marshmallow root, drinking a lot of water and taking Zantac twice a day and a Benadryl at night. I believe it is a histamine thing and I know after taking Zantac and Benadryl I feel a lot better and can barely feel the burning stinging sensation in my urethra. I am also taking something called Prelief which is a acid blocker that you take when you are going to eat something a little acidic. I hate not being able to eat chocolate or have a cocktail. I haven’t had sex since being diagnosed because I’m afraid it will hurt and make the IC worse. I have read that people with IC can drink a little vodka and white rum but without citrus. I plan on taking a couple prelief with the alcohol and see what happens.
After reading all you comments, I can relate to what you are all going through as it has happened to me several times now. I had a BI once when I was in my early 20’s but after the age of 57 I started getting them more. It seems to happen more often as I get older. The pain is unbearable and the only thing that worked for me was to start taking the antibiotics as soon as the symptoms started, but that is not always possible because you have to go to the doctor first and get a prescription. Lucky for me I go straight to a walk in clinic and after they get a urine sample, I’m prescribed the medication. I don’t want to rely on antibiotics and would like to try other options but the pain gets so intense that relief for me only comes from immediate medication. One of the things that I have learned is to be very careful when going to the bathroom, not to let any feces come in contact or close to the urethra. One of the reasons that women get Bladder infections is that when having intercourse, the penis sometimes touches the anus and can transmit feces. Being sexually active at an older age, especially after menopause, can have its problems like dryness and bladder infections. My advice to you ladies, is to wash with water and a gentle soap like vagisil to clean the anus area so no feces are present. Just wiping with toilet paper does not clean the area well. There is always some residue left behind. When we are younger our bodies can fight things off but the older we get our immune system gets weaker, and this is what I have noticed for me. As I am writing this, I am experiencing a bladder infection coming on and I don’t know how I got it as I am very careful with my hygiene and haven’t had intercourse. Also, I have noticed that when I get a BI my feet burn too, especially between my toes. I do suffer from athlete’s foot, which is a fungus and I guess a bacteria. I would like to know if anyone of you has experienced this too.
I also get burning feet with the burning bladder. Very strange!
I believe I have interstitial cystitis as well. And literally nothing helps. I have had the exact same story as you and today I got a really bad flare up that I haven’t had in weeks. I noticed that the thing that I’ve been doing differently the past 2 days is not taking my Maca Root. Seriously Maca Root seems to be the only thing that helps. I just took the pill right now, hoping that it will help instantly. It’s worth a try for anyone going throughly this.
Good to hear the Maca’s helping you. I hope you find relief soon.
I’ve been told fairly recently that I may be suffering from IC also. Recurrent UTI’s (with no apparent cause) and constant pain, especially if I don’t drink enough water and consume too much sugar, caffeine or any alcohol. 7 days now I’ve been in pain! In and out of the Doctors office, blood and protein in my urine. I was given oxybut…and vicodin. I love tea so I decided to try a cup of hot mint tea. Guess which one of the above worked for my pain?
The tea! So, I’ll let the Urologist know when I go back in for my cystoscopy. Hopefully it isn’t something more serious like Cancer. (Blood test show high WBC but no infection down below) Phew, I’ll be living on Mint tea and the IC diet from here on out. I’ll pick up these remedies when I can too. Thanks for sharing your insight!
Sorry to hear that, love. Bladder pain is so irritating! Glad that the tea helped you. I hope you find further relief.
There is an amazing product called “Desert Harvest” freeze dried aloe vera. It is hands down the best long term product for helping with IC. EVER.
You have to take a lot of it at first (12 caps or so a day), but as symptoms subside, you cut back dosages. They even send the facts of clinical trials. Astounding product. Purchase online. Inexpensive. No side effects. It doesn’t help get rid of an infection. It does help to restore prior good health, even if cure isn’t possible. Also amazing is the Mona Lisa Touch. It is a laser treatment for vaginal pain and pelvic discomfort; but IC sufferers benefit greatly as well. Best of Luck.
Thanks for sharing, love.
Wow, I see that this article is many years old, but I just bought my first bag of Maca powder today and I was researching it. I’m so excited to see that it helps with bladder pain/uti’s! I’ve had so much trouble for the past few years. I have found an amazing product that gives me very fast relief, but I’d love to find something to stop them from happening all together. At the first sign of discomfort, I take UT Vibrance. It is 5 pills 4 times a day until you run out (2 or so days). I feel better about 30 minutes after the first dose and usually am symptom free after the 4th or 5th dose. I drink tons of water the entire time I’m taking the pills. They work better than antibiotics and they are much better for you! Now, if this Maca powder will stop them all together, life would be great!!😊
Hi, Ryann. I hope it helps you.
For long term relief, I suggest adding in celery and cucumber. I juice straight up celery in the morning on an empty stomach, and straight-up cucumber juice in the evening. Both cucumbers & celery support your kidneys and liver, so they’re super powerful for clearing stuff out that causes issuse.
Since doing this I’ve had little, if any bladder issues. I hope you find relief soon!