Interstitial cystitis is a painful bladder disease that doctors say there is no cure for. Many people are suffering with the feeling that they have a urinary tract infection on a daily basis only to be told that there’s no way to soothe it and it may never go away. I went to doctor after doctor trying to find a cure for my IC and every time I wanted to cry when I left the office because I was so frustrated with the fact that they had no idea how to help me.
To get rid of interstitial cystitis naturally you have to have a positive mindset, eat an anti-inflammatory diet, and take a natural supplement that will soothe and heal your bladder.
I’m a woman who has been through the wringer with this painful bladder inflammation for a very long time. I feel so grateful for finding a way to relieve my pain and want to help anyone and everyone that I can to get rid of IC naturally and stop giving doctors money for doing nothing to help.
How To Get Rid Of Interstitial Cystitis Naturally
Mindset To Cure IC
The first thing I did to cure my chronic bladder pain was to write a letter to my body so I could allow healing. This may sound a little woo woo to some of you, but I believe in the law of attraction and I wanted to open myself to being able to find the answers I needed. I was so angry with my body for being ill for so long. Writing this letter actually allowed me to release and let go of that anger and gave me a feeling of being free.
I also made a printable list of positive affirmations for chronic pain. I can’t even explain how much having a positive mindset has helped me deal with the pain from IC.
Diet To Soothe Interstitial Cystitis
I also started on a plant based whole food diet to help deal with my interstitial cystitis. I had read a lot of information about how a plant based whole food diet can help with inflammation in the body, but I had no idea where to start. I found this amazing vegan weight loss program that has delicious recipes and easy to follow meal plans.
I chose a whole food plant based diet because it is supposed to help with inflammation in all areas of your body. After a few days of eating like this my body felt so much lighter and better, I was sleeping so much better, and some of my aches and pains were going away. I lost 6 pounds in my first week which is no easy task for me. Since I’ve had IC my lower belly is huge and losing weight is nearly impossible.
I had tried losing my belly fat from interstitial cystitis for years and nothing really worked until I started eating a vegan whole food diet.
The best part about eating this way is that I absolutely love everything I’m eating. It’s the complete opposite of every diet I’d followed before. Potatoes, rice and pasta as the main staples in my diet are like a dream come true to me! My bladder pain had lessened significantly, but it was still there. I loved how I was feeling, but I wanted that chronic uti feeling to go away.
Natural Remedy To Treat Interstitial Cystitis
The last thing I feel connects back to my letter to my body and allowing myself to hear the answer I needed to cure my IC. I was watching a video and a natural product called Lauricidin® was recommended for acne which isn’t a problem I have, but it was mentioned that it helps with inflammation. I instantly got chills up the back of my neck and lost my breath for a second. I just knew this was the answer I’d been looking for. I had tried so many natural supplements before and most of them irritated my bladder even more. I had no reason to believe that this one would be any different, but I just knew. I looked at the reviews for the product and saw that some people had used it for chronic uti pain with success. I was sold.
The company that makes it recommends starting with a small dose and working your way up to a full dose to avoid a herxheimer reaction which is a worsening of symptoms due to the body detoxing. The first day and a half my bladder pain flared a bit and after that it got better. By the third day, my pain was mostly gone. And on the fourth day it was gone!!! 14 years of suffering and within a few days I was cured! I’m still in shock.
I hope that my story can help at least one person. I searched for so many years looking for anything that would alleviate the pain that interstitial cystitis was causing me only to find no answers or things that made me feel worse. If you’re reading this, you’re probably frustrated, sad, and feeling like no one understands what you’re going through, but I do. I know how it feels to wonder how you can possibly live the rest of your life in this kind of pain and to want to scream and freak out because doctors can’t help you. You are not alone. And don’t give up on finding your answer. It will come to you. Whether it’s in this post or somewhere else, it’s out there waiting for you to find it.
P.S. If you actually have bacteria in your urine and are struggling with chronic UTIs, be sure to check out this post where I share how I stopped getting recurring urinary tract infections. Some people also say it helped with their IC as well, but I don’t have personal experience with it for that.
Resources To Relieve Interstitial Cystitis
- The best plant based diet for losing weight with IC
- Write A Letter To Your Body For Healing and Weight Loss