Interstitial Cystitis

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Hi Guys, I just wanted to post my experience with Interstitial Cystitis and ask if anyone else has had as much  success with Marsmallow Tea as I have.  I started suffering from it 2 years ago and the last two years has been a voyage of discovery as to what works and what doesn't.  I had to cut out tea and coffee straight away and drank only water (this made a small difference).  Then I changed to filtered water which made a small difference.  Then I changed my diet completely - cutting out sugar and following a vegetarian/alkaline diet which made quite a big difference.  Taking pre and probiotic supplements also made a big difference.  At this point I felt like I was kind of on top of it...with the occasional flare to deal with.  Then early last week I started drinking Marshmallow Tea and have been drinking it 3 times a day since.  Well.  All I can say is - I feel normal again for the first time in 2 years!  I can't believe what a difference it has made.  Has anyone else had this experience?

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    Hi donna-marie. Ive had IC for fou years, its not very nice is it. No ive not tried marshmallow tea, I didnt think it was available in gt britain. I will definately try it. I have tried prelief, but I dont think its very different to bicarb of soda, which I do have if I think ive eaten something I shouldnt have. I do miss a nice cuppa, and fruit juices, also tomatoes. I hope the tea continues to work for you.

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    Hi June, thank you for replying.  No it's not very nice!  I'd just got the hang of IBS before that that little monster decided to visit.  Bicarb of Soda is great a couple of hours after a meal if it's affected you.  I don't tend to take it before or around the same time as it can affect the stomach acid and stop you from digesting food properly.  Prelief is great if you know you're going to eat something naughty.  It strips out the acid in the food without affecting your stomach acid.  I can't believe how affective the marshmallow tea is! I know it might not agree with some people though.  I'm grateful its ok for me.  2 heaped teaspoons for a mug of tea.  It's loose tea though which is a bit of a pain but it's well worth it.  Let it brew for 5-10 minutes before drinking.  It tastes like very weak vegetarian gravy. Please let me know how you get on with it :-)

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    hi, i have been suffering from this condition for over 5 years and found nothing that helped ubtil eventually after dozens of visits to  gynaecologistsand several scans i was given Lyrica ,pregabalin 3 x daily,which iwas on for a year,then i started to get less pain and the 2nd year  1 took them twice a day and for the last 2 years approx ive gone down to 1 a day,and this takes care of it very well.I do not like being on medication,and find they are adictive if i happen to forget or try to reduce then too quickly.i have to do this very slowly or it very soon comes back with a vengeace......However,after reading your message i shall try the Marshmallow Tea,i`d love to feel `normal` again,thanks for the info.best regards.js
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    Hi Donna,thank you for your message,yes I have tried Bi Carb and it worked also with UTI,which I used to get a lot in the beginning,and was given Antibiotics  each time, which amounted to quite a lot during the course of a year,thankfully I dont get it so often now that the IC is under control..........must be something to do with too much acid i think......take care and best wishes.j
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    can u plz advise why bicarb is mentioned in regard to uti?
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