prof10au Posted November 7, 2012 Share Posted November 7, 2012 I was diagnosed with Interstitial cystitis(IC) about 3 years ago and prescribed Elmiron, but I'm not a believer in taking medications and being on them forever, so I never started the drug. I tried to educate myself and elliminate the food triggers. One main trigger was alcohol and that was really the only one that ever brought on painful episodes of feeling like I have a bladder infection, waking in the middle of the night multiple times with my bladder hurting, and having to pee all the time. I've been overweight most of my life. About 8 years ago I went from 236 lbs to 180 using the 6 week body makeover, but it has slowly crept back on and I surpassed my OMG weight of 200 all the way to 220. I've tried to be a low carb eater for about 7 years off and on and mainly drank water and sports drinks. I started running in 5Ks in February of this year and am now training for a 1/2 marathon, but the weight has not budged. It has actually gone up and i've been to several endocrinologists with not luck. They all say my numbers are perfect. BP is around 106/60 Pulse around 60 A1c around 5. The IC seemed to be under control unless I drank a little too much. About 3 months ago I decided to try the Whole 30. I thought I ate healthy before and was always told I was a healthy eater, but little did I know most of my food was processed and filled with hidden ingredients. I am now on my 3rd round of the Whole 30 and have lost 26 lbs. I plan on doing this until I reach my goal weight and then be strictly paleo. I didn't really go through any detox symptoms and now I am only drinking water with the occasional herbal tea. I have noticed in the last 2 months that my IC has gotten increasingly worse instead of better. I've tried to pinpoint the foods that could be doing this, but no such luck. I can't understand why this would happen now that I am eating clean 100% of the time. You guys do an awesome job and would love for you to start a podcast. We've started our own Whole 30 group here locally and have seen amazing results. typical daily meals are breakfast 3 eggs cooked in coconut oil with spinach and a green juice of spinach, kale, cucumber, and apple. Lunch and dinner is usually an organic/grass fed meat with satueed veggies or soup, like cabbage soup or chili. I do not do any supplements, I have fruit and avocados about 3 times a week, and banana "ice cream" about 3 times a week. I try to eat sauerkraut at least once a week and I run 3-5 miles 3x a week. Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated, or do you know of any supplements that might help? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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