I have been living with IBS for about 20 years and was diagnosed with IC(Interstitial Cystitis) about 10 years ago. Try being a a diet with both of these conditions!!! It sucks! There are so many things I'm not supposed to have it's hard to keep up with. And getting a treatment for my IC when it flares up cost me around $600 per treatment and it usually takes at least 3 in a row to calm it down. Even with insurance, I am still out half of each treatment. I have tried Probiotics too and found that some do work better than others, they are not all alike, so you may have to test a few to find the right one. Something else that I have recently tried is Accupuncture for both and it seems to be helping. Problem there is once again, it takes money! I was only doing treatments once a week and it was starting to help, but had to stop going because I couldn't afford it. I would love to see what twice a week would do for me. It's worth a shot if you have one in your area. It doesn't hurt at all and is actually very relaxing.View Thread
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