Have you ever read the IC puzzle by Amritt Willis and, Along the healing path by Catherine Simone? Both these ladies had chronic IC and cured themselves of it using various therapies and treatments that are all described in their books. I myself developed IC after having a contriceptive injection over 10 yrs ago. I believe people who suffer from IC have a whole body issue and not just an isolated problem with the bladder. I believe the whole body issue we suffer with causes huge amouts of toxicity in the body. I believe we need to detox our colons,kidneys,skin, the whole system. Alkalizing is key also.