My first encounter with bladder issues was March 2016. I went to several doctors and gynecologists to check for UTI or any vaginal infections. All results kept coming back negative. Those doctors did not have a clue what I had. Then it mysteriously disappeared. Then it reappeared March 2017. I went to a urologist and got a Cystoscopy. The cystoscopy showed lots of red spots and wide red veins in my bladder.
The urologist handed me this pamphlet and said that I had Interstitial Cystitis (IC). I did lots of research on this and ended up going to a Naturopathic doctor who put me on a strict anti-inflammatory diet which excluded wheat, dairy and sugar. I began this diet June 1, 2017. I had acupuncture treatments 3x/week for 5 weeks, then 2x/week for 5 weeks, then 1x/wk for 5 weeks. The acupuncture really, really helped.
During this time I discovered IC Aloe and it helped me tremendously. While I still had IC, mind you, the real bad sensation that you get was minimized with IC Aloe.
But then I discovered something else that really took away the IC for good.