I have interstitial cystitis and have symptoms of gluten intolerance

Is this possible to have both?

I've only been taking elmiron and haven't been on a special diet for IC.

Now, I'm having trouble with being ill almost every night, getting up at least 2 times a night and vomiting.

What would cause this?

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Interstitial Cystitis
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

First of all, if you have not spoken to your doctor about vomiting several times a night, you need to. You need to make sure that there is not something else that is going on that could be serious. So, let your doctor know about this and get a full gastrointestinal work up.

After that, if everything is OK, then you can think about diet. Yes! You can have Gluten Sensitivity and ANYTHING! In fact, this one study calls Celiac Disease, "The Great Imitator" because it looks like so many other things that it often goes unrecognized.

So, knowing what I know about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, I assume that EVERY problem that someone has is due to gluten sensitivity until they have gone on a strict 60 to 90 day gluten free diet and they said that it didn't help. And I meant strict, 100%, not one crumb on gluten- because that can undo all of your efforts.

Also, I have a 'gut feeling' that interstitial cystitis is a food allergy of some sort- and an 'elimination diet' where you completely eliminate the 'BIG' food allergens:

* Gluten
* Dairy
* Corn
* Soy

as well as sugar and all processed foods, artificial ANYTHING, boxed or pre prepared ANYTHING would be likely to help interstitial cystitis.

If you want to be more scientific about it and REALLY want to see if it is a food allergy, then you would do well to visit Sage Laboratories and take their comprehensive food allergy test. They test for over a hundred different foods using 3 types of different allergy tests to test for these foods. It's one of the most comprehensive food allergy tests on the market- and it will likely tell you if you are sensitive to gluten as well.

In addition, a VERY effective bladder supplement that many IC Sufferers state is almost a 'miracle' for them is called Vibrant Health D-Mannose
. It's a non-reactive 'sugar' that makes the bladder wall 'slippery' and keeps the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections from 'sticking' to the walls of the bladder and causing infections.

I have the same things
by: Anonymous

I have gluten/wheat intolerances, I have ADD, depression, pancreatitis, and now I've been diagnosed with IC... coincidence? My guess is probably not....

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