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Bethany’s Story (Interstitial Cystitis)

Bethanys Story ICI had never been so happy in my life. I had been through so much and had finally found serenity, until June 2013. Then my life was flipped upside down. I woke up one morning with this intense pressure and burning in my pelvis, and we went straight to the ER. I was diagnosed with a UTI and bacterial vaginitis. Now I was terrified. The pain was so bad I was convinced I had cancer. Emergency room after emergency room, x-rays, ultrasounds, colonoscopy, and CT scans showed nothing. At this point I was suicidal and thought I was crazy. I have no family to count on, but a wonderful boyfriend and a loving dog. It was in November 2013 I was diagnosed with IC. Then in February 2014 with Fibromyalgia. Every day I try my damn best to smile through the pain and be 23.

Bethany
Michigan
Submitted 09/13/2014

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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