Is Interstitial Cystitis A Chronic Illness?

Is Interstitial Cystitis considered a disability?

Interstitial cystitis does not have a specific disability listing in Social Security’s listing of impairments (the “blue book”).

However, there are three ways in which you can be found to be disabled under a listing for IC..

Is interstitial cystitis linked to lupus?

Lupus cystitis is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and occurs in association with gastrointestinal symptoms. This rare disorder has been reported mainly from Japan. We report a 20 year old female who diagnosed as having SLE associated with paralytic ileus and chronic interstitial cystitis.

How do you calm an interstitial cystitis flare up?

Drink chamomile or peppermint hot teas. They both have soothing effects on the bladder. Yoga can also be very relaxing and strengthening for some of the Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) symptoms. When nothing alleviates your symptoms, see your doctor.

What is the best pain medication for interstitial cystitis?

TreatmentNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), to relieve pain.Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline or imipramine (Tofranil), to help relax your bladder and block pain.More items…•

Is chronic cystitis the same as interstitial cystitis?

IC should not be confused with common cystitis, a bacterial infection of the bladder that is the most common type of urinary tract infection (UTI). Unlike common cystitis, interstitial cystitis is not caused by bacteria, nor does it respond to antibiotics.

Is Interstitial Cystitis serious?

What is the outlook for interstitial cystitis? IC is a chronic disease. Patients may find some comfort in the fact that it is not life-threatening and it does not lead to cancer.

What triggers interstitial cystitis?

The signs and symptoms of interstitial cystitis vary from person to person. If you have interstitial cystitis, your symptoms may also vary over time, periodically flaring in response to common triggers, such as menstruation, sitting for a long time, stress, exercise and sexual activity.

Is Interstitial Cystitis an autoimmune disease?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is an autoimmune related condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently.

Can interstitial cystitis ever go away?

For about half the cases, interstitial cystitis goes away by itself. Among those who need treatment, most find relief and get their lives back to normal. Treatment is mainly about symptom control.