Any connection between IInterstitial Cystitis + CFS?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by carrieann, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. carrieann

    carrieann New Member

    Hi all, I have had CFS (ME) for many years and have also had an irritable bladder for all that time, which seems to be connected. Now that I am also going through the menopause, the bladder problem is out of hand and I also keep getting UTI's. I am under a Urologist and have had all the tests, but I was wondering if there is any connection between Interstitial Cystitis and CFS? Frequency seems to be one of the major symptoms of IC. Hope someone can help, take care, Carrie
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Those of us with CFS/FMS seem more prone to interstitial cystitis and vulvadynia.

    Love, Mikie
  3. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    As Mikie said, there's a known link between both CFS/ FM, and IC. Just one more of the "fun" things we deal with.

  4. griswoldgirl

    griswoldgirl New Member

    so maybe something to it. Along with frequency I get pain like I have a bladder infection all the time. Cranberry juice helps and I stay away from things that irritate it.