ok - think about it : vit c = ascorbic acid.....doesn't sound innocent,does it? but i did find some info that talks about it and if you read the hall's vit c drop bag it actually says for people with ms NOT to use them
"Citrus foods, which are high in vitamin C, may irritate your interstitial cystitis symptoms, according to MayoClinic.com. Carbonated soft drinks can often increase symptoms for patients with interstitial cystitis, as can foods and drinks that contain caffeine, including coffee, tea and chocolate.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/52331 ... z2ZSNq9mDM
Buffered Vitamin C
Vitamin C supplements can be problematic for those with interstitial cystitis. However, you may be able to tolerate a form of vitamin C called calcium ascorbate, which is buffered with calcium carbonate, according to Larrian Gillespie, M.D., author of the book "You Don't Have to Live with Cystitis." This form of vitamin C is more absorbable than ascorbic acid and helps replace the vitamin C you lose through urine. Calcium ascorbate also promotes storage of potassium ascorbate, another form of vitamin C, in your cells. Calcium ascorbate may ease some interstitial cystitis symptoms by reducing levels of histamine, an inflammatory molecule, Gillespie says.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/52331 ... z2ZSPt3W5r
i am soooooooo frustrated with my docs - they seem to think i have ms bladder and no infection. BUT where does ms bladder say that it causes pain - back/front/thighs, swelling of the abdomen, feeling like your insides are gonna end up falling to the floor, peeing every 10min with burning. i SWEAR if they would give me an antibiotic it will clear it up but no body will prescribe them. i truly believe we have a low grade infection that regular tests won't pick up.........anybody else confirm that? prayers to all