Hi, I’m a 27-year-old male with IC. My symptoms are that I have difficulty starting and maintaining a urine stream and that I have inflammation of the bladder that comes and goes. I first got a yeast of the toenails years ago then I was diagnosed with dysuria last year and this year I was diagnosed with IC. The doctors don’t know how to treat/cure me of my IC. There isn’t much information available for how a young male treats/cures IC. I need help. Can you recommend anything or anyone who can help treat/cure me? Please help.
I am sorry for the late response! Yeast of the toenails and then IC points to candida overgrowth which means leaky gut is in play. So, you are first going to want to change your diet so that you stop feeding the bacteria- since they have overgrown. It is my belief that most people with IC have leaky gut so you will want to work to restore the microbiome of your gut which will simultaneously restore the microbiome of the bladder. Additionally, candida can be stubborn and difficult to eradicate, so I recommend visiting Dr. Amy Myers website and purchasing Mirobclear, charcoal, and a probiotic. This should help treat infection and the charcoal helps with minimizing symptoms from die off. You may also want to purchase my book How I Got My Life Back as I offer a guide to getting to the root of IC so that you can tackle it head-on. I also highly recommend seeing a naturopathic or functional doctor as they are going to help you get to the root cause instead of just offering symptom management. I hope this helps and if you need anything else please do not hesitate to ask. I wish you the very best-Elisabeth