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IC Anonymous support group creator: Gloria Prater, Wellness Consultant

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Gloria has been living with Interstitial Cystitis and Lupus. She created IC Anonymous support group because "I love sharing with others, teaching healthy living, and seeing the beauty in all things despite having interstitial cystitis and lupus."

"My journey took me from denial to acceptance, fear to love, shame to honesty, anger to letting go, controlling to serenity, self-will to a higher power who I choose to call God. I realized to be aware was good but acting on the awareness was even better. Like many of us, I had become conditioned to look for the quick fix , the magic pill which, deep down, I knew didn't exist. It was time to take responsibility for my own health care and stop hunting for the cure. The fact was I had a myriad of symptoms that could have had any number of causes and looking for the cause became secondary to improving my quality of life through healthy lifestyle changes."

"And although the medical profession claims to be advancing and using the most up-to-date treatments for patients with bladder and pelvic pain, I prefer to practice healthy living to resolve symptoms rather than continuing to take drugs that simply don't work, mask symptoms, cause uncomfortable and/or dangerous (possibly long term) side effects or surgeries that made no difference but, more to the point, caused more health issues."

I am aware that medication is sometimes necessary and it is a personal choice. I want every person with bladder and pelvic pain syndrome to feel confident in choosing a method to care for their symptoms. My site is meant to educate about the essentials of healthy living and assist individuals in accomplishing their goals to resolve symptoms related to bladder and pelvic pain."

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Call in number: 347-324-5661