That has to be the worst thing ever blurted out when you are a coffee lover and long for the rich creamy foam in a warm cup, steamed to perfection.
Coffee is supposed to be horrible for IC. Weird thing is Starbucks latte’s don’t usually bother me. I will say usually because I am not going to test this by drinking 3 venti coffees in a row. A regular tall latte I can hold. Other coffee joints aren’t always as pleasant, home brewed systems like the T-disks have WAY too much acid in them and will leave me pissing my brains out for an hour or 2 non-stop. Flares are an awful thing to deal with. So once a week I go and get coffee, not 2-3 times a day anymore but I don’t want to die tomorrow missing out on the little things due to my bladder controlling my life.
I do on the other hand get very jealous over coworkers who can drink cans of soda and not use the restroom once! Who’s bladder is that anyway? Ugh. The sight of big gulps makes me cringe.
WATER WATER WATER
Seems to be the drink of choice lately. Water also helps flush out whatever it is that makes your bladder flare. Some people say they don’t drink water due to having to void often but it is actually the apposite, water helps. Distilled water helps me most, always good to check the PH balance with strips if you have a kit. I hear Poland Springs is a very bad water to drink. I always use smart water, never tested it but it doesn’t seem to bother me. Bottle water in general can be acidic and not alkaline.
Here is a table to list some popular waters. I am sure with some more research you can find ones you drink often. The kits run about 15 dollars to test the water you are drinking. Good home water filtration are of course another good things to have, also must research those.
|Arrowhead||Poland Springs||Fiji||Calistoga||Evian||SanPellegrino||Trinity Springs||Volvic||Perrier|
|Typesource: (4)||spring||spring||artesian||sparklingmineral||stillmineral||sparkling mineral||mineral spring||spring||sparklingmineral|