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Sex and Interstitial Cystitis

I have had interstitial cystitis for over 2 years and my sex life has seriously been affected. I find it impossible to get excited, and if I do I don't get very wet. I also experience pain/ burning during intercourse and even during orgasms, which are rare now. I use a lubrication that doesn't bother my IC and that helps but I really need to get my sex drive back. I did some research and was considering trying Gaia women's libido vitamins but was wondering if there was anything else.
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Hi there!

Discomfort during sexual intercourse often accompanies IC symptoms. While the cause is believed to be inflammation of pelvic structures, unfortunately there is little aside anti-inflammatory medications that can be used for symptomatic relief. You could consult a urologist for appropriate management of IC, though I would suggest seeing a gynaecologist as well, to rule out other secondary issues and suggestion of an appropriate management plan.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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