Fibromyalgia (FMS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and Interstitial Cystitis (IC) are conditions that could trigger pain in the bladder. Sometimes, all three conditions would occur together. Interstitial Cystitis is more common in women and patients with IC are more susceptible to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Patients who have Interstitial Cystitis have to deal with a lot of restrictions in their day-to-day lives, in the same way as patients with FMS and CFS. Thus, the condition can sometimes make a patient feel depressed. And just like fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Inter Cystitis can be a challenge to diagnose, manage, and teat.
Some patients are lucky enough to find relief from a few basic treatments along with dietary changes but others will require intensive treatment and even surgery before they can be healed.