Hi Ginny...thank you for your message and support. I have been having the symptoms of IC and next week will have a cystoscopy and hydrodistention (sp?) under general anethesia. I am new to this and have so many questions. Did you have this procedure under a general anethesia? What medicines worked for you? Did you find certain foods caused your flareups? Do your symptions wax and wane? How have you coped for all these years? Thanks for your insight.