I have IC and the cystoscope's that I have went through they didn't hurt. They put me to sleep with demarol. IC disease want kill you but it aggravating. It is an autoimmune disease. I have to use the bathroom alot.I am in a support group on the internet for IC and there are many groups. Fibromyalgia goe's along with IC alot. Fibromyalgia is pain like arthitis pain in the muscle's of you body at 18 trigger points.There is medication to help with IC.