Early in December, feeling like normal, no problems I went to get my hair cut at a friends house (she does hair). We were enjoying ourselves sipping on wine having a girls night while she did my hair. I came home a few hours later, went to the bathroom and had a UTI like feeling (I've had several in my pasts so I know what they feel like) I was like "great a UTI, better call the Dr. tomorrow." The feeling settled down but for the next 4 days I had this urge to go to the bathroom often, frequency I guess? So I finally went to see my doctor. She tested my urine in the office and it came back completely clean. She gave me antibiotics anyways and sent me on my way. I went home and started googling what could cause these symptoms and came across Interstitial cystitis. It completely terrified me! I spent the next 2 weeks googling about it, freaking out and couldn't do much but sit on my couch and worry! It was awful! My husband had to even stay home from work to care for our kids because I was just completely out of commission. Christmas came and went and I completely let it slip by because I was so scared. New Years came and I started to let the anxiety go a little but I was still have urinary symptoms off and on. Fast forward through January, and into February. Still scared, but not as bad, I was able to function but still having symptoms I was ready to figure out what was going on. So I called up a urogynecologist and made an appointment for the end of the month. by the time my appointment arrived I had pin pointed my symptoms down. I wake up in the morning feel fine, can be fine all day then I'll go to the restroom, come out and feel the urge to go again, the feeling will usually subside within 20-45 minutes and I'll be fine. Some days I don't have the feelings at all, some days I have it all day or just some of the day. I've gone over a week before with no problems. My husband was away on business a few weeks ago and ironically that entire week I had no issues, maybe I was distracted because I was on my own with my kids and kept busy with family? I don't know. So anyway, I went to see the urogynecologist at the end of February. She did a pelvic exam and took urine by cath (ouch!) did not find anything wrong by doing those two things. We talked about my symptoms I brought up my fear of IC. She shook her head no and said "you do not have that, you do not want that diagnosis." She said she didn't feel the need to further test me and sent me on my way. She said if in a month I'm still having problems then to come back. Well here I am almost a month later and still having symptoms on and off. This week for example, last Saturday and Sunday no problems, felt normal all day/night. Monday same thing, felt great, Tuesday felt fine until about lunch time. Went to the restroom, came out and felt the urge to go again but put it off (I usually can put it off for several hours if I want) and eventually the feeling subsided and I felt normal. Same thing yesterday on Wednesday. This morning on Thursday I felt fine upon waking up, went to the restroom and came out with the urge that took about an hour to subside and now I feel fine. No doubt I'm anxious about this, scared of IC, totally terrifies me. Could this just be a case of tight pelvic muscles because I'm so scared? TMS? I don't know. Can anyone shed some light on my situation? Thank you!! Prayers for you all!!! I just also add this isn't first go around with anxiety over my health. I've dealt with it off and on since my early 20's (I'm 29 now). But this is defiantly the worst it's ever been.