I have been diagnosed by 2 urologists and my PCP with Interstitial Cystitis. None of them have given me much insight into the disease or offered up much advice on how to deal with the pain other than a prescription called Utira-C. Which is a pill containing methylene blue that I can take up to four times a day for bladder pain. However, my doctor advised me not to take it too often. If I can stand to go without it, I should, he said. Because apparently it has long-term side-effects on the heart.. So I'm scared to take it at all now. I usually don't have much pain during the day, if anything, it's tolerable. However, I have the most excruciating pain in the mornings! I don't ever wake up in the night to pee but very early in the morning, usually around 6 or 7, I am woken up by the severe pain and can barely even get out of bed to walk to the bathroom. Even after I go, I have to get back in bed with the heating pad for a very long time to try and ease the pain before I can start my day. It's getting to be a real annoyance and the pain is almost unbearable anymore. Does anyone else experience this pain only in the morning time? And if so, have you found any solutions for easing or better yet preventing the pain???