I was diagnosed with IC several months ago. After months of going to the gynecologist for ghost UTIs her nurse suggested I go to a urologist. I am not on any medicine, just taking Prelief with foods. I had no idea that the pain during and after sex I am experiencing was related until I began reading up on IC. I talked to my gynecologist several times about this to no avail, but I'm glad to know that I'm not just paranoid as one doctor suggested. I would like any advice on what to do during sex as I have been having very painful flare ups during and sometimes for days after. I usually take Ibuprofen for the flare ups; sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. Many times I will have to stop during because the pain becomes extremely intense. I am still a newbie when it comes to IC, but I have been doing a lot of reading to educate myself. Any and all advice is welcome. This has just left me feeling very defeated.