My Traumatic Stress - A New All Trauma Community If you're having a difficult time with a minor or major traumatic event, not PTSD specific, we now support all trauma types at My Traumatic Stress community. No diagnosis required. A week ago, I underwent a cystoscopy, under general anesthesia. They took a biopsy of my bladder, and I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis. I'm still in a lot of pain, and I've been told that this is not normal, a week after the procedure. I'm so frustrated with the fact that I've got yet another incurable, stress-related, painful malady to add to the list (PTSD, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, IBS and now, IC). Actually, these things are all PTSD-related, and that's what pisses me off so much. I've been having a lot of flashbacks, lately. Everything triggers me, I feel like crap, and I know I've been a bitch. I've been taking Oxycodone, for the pain, which was very effective in the beginning, but not as much, now. The medication has been giving me really strange, vivid dreams. I hope I don't sound whiny. I'm not looking for sympathy, I know we're all struggling. I just really needed to vent. I want to feel normal, whatever that is.