IC Success stories

Jeanne, Los Angeles
Although I never had IC, I lived my whole adult life with constant attacks of acute cystitis. I was on antibiotics as many days as I was off and one urologist even insisted that I take antibiotics every time I had sex! For obvious reasons, I also suffered from Candida and was gassy and bloated much of the time.
Fortunately, I found Matia Brizman who, with herbs, acupuncture and recommendations for minor lifestyle changes, helped me rid myself of chronic infections. 
Finally, at age 50, I hardly ever think about my bladder, am free of Candida, and can enjoy sex without worry.
Thanks, Matia!
Jane, Los Angeles
Thirteen months ago I began working with Matia Brizman. I had debilitating bladder symptoms, chronic pelvic pain, frequency that was intolerable and was considering going on disability. I have worked for 13 months with Matia...weekly telephone consults. She is brilliant at reading an individual's symptomology.. Basically, every week, I tell her what my symptoms are and she suggests various herbal formulas. 
The herbal formulas have been right on the money. My body has responded. I'm enjoying health that I never could have imagined. I did not go on disability. My professional speaking career
Heidi, San Francisco
I have been suffering from Interstitial Cystitis for as long as I can remember. Even as a child I had to urinate a lot. I thought this was normal because my mother and sister frequently use the restroom. At fifteen I was diagnosed with Mononucleosis and recurrent Strep infections and was prescribed antibiotics. From this point on I took antibiotics almost constantly for about 3 years. This led to many yeast infections and other problems. At this point the urgency and frequency of my urinating became worse. This was very difficult in high school where people are apt to make fun of you for much
Gayla, Canada
I used to think I was a healthy person. Sure, I drank too much cola and smoked the occasional cigarette, but I had been a vegetarian since the age of sixteen, didn't eat in fast food restaurants, rarely drank alcohol and generally believed that it was okay to indulge occasionally as long as it was in moderation.
From the age of twenty-three I'd noticed a few odd problems that were all dismissed by my doctor. I had chronic headaches, severe allergies that were getting progressively worse every year, extreme debilitating bouts of vertigo that came on just as mysteriously as they left, and
Elise, Los Angeles
My story and relationship with my urethra and bladder began 2 years ago when i was experiencing severe stress in my life due to a licensing exam and deep ambivalence about my work, which I personally refused to look at and do anything about until my body literally gave out from underneath me. I remember the day I felt, for the first time in my life, my bladder. Before that point I had never had any problems with that part of my body. However, I suffered from horrible allergies since early childhood, aches and pains in my back and sciatic nerve, and suffered also with severe depressions. I am
Edwena
Before I begin to detail this incredible journey I wish to highlight that this is a testament of my “almost there” bladder-related story, and my “very there” in so many other ways story (to be addressed later).  But first to elaborate what the “almost there” bladder means: from the beginning of my treatment with Matia I kept a journal in which I would rate my days of bladder free symptoms: 100% obviously being no symptoms, 98% one mild symptom, not lasting long at all, 95%  -- 2 maybe 3 mild symptoms lasting around 10 – 15 minutes then gone. And so I would go down the percentage scale
E, Texas
February 19, 2008
Before I begin to detail this incredible journey I wish to highlight that this is a testament of my “almost there” bladder-related story, and my “very there” in so many other ways story (to be addressed later).  But first to elaborate what the “almost there” bladder means: from the beginning of my treatment with Matia I kept a journal in which I would rate my days of bladder free symptoms: 100% obviously being no symptoms, 98% one mild symptom, not lasting long at all, 95%  -- 2 maybe 3 mild symptoms lasting around 10 – 15 minutes then gone. And so I would go down the
Donna, Kentucky
The year was 1990 ...we were in Hilton Head on vacation with friends. One day while sitting on the beach I instantly felt pain like I had not experienced before. The pain was so intense, I honestly thought I was not going to make it back to the room. I immediately went to the emergency room...the diagnosis.....massive bladder infection. At that point, my life took on changes that would have far reaching effects.
Upon returning home, I was in the urologist office at the least once a month if not more. I was always in constant pain and was literally living on antibiotics. I tried to talk with
Debi, Los Angeles
In early January 2000 I started feeling like I had a chronic bladder infection. I felt a burning in my low pelvis, but I felt most of my irritation after I urinated. This irritation was accompanied by a sensation to empty my bladder after I had already urinated. I immediately started drinking lots of water and cranberry juice. I went to my gynecologist and they told me I had a slight yeast infection and perhaps that was what was irritating me. I immediately started taking an over-the-counter yeast infection medication. After that treatment didn't effect my symptoms I went back to my
David, Los Angeles
I started to develop periodic symptoms of IC in my early 20s, over the course of which I was misdiagnosed and treated for recurring prostatitis, non-specific urethritis, and pelvic muscle spasms. At the age of 27 I began to develop a problem with urinary retention and frequency; at the time I finally sought a urologist to investigate the problem, I was visiting the bathroom about every 35 to 45 minutes, and waking up three or four times a night. As the urologist worked toward a diagnosis over the next two and a half years, the IC symptoms magnified enormously: I began to have burning pelvic

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