Matia asked me to write a testimonial, and every night as I drifted off to sleep I would think to myself, "Damn, I forgot to do my testimonial again. I'll do it tomorrow. Tomorrow. . ." Well tomorrow has finally turned into today. Four months from when Matia first asked. My excuse is probably the best endorsement that I could give Matia. I have been too busy. Too busy to think or worry about having IC.
When I first came to Matia I was in a state of panic. I was very uncomfortable almost all the time. I was having trouble sleeping at night and was going to the bathroom about every half an hour. The urinary symptoms were what finally brought me to Matia but I had been unwell for quite some time. I had terrible allergies, asthma, frequent migraines, endometriosis, and a general feeling of malaise. Every time I went to a doctor he or she would just put me on more prescription medications. I knew something was wrong with me but was unwilling to face it until my bladder started acting up. That I just couldn't live with. I went to an urologist and he told me that my cultures were coming back negative for the bacteria that cause standard urinary tract infections. I wasn't surprised by that, I had never been prone to bladder infections to begin with. What he told me next shocked me however. He said that he suspected interstitial cystitis and if that was indeed what I had, there was nothing he could do for me. I went home that day and cried for hours. I had gotten engaged two weeks before and instead of feeling elated, I felt as if I had just been handed a death sentence. I was thirty three years old and a doctor had just told me that there was a good chance that I would never feel well again. Well after going through a box of Kleenex I decided that that was unacceptable and got on the internet. After a bit of searching I came across the testimonials of some of Matia's patients and began to have hope again. As luck would have it I live in Los Angeles so I was able to make an appointment and go see Matia in person.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Matia and the work she does. Not only is she kind, but she is a powerful healer. She listens thoroughly and without judgment. She treats the whole person, not just the symptoms and as a result the body begins to heal itself and find its way into balance. And in my case as I'm sure with others, when the body heals, the spirit begins to heal as well.
I have been working with Matia for almost a year now and my results have been incredible. I no longer have asthma and allergies on a daily basis. If I have to be around dogs and cats I only have to use my inhaler and antihistamines. A year ago I would have gone straight to the emergency room and was using my medications every day. I still get headaches but they have decreased in both severity and frequency and I trust there will come a day when they are no longer a problem for me. My energy and libido are back. I got a cold sore for the first time during my treatment with Matia and she was able to get the virus in check immediately. Best of all, my bladder symptoms have improved remarkably. I feel like I have normal bladder function now and I never have to alter my lifestyle because I'm worried about being uncomfortable. During treatment I have been able to travel extensively, work hard, and plan my wedding. In fact, I feel so much better that I have signed up for all kinds of classes and am finally pursuing things that I only dreamed of two years ago. My life is better now than ever before.
I'm not going to lie to you. Following the diet is a pain in the ass. But you will get used to it and even learn to enjoy it to a certain extent because you will feel and look better than you have in years. And it is temporary. All of this is temporary.
Getting well is a journey, and Matia is a caring doctor who will get you on the right path soon. I believe in her so much that I have sent both my sister and fiancé to her, and they both found her to be as competent and compassionate as I have. If you're tired of feeling less than your best, go to Boma-Med. You have nothing to lose.