IBS and Interstitial Cystitis

I began treatment with Aarti Batavia in 2013 for symptoms of IBS.  The symptoms were so severe that it was difficult for me to leave my house, and I avoided it when I could. I had been diagnosed with IBS several years prior to that but was told by the internist that there was no treatment for it other than avoiding food that caused symptoms.  I eventually asked for a referral to a dietitian, who was helpful and then referred me to Ms Batavia.

We work collaboratively.  She is supportive regarding symptoms, non-judgmental, and patient about the treatment process.  She has recommended relaxation techniques, exercise and other interventions that are also helpful.  A gastroenterologist I saw for consultation complimented Ms Batavia’s assessment of a potential cause for specific symptoms.  She is available to answer questions between appointments.  Although I now live several hundred miles away, I can stay in treatment using Skype.

The symptoms of IBS are so well controlled that I now I leave my house when I want to.  I have more energy and in general feel better.  I observed that IBS symptoms affect my mood, so as they have decreased my mood is better, as it was before IBS.  Urinary urgency has decreased as IBS symptoms have decreased. 

There is a world of difference in the quality of my life as a result of treatment with Ms Batavia.

Cathy F.