Patient Success Stories

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Ethan (and Rachel) Pollack

Seattle, Washington

The IBS Treatment Center has saved my life twice. Once by curing my own debilitating issues, and secondly, by curing my six year old son’s.

I had IBS issues for fifteen years and had seen many doctors before finally visiting the IBS Treatment Center. I first heard of them in New York. With their guidance I am now healthy again.

A number of years later, my six year old son developed a slew of seemingly unrelated symptoms, including abdominal pain, nausea, gastroparesis, high blood pressure and foot and hand pain. He spent five days in the hospital, was poked and prodded by numerous docs.

They gave him some treatment for his symptoms, but it wasn’t until we came to the IBS Treatment Center that the cause was found and his symptoms fully resolved. Our son is now thriving.
We finally have our old, healthy and happy kid back and couldn’t be more grateful to you for all of you help!

Thank you!!

Melanie

Seattle, Washington

WOW! I am absolutely amazed! For the first time in 30 + years I have been virtually symptom-free for four weeks!

As an added plus, I have lost ten pounds! I guess I can see what was keeping me from my optimum body weight. I love the lean feeling.

The most important thing is that I feel great! It was worth every penny to finally find out what has caused decades of discomfort.

I still find myself half expecting to have problems again; it just seems incredible that it could all be that simple!

I can’t thank you enough, and I’ve told everyone I know what a great discovery I made while surfing the Internet. …

Jamie

Washington

I’ve been waiting…until I had long term results to report. After 6 months or so I am been able to truly say that the results are phenomenal.

I am healthier and fitter than I have been in years. Last year at this time a 5 mile easy bike ride was daunting.

Now I am racing my bike twice a week. Thanks to you all for finally offering objective data to prove I wasn’t just a loon.

Jennifer

Seattle

I had been sick for 11 years since a European vacation. I had severe, chronic gas and diarrhea for all those years.

I had been to 17 doctors including 5 gastroenterologists, 3 infectious disease specialists, a homeopathy doctor, and many others (including the Cleveland Clinic).

I had every GI test possible. I’d sent dozens of stool samples. I tried every diet suggested. My symptoms had completely ruined my life in almost every way.

One evening this past march, after I parked my car in the garage, I seriously sat and considered whether or not my life was even worth living. I’d lost everyone and everything I ever cared about.

Naturally, I came to my senses after a few minutes, and I vowed that I wasn’t going to give up. I decided that I would go in the house and surf the net AGAIN for ideas or answers. An hour later, I came across your web site.

I’d seen it before but never considered it. I read EVERY word and testimony on your website.

I can now say that I am once again living a normal life. It’s taken some getting used to. Sometimes I just can’t believe it. And you are the only people who really listened. I had several doctors laugh at me over the years.

I will forever be indebted to you. I recommend you to everyone I talk to.

Please keep up the good work.

Phyllis Mains

Cortez, Colorado

Can’t even express how fantastic I feel! Sleeping better, more energy, my entire life has improved thanks to the IBS Treatment Center!

Thanks again for all the help you’ve given me with miraculous results. Wishing you good health, good karma and lots of great adventures for the New Year.

Leanne W.

Bellevue, Washington

I have been suffering for many years with lBS.  On the advice of my dentist, I consulted the lBS Treatment Center.

They are very knowledgeable and have been helpful and pleasant–and accurate in their predictions of the timing of recovery for each condition.

The office staff have all been pleasant and helpful and kind. The atmosphere of all the people and the office itself make it a place I feel welcome and comfortable visiting.

Michael Paul

Bellevue, Washington

After ten years of nearly constant pain, nausea and discomfort, the IBS Treatment Center discovered the underlying cause of my diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Sounds simple, but it has been a long journey.

This was my seventh doctor. The other doctors did dozens of tests with the end result of a diagnoses of IBS.  But never a course of treatment, other than reduce stress, drink less coffee and avoid fatty foods. I was miserable.

I feel great. I can now sleep up to 7 hours undisturbed–rarely did I get more than four hours of undisturbed sleep. I am mostly pain free.

My ability to concentrate is greatly improved and the really odd IBS symptom of increased anxiety has plummeted. There are other minor symptoms that are either gone or greatly reduced.

I have only been following this treatment for about two months and I feel better every day. I expect that I will continue to improve.

Thank you!

Abigail Schneidmiller

Tacoma, Washington

I just want to say thank you for all your help and guidance. I feel so fortunate to have found your web site. I was truly miserable before this diagnosis and had battled my symptoms for too many years.

I feel rejuvenated and healthy, and most importantly do not feel limited in my daily life by my symptoms.

I am now focusing on riding the “Courage Classic”. It is a three day bike ride across [3 mountain passes] Snoqualmie, Blewett, and Stevens pass.

Had I not found a solution to my IBS I’m not sure I would be able to do this ride otherwise.

Dennis Spencer

Couer D’Alene, Idaho

Absolutely phenomenal! I spread your company’s name wherever I go. Best Treatment Center I could have ever dreamed of.  AWESOME!!

Lost 19 1/2 lbs in the first 60 days, and I wasn’t even looking for that. What a surprising bonus. You have given me much of my life back!!!

Thank You! Thank You!

Gail Howard

Seattle, Washington

Thanks a Million!

Through the IBS Treatment Center’s meticulous intake questions I realized that I have had some form of IBS since I was in college!

I had never made that connection before. A few years ago my symptoms had gotten so bad that I finally started searching for answers. A couple of doctors, and several IBS books later, I felt hopeless.

The doctors found nothing wrong and told me to reduce stress. The books said to cut out every food that could possibly be a trigger, and the complexity of these plans made me give up hope that I could ever manage the IBS effectively. Food was the enemy and I knew where every bathroom in town was located.

Now I’m back in control and eating has become enjoyable again. I am now virtually symptom free for the first time in at least 15 years.

Denise M. Hermans-Smith

Bothell, Washington

Having suffered with my child from the first time he drank from a bottle, never being able to keep his formula down –

My sons symptoms only increasingly got worse from constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain on a daily basis and then being diagnosed with encopresis.

Completely frustrated as a mother it wasn’t until we were treated by the IBS Treatment Center that we actually made progress, which cured my son.

He is a happy, active and symptom free 8 year old.

It was 6 years of trying to get the right answers for my son.

Thank you so much. We are so grateful for your expertise and helping us to get healthy!

Jill Ochs

Wichita, Kansas

I began having bloating (severe) in my late teens. For many months I just brushed it aside not really thinking I actually had a medical problem.

As time went on, the bloating became more intense and for longer periods of time.

[When] my family practitioner would prescribe me an antibiotic and while on it, and several weeks after, I would have extreme diarrhea.

Finally after having various tests and sonograms, I was diagnosed with IBS. However, I just kept getting worse and worse. I was extremely tired all the time and did not have enough energy to work all day.

Finally after trying to do some research on our own, I found the IBS Treatment Center. We decided to make an appointment.

Now, only a few months later, my energy is much, much better and I don’t feel sick all of the time. We are big fans of the IBS Treatment Center.

Thank you.

Nancy Akada

I was diagnosed with IBS when I was in my late twenties. I have had bouts with diarrhea and constipation for 30 years!

Some were embarrassing moments when running for a restroom while at Target, and not making it, to always passing gas and spending a lot of time in bathrooms.

I would try to laugh it off, but it really affects everything you do and you start to wonder why you aren’t normal, like everyone else.

I didn’t want to take drugs to treat my symptoms. I wanted to find out what was making my bowel and colon irritable.

It took about 2 weeks and I started to feel I was having normal bowel movements! I tested the theory and [broke treatment] and suffered with cramping, diarrhea and gas for 2 days.

Thanks for your help and for making me feel comfortable when I come in!

Brian Milnes

Mercer Island, Washington

I’ve been doing quite well. I now require no extra fiber either. So you can count me as a great success, thanks.

I’m delighted with the outcome.

Ben

My IBS Symptoms were just awful! I was activated with the US Air Force Reserve for operation Iraqi Freedom.

On my deployments, my symptoms became severe. I experienced gas, bloating, fatigue and diarrhea.

The symptoms interfered with my daily duties and exercise. I was in a lot of discomfort and gained quite a bit of weight.

After going to the IBS Treatment Center … I feel so much better – my symptoms are gone and my energy level is up.

Thanks IBS Treatment Center!

Mimi

Redmond, Oregon

I first experienced IBS symptoms in 1992, at the age of 21 and I lived with it for 15 years.

I tried everything to find a solution including visits to about 10 doctors (G.I. specialists, OB/GYN, Internal Med., allergist, kinesiologist and chiropractors).

I read several books on IBS and tried elimination diets. I was tested for gluten and dairy allergies and the tests came back negative.

I tried at least 6 different prescription medications, every over-the-counter treatment available for digestive problems and also tried many “natural remedies” from the health food store.

It was frustrating and exhausting and some days were better than others but that was always unpredictable. IBS was draining me and making me feel awful.

In January, 2007 I came across the IBS Treatment Center’s web site. I immediately made an appointment

Because of the tests and knowledge gained from being a patient here, I have felt better in the last 2 months than I have in 15 years!

Seeing [the IBS Treatment Center] is a must for IBS sufferers.

Tom

I’ve had stomach discomfort for over 30 years and it has gotten worse as I’ve gotten older. I’ve had all sorts of tests but nothing physical ever showed up.

I knew it wasn’t in my mind, but it was frustrating not finding out what the problem was.

Eventually I heard about the IBS Treatment Center and decided to give it a try. Now I’m glad I did and I feel well most of the time.

Good health is worth it! Thanks!

Janeth Melin

Bellevue, Washington

Three years ago I was experiencing a lot of discomfort. [My symptoms} included mostly constipation, rectal cramps and bloating which would get worse especially at night.

I took lots of fiber supplements to help relieve the constipation. This caused the bloating to increase. My once flat abdomen now looked like I was 6 months pregnant.

The rectal cramps were so strong that I would almost faint every time I had them. The frequency and duration of these rectal cramps started increasing to a point that I was having these cramps 3-4 times a month and they would last up to an hour.

The fear of having these cramps paralyzed me. I was afraid to workout as often and exercise would trigger them. All these symptoms were interfering with the quality of my life.

I visited my physician who diagnosed me with IBS, prescribed me Zelnorm® and referred me to a specialist. I started taking Zelnorm® and felt a little relief on the symptoms, but not much.

The specialist changed the fiber I was using, asked me to keep a log when the cramps were happening to see if they were stress related and kept me on Zelnorm®. However, I did not improve.

One evening at home I was very desperate. I had just had a horrible cramp that had lasted for 50 min and I was tired of all these symptoms so I went to the internet and did a search on IBS treatment.

That is when I found out about the IBS Treatment Center. I called first thing next morning and took the first available appointment.

I take my symptoms very seriously as the price to not do so is very high. I feel great now. I am regular, no more bloating and I have not have any rectal cramps… I am very excited with the fact that in spite of all I heard from other doctors, IBS is treatable and the IBS Treatment Center is helping us get our lives back.

Thanks for changing my life.

Sharon L. Wilford

Bainbridge Island, Washington

After having children that have constant tummy aches and below average growth rates, I figured it was the least I could do as a parent to invest in the IBS Treatment Center.

…my 12 year old daughter…has immediately reaped the rewards of health, energy, and growth. She literally glows now, with no more dark circles under her eyes. She also seems to be leaner, not as puffy or irritable.

Next plan of action was to have my 14 year old son treated. Of late, I myself underwent treatment. [And] so yes, you guessed it – after me, my husband will be the next to visit the IBS Treatment Center.

In this day in age…, I truly don’t understand why everyone doesn’t… Don’t you want to be as healthy as possible?

Sarah

Seattle, Washington

After years of illness, I was diagnosed in late 2004 with Celiac Disease (along with Thyroid disease, B-12 deficiency, and peripheral neuropathy) by a gastroenterologist.

After treating all of those diseases, I felt much better (don’t get me wrong – I felt a hundred times better), but I was still not “normal”.

My doctor basically implied that I should be thankful for how much better I was (which I was – I was finally able to function as a human being) and that the rest of my symptoms were just stress.

I met Dr. Wangen at a Celiac Support Group meeting. I went to [the IBS Treatment Center] and … I am finally feeling like I thought I should. My acne even cleared up!

Even more than the treatment, I was glad that I saw them simply because this was the first doctor to really listen to me and treat me like I was telling the truth.

In getting my Celiac Disease diagnosis, I felt like I was constantly having to convince my doctors that I was really sick. It wasn’t until they finally found evidence of all of my problems that they realized that I was telling the truth!

My gastroenterologist actually apologized to me after he got all my results back because he hadn’t taken me seriously.

The IBS Treatment Center, on the other hand, was very supportive and seemed to really care if I got better. When I had an appointment, they were not trying to rush me in and out, and were willing to listen to my symptoms and look for a cause rather than handing me a prescription to get me out.

I have been so impressed that I have recommended them to several of my friends, who have all had good things to say.

One of my friends called me after leaving their office and she was crying because someone actually believed her.

Before seeing them, she had been told by her doctor that her symptoms were “all in her head” and had actually been referred to a psychiatrist! Now … her symptoms have improved tremendously.

I would recommend them to anyone who feels sick and doesn’t know why. They are great listeners and will really work to find the problem!
Thanks

Amanda McLean

Edmonds, Washington

I always had a nervous stomach my whole life, but it was nothing serious until part-way through college. In college I went through some major life transitions and was experiencing some significant depression and anxiety.

Around this time and during the couple years following, I started having some major digestive problems. I started feeling nauseated almost all the time (to the point where I was throwing up every month or 2).

I was constantly bloated, I had very foul gas  accompanied by abdominal cramping, and I was swinging back and forth between loose stools and constipation.

Most of the time I thought the anxiety was causing the symptoms and I was just trying to live with it. I always had an escape route to the nearest bathroom scouted out.

I saw several doctors who told me to just continue taking Zantac for the nausea, and reduce my stress. I did a lot of research online on digestive disorders and finally found that my symptoms matched the description for IBS.

So I decided to see a gastroenterologist. He told me that 90% of his patients come in for IBS and that there’s not much that can be done about it. He gave me a drug that was supposed to normalize intestinal contractions, told me to reduce my stress, and gave me a list of foods to eat that are rich in fiber. I tried these things, but it hardly made any difference. So I turned to alternative medicine and tried homeopathy, supplements, acupuncture, and an elimination diet…but none of those worked either.

So in my desperation, I did some more research and found the IBS Treatment Center online. I read the philosophy behind it, as well as the testimonials and was very interested in checking it out.

The only thing holding me back for a few months was the cost. I had already spent so much money on health care trying to figure out my problem (on a tight budget nonetheless), so I was wary of spending more money on yet another treatment that may not work.

But I decided to take the chance, and I am so glad I did. I’ve been telling people that it was the best $ I’ve ever spent! I was so impressed with the whole operation.

They spent a long time with me discussing my symptoms, and a long time discussing [my treatment].

Within a month or 2 … the nausea, diarrhea, bloating, cramping, and anxiety were pretty much gone.

I even stopped getting canker sores, which I didn’t even know was related. Overall, I feel so much better. I am finally feeling like me again, it’s wonderful.

Fred Clark

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The good news is that I have been able to discontinue use of omeprazole and ranitidine entirely.

No more refluxing into my throat during the night. This is wonderful, since I hate taking drugs, unless there’s no alternative.

You showed me an alternative.

Yours in gratitude,

Susan Saint Vincent

Elizabeth, Colorado

Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself that this is just another success story – but, trust me this success is HUGE.

My friends, family and local docs are all amazed and somewhat in awe of how much I’ve changed over the past year. Everyone says that I just LOOK heathier these days.

When I think back to how miserable my life was before seeing you and how limited I was in considering future plans, I get a bit emotional just thinking about it all. It’s truly been a transformation.  ….

Well, I’ll quit rambling for now – just wanted to check in and provide an update. I hope that everything is going well for you and your family.



 

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