Testimonials - Interstitial Cystitis (IC) / Painful Bladder Syndrome / Chronic Pelvic Pain / Nonbacterial Prostatitis
"I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your product. I have IC and believe my daughter, Ellen, has it too. She started on your aloe back in October, and now she is doing super. The teachers at her school were sharing their concerns about Ellen's restroom frequency, and now they report to me that Ellen no longer has an issue. My prayers have been answered with your product. I was so upset when Ellen started exhibiting IC symptoms. I really wanted to pursue a natural remedy for her and felt so fortunate to discover your aloe. Because of Ellen's success, I have started taking it too. I have noticed some symptom improvement too (and I have only been taking since the beginning of the month). Thanks for making such a wonderful product. It is so great to see that my daughter is not suffering with IC and is having a happy normal life."
Melanie D., North Carolina
"I have to admit that when I read testimonials about a product, I can't help but think they are just a marketing tool used to help people sell that product. I have had a lot of problems with my bladder since having radiation to my pelvic area. My urologist has tried everything she knows of to help my painful symptoms. I decided to try your product since I do use natural supplements daily. I was pleasantly surprised after one week of using the Desert Harvest Aloe Vera capsules I didn't feel pain in my stomach or bladder. I actually feel normal again. I also changed my diet to include low-acid foods.
"I am taking four twice a day for now. I am very happy I tried this product and I am spreading the word. I told my oncologist about this and he asked me to send some information to him so he can tell some of his other patients that have the same issues as I do. I will buy this Aloe Vera product as long as I need to, maybe forever. "
Thank you for my answer to better health, Susan
"Upon researching alternative treatments for IC, I kept coming across testimonials for Desert Harvest Aloe Vera. After reading so many positive reviews, I was practically dancing around my mailbox waiting for my order to arrive. I was sure your product wuld have a positive impact on my health...and I was right! I've been taking DH Aloe Vera (6 caps a day)...and I know that the aloe vera is a key part of my recovery. I didn't start the aloe vera until about three weeks after all the other products, and I could feel a dramatic difference after only two doses! I've been taking the aloe vera for about two weeks now, and I'm nearly symptom free from my IC. Thank you so much for making such a wonderful product, and I will certainly spread the word about my effective treatment using your aloe vera."
Barbara D., Michigan
"I just wanted to let you know what a difference your aloe capsules have made in my life. I have IC, and the doctor had me on Elmiron for over a year. While it gave me some relief, I was still running to the bathroom every hour around the clock, sometimes more, and it had side effects, including losing my hair and I still had frequent, severely painful flareups. I found out about your product through a support group and have been on it for several years now. It gave me relief from the discomfort immediately. I still had flareups occasionally, but as time went on, they became fewer and now, after long-term use, I am completely free of flareups. I have much more comfort and control, and I am not living from restroom to restroom any more. I can enjoy a vacation or a party without having to run constantly. I can now enjoy sexual activity without discomofrt, and I can eat foods (in moderation) that I haven't been able to enjoy in a long time. This is a case where the natural solution outperforms the medications, and I would recommend it to anyone."
Gwen L., Pennsylvania
"I have been meaning to write you a letter to tell you how wonderful I have been doing since taking the Desert Harvest Freeze-Dried, Super-Strength Aloe Vera Capsules almost two years now. I have had IC for 10 years. I also have three Hunner's ulcers as well and was in a lot of pain. I had several hydrodistensions and six months of instillations because I was doing so bad. I also have fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis, so I am dealing with several chronic health issues. My fibro also has been under control, and I do believe your aloe vera capsules have helped that as well. My pain was so bad that it was very difficult for me to live a normal life.
I am a member of the IC Network and have seen articles on your aloe vera capsules. I called and talked to you about the capsules and told you a little about what I had been going through. You were so kind and explained everything to me about your product. I do not do well with medications or supplements, and I am very cautious. I checked with my doctor, as well, and she said it might be worth it to try it. And try it I did. What a blessing!
I started out taking 6 capsules per day and then was able to reduce my daily dose to 4 capsules per day, as you recommended. I have not been in any pain since September 2009! I am so pleased with your aloe vera capsules and just want others who have been in pain for so many years to know that they too might try it and get some relief like I did.
I have set it up to automatically receive enough bottles to last an entire year (12 180-cap bottles) every December during your semi-annual sale. That way, I get the 30% volume discount and the 10% sale discount and free shipping because it is set up through your autoship program. It is so easy and the price is great! Just so wonderful! You are a great company to deal with and you do care about the people when they call. Thank you so much for being so kind, caring, and helpful to me.
Blessings, Carol M., New York
"I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphomia in December 2002, a blood cancer that affected my lymph nodes, liver, spleen, and was in the bone. After many treatments and a few years later, I received a stem cell transplant. My oldest sister was a perfect donor for me. Getting a real strong dose of chemo to kill my white blood cells and the cancer was hard on my body. There were many side effects from it. The one that was the hardest was when it affected my kidneys and bladder. My kidneys are functioning at 30% and the lining of my bladder was raw, bleeding with ulcers.
"I was put on different drugs and treatments and had tubes put in my kidneys to drain the urine into bags that hung by my sides. They removed them after a few months, but I still had the situation with my bladder. My urologist told me one time that this was something I would have to live with. He said it is similar to Interstitial Cystitis.
"In time, after I started getting stronger, I started looking for something to fix it instead of covering it up with drugs. A friend of ours who owns a nutrition store helped me. We tried many different things. Some made it worse. My last visit with the urologist, I told him I was looking for something natural to fix my bladder. He said a lady patient of his gave him info on some aloe vera and she started taking them and got off of three different meds. He gave me the info.
"I went home and looked it up on the Internet. I had to have it. I ordered a 4-month's supply. I told my wife I was going to stop the meds and take only Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Capsules. I said I wanted to see what they would do. I had been getting up anywhere from 6 to 10 times in an 8-hour night. The first night with the aloe capsules, I was up 4 times.
kept getting better in time and my output improved with it.
I was usually only putting out about 50ml and most times now
it is 200ml or better. Most
nights I'm only getting up one time. Before,
when we went to town, I would have to use the restroom sometimes
2 or 3 times just going through the grocery store. Now most
times we go into town, stop a few places, taking maybe a 2-3
hour trip and not have to go to the bathroom.
"Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Capsules have made a huge difference in my life, and I tell every one I can about them. I just ordered another 4-month's supply. My next visit with the urologist, I'm going to give him a big hug and thank him for telling me about these aloe vera capsules.
"Thanks, Desert Harvest, for all your studies and putting the info on your website for all to read and learn."
Veryle M., Pennsylvania
Age 52, way too young to have to put up with any kind of sickness :)
want to tell you how wonderful your product has been for me.
I want to recommend it to all IC patients who are looking
for a natural product that really helps.
"I have had IC bladder disease for several years. I found out more information through personal research on the Internet at the Interstitial Cystitis Association where your Desert Harvest Aloe Vera is recommended. My symptoms are moderate to severe. I have taken Desert Harvest aloe supplements for 3 months and have received significant relief from all the symptoms: frequency, urgency, burning, and pain. I plan to continue to take them, as well as taking a good multivitamin, low-acid diet, exercise, and rest. I'm able to occasionally eat small amounts of forbidden foods like chocolate, tomatoes, olives and a coke in moderation.
"I noticed relief of some symptoms such as irritation, burning, and dryness right away. After 3 weeks the urgency/frequency was controlled. (I was careful to drink full 8 oz glasses of mineral water, and avoid carbonated beverages most of the time). By the second month, the urgency/frequency and pain stopped completely. It was hard to believe. I feared it would come back. I had to practice making myself relax, because some tense up when they are in constant pain. By the third month, my symptoms were really under control and I only noticed flare-ups when I got off the diet. I was able to bring them back under control by diet control, rest, baths, and moderate exercise.
"I hope this information will help others to decide to try your Aloe Vera capsules. It's really made a difference in my life."
Thank you, Beverly, Arizona
"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you your product has allowed me to completely go off of my Elmiron for the time being and give my body a natural way to deal with my IC. My only anxiety now is that you never go out of business! I hope that you continue to grow in the IC community for people who want an alternative to traditional treatments and a product that can ease the pain and frequency! I can't thank you enough."
Michelle H., Chula Vista, CA
"I just received my first bottle of Desert Harvest Aloe Vera pills for my IC. I have been taking them as instructed, 3 in the morning and 3 in the evening. I have been doing this for three days and have already seen a reduction in most of my symptoms. I am thrilled to feel almost normal again! This is truly a great product for IC patients! You are welcome to put my comments on your website. I read those testimonials a few days before I placed my order. I wondered then how truthful they really were. Now I know that they were all true! I am so glad that I gave your aloe vera a chance. It is too bad that more IC patients don't know about it. I found it by accident while searching for information about IC online. What a find!!!"
Janet C., Indiana
"I read about aloe vera and interstitial cystitisa couple of years ago in an IC Update and began taking two capsules, three times a day. My IC was so severe that the lining of my bladder was raw with nerve damage into my back, leaving me with debilitating pain. I had tried nearly all of the aggressive approaches to treat IC with no relief and even adverse side effects that left me hospitalized for a week. Nothing has given me relief until I began taking aloe vera. I have continued taking a smaller dose of aloe vera, along with a nutritional supplement, exercise, and a strict IC diet. I have quality to my life again! I highly recommend Desert Harvest aloe vera for the treatment of IC. Thank you for a safe product that has given me a pain-free life again."
Katie M., Virginia
"I have suffered from interstitial cystitis for 16 years. Living in pain and loss of sleep were just part of life for me. By following a very strict diet, taking vitamins, herbs, and daily exercise, I was able to keep my pain at a point that I could function in life and hold down a job. In September of 1995 I went to the ICA Conference in San Diego. I started hearing this murmur about super-strength aloe vera and the incredible pain relief it gave. The more I heard, the more my interest was peaked. It was a natural product without side effects, and being an emergency room nurse, I had long ago decided taking pain pills was not an option for me.
"I bought my first bottle and within two days I slept 10 hours through the night and was completely pain free. I continue my vitamins, herbs, and exercise along with taking the aloe, but I eat absolutely anything I want and have been completely pain free since starting the aloe. It's a miracle and blessing to be living pain free and not always having to know where the closest bathroom is!
"My sister has fibromyalgia and has found that the aloe has decreased her pain markedly and given her the ability to be an active woman again. I heartily recommend this wonderful natural product."
Heidi R., California
"I have noticed some reduction in [interstitial cystitis] symptoms due to the aloe vera. Thanks for your help."
Jane A., Ohio
"I want to compliment you on your support of the Urology Wellness Center in Rockville, Maryland. I can honestly say that I probably could have avoided the complete removal of my bladder in 1991 if I had access to the information about freeze-dried aloe vera. Best regards to all of you at Desert Harvest."
Avery B. L., Virginia
"I was given information about your freeze-dried aloe vera capsules by my urologist. I have IC and pelvic floor dysfunction. I have tried everything from Elmiron to Valium for the constant pain and burning. Nothing has helped. On Tuesday, February 23, my urologist called with your information. After taking my fifth dose, I felt great. The constant burning disappeared almost immediately, and after three days, the pain and constant burning was completely gone. I have called many people in my support group to recommend this product. I am hopeful that I will continue to see improvement in my IC symptoms by using Desert Harvest freeze-dried aloe vera capsules. I am so excited about this natural product, and so are the many other people I have told."
Nicole C., New York
"My husband and I attended the ICA convention in Minneapolis in October. I was not feeling very well at all that whole weekend, which most fellow IC people could tell. We bought some of the super-strength aloe vera capsules and a bottle of the aloe vera gelé (which, by the way, helps making love tremendously better, when I am able to). The capsules and the gelé both have helped me very much. Take care and God bless always!"
Sherry F., Kentucky
"I am a new person with the aloe vera treatment for IC. I use the 3/3 pill schedule and have no side effects and enjoy a full recovery. I am an instructor and will be able to return to teaching in the fall because of Desert Harvest. I have run the gambit of medical procedures, and misery was all I received! Then after completely giving up, Desert Harvest was revealed to me by my urologist! It was a miracle! Thank you, Desert Harvest!"
Ms. Ruby S., Washington
"Im very happy to tell you that your super-strength aloe vera is working well on my IC. Its amazing how your product is working. Thank you again and Im sure Ill be one of your steady clients."
Marie-Andree L., Quebec, Canada
"I saw an article in the IC newsletter about Desert Harvest aloe. I was having so much trouble with the side effects of Elmiron for the past 16 or 17 months. The pain was increasing instead of decreasing. My doctor said that I would be on the medication for the rest of my life. After reading the article, I ordered four bottles of your aloe. I stopped taking the Elmiron and began taking eight caps of your aloe a day. At the end of two weeks, most of the abdominal pain was gone, much of the bladder pain was gone, and I was amazed. There was a great deal of burning sensation. At the end of three weeks, the burning is almost gone, the pain has not returned, and I can go three hours without voiding. I ate tomato sauce twice and raspberries once with no resulting pain. Either I am dead or this aloe is really working! This is the best I have felt in years. I will continue using your product and expect the symptoms to continue to improve and one day to be completely free of IC pain! I cannot tell you what a relief it is not to have to be constantly in pain. There is some discomfort from time to time, but compared to what I was living with . . . well, I will not have one word of complaint! Keep up the good work and thank you for developing this product. Anyone without IC cannot imagine how much life the disease manages to destroy! Blessings!"
Doreen M., North Carolina
"Hi, there. Its me again! I just want you to know that I am going on three months with the aloe and still am getting better and better! It is hard to believe. I even ate an apple and a banana!! First time in 1-1/2 years! It now feels normal to have the urge to void. No pain, generally, before, during, and after. No waking up all night in pain! I cannot tell you what that feels like! Things that other people never think about, the folks with IC live in dread of. This simple herb and the care you give it, are on the top of my Thankful List this holiday. May I extend blessing to all of you who process this wonderful gift of nature, along with all of those who are involved in the growing and harvesting. You will never know what you have done for me. Before the medical profession came up with some treatments, IC sufferers committed suicide in high numbers, I am told. I know why . . . unrelenting pain! I just wish that every urologist would give their patients your aloe before they try anything else. I will be placing another order in a couple of weeks. Happy Turkey Day and know that all of you are in my prayers."
Doreen M., North Carolina
"Dear Desert Harvest: I just wanted to let you know how wonderful your product has been for me! I am virtualy symptom free of the burning and urgency. I was so frustrated, my urologist had dismissed my requests for more help. I am off of my antibiotics and bladder sedaters. I do follow a more akaline diet, but I feel your product is the primary reason for my healing. Thank you so much!"
Tiffany, Tokyo, Japan
"I have only been suffering from IC for 4 years, but it has not been pleasant. My doctor just kept saying, "Take some pain reliever and you'll feel better." It was my naturopathic physician who recommended your product (Aloe Vera), and I can tell you within days most of my symptoms were gone. This product is a god-send. Thank you!"
Lisa S., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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