About the Author
Tracy Alexis, PhD, is an IC, fibromyalgia, and breast cancer survivor. Her formal background and education is in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology. As her personal testament to this book, the last five years of Tracy’s life (2015-2019) have been lived totally and completely free of all IC and fibromyalgia symptoms. To schedule individual self-advocacy consults or to engage Dr. Alexis professionally, please email: email@example.com.
Tracy Alexis, Ph.D.
Tracy Alexis is an IC, fibromyalgia and breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis as the result of a horrific motor vehicle accident (in 2009) which resulted in a complete bladder death a year later. Not being able to void is a scary feeling! Fortunately, a very savvy physician was able to identify that her 10-month recurring urinary tract infections were more than just UTIs and this diagnostician arranged for Tracy’s extensive bladder testing and treatment within a female-centric research hospital which resulted her diagnosis of IC.
Tracy’s IC diagnosis lead to a regular treatment regime of bladder instillations, as well as to a treating physician’s invitation for her to participate in a focus group with urologists and other IC patients to share information as well as to discover more about IC. Through participation in the focus group, Tracy learned that every IC sufferer’s experiences are unique. Some IC sufferers experience much more severe pain, and with great frequency, than and others experience less pain and/or less frequent pain.
Along with mainstream medicine’s enlightened position that IC is “incurable,” Tracy was impelled to heal her body from the inside to the outside and began extensive research, while keeping a diary of her treatments, her research revelations and her step-by-step healing journey, turning it all into her book which is tailored to help everyone – from those with mild symptoms to those who suffer paralyzing IC symptoms.
Tracy relied upon the training she received pursuing her education in Industrial/Organizational Psychology to set up her single-case experimental designs (made famous by B.F. Skinner) of healing her body. Skinner’s admonishment to scientists and researchers was to look for the unusual outcomes in research - the anomalies – and follow those unusual outcomes because that is where real science is hidden. And, thankfully, Skinner was right!
While mainstream medicine doesn’t even know what causes IC and even less how to successfully treat it, following Skinner’s research instructions ultimately healed Tracy’s IC. Completely!
One endorser of her book refers to Tracy as a “medical super hero” for going through her pain, her suffering, the twisted route of her treatments and sharing it all with her readers.
Tracy’s book, Interstitial Cystitis: A Personal Journey of COMPLETE Healing! was written to provide hope and healing for those who suffer from a debilitating disease today’s providers say is incurable.
A Personal Journey of COMPLETE Healing!
by Tracy Alexis, Ph.D.
Virtual Book Tour
A SERIES OF SIX PODCASTS WITH HOST, K ROCHELLE: LIVING BEYOND THE PAIN-OUT OF THE SHADOWS INCLUDING:
Overcoming I.C. and Fibromyalgia Pain 2 sessions , Overcoming I.C. with Diet and Exercise, Sex and Interstitial Cystitis 2 sessions, Overcoming Interstitial Cystitis by Faith
Listen to a series of Six Podcasts with K Rochelle Beginning August 6th to September 10th 2020
Hey Over-comers! So often it is easy to lose hope that we will never find any relief from the constant irritating pain that comes along with Interstitial Cystitis and fibromyalgia. If you are anything like me, you have tried countless things to help alleviate the pain, whether it is prescription medications or natural remedies. Join me on the first episode of the new series with my special guest
Dr. Tracy Alexis who will share with us her personal journey to overcoming I.C. pain. She will also share some tips from her book "Interstitial Cystitis: A Personal Journey of COMPLETE Healing!" which is a must read for anyone who may be seeking other alternatives to pain relief.
Special thanks to Tracy Alexis, PhD for being an inspirational guest on our Living Beyond the Pain Podcast!
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Living Fabulously with Bev
According to mainstream medicine Interstitial Cystitis is an incurable disease. Tracy Alexis PhD refused to accept that as a diagnosis for the remainder of her life so worked to completely heal it.
Tracy shares her intimate journey with Interstitial Cystitis and shares what she found to be most helpful to improve the quality of her life. Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Tracy Alexis PhD.
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When it comes to medicine, most people are reluctant to be
assertive with their physicians. The truth is that physicians
rely heavily on you to provide them with the clues they need
so they can provide an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate
and meaningful treatment plan.
I give talks and consult about the many aspects of
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Background, Context, and Medical History
Like most Americans, I had never heard of Interstitial Cystitis (IC). No one among my relatives, my colleagues, or other acquaintances had ever been afflicted by IC. But then, in late 2009, I began to have excruciating pains in my abdomen. The first physician who examined me diagnosed my condition as a urinary tract infection (UTI). However, I had experienced UTIs before, and the pain I was experiencing was vastly different from the pain of a UTI! A second physician and then a third were equally confounded...