I am desperate! I have seen many doctors though the years (20 years to be exact). Years ago a Dr told me I had Lupus and all of the symptoms seemed to match. I had a particularly rough flare recently and decided to try to get help, first I went to my Dr and he sent me to a Rheumatologist. After a lot of testing and blood work he said that I do not have Lupus. In fact my blood tests repeatedly told us what was NOT wrong with me. I should have been thrilled to get the news but I wasn't, I am exhausted, in massive amounts of pain and I can barely function and nobody could tell me what was wrong.
I left his office extremely sad and very depressed with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and a recommendation to take time off work, go on disability or request that my boss hire an assistant (I want to know what world he lives in where any of that is a possibility). I absolutely believe Fibromyalgia is real and many people suffer from it but I don't believe that is what I have.
I called my daughter with tears and frustration and she told me about a natural healer that she had heard about. She said she didn't understand what she did but it had made a huge difference in peoples lives.
I contacted the Naturopath without understanding what she did and begged for an appointment. I had no idea what I was even asking for, I was more desperate than I have ever been. In the time it took for me to get in to see her, I started some medication the Rhemotologist had given me. My pain has gotten better but I feel like my brain is running much faster than the rest of me, the side effects make me feel like I can't speak or maintain my thoughts, my heart is racing and I feel like I am having major anxiety. I took them anyway, what else could I do!
I finally got in to see the Naturopath and spent 90 minutes with her. She did some really strange testing, holding my arm in the air and pushing on different parts of my body. If I didn't know of someone who had been helped by her, I would have been running out the door. She spoke very quickly and filled the entire 90 minutes explaining the practice and science of Applied Kinesiology. Another thing that kept me in her office was that she fact that she was able to tell me what was wrong or hurting without me forcing her to listen to me. I have been force feeding my symptoms to Dr's for years!
She may have been guessing but she got a lot of things right. She said that I do not have an auto-immune disease and that my adrenal glands are not working at all and my body is not absorbing what it needs from the food I am eating. There was so much more that she said but I admit I was very confused, disoriented and overwhelmed.
I decided that I may as well stay and try her suggestions. I have tried everything the Dr's have suggested for 20 years with no improvement, what did I have to lose? I walked out with a bag full of natural supplements and a specific plan to help me feel better. I am almost embarrassed that I even went to this crazy Naturopath but I.AM.DESPERATE!
I don't know where this story will go. I am skeptical but hopeful and either way my experience may help someone else. I have been holding on to this post for a couple of days because it sounds very strange and I don't know if it will work or not! At this point I will follow her directions to the letter while I maintain the process the Rhemotologist recommended and we will see which one helps, I just pray that something works.
Excuse me while I go and take 12 pills every morning, afternoon and evening and I try to figure out how I am going to budget for the $225 that I spent on pills that smell like grass, hay and whiskey. It will be an interesting ride!