holistic healing

Republish of June 28, 2012

I am writing this very personal story in hopes that I can help someone to get out of pain. For years I prayed and searched for an answer..and finally found it after much suffering. This is my story.

When I was in my late 20’s and early 30’s I was a health disaster. I had high cholesterol, was 50 pounds overweight, and suffered from chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia and unusually frequent migraine headaches. The fibromyalgia and migraines started back in 1988, coupled with strange symptoms of chronic leg pain, weakness, buzzing, tingling & numbness in my limbs. After visiting many neurologists, specialists of all kinds and even being hospitalized for a week for I.V. steroids,  3 MRI’s and numerous tests, everything from lupus to lime disease was ruled out and I was diagnosed with MS in 1992. I was walking with a cane because of the pain weakness in my legs, and was “prepared” by the medical community to someday look forward to being in a wheelchair.

I used natural remedies, homeopathic, chiropractic, nutritionals as well as numerous prescriptions. I learned through this process how to manage my pain, but never found anything that worked completely. People would bring me juices, and formulas and say “you have to try this I just know it will stop your pain and headaches”. Then……no results, or at least very little.

I have learned to manage pain and live with migraines all these years, and gotten much better through sheer determination. Living with serious migraines and chronic pain takes over your life. I would wake up with headaches, sometimes every day. It got so bad that I was afraid to go to bed at night. I felt like I was being poisoned in some way (a clue that always stayed in the back of my mind), and no doctor was willing to listen to that theory! I felt toxic! I was chronically constipated all these years, sometimes only eliminating twice a week. When I cleansed my body my symptoms somewhat subsided temporarily. Were the contents of my intestines poisoning me? [click to continue…]