And for the better!
I had been having problems with my hip so I made an appt with my chiropractor, a lady I used to play soccer with (so she has known me since I was 25 years old, I am 42 now) and I trust her completely.
It was amazing when I went to her she started working on me and she was asking me all these questions about having problems with my lungs, chest, throat and nose! And I hadn't even told her what I have been going through because I went to see her for something completely different! Anyhoo, then I explained to her what had happened since February 2012 to the present. She advised that my auto-immune system is way off and that my body is really pissed off at me right now. This made alot of sense to me b/c the POTS (dysautonomia is part of the autonomatic nervous system ) and the doctors had not found what other part of my body was shutting down and now we know it is my autoimmune system. Go figure.
She advised that I am do no longer eat wheat (which means I have to follow a gluten free diet), this is going to be a major change for me since I love me my bread, pastas, tortillas, crackers, etc. but thanks some many of my Sparks friends I have learned there are lots of other options for the good stuff I eat now!
She also started me on laser treatments and has me taking Methylfolate Plus (she said looking at my blood work [which she had me fax over to her] my body is not retaining B-12 for some reason).
I am telling you that since she started the laser treatments I am feeling so much better and more like my old self again. PRAISE THE LORD! I kid you not, I wake up at 4 or 5 a.m. and I am revving to go! I mean seriously before I would stay in bed until the very last minute possible b/c I didn't have the energy. I even have enough energy to get home after work and go jogging/walking with hubby. It felt
She did tell me that when I go to my other doctors they are only specialized in their field so that is what they are looking at but to her she is looking at the overall picture b/c it is all connected. She said we would work on trying to get me to the point to where I don't have to take all this medication anymore (as meds do do a number on the liver and the thyroids), which would be great! She also told me that I have a good doctor for the POTS. She gave me a book called Why do I have Thyroid Symptoms when all my lab work is normal? I read first couple of pages and I was like that is ME! So, I am not crazy after all, there are others that have gone through this. If she can get me to the point of no more meds I will be happy (I will keep my doctors posted and let them know what is going on).
I get the results of the brain scan on Tuesday (Tomorrow) which by the way the chiropractor said we want them to say it is normal. She said that part of losing smell is one sign of brain deterioration, she also asked me if I got tired driving and I said YES! She said do your limbs go weak and numb? I said YES! How did you know? She said that is another sign of brain deterioration, that is why the doctor was more worried about you not being able to smell than you being able to swallow). Since laser treatments I have been able to swallow!
She said that we can at least slow down the process of brain deteriation, she is putting me on a wellness program (which she wanted to do when I 1st got my blood clots in 2008 but I said NO, don't need it), now I sure wish I had, maybe I wouldn't have been going through all this and could have been prevented. I think at the time it was b/c I was single mom and she does not take insurance, she is that good and she does not advertise or anything she is all word of mouth. She is totally worth it. My hubby said I don't care you keep going back to her whatever she is doing is working! You are turning back into your old self! And he is right I can feel it!
Sorry haven't been on Sparks long and haven't been able to keep ya'll posted. Been really busy at work last week and this while boss on vacation! He back today so this week I am sure I will be even busier.
Ya'll have a great and blessed Monday and week.
Until next time,