In November of 2013, I started to get sick. By the end of December, I had written down a list of about 20 different symptoms that I was experiencing. I went to Urgent Care and was told I had the flu and to rest. I saw my Nurse Practitioner who decided to run lots of bloodwork and send me to a Cardiologist because of the extreme heart palpitations that I was having. I ended up testing positive for Anaplasma and was put on 2 months of antibiotics. At the end of February, I was sent to another NP and put on 2 more months of stronger antibiotics. Those 4 months were the hardest of my life. I worked from home 80% of the time, spending the majority of the day on the couch. I had to save up all my energy to make it into work 2 days a week. I could barely function. I was so frustrated in April, that I quit the medications and sought out a nutritionist. I was put on a healthy eating plan and eliminated grains, dairy, sugar, processed foods, etc. This did help me, but I was still left with extreme fatigue, headaches, neck pain, weak legs, menstrual irregularity, and digestive issues.
From the summer of 2014 through the summer of 2015, I saw a new NP and a new Physician’s Assistant, had an MRI to rule out Multiple Sclerosis, was sent to a rheumatologist, an endocrinologist, and a gastroenterologist. They never could find anything and would just send me to someone else. I had been doing research on my own and was very concerned about adrenal exhaustion. I had saliva tests performed through my chiropractor’s office which showed my DHEA and Cortisol levels were extremely low, but none of the doctors would take it seriously. I was now a few thousand dollars in debt and not getting healed.
I pursued bodywork such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and craniosacral therapy through all of this. I highly recommend these and they made me feel better, but only for a few days at a time.
Finally, God gave me a gift by putting the “Organique Clinic” in my path. In July of 2015, I noticed this Clinic that had opened up down the road from me. I started to do a little research and signed up for one of Ashley’s classes. I made an appointment and discovered that I was full of heavy metals/toxins, blocked by gallstones, had been overwhelmed with EMFs, had numerous food sensitivities, and that my adrenal glands were in crisis. I began a process of detoxification. I have been seeing Ashley for 6 months now. I am starting to feel like a functioning human being again! My body is now unblocked and we are working on getting minerals into my system and getting support for my adrenal glands. On the side, I started to see a Counselor and I removed a few stressors from my life. I still have a way to go for complete healing, but I know that I am definitely on the right path. It has felt “right” from day one. I know how to take care of myself now and look forward to many healthy days ahead. Thanks to God and Ashley!!