Senior Member (female)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ukiah, CA
FYI, great news to share re: FMS/CFIDS
Hi everyone, it's me with great news again,
This journey with FMS and CFIDS has brought me to the maintenance stage, I think!!! I see Dr Holtorf next Wednesday, will no for sure then.
Since, my last visit to the center in late September and my phone consult in November my symptoms have consistently diminished as the toxins have been removed, and the underlying infections kept at bay. I am still on all the meds, supplements, and natural hormones stated in early November's post.
I'm not sure if I let you all know, since on Omnicef, the T3/T4 thyroid hormone and liver extract injections, boy have I improved!!! It took just 10 days or so for the meds to truly kick in....
Today, no brain or body fatigue, still. I am back to full activity, without experiencing any delayed reaction. Usually, at the level 4 deep sleeping, had 1 day in the last month, where I was up after 3 hours of sleep, still felt great, even with that!! Stayed up all day, worked out, worked on a bible study along with a business plan. Back to cooking meals, etc...(decided on a housekeeper for the cleaning (chemical sensitive!) And opening a business with my sister next month.
Now, I exercise on dry land...(chemical sensitivities, no pool therapy), treadmill up to 21 minutes at 3.3 miles an hour (feel I can do more.) Leg press, chest press, rowing, and a upper arm cycle machine forgot the name!
Still having massage therapy once a week, initially it started with lymphatic massage. Which helped remove the toxins from me... also polarity, and gentle myofascial massage. She has been able to do deep tissue massage and cranial sacral release.
Pain from the FMS tender points gone, the muscle spasms gone, headaches gone, the nerve activity gone, all my pain that was consistently at a 10/10 for pain level and all the time, is a 1/3...seriously, I sit here amazed at this last month and a half of progress.
If I experience achiness, it is very mild. Have not been laid out during the weather changes so far this fall. Last night, after a full body massage, she worked on the tense muscles in my jaw and neck area everywhere else had no pain.
I also see my PT once a week still, she has been working on my neck and watching how I'm doing with exercise.
I'm able to drive long distance, now with no set backs...it makes me want to cry with joy. Ooh, how I wish, you could exchange places with me inorder to feel what I'm feeling right now.
I hope this brings hope and encouragement to all of you, and more than anything else additional strength to not give up looking for the answers.
May God's peace be with you, uvm