There is nothing in the world that makes me happier than connecting with people who are winning the battle over Fibromyalgia. Here at But You Look So Healthy, we look for those people, so you can discern and learn from them so you can get better too!
Today we talk to Lois from Ohio about her Fibromyalgia journey and how she stays healthy after living in pain for years.
BYLSH: How long have you had Fibromyalgia?
LOIS: I’ve had Fibromyalgia for about 6 years.
BYLSH: What were your first symptoms?
LOIS: My symptoms were not present until one day I felt like I had the flu, without the flu. I felt like a semi-truck had run me over.
BYLSH: What do you think triggered your fibromyalgia?
LOIS: I already had two autoimmune disorders and I was bogged down with chronic fatigue. I had gone through a horrible divorce. Three years prior to that, I had just gone through a very terrible breakup and lost my job, living alone, wondering how I was going to do life. I believe it was extreme stress, along with an already weakened immune system.
BYLSH: How long did it take for you to get diagnosed?
LOIS: I was extremely lucky it did not take too long to get diagnosed. I went into my general practitioner. She had suspected it. She did the trigger points and sent me on to a different doctor. I went through two or three different doctors before I found a rheumatologist that also agreed with her.
BYLSH: What kind of doctor diagnosed you?
LOIS: Family doctor along with a rheumatologist.
BYLSH: What was your rock bottom, when you decided you needed to change in order to heal?
LOIS: My rock bottom was when my granddaughter was born. I was only 48 years old and I had already had this for a few years. When she was born, I decided this was not part of what I had planned for my life.
BYLSH: What changes did you make in your life to feel better?
LOIS: I started eating better for the first change in my life. Then, I stumbled across nutrigenomics and started getting rid of my oxidative stress.
BYLSH: Looking back in time is there anything you would have done not to get fibro?
LOIS: I probably would not have changed my life too much. I would have learned to manage my stress better.
BYLSH: What do you want other people with Fibro to know to do in order to go into remission?
LOIS: I would like other Fibro people to know that diet is a big part of managing Fibromyalgia. Taking pain medication just manages it and does not get to the root.
BYLSH: For you, what is the number one thing to stay in remission, AKA, your secret sauce or holy grail? It’s the number one thing to stay in remission?
LOIS: The number one thing for me is to never stop naturally activating my body. I truly believe this is the only thing that has helped me be in remission or symptom-free for the last 2 years. I have several other people that have also been taking the same natural product as I have. They have also found remission. When they have stopped taking it, their symptoms have returned. They then go back to the natural product.
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