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Updating my Holistic Treatment

From a previous post you learned that I do like the holistic way of treating problems, but I’m not 100% dedicated to it. There is a place for the western medication so I end up following both. When one doesn’t work I will try the other. 

So, when it comes to the multiple of problems I’ve been having with my health, using both is going to be the only way I can make it through and hopefully put my body in remission if not heal. 

With the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and doctors not being very helpful about it, just as they are when it comes to ibs, I decided it was time to take action into my own hands.

So, on Saturday I went to a local Health Store. I talked to a woman who suffered with fibromyalgia for a good hour and she showed me through a bunch of different medications that she used to help treat her fibro.

Things that she pointed out the most was – One: I probably have a heavy metal problem, especially with the teeth fillings I’ve had since I was young. Two: I really needed to do a cleanse for the candida that I most likely have a huge amount of thanks to all the harsh antibiotics I have been put on over and over. 😑

She really insists I get tested for heavy metal, but I’m not sure how I should do that. Doing tests like that can cost a lot of money.

So I decided to focus on healing my gut issues first and go from there. I bought a bottle of E-Z Candida Cleanse that is probably going to kick my ass. Once I finish that I will start taking Colostrum6 to help with healing and maintaining the gut. I also bought a certain kind of magnesium to take every day during all this to, hopefully, help with all my muscle issues. She also gave me a sample of CBD pills. If you don’t know what that is, it is the marijuana without the THC. 👍

If those work out for me I will invest in buying a bottle – (cost is around 70 bucks – ouch).

I also decided to start trying a holistic approach to my allergies because the medications for allergies give me allergic reactions… Ha, go figure. Benadryl is the worst one it will give me tachycardia and hives/itching. Then Allergra is a close second. Shrugs, trying holistic stuff can’t hurt at this point if I’m not taking anything.

Once I get over my cold, I will get back into light exercise and dieting again. All those medications the doctors put me on (that I stopped taking now) made me gain a lot of weight. I’m not happy with myself. I hope all this helps and I can exercise to help me lose weight. I’m also going to try and start following a low FODMAP diet again. It’s going to be rough but…

I finally got my raise!!! 🤣😄😃👍 So, in my last entry I posted about the job trouble. My new boss put my papers through pretty quickly and I’m now officially an EMR analyst, and I got a 5 dollar an hour raise. Woot! It’s going to be great to no longer be under my old boss. I’m being sure to mark down every time he ‘attacks’ me so I can document his immaturity in case he does something outrageous. I know he hates me now but the feeling is mutual and I’m not longer going to let him treat me like shit.

My new job is really much better for my health because I’m not doing as much moving around unless I go to train. My body is really being pathetic. I walked really quickly across a street at one point and both my knees gave out, just before I made it to the curb. That hurt! I go walking around at a grocery store and my calves will start to spasm so then I’m limping the rest of the time, using the cart as some sort of support/walker. I’m honestly scared of trying to work out like this but I will start really slow and see where I can go with this.

Wish me luck with all of this! ♥

P.S. Was walking to the OBGYN clinic to help a doctor with her dictation on a tablet and well.. I came across this. It’s creepy! lol I think it is suppose to be how they deliver babies in Africa or something… I don’t really remember what the nurse told me about it. Just that it was something a patient gave them. XD It was a small little thing but it stuck out in my eye like a thorn.

Birth is already terrifying, this looks like damn torture. Ha!

P.S.S. I found a new restaurant that I love. It is authentic Korean food and it is so delicious!! I plan to try everything on their menu at least once. I’ve had four things on the menu so far, but I only took a picture of three of them because one of them was just KimBap XD

 

Comments: 10

  1. I fully believe in hollistic medicine. I only use western/modern medicine if I have no other choice. Mostly I rely on hollistic remedies. CBD capsules have helped me exponentially with my health issues. I will fully support the use of it, especially for pain management!

    I’ve also found certain herbal poultices to be good for aches, pains, sprains, ect. I used to be pretty skeptical about all that until I lost health insurance had no money for my meds anymore. As an alternative, hollistic and herbal medicines can really lessen your trips to a doctor even if you have the option.

    I hope everything is looking up for you! And hey, today was the last day of the Rodeo I think, so traffic will at least lessen LOL
    Shanae recently posted..Tea and EmpathyMy Profile

    1. I’ve never been fully on board with holistic medicine but I’m not against it and if I can do a combo to try and help that is even better. Right now it feels like, even though I’m having all over pain, the focus of my gut and trying to help that would be the biggest benefit. I truly believe it the cause of all my issues. Thanks! ♥

  2. I think that makes sense to mix western and holistic to see what works best for you. I hope the things you’re trying work for you! (Though too bad about the price. $70 for a bottle is quite expensive!)

    Yay, congrats on the raise, and I’m so glad that you’re finally able to get away from your old boss! I really hope he doesn’t bother you again, but that’s a good idea to record every time he does something bad. He shouldn’t get away with things like that. That’s good to hear that your new job will be better for you health-wise too.

    And yum, that Korean food looks tasty!
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    1. Thank you and yeah, lmao that is a heavy price. I won’t be getting it often that is for sure.
      I’m very happy about it but the strange thing is the last encounter with my old boss was actually… pleasant. I thought I had entered the twilight zone. That was why it was hard to work for him he had serious mood swings.

  3. I’m not sure if I believe that the holistic approach is all valid but honestly, I understand how you feel about wanting to get better and doing something for your body.
    Michelle recently posted..Don’t Think TwiceMy Profile

    1. Well, I’m not with the people that think it can heal you – to me that is bullshit, but I believe things like that can help. I really do believe that the cause of most of my problems is because my gut is a mess. Even regular doctors are starting to get on board the leaky gut and candida overgrowth boat. My theory is because I don’t absorb nutrients well that it is causing my body to have all sort of aches and pain. If I can try to help with that then I might start to feel better with the help of western meds as well. Western medicine just makes me uncomfortable to a certain extent because most of it is just masking issues and causing new issues. Even something as simple as a PPI for reflux can cause weakened bones and pain after being on it for a long time.

  4. It’s tough dealing with chronic ways and trying to find ways to cope. I hope that your approach works for you. Listen to your body, that’s the most important thing. <3
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    1. Thank you ♥ I will work hard to try and find a good way to stay healthy through all this.

  5. Hope you’ll feel better soon! It’s good that you’re trying to look for ways to remedy your health troubles. Good health is worth the investment!

    Congratulations on getting your well-deserved raise! That’s a really good 10k/yr raise! It’s good that you’re in an environment that doesn’t stress you out as much.

    1. Thanks. Yes, it is but I got to be careful to not make myself worse. It is a very thin line, unfortunately.
      Yup, it is great. I hope this all leads to better times in the future.

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