After years of debilitating depression, anxiety, bipolar symptoms and much more, I don't suffer any more!
I have suffered from severe and sometimes suicidal depression for over 7 years along with IBS, panic, anxiety, fibromyalgia and I have suffered from Bipolar 1 and chronic fatigue. The miracle is that I no longer have ANY psychiatric symptoms. For years doctors had me on multiple psych meds and yet I still suffered. I saw MD’s, psychiatrists, counselors, ER doctors, pain specialist and many more doctors. I also gained a lot of weight.
I am almost completely well now because I found out that my body was extremely deficient in Magnesium, B6, and many other vitamins and minerals. Taking suppliments did not help me until after seeing an M.D. who practices natural medicine, I found out that my body couldn’t absorb these out of my food or with suppliments because my intestines were irritated from foods I was allergic to.
The doctor immediately started me on an IV vitamin and mineral therapy and I huge improvement within 30 minutes. I had a few of these therapy’s while I changed all of my eating habits. Even though I had done a food elimination diet before, to find out if I had food allergies, the test failed because reactions to foods aren’t always immediately physically noticable because the reaction is internal and shows up through other symptoms.
Now that I have eliminated the foods my body can’t take, my system can absorb my nutrients in my food and I use oral vitamin and mineral suppliments as well as being very careful about what I eat.
Within 2 weeks, I was able to go off of my phychiatric meds and my depression is completely gone and my fibromyalgia is almost gone. My energy level is returning to normal and life is getting better everyday. This is going to take a few more months to build back up my strength and endurance but I have my life back.
What was crazy wasn’t me…it is that for 7 years of seeing multiple doctors and hospitals, I was quickly given medication to treat my symptoms and not a single doctor looked for the underlying problem. Sure they tested for a few vitamin deficiencies and thyroid function but they never tried to figure out the underlying cause of the deficiencies.
Our bodies are made up of cells and those cells are made from vitamins and minerals yet doctors often treat with prescription medications first and when they start using the vitamins and minerals that our bodies require to function properly, it is called “alternative medicine”. This seems pretty backwards to me.
I don’t have to put up with any side effects from my medications because my meds are natural foods, vitamins and minerals. I was so weak when I started this therapy, I had to have a friend drive me to the doctor. She could tell when my IV therapy started kicking in because my personality would change and my perpective on life changed. I would become relaxed, happy and confident within about half an hour. Now my husband can tell if I don’t take my vitamins and minerals because my depression returns as well as low tolerance to stress.
My doctor and I use the book “Natural Healing for Bipolar Disorder – A compendium of nutritional approaches” by Eva Edelman. Don’t let the name of the book detour you, it is not just for people with Bipolar symptoms. It is an amazing book. I had a hard time spending money on it at first but I refer to it every week for all of the symptoms I suffer with. I also refer to my naturopathic medical doctor to guide me with dosages. I am not affiliated in any way with the author, I have just hugely benefited from her book and don’t want others to suffer needlessly for years like I did.
This approach literally saved my life.