I was born to teenage parents who got married "because of me" - knew this from first breath. they were spoiled, immature, both NPD - violent father -raging, controlling, perfectionist mother. Both artists - both athletes. I was neither - was scientifically inclined, avid reader and a type B personality, mellow, nocturnal child.
Was not breastfed and allergic to 1953 model formulas, projectile vomited, slept all day, up all night from the gate. Very fat one-year-old subsisted on KARO syrup and canned milk, was malnourished with excessive drool and rash - wore zinc oxide on face. Nice huh?
Developed severe ear infections early, ALLERGIES, then migraines at 7, asthma by 10. Endless rounds of inhalers, nebulizers, ANTI-BIOTICS (51 times up to 2004). Hospital 29 times for pnuemonia.
Unstable childhood marked by frequent moves (back to the grandparents several times) parents divorce when I was 10, but got back together and had TWO MORE children, making 5 altogether scarred by this family stuff. I was overweight or anorexic through high school - drinking, drugging (the 60's). Then my own dysfunctional relationships/divorces. Single mother with 4 children most of my adult life...
Continued the drink/drug thing - stopped 6 years '86 -'92, relapsed hard for a decade - now SOBER TEN YEARS!!!
***ACUPUNCTURE/HERBS TCM cured my asthma '04.*** Menopause same year stopped migraines. No HRT's.
Shortly after falling down 2004 (last anti-biotic)- knee break/concussion - I became ill in a new way - extreme insomnia, unable to urinate, HOT painful kidney/liver, EXTREME brain fog, digestive issues, malabsorbtion, cachexia, muscle wasting, thyroid symptoms, ETC.... NOT EVEN WATER WAS MAKING IT TO CELLULAR LEVEL. I also lived in an old victorian with mold problems, and worked in 10,000 sq. ft. Furniture store (most made in China). Was avid gardener as well. Was so hard to know WHAT was making me ill.....THEN I...
.....found CUREZONE 2006 (Trying to figure all this out with bRAIN FOG was a nightmare!)
Determined candida, parasites, adrenal fatigue were in play - although did not learn to approach in correct order initially. **** Almost died from strict Candida no-carb diet - became skeletal. Rid some tapes, flukes, pins, etc.
Tried things too numerous to list, starting with Moreless!!
Had colonscopy 2008- small diverticuli, benign colon polyp. Blood panel showed anemia, elevated MCV. RBC's - too large and too few. The only thing I will ever again allow by docs is blood panel.
Probably have metal issues, occupational hazard, became Stained Glass artist 1978 (in genetic code, against my will LOL). Probably have metal issues period - all those pharma's to include the nasty prednisone. 8 Amalgams
still (one broken)- dental issues are so difficult (pay to keep/repair or yank them all?). No root canals.
Will NEVER AGAIN submit to AMA!!
NEVER again ANTI-BIOTICS!!!
I attempt to strengthen adrenals - by not allowing myself to STRESSSS, and some of HV's ways. Started SSKI
10 months ago, when I felt adrenals were ready.
Drank way too much coffee, and still do sometimes - want to let it go entirely...
ALL has healed slowly, and well, but ongoing project. I am 58 years old, with no Pharma's on board for 7 yrs., no HRT's, 120 lbs @ 5'6".
Only chronic problem is the never-ending scalp itch....and occasional sleep issues.