Hi, I’m Elizabeth and I’m from Michigan. I started this page because I am someone who dealt with the symptoms of fibromyalgia for about 5 years and the excruciating pain of it for the last 2 of those 5yrs. Not nearly as long as some people have been dealing with it, which made me feel pretty lucky. After reaching my breaking point with fibromyalgia, the frustration of not being as active as I had always been before and hearing doctors say, you’ll just have to deal with it, you should only ever hope to feel 50% better, I am now completely free of all of my Fibromyagia symptoms including pain because of this amazing treatment my doctor used. I will supply more info. about him in the end. I am now very passionate about make others aware of this treatment and want to help anyone who is suffering from ANY kind of pain, not just fibromyalgia, to better their quality of life and help make them pain free in return. He has also helped people with a variety of MANY other pain related issues and illnesses. He even helps people with paralysis from strokes. Nobody should have to suffer. Especially, when nobody seems to want to help you get the relief you need. Masking it is not the answer. Drugs are not the answer, as many of you already know.
I want to share how this illness progressed over those 5 yrs for me, in hopes that anybody starting to develop these symptoms or newly diagnosed might understand what they might go through as it progresses. They say it isn’t a progressive illness. I definitely beg to differ. The progression was quite noticeable for me and quite fast. It will obviously progress differently for everyone but the end result seems to be pretty standard for everyone. Pain, pain, pain. When the symptoms started for me, I couldn’t find any true to life story’s of people about their fibromyalgia symptoms. And I so desperately was looking for them, to know what was this and what would I go through. So, I hope to help others in this way also. Sometimes it is a comfort to know someone went through what your going through and your not alone. There are others who understand what your are feeling.
How the long road to recovery started.
Before my fibromyalgia symptoms started, I was healthy and very fit. I did boxing for fitness and was highly active in every way. One day on vacation, I was hit by severe vertigo and it didn’t stop. The room would spin or I’d feel like everything was rocking back and forth 24/7. After going through this for a week, my body went into panic attack mode and was I driven from urgent care to the hospital. Of course, doctors went down the line of different possible diagnosis over time. I can’t even count how many doctors I seen and appointments I had a month. Doctor’s thought heart, some thought some sort of deficiency, dehydration, you guessed it, they thought it. Meanwhile, As my world is in a constant spin, my mind was in a constant fog from the dizziness, making it hard to think or even remember the things I did routinely. My stomach couldn’t handle this constant feeling of spinning, so I’d go through vomiting fits that sometimes took medication to stop. When I wasn’t vomiting, I had horrible nausea. It was like a 2+ year long pregnancy. (The time frame’s are an estimate, This time in my life was a big fog. Probably not helped by the many medications I was on. ) I had to keep the extreme nausea under control with med’s in order to get through my day. Many of the normal, everyday things like driving, cooking, working, shopping became very scary for me with my world spinning. Sometimes I wouldn’t know where I was and there was a few times I’d black out in the middle of conversation. Very scary. My mind felt constantly scrabbled. I started staying home alot and would wait for my hubby to drive me places. I debated a lot about not driving anymore. I was a danger to myself and others.
After more then a year of this horror and a lot of different doctor’s later, An ENT seemed to have the answer. After scans and other odd tests, he thought maybe I had some sort of ear disorder that was causing the dizziness and the imbalance I had when walking because I now started developing a lot of fluid in my ears.Which leads to a plethora of other issues all in itself. Loud ringing in the ears, stabbing ear pain, migraines, the chance of falling over or falling downstairs because the balance system is being damaged by the fluid. Which to this day, my balance is still not 100% because of this. Stairs and anything you need balance for, was very difficult. The ENT treated me for Meniere’s Disease with diaretics to relieve the fluid pressure in my ears and had me cut down on sodium, to as low of sodium intake as humanly possible. Not an easy task but I learned to get used to it and this helped drastically. I thought, Yes, finally somebody has helped me. The dizziness was, on a good day, non-existant to tolerable now, although my mind stayed in a brain fog pretty constantly. I had other odd troubles along the way and still battled bad nausea at times, But still, I thought, this is great. After about a year of being happy with this improvement, another symptom started up. Intense Leg Cramping, so bad that I’d sleep with a heat pad wrapped around my legs for a while, to try and get the cramping to relax so I could get some sleep. The doctor blamed the diaretics and got me off of them quick. It seemed to help at first but then it started up again not to long after.
Now there was the MS scare. From one hell to another, more tests and scans and worrying, small panic attacks later, more symptoms slowly started coming to a head but I was cleared of having MS, long story short. I was relieved but then why was I feeling like this? I was very frustrated.
I started feeling like I had the flu with body aches and chills, which while I had the fibromyalgia NEVER went away. That was a constant everyday feeling that you just don’t get used too. I’d have migraines and the pain started to spread from just my legs to everywhere. My skin and hair even started to hurt, especially when touched. After a while, my joints and muscles started stiffening up and would go into spasms a lot. This made it hard to transition from sitting to standing and vice versa. The pain from these transitions killed me every time. It always felt like somebody was tearing and riping my body apart. I’d end up in tears many times a day from the general pain and the shooting pains that would catch me off guard. At times the leg pains were intense and excruciating.
The medication I was on for quite a while, cymbalta, only took the edge off sometimes and of course had its own side effects. Weight gain, The feeling like my skin was crawling or the feeling like I was going to jump out of my skin, depression and memory loss are just the few I can think of at the moment that I dealt with. The ONLY benefit of this medication was I was Dizzy free while taking it. Imagine that! Really, something had to give. It’s just to many things for one person to be going through. I tried my best to go on with life with the fibro symptoms and pain. Because according to doctor’s this was my only choice. I tried to get back into an exercise routine like he suggested but the pain made it intolerable to be active in any way. It was hard to participate in life the way I did before and I was feeling defeated. I was no longer the confident, independent and self sufficient person that I prided myself on being before. Which when once lost, seems to take a LONG time to get back. I was a very unhappy person in private during this time. Only my husband really knew what I was dealing with and hope I was dealing with it. How can you be happy when you feel so horrible? It’s impossible though I always tried hard.
The last year I was really starting to give up. I was thinking about quiting my job because it was just to much to try to sike myself up every morning and I’d say, I can make it through this day. And when I did make it through the day, I was happy just to be home from work to make it to the couch. I would hardly go places because I hurt so much and was very depressed from it. I could barely handle the cold because my joints and muscles hurt even worse. This was even more miserable than the dizziness I went through. And still I thought, at least I don’t have that anymore. I felt like nobody understood. I would always put my happy face on though those close to me knew I was suffering. Those that didn’t know me couldn’t see anything wrong so didn’t grasp the severity of what I was going through.
Just when I was getting ready to think I was destined to be an unhappy, depressed and an angry lump of pain on the couch for the rest of my life, I remembered my mother-in-law telling me about a doctor she seen on the news. Dr. herman. He was helping people to be free of pain just by having them listen to him speak. At first I thought, yeah right. And kind of blew it off. How could this be possible? Now that I was at the end of the line and tired of what I had become because of the fibro, I was going to give him a shot because what did I have to loss? I was already as low and in the darkest point in my life as I could ever be but I couldn’t just give up on life. I was way to young to feel like I was 100yrs old and it just wasn’t fair. I made my appointment and unbelievably, after one visit with him, and you may not believe it until you see it for yourself, I walked out of his office pain and symptom free. No more fibromyalgia!! All I had to do was listen to him addressing each symptom, relax and after a little while he tested my tender points and I had NO PAIN. I of course thought this is crazy!! How can it be that it just worked?! I think I was in shock for days about it. All this time dealing with all this and it’s all over in one little visit? Life is cruel and awesome at the same time. I of course was kind of in fear for the next few weeks, afraid that after some time it might come back. It never did. I have been fibro and medication free for 2 ½ yrs now.
I have to admit, It took my mind a while to catch up. The body moved on and felt healed but the mind did not. Dr. herman said the mind was still healing and processing that the body was producing zero pain but it would soon know that the body has healed. This ended up being a weird transitional period for me. Almost like it was hard to understand the fact that the fibro was just, poof, gone. It is kind of hard to explain.
Once my mind wrapped around the fact that the body was healthy and fibro free, I was quickly able to do ALL the things I wasn’t able to do for the last 5 or more years. I felt freedom from feeling like a prisoner in my own body. Of course this new activitiy level lead to new little normal aches and pains because the body is now getting used to being active again instead of immobile on the couch. Not the same kind of aches and pains that fibromyalgia produced. More like the good soreness from exercising. I felt like 100% me again as far as being active very soon after the treatment. The way my body changed physically from all the med’s and stress of the illness was my motivation to get back into all the things I loved before. I am now back into boxing for fitness and I am a kickboxing instructor at our gym and am getting closer to being in the best shape of my life for a second time in my life. My second chance! These are the things that are helping me get the self confidence back that I once had prior to the fibro symptoms. It’s almost like It never happened. But again, the mind doesn’t totally forget. I am constantly reminded of why I should be grateful for everyday I wake up pain free because of Dr. herman. He gave me my normal life back.
Dr. Hermans Info.
He calls this treatment neuroreactive medicine and treats the mind. The effects of the treatment are shockingly immediate, as you have read above. For me, It seems nothing short of a miracle. You can read more about his treatement on his website at http://neuroreactivemedicine.com/. And all the info you need is there also, to set up an appointment. You can see my short video which is on his website under fibromyalgia on
I highly recommend taking your quality of life into your own hands and being your own health advocate to free yourself of unnecessary pain. When it comes to pain, only you can help yourself. Doc’s will only mask the pain with the hot drug of the month.Why suffer when somebody is offering this amazing treatment and pretty much a second chance? You will see and witness how powerful the mind is for yourself after you see him. Unfortunately, just like me, I know most of you will wait until you can’t take it anymore. For your sake, I really hope you see him right away and not put off a life changing opportunity to feel GREAT again and for some of you, for the first time.