See Peter's story on ANS Rewire here
- Source of the Story:
- ANS Rewire
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
- Mindfulness/Pacing/Exercise Techniques That Made A Difference For You:
- Graduated Exercise Training (GET)
- Disease Course Over Time:
- Peter's background included a history of emotional and physical abuse and a father who committed suicide. Peter completed college, though, and was a successful businessman when his allergies and digestive problems began. Eight years later after several traumatic family events his health fell apart and he lost his business.
Peter saw enough doctors - both traditional and alternative - to accrue $50,000 in credit card debt. ( He went bankrupt). He tried many alternative health treatments including many dietary changes and $20,000 in dental work (after one practitioner diagnosed him with mercury poisoning). He's been diagnosed with both ME/CFS and FM.
At a low point (bedbound), after seeing some ANS Rewired Recovery stories he started the online course.
His progress was slow but at six months he felt he was at 80%, a year later he was at 100%
After 11 years of illness which resulted in him becoming bed bound, Peters is now fully recovered. He started his own successful furniture repair business and is able to exercise fully without negative effects.
- Physical and Movement Therapies That Made A Difference For You:
- Approximate Date of Illness Began:
- 11-15 years
- Functionality at it's Worst:
- Mostly bedbound
- Severe fatigue, flu-like symptoms, IBS, very cold hands and feet (turn blue), difficulty speaking, electrical jolts, vibrating like electricity feeling, trouble standing, unable to drive car, fill out paperwork, severe insomnia, arms and legs fall asleep suddenly, digestive issues, lost weight,
Allergies and environmental sensitivities came on suddenly and dramatically.
- Treatments That Made A Big Difference:
- ANS Rewire - particularly mind/body treatments including meditation, yoga, sleep relaxation, nuturing thoughts, self massage, QoGong and a very slow graduated exercise program. Acupuncture and medicinal tea also helped.
- Treatments That Had No Effect:
- Many supplements, extracting teeth with root canals, removing silver fillings.
- Present State of Health:
- Fully recovered - no restrictions at all
- Suggested Resources:
- ANS Rewire - An Online Course by recovered ME/CFS patient Dan Neuffer. Available, I believe, for about $300 (does not state on website). https://ansrewire.com/
- Words of Advice:
- Listen to other people's recovery stories and Be kind to yourself...
Note that Peter said his improvement was very, very gradual but that he was determined to stick with the program.
Peter talks with Dan Neuffer
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