I have decided that I will document my healing journey with my naturopath on my blog since I tend to be long-winded haha. No but really, I will be able to thoroughly explain and share better here versus on Facebook. I am SO beyond excited since meeting with my naturopath on Sunday. I am feeling hopeful that I will FINALLY feel better, and I haven’t felt hopeful in a long time.
I have been suffering from anxiety for years and I have been working on learning how to control it instead of letting it control me by doing a lot of personal development (books, audiobooks, podcasts, etc). I have also been really trying to step out of my comfort zone a lot this year and I certainly have done just that. It definitely helps! But I have been quietly suffering from other issues as well. I like to be all smiley and act as if everything is fine all of the time, but the truth is that I have been feeling very unwell for about 4 months. My menstrual cycles are a mess with short cycles (23-26 days on average) and long days of heavy bleeding (7+ days). My Rheumatoid Arthritis is the worst that it has been in years. I went so many years being almost symptom free and now my symptoms are back full force. My stomach is always bloated and I have not gone a single day without being either nauseous or in pain. I have pretty severe fatigue for the second half of the day and I get regular headaches. And I have been gaining weight. So, basically I am a mess haha. I have tried many things on my own but nothing seems to be helping so I knew it was time to get professional help. Now, I am not 100% against conventional medicine at all. However, I really believe in trying to find the cause of the issue instead of going straight for medication. I know that there is a time and a place for medicine but I am not at that place just yet.
After spending a little over an hour with Dr. Doni (my naturopath) I feel really confident that she will help me. She listened to everything that I said and genuinely cared and explained so much to me. She was AMAZING. You know those people who look you in the guy and you can just tell that they really care about what you have to say? She is that person! She sent me home with a few different test kits and I already completed them and sent them out today. Her assistant told me that that was record time for getting the tests done! LOL!! I want to feel better so the sooner I can get those specimens out the better, right?!
Here are the tests that I am having done: