So everyone knows my story. Been sick since 2013 w/ various lyme/autoimmune symptoms, but there were signs as a child something was wrong. 2019 i get stomach sick in costa rica and develop severe autoimmune neuropathy. Have done antibiotics (doxy, bicillin, plaquenil, azithromycin) + buhner herbs, no change. Have done neurofeedback, meditation, light therapy, acupunture, cranio-sacral, etc. Have worked w/ two other naturopaths. Did IVIG, helped a bit but got serum sickness in february. By this summer i was so bad I couldnt walk, pain a 10/10 every day. Cried myself to sleep every night for 6m. By september of this year I had planned on starting Rituxan. Showed up to the NYU infusion center, was in the chair ready for the infusion reading the side effects, and decided that I couldnt do this to my body, and left, even though it took months to get it approved cuz it costs $70k/year.
Finally I texted my friend who I had met on an autoimmune blog about
a year ago. She was in my position. Severe neuropathy, fatigue, joint pain, insomnia, dysautonomia, etc. She had tried everything. about
6m ago she met a naturopath and started working w/ her and was convinced this woman was the chosen one. I didnt think much of it. After leaving NYU infusion labs on Sep 18th 2020, I texted her. She was like, " you absolutely need to contact Mary, i'm 95% healed".
So i booked an appointment w/ Mary Ruddick, but she was booked 2m in advance. In the mean time, i started her high-fat, low-lectin ketogenic, soup-only diet meant at calming the immune system that my friend filled me in on. I am now 6 weeks in and I can say I'm probably 75% healed. My acne is gone. My back spasm is gone. My sleep is perfect. My neuropathy, which is the main thing that matters for me, is improving by the day.
I finally had my appointment with her today, and she blew me away. The level of insights were absolutely amazing. Anyone who knows me knows that I have believe that there is something wrong w/ all of us, some feedback loop that is broken and creates a destruction of homeostasis. She was the first one to actually break this down for me and explain where she thinks mine are coming from. The insights and things she knew w/o me telling her were impressive, and the actionable tips that she has given me were extremely impressive, and they go far beyond a simple ketogenic diet.
I cannot recommend this woman highly enough. For the first time in my life I believe that I will beat this disease. My friend told me that this woman was brilliant, and that I should stop researching and just put myself in her hands, and I now believe it.
Best $500 I ever spent. Cant wait to start her program when she sends me the full recommendation on supplements, lifestyle and food intake. I had consulted w/ alternative medicine pracitioners and naturopaths before, and they talk a big game but you leave feeling like it sounds to good to be true, and you know it wont work. This is NOT that.
I can go into some of the specifics in another post of what she thinks are my problems, but I'd like to have a few more appointments and understand the science better until I can do them justice.
Here is a link to her story. She had a mycoplasma infection set off the chain of events that lead her to autoimmunity and small fiber neuropathy.https://palmerkippola.com/healing-stories/twelve-years-dozen-diseases-one-sweet-victory/https://www.enableyourhealing.com/
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