Hello, I found this website just search the web. I had a stressful period in the 1st semester of 2011. Anxiety and fear came, a few panic attacks. Went to ER a couple of times, family doctor, ENT and nothing. Sugar a little high due to stress. Decided not to take any medication even though my symptoms were bad. I was afraid if I had started taking medication it would be difficult to stop taking them. Had stomach churning, pain here and there, TMJ, .... Read a lot about stress, anxiety and fear. Started working out 3x a week, moderate exercise (for me swimming works really well), do breathing exercise, meditation (get a devotional book, or a Bible verse and think about it), muscle relaxation that I read in books, started therapy, asked people from church to pray for me. But I didn't share much with my friends even though I thought I should. In the stressful season I didn't have time for friends. Just wanted to rest, stay home. But maybe it made me get worse.
Today my symptoms: lightheadedness, eyes heavy, neck and base of the skull tight, TMJ. Started in July 2011. Saw one chiropractor that treated my TMJ with exterior techniques. It worked, but temporarily. Tried acupuncture, but I felt I needed someone with a different approach. I am seen this chiropractor who not only adjust your back but uses different techniques (aromatherapy, NET, NRT, etc, supplements, food allergies, etc) and it's helping me a lot. He knows what's he is doing because he doesn't guess. With applied kinesiology (muscle testing) your own body tells you what's to be done.
Support of hubby was tremendously important for me. Always by my side and giving me space when I needed. My faith in God is the main big plus. Learning to trust Him not only in the good times, but in the difficult times as well.
I am still in the process of getting better and won't give up.