Hi, I’m Laura. I am a 28 year old female from the GTA, Ontario, Canada.
I have been suffering from chronic illness since 2012. The reason I use the term “chronic illness” is because no doctor in Canada or the US (so far) have been able to give me a true diagnosis.
Here are some of the things doctors have “diagnosed” me with:
Chronic daily headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, myofascial neck and back pain, parasites, mold toxicity, amino acid deficiencies, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, sinusitis so on and so forth. You get the picture.
This is ridiculous, and I refuse to take any one of these diagnoses, as these are SYMPTOMS, not the root cause of my illness. I have been offered countless prescriptions for pain killers, daily catch all medications for god knows what with horrible side effects and all sorts of “remedies” to “manage” my “pain”. (Pretty much telling me to eff off and live with it.)
In addition to my multiple diagnoses, once I refuse trying antidepressants or anti seizure meds etc (seriously?!?!) I end up being told over and over that there is nothing wrong with me, I look fine and the standard blood tests covered by OHIP and 5 minute physical examination say that I am HEALTHY. The best I’ve heard so far is “If you don’t want to take the drugs, then I can’t help you”. I have to laugh at that…honestly. Sure lets pump me full of drugs so that I am in a walking coma everyday-GREAT plan guys.
Anyways, I am sick and tired of it. Literally. I am sick. And I am exhausted. And no one believes me. No one that can help anyways. This is why I am on this journey for answers. I want to be the girl I once was again and not in a shell of a body that is slowly ruining my life.
I have submitted my blood tests through http://www.igenex.com/Website/ and will be seeing my LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor) in the United States on June 30, 2015. I am determined to get my life back and prove these doctors wrong!