Laura Mayes Posted July 9, 2012 Share Posted July 9, 2012 In 2005, I was t-boned. Although I continued to experience pain, doctors assured me I would be fine. In 2010, with 5 years of my Massage Therapy practice under my belt and lots and lots of physiotherapy, massage therapy and medications, I suffered internal bleeding from naproxen. It was really the only thing that 'worked' for me. Unfortunately, I will never be able to take it again. The pain escalated and was uncontrollable which led to me having to give up my massage practice. Being very depressed (and of course not wanting to admit it) I didn't take care of myself at all. I have gained weight, have trouble falling asleep, have nightmares, and a generally feeling of failure. I finally started seeing a psychologist and started to accept my new situation. I have one many psychological programs to help the pain (cognitive behavioural therapy) and I have had a desire to see a dietician, but haven't had the financial means. I realize now I don't need a dietician, I need motivation and support. My parents have been paleo for a few years now and feel great. My mum supplies me with all kinds of information and recipes about this anti-inflammatory lifestyle. My medication (my poison) affects my appetite. I have no desire to eat until I needed to eat 5 minutes ago and my pain spikes, so I grab something easy and unhealthy. Beginning any new program, I always start off expecting the 'cure' and I get so disappointed when that doesn't happen. Reading some testimonials on here though, I must say it's hard not to get my hopes up. So no more excuses, tomorrow morning I'm starting my Whole30. I can't wait to see how it improves my life -L Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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