My story began In 1998, when I noticed strange scars on my body. At first it seemed like the scars left white patches on my skin, but when they began to spread and change colors, I went to see a dermatologist. I was diagnosed with lichen sclerosus, one of several autoimmune diseases with symptoms in the connective tissue. The autoimmune scarring of the skin is irreversible and typically spreads with skin trauma or for other unknown reasons.
Unfortunately, I probably had other autoimmune issues at this time, but I went home with an ineffective cream for the scars. The underlying issue was not addressed and I was not treated holistically. Wouldn’t it be great to be part of a holistic community that teaches autonomy and sustainable healing from the inside out; a community where we all believe that you have the potential and inner knowledge to be YOUR OWN holistic healer? I ONLY WISH, I had found MY HEALING TRIBE, in 1998!
The following year, I began losing a large amount of weight and having heart palpitations, in addition to other issues. When I consulted several different doctors, they dismissed me because I was, “so healthy.” After two years of symptoms, I finally received a diagnosis of Graves’ disease from an endocrinologist. In 2001, my Graves’ went into remission after two years of medication, many lifestyle changes and consistent stress management.
Can you relate? Does my story sound similar to yours? Are you tired of medical professionals dismissing your symptoms or giving you prescriptions for drugs that have worse side effects than your symptoms or do not work at all? Are the medications making you feel worse, rather than better, or are they immunosuppressants that may not be sustainable long-term? Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that makes you feel LOST and ALONE with your diagnosis, not knowing where to begin? Are you fed up with people telling you that you look healthy, but you know inside that SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG? I’VE BEEN THERE!