In February 2010, I began suffering from excruciating cluster migraines, severe dizziness, imbalance, fatigue and tremors and dystonia on my right side involving my mouth, hand, and leg. I had run the gamut with the neurologist, ENT, multiple chiropractors, and a natural path. They all worked to treat or mask my symptoms, but no one could figure out how to heal the underlying issue.
“Your symptoms are real, it’s not all in your head.”
Finally, in August 2013, I was referred to Dr. Schmoe. I remember being in tears when Dr. Schmoe, after explaining the results of all the tests he had run, looked at me and emphatically said that my symptoms were real and not “all in my head.” For years I had people telling me that I was creating my symptoms or making myself sick. Finally, someone believed me and had hard evidence to back it up!
After that, I began working with Dr. Schmoe on a weekly basis to heal the extensive autoimmune & sympathetic responses my body had become so accustomed to. We discovered many more components that were agitating my condition: oxygenation issues, blood sugar instability, and multiple food allergies. Through some trial and error, we learned the best eye exercises for me to do at home, therapies others could assist with when I was having an episode, and “tricks of the trade” for calming down and retraining my over zealous sympathetic system.
Happily Ever After
Almost a year to the day of my first appointment, I was able to walk down the aisle with my head held up into my husband’s arms and stand for the entire forty-five minutes of our wedding ceremony! Dr. Schmoe has made it possible for me to continue teaching in the classroom as well as live an active, normal life.
My husband and I are now expecting our first child, and with all the lessons we have learned in the past 2 ½ years at MFNC with Dr. Schmoe at our side, we have confidence that this will be a normal, healthy pregnancy and birth regardless of my health history. I could have hardly dreamed of this outcome six years ago! Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement Dr. Schmoe and the entire staff at MFNC!