Initially I did what anyone who had been diagnosed with a serious illness did: I cried, felt sorry for myself, felt sorry for my boys, retreated into myself and totally shut down.
I was prescribed an ‘aggressive medical treatment’ and told that I would have a very difficult time ahead of me. I was also given a list of medications to take and requisitions for countless tests, labs and blood work.
The doctors put me on the following medications:
Cellcept 1500mg 2xday Sandoz-Amlodipine 10mg/day
Teva-Irbesartan 300mg/day Apo-prednisone 60mg/day
Apo-Hydoayquine 200mg 2xday Teva-Rabeprazole 20mg/day
Mepron 1500mg/day Actonel 35mg/week
Calcium 1000mg/day Vitamin D 2000mg/day
These meds left me extremely fatigued, fuzzy, dizzy, shaky, forgetful, etc. There were several times during the first few months that I was hearing/seeing things that I knew weren’t really there! It is a very odd feeling to consciously know that what you perceive isn’t real. I couldn’t sleep, had little to no appetite, wasn’t able to have prolonged coherent conversations or stayed focused for long. It was as if I was a zombie!
After the initial shock of my diagnosis began to fade and I grew accustomed to my medications, I sat down and reflected, trying to grasp just what all of this meant to my life. Fortunately, I had been exploring different alternative therapies for a few years and had a good idea of how I was going to manage this new situation.
I was determined to be proactive in my healing - I wasn't going to sit around waiting for conventional medicine to 'heal' me. Pouring chemicals into my body and waiting was not the path to wellness. I believe my body has the ability to heal itself. That if I took proper care of myself, gave myself love, care, nutrients and positive beliefs that I would be healed. I knew that every time I got a cut or bruise my body repaired the damage. I knew that my body could heal from those issues, so why not be able to heal something like lupus? The only difference that I could see was my belief that one injury or illness was harder to heal than another. So, what if I changed that belief?
In order to be fully healed, I needed to change my lifestyle and my beliefs. Here are the four key components I did to Take an Active Role in my Healing:
1. Realize That You are Not the Diagnosis
2. Change in Diet
4. Theta Healing
This blog is about the steps I took to heal myself. Steps that anyone who is looking to be part of their own healing can take. Please check back for detailed information on each of these four components.
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