Updated: Sep 1, 2019
I started working with this client more than a year ago. We covered a lot of ground since he first came to see me. I have seen great improvements to his health since we started working together. As he had stopped working since falling ill with Fibromyalgia that was preceded with a chronic case of food poisoning his gut was in pretty poor state, he was in constant pain and as he put it at our first consultation he wanted it to end! The pain, the agony, the digestive problems.
Fibromyalgia, is a chronic and long term health condition that causes pain all over the body.
As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:
increased sensitivity to pain
extreme tiredness (fatigue)
problems with mental processes (known as "fibro-fog"), such as problems with memory and concentration
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating
My client when he first came to see me was presenting with digestive upset following food poisoning in 1998. He had ongoing diarrhea and all the symptoms of fibromyalgia, he was in constant pain, muscle stiffness, tiredness and lack of energy.
As optimal gut function is very important to overall health I knew it was important to focus work in this area first. This involved dietary advice and and some supplemental recommendation over a course of few consultations.
I also reviewed his tests run by his GP and identified that there are issues with his thyroid and that although the markers were within the reference range they ere not optimal. For this reason I also made recommendations to support his thyroid function. As if the thyroid is not functioning optimally it is not likely that his client will be able to improve on much of his symptoms.
This client had come to see me with many supplements that were either self prescribed or recommended by the health store. I tidied up his supplement protocol incorporating more effective nutrients that are proven to support our energy metabolism.
We are still working together I am hoping that this client will continue to improve.
I want to share with you a recent testimonial he has given me as he put it to me in email:
"You have given me a way forward"
"I have fibromyalgia which is being aggravated by spinal issues. Susan Davis was recommended to me by another therapist. Following an in depth initial consultation a treatment plan and supplement protocol was laid out. Moving forward with follow-up consultations and protocol revision my digestive symptoms are so much better. I've lost 3 stones in weight and my energy levels are also much improved. I now consider Susan Davis from New Hopes Nutrition as essential part of my treatment plan" I.F. Woodgreen, New Forest.