I was then put on an oral chelation therapy by my ND (Naturopath Doctor) to help detox my body of heavy metals and any poisons coming from my failed root canals, as anaerobic bacteria was trapped in my teeth! The process of oral chelation is a very safe one and can be done through food. The idea is for the heavy metals and any poisons to be chelated by certain properties to pull out of my body. I did, however, needed a series of oral chelation supervised by a trained physician using UNDA numbers, Pectasol, etc. And although oral chelation can be done at home, if one has to get this procedure, I recommend to do it under a highly trained physician in oral chelation.
I remember how it took me awhile to accept this truth when I heard this news as I sat at the reclining chair at the dental office. But eventually I had this BIG SIGH OF RELIEF…actually, it was more like crying with tears of joy to finally get some tangible answers to why my symptoms kept coming back! It really drove me CRAZY! And I can see why as for years my symptoms grew in frequency and intensity. And they would come and go. Wax and wane. No matter how much I changed my lifestyle (diet, sleep, exercise and stress level), my symptoms would decrease and sometimes disappear. And then come back with a vengeance! And that is how Fibro makes itself known. It’s Ground Hog day EVERY SINGLE MORNING!
In fact, at one point, I just really wanted to be in a healing center so I can focus on my ongoing health issues. But it was too expensive and would truly break the bank! So, I did my best along with my husband to work with something we can financially afford. Unfortunately, even the least expensive way came with accumulated expenses as it just comes with my healing journey.
It was so difficult to deal with my chronic condition on a daily basis as it has swallowed me up while I tried to still live a normal life. Which was impossible! I did the best I could as I thought what I had was manageable since the symptoms would go away some days. So I basically learned to listen to my body and followed what it wanted to do. For many years, I had to schedule my life around Fibro. I went to bed in pain, woke up in pain and felt the pain wax and wane during the day then it would start all over again. Basically, I had NO life. It became my new norm!
So you can imagine my BIG sigh of RELIEF when I slowly felt the plethora of some of my chronic symptoms going away: constant stabbing pain in my left scapula, insomnia, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pains, fluctuating high blood pressure, heaviness on my chest or more like my upper body as if a big Mack truck just ran over me, numb tingling pain that would run and up and down my left side only, severe migraines, constant heavy dull pain on the left side of my head, pulsating pain on my left eye to the point where it felt like it was going to explode, digestive system disorder, multiple food sensitivities, nausea, ringing and buzzing noise in my head, imbalance to the point I couldn’t walk (my muscles in my back felt like it was having a tug-o-war, which was confirmed later I had severe spinal sublaxation and later mild scoliosis), unable to hold anything as my left hand & sometimes my right hand were too stiff, stiffness from head to toes on my left side only and many more! The list is too long!
All of these symptoms were manifested on my left side, but would sometimes radiate. And this happened EVERYDAY! Some all at the same time and symptoms would come and go. And they would be very intense on some days and not so much on other days. I got used to curling up in my bed in a fetal position as that was one best way I knew how to deal with the onslaught of symptoms attacking my body simultaneously!
One would ask how was I able to function. Well, I didn’t. Honestly, I was ready to die. It was that bad. I simply would just curl up in my bed or on the floor. The symptoms created other symptoms as I couldn’t sleep. I had to pull out of being a wife and a mom for a very long time to focus on healing. So, my husband and my kids took over many of my mommy duties. I remember nights of being tired that when it was time to lay down, I couldn’t sleep because I felt like there were a ton of bricks on my chest and I couldn’t breathe. Then I’d freak out! So, I would toss and turn. When I tried to get out of bed, it felt like someone was pushing me down. Working against gravity! So I would have to roll to my side to get up. Walked around. But shortness of breath would keep me from falling back to sleep even after trying to stretch and walk around. I’ve lost count of how many times this has happened. It got to the point where I couldn’t tell the difference between evening and morning. I eventually posted a pain chart close to my bed so I could refer to it every morning to help me assess what my pain level is every time I went to bed and woke up in the morning.
I walked around hopeless and was growing in despair. Another way I dealt with it was I kept talking about my condition to help me remember all that I was learning and carried the books I was reading to help me know what was happening to my body. I was scared. As I knew my body was doing crazy things I have never felt before. Looking back now, am sure I looked crazy. Anyone would if they felt what I felt! However, in the midst of all this chaos, my faith in Christ kept me at peace and focused. One scripture verse I held on to was “In the multitude of my anxieties, your comforts delight my soul” in Psalm 94.19. It was enough to help me get through each day.
Even though I was told by my Bio Dentist to start paying attention to my symptoms disappear after my series of dental procedures, I was a bit hesitant as I didn’t want to get my hopes up. I’ve already made the mistake back in August 2010 to announce I was symptom-free as it was the first time I didn’t feel the symptoms for over a month (and another time when I was on a 100% raw food diet for 2 1/2 months)! I felt like I was finally coming out of a dark cave I’ve been imprisoned in for years! But just to be disappointed as Fibromyalgia symptoms came back AGAIN. Not cool.
I felt like I was being teased. I went through a series of denial, depression as I was losing hope of ever healing or even getting my life back. One of my doctors suggested I see a psychiatrist and was even close to taking depression medication. But I refused as I knew that was not the answer and am so glad I did! Well, I noticed two weeks after my root canals were removed, the stabbing pain on my scapula slowly disappeared! Whichever symptom was shouting out at me the loudest at the time was the first thing I noticed disappearing. And the pain & symptoms did wax and wane all year long. The pattern was similar as in the past but this time I felt it leaving. And other symptoms followed suit.
As I felt another level of healing, what seemed impossible was beginning to become very possible. Truly, hope was on the horizon! And for the first time, somehow I knew this time around the multiple MAJOR pain and symptoms were leaving for good. Hopefully never coming back…
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