My return visit to the new holistic clinic gave me so much information! The doctor gave me an overview of the treatment plan he had for me. Today, I spent an hour going over the general outline of how he’ll start treating my chronic pain, MCAD, heart, fatigue, and more.
The goal in all the treatments is to reduce overall inflammation, change my diet, and hopefully replace some of my medications with natural herbal treatments. Before anything is changed, there are some tests to take. I’ll have fasting blood work and other tests.
I admit that I don’t fully understand all the things that he discussed with me, but there will be more time for questions. I’ll also start reading studies online about some of the terms that are unfamiliar to me. I was glad that many of the things he mentioned were familiar to me.
I’ll continue to take LDN (low dose naltrexone) and he said that the dose might be changed at some point. I was given one supplement to start taking and have ordered two more that he has prescribed. All of the treatments are offered voluntarily, but I plan to give all of these things a try. What do I have to lose.
It’s pretty exciting to have an appointment with the nutritionist. I’ll see her in a little over two weeks, and I expect huge changes in my diet. I’m to fill out a long survey online and more paperwork. The individualized plan will need to take into account all of my allergies and chemical sensitivities.
The changes are meant to reduce inflammation throughout my body, and he wants to treat the gut before spending too much money on gut testing. He wants to improve it proactively. There are definitely things that are going to be cut from my diet. I just hope that I don’t get worse before I get better.
Well, I’m learning as I go. But, it’s a relief for me to have a holistic doctor who works with natural and traditional treatments. It will be fun to share more details as I learn them. I’m certainly ready to try these methods to focus on my overall health and pain relief. It’s an exciting and nerve-wracking adventure. But, all chronic illness is a scary adventure.
@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman
Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. I’m sharing my opinions and this is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.