Unfortunately, in my early 30’s my health started to decline. I’d always been highly motivated, focussed and energetic but now my body was giving up on me and my concentration was poor. It was gradual at first with a general feeling of tiredness, headaches, sinus congestion, rashes, digestive issues and weight gain – even though I was eating well! I’d been diagnosed with an under active thyroid a decade before which was managed with medication but now I was displaying all the symptoms despite blood tests showing ‘normal’. I felt extremely tired despite excessive sleep, I had chronic fatigue, frequent colds, hair loss, tingling down my arms, I looked bloated, had poor concentration, heart palpitations which led to anxiety and the most frustrating symptom of all was the relentless and excruciatingly painful sore throat and banging headache that I would wake up with every single day. I could literally scream every single time I woke up!
I became deliberately obsessed with understanding with my health and ways that I could make myself feel better. I put myself on a diet removing inflammatory foods, went organic and removed chemicals from my home. Friends, colleagues and especially my family thought that I had gone crazy. I lost a lot of weight which was inflammation and water retention and my family were very critical of this and my methods.
I employed a health coach to help my recovery thinking my family might take me more seriously if I had a qualified professional guiding me. This was not the case, she was referred to as a quack and they thought I was clearly being taken advantage of. However, I stuck with her and she has been instrumental in my recovery.