Hi there. I've seen a lot of people getting upset about severe pain and not getting enough pain medication. I suffer from extreme and debilitating neuropathy. Mainly consisting of intense burning, stabbing and electric shock feelings in the hands, forearms and feet. I was on strong pain relief for far too long as I didn't know any better. They didn't even take the edge of my pain and ended up adversely affecting my stomach which was already an issue. If I could go back in time I would have only used natural pain relief like magnesium, tumeric etc. consumerreports.org/cro/mag...
mercola.com/infographics/ns... - NSAIDS
articles.mercola.com/sites/... - Opiods
google.co.uk/amp/s/draxe.co... - tumeric
I am now not masking symptoms with pain drugs but tackling the root causes of my disease with functional medicine. If it's good enough for ex president Bill Clinton then it's good enough for me 😉. This is his Dr and he's done a testimonial on his website....
I have had the guidance of two other functional doctors. I probably couldn't afford Bills lol. The improvements that I have experienced so far are:
Crippling fatigue...gone, only when I have infections.
chronic liver pain-gone
Balance and clumsiness - gone
extreme brain fog-gone
freezing hands and feet-normal most of the time.
allergies-not as extreme.
On and off anxiety- much more relaxed
disruptive sleep -much improved. Most of the time, I sleep through the night.
Symptoms that remain and currently working on:
Burning hands,forearms and feet. Have had some improvements . Feet can sit more comfortably on the floor when sitting. Hand swelling has gone, pain dampened down but still pretty painful to use. Still need aids to type and walk. I use crutches less in house but still need a wheelchair for distance.
Chronic infections still a real issue. No resistance to infection. Dr is currently trying to break up the biofilms and detox me etc.
I went 25 years without functional medicine. Considering that I used to not even be able to sit up, stay awake in the day or sleep at night due to pain, it beats pain medication hands down!!
In response to any questions about whether there is science behind functional medicine..
Better rest my wee hands now lol. If anyone does reply I'll get back to you all ASAP. I hope that this information helps.