I gained weight on the thyroid medicine, a lot. It wasn’t – it didn’t help me. I was still tired all of the time and there were no other tests made and so I decided that it just wasn’t working, so I stopped taking it.
Well then I got worse. Back in August or September, I found out about Dr. Heimlich and I got emails. I called and talked to someone and they gave me their information and stuff.
Then I was thinking – is this really going to work? Is this doctor really going to help me? – I didn’t know much about him. I’d never heard of him before.
So anyway, I decided not to do it. I had surgery on my leg and I was so tired all of the time that it really hurt me trying to do all of the things that the doctor wanted me to do after the surgery. So I decided I’m finally going to see this doctor and hopefully it will work. So I came in, I have done exactly what he’s told me to do and I’ve had no drugs, which is amazing and am not tired after one month. I have more energy now.
I don’t have the pain in my body that I had before. I wish I had come in October. It would have made things a whole lot easier on me to get me through the holidays, and other things that have gone on, I do have a lot of stress in my life, but this has changed my whole body. Not just my tiredness and stuff. The aches in my body. I just wish I had come sooner.
I wish I had known about it sooner. My mom passed away a year ago and I know that she had the exact same thing that I have and it was really bad for her, through her life, dealing with what I’m dealing with now. And I have a daughter that is in the same position, so hopefully I’ll get her here and maybe she can get involved with it too. It’s an awesome, awesome change in me in just a month. So I’m looking forward and I’m really excited to keep going forward with this program.
I hope that it will help someone that is in the same shape I am. I wanted to mention too, that the doctor is awesome. He is just like we are. He talks and he shares with you – things that he’s gone through. It’s funny. He lets you talk about whatever is going on with you. He listens to what you have to say and that’s really awesome to have a conversation with him, not like your everyday doctor. They go and they give you five minutes to tell you what’s going on and then they tell you what they think you need to do, and they’re kind of separated from the information you’re giving them.
He really listens and he talks to you about it. It’s not just somebody who is going to give you a pill. He doesn’t and so I think he’s an awesome doctor, but he’s more normal like we are.