I would appreciate it if you could take the time to read my story. It is not too long and it would mean a lot to me… For years I have suffered ill health and I have always been told by mainstream medicine that I have depression and anxiety and that every other symptom stemmed from that. Since 2012 these symptoms have worsened and I am now in a position where some days my joints and muscles are so painful I can’t walk properly and it interrupts my sleep, I am experiencing chronic migraines that make me sensitive to light and sound, I have breathing problems and chest pain that stop me from leaving the house, and the extreme tiredness and lack of energy means that sometimes I have to spend most of my time asleep or in bed. If I do have an occasion that I really really want to go to I have to accept that I will need to stay in bed for up to a week afterwards to recover.
I have been told that these symptoms are due to Fibromyalgia and ME and that the doctors don’t know the cause and there is no cure. For the past 6 months I have been given several drugs to take and the only option that my doctors explore is increasing pain and other medication when what I am currently on stops working. The medications I have been prescribed have awful side effects and can be addictive. I want to avoid living the rest of my life on a cocktail of daily pharmaceuticals if I can!
As I am writing this to ask friends and family for a little help, most of you will know me and I really do reject that I am told that I have to lie down and accept that this is my life now. I am a hippie at heart and I truly believe that these disorders that I have been diagnosed with are results of the toxic environment that we live in, including chemicals and heavy metals in our food, medicine/vaccines, fillings, as well as the air that we breathe and water we drink. I also believe that childhood trauma can play a huge role in chronic illness and these traumas need to be healed.
Due to these beliefs I have spent the last 6 months (while in bed haha) researching these symptoms, speaking to other people with the same diagnoses and looking for alternative therapists that can help me. From tests completed with them I have since been diagnosed with heavy metal (Mercury) poisoning, non-Addison’s hypoadrenia (causing low functioning thyroid), candida, parasite infestation, hormone imbalances and vitamin/mineral deficiencies, which have led to all the physical symptoms I am experiencing as well as low fertility, low functioning immune system, and depression/high anxiety.
Having found some alternative therapists that I trust and combining my own research with that I have been given by experts and other patients, I am now ready to embark on 6 months of alternative therapy. This includes:
– Taking a wide range of organic herbs and supplements
– CBD therapy
– Eating organic, super foods and juicing.
– Removing as many toxins from my diet and environment including replacing all metal fillings with white fillings
– Other alternative therapies inc acupuncture, massage and physical therapy
This might seem a little out there to some people, but please trust that I have done my research and there is great evidence out there that these methods work for the conditions I have, as well as many others.
I have been unable to work since May although my job have been fantastic and it is there waiting for me, I am freelance which means I have had no income for almost 6 months. Although these treatments are not individually really expensive, they are not available on the NHS, and it all adds up. So far I have relied on my partner to pay for everything including tests, supplements, special diet and therapies. We are now struggling financially and I am pretty desperate to continue this treatment as I know that it will work. I have been advised that once I start these treatments I could be back in work within 2 months. Once I am able to work I can pay for everything myself, but I am asking for a little help to get me through treatment for the next 2 months including paying for supplements, herbs, organic food, superfoods, CBD oil, consultations etc and to help me invest in some equipment that I need such as a water filter and juicer.
This is where you come in! I would never want to accept your money without giving you something in return. So I am in the process of designing 4 one of a kind art prints that you can purchase and all proceeds will go towards my treatment. There are different options depending on what you can afford, but please know whether you an donate £1 or £80, I appreciate this from the bottom of my heart. I just want to get my health back so I can get back out there and be the best friend to you, and if you ever need anything in return I will be there for you 100%.
4 x postcard prints = £10 donation
1 x A3 print of your choice = £25 donation
4 x A3 prints (all 4 designs) = £80 donation
Please contact me with your address after donating so I know where to send the print to. There is also the option to donate whatever you can afford. I am grateful for all donations.
So that is it. Please know that I have thought long and hard about whether to crowdfund and I hope you don’t think I am a cheeky cow!! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I love you.
Donate Today http://www.gofundme.com/beckyshealingfund