MY: 27-yr woman diagnosed at 18 yrs
w/ Severe Fibromyalgia
MY didn’t see her mother for 6 years while trying to cope with the disease. She mostly stayed at home and took odd jobs just to support herself. Her depression and severe symptoms prevented her from keeping any job for very long. She came back home in December 2005 and got another job right away. However, once again she had to give up her job due to her symptoms. MY was given medications for depression (Wellbutrin, Lamictal, Topamax and Cymbalta) to help manage her symptoms and she became anorexic from the drugs. She had always been a good eater and had a healthy diet. She was admitted to an eating disorder clinic for two days and continued treatment outpatient from Jan to Sept. MY recovered from the anorexia but her depression and fibromyalgia symptoms did not improve at all.
In February 2007 MY started ONDAMED treatment. After the first 3-4 treatments she emitted a very strong smell that may have been a detoxification or herxheimer reaction (no one knows for sure). The odor quickly went away and she immediately started feeling better after each treatment. She received treatment once per week. Her attitude changed, her depression improved, her fibromyalgia symptoms improved dramatically. She continues the treatment once per week and improves constantly. She is physically active and took 3 classes Spring 07 and got straight A’s with a 4.0 index. MY is able to travel and finally do the things she wants to do. She went from a completely non-functioning to a highly functioning human being. This summer she is traveling and doing all the things she wants to do. Because of her social schedule she has some weeks where she may miss an ONDAMED treatment but she is still doing great. Once school starts she will be back to the once per week treatment. She still takes her medications and hopefully with time her doctor will wean her off them. In the words of her mother, “Everything clicked and came together once we started doing the ONDAMED treatment. Until that time absolutely nothing worked"
(Case Study conducted by Dr. Shari Lieberman