- You will not get all of the diseases that Mom and Dad and your grandparents had!
- You are not subject to the genes of your relatives!
- You will be a vegetarian!
- You are a yogi.
- You will not take medication.
- You will be holistic!
None of these New Thought/Holistic ideas helped me when my body decided I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning to teach my yoga class. Soon after the symptoms, I went to a renowned physician for the problem. When the young, hip physician to the stars entered the examination room, he asked me about my pain. I told him it was becoming debilitating. To that, he asked me to try to touch my toes.
I stood up, bent forward and did a forward fold that made my palms go well beyond the floor. He responded: “Get out of my office!” Literally, dismissing me. No joke, here.
I was confused and didn’t understand my condition. I simply dealt with the pain as best as I could for well over 5 years. I would wake up and barely be able to get out of bed. The pain, however, would subside to about 50% after I walked around for 15 minutes. Teaching my yoga class became more and more difficult. In fact, with certainty, I know I shouldn’t have been doing half of my regular yoga practice. But, I thought the exercise would be good for my pain, when it was actually exasperating it.
I tried all of the holistic approaches:
- chiropractic, and
- any herb that remotely could help with arthritis I took regularly.
Still, the symptoms worsened. Finally, I got a new doctor as a part of my medical insurance that required me to get 2 check-ups a year. The doctor was a young pup of a resident and took almost an hour to consult with me about every ache and pain. As I described my joint pain to him, he unexpectedly appeared extremely compassionate.
“Yes,” he said, “I understand exactly what you are experiencing. Sounds like arthritic pain. You say here on your intake form that both of your parents have arthritis. It’s very likely that this gene has been passed along to you.”
He replied, “What you do to prevent disease often doesn’t help the fact that you are just genetically prone to getting a disease. Many people die of heart disease who have been heart healthy their entire lives. Let’s talk about treating this problem.”
This is when I began to tear up and think, I guess I had at least try this course of action, as nothing else has helped my pain. The doctor tried a couple of medications that treated arthritic and neuropathic pain (Lyrica and Neurontin), but those caused me to have spatial distortion (I couldn’t distinguish how close or far I was from objects, which posed a severe problem with driving). I couldn’t take a drug that stopped the pain triggers, so we simply treated the pain with Tramadol, a non-narcotic pain inhibitor.
Honestly, after I began taking just 2 Tramadol a day, I felt so euphoric and pain free that I had actually forgotten how wonderful life felt without dealing with pain constantly. Nothing else changed in my life. All that I did was accept that I had arthritis and decided to treated it chemically. To this, I found myself thanking not only the doctor but God. That’s how relieved I was that I wouldn’t have to suffer the rest of my life with debilitating pain.
I’m writing this article because of how many friends and readers I have who are very holistic and vegan and true to their beliefs that everything in life can be treated without medicine. This may be true for some. But for someone with arthritic pain and who is also Sensory Defensive, the pain is too much to bear. I always tell my clients that when you need to seek traditional medical advice, it’s ok. You have done your best to try all of the other modalities. God and Spirit has provided another option and it’s okay to take this option. You don’t have to live with pain! Ever!
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