Author Topic: Burned in hell, crawled through purgatory, and now walking amongst the living  (Read 7811 times)

[Buddie]

Congratulations!  I'm very close to 100% also.  Life is bliss on the other side. 

You went through hell and you're now in bliss.
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[Buddie]

Just a quick update...I had some head symptoms and muscle pain return at a lower level for about two months.  They magically lifted about a week ago and I am back to briskly walking about five miles a day, climbing hills, and really pushing myself to complete exhaustion with no negative effects at all.  If anything I feel better after exercising which is hard for me to comprehend after that not being the case for so long. 

Able to drink caffeine and even had my first thai coffee in seven years with nothing at all.  Not even a racing heart from caffeine.  Eating most things too with no reactions.  Still avoiding alcohol and processed foods with MSG as it's just not worth it. 

Lastly, my biggest stress inducing activity during the whole process and even before withdrawal was client meetings.  I had a client meeting yesterday and I actually just focused on talking with the client and felt comfortable. Like a normal human!!!!   I did have some anticipatory anxiety that I need to work on which I'm sure will eventually fade.  I am also performing live theater in front of 40-50 people regularly and I haven't died yet :laugh:
Hey [...] - glad to hear all the positive news. To make sure I'm reading this right, all of the muscle tension in the head is gone? Vanished? Not there?
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[Buddie]

Itís completely gone at times and most days itís 10-20% of what it was.  With that Iím fully functional and when I exercise it usually lessens instead of getting way worse.

At this moment Iím really pushing the exercise almost every day to try and make further progress in brain repair and regaining muscle. 

I still have about 10% healing to go but Iím getting more and more free and clear days.  Iím not sure how much of what I have left is PTSD type crap from this so also doing CBT to work on my body not misinterpreting harmless body sensations everyone gets.
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[Buddie]

Just a quick update...I had some head symptoms and muscle pain return at a lower level for about two months.  They magically lifted about a week ago and I am back to briskly walking about five miles a day, climbing hills, and really pushing myself to complete exhaustion with no negative effects at all.  If anything I feel better after exercising which is hard for me to comprehend after that not being the case for so long. 

Able to drink caffeine and even had my first thai coffee in seven years with nothing at all.  Not even a racing heart from caffeine.  Eating most things too with no reactions.  Still avoiding alcohol and processed foods with MSG as it's just not worth it. 

Lastly, my biggest stress inducing activity during the whole process and even before withdrawal was client meetings.  I had a client meeting yesterday and I actually just focused on talking with the client and felt comfortable. Like a normal human!!!!   I did have some anticipatory anxiety that I need to work on which I'm sure will eventually fade.  I am also performing live theater in front of 40-50 people regularly and I haven't died yet :laugh:
Hi [...], so happy to read you doing much better with your head symptoms and your pain lifted magically.
I’m just wondering if is stay like that would you get a botox again? If we start a botox how long we have to do it?
 I’m still thinking about to go for the Botox ...my head symptoms still very bad.
Wishing you continue healing!
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[Buddie]

Hi [...],

I am going to go back for more botox.  The dr. said they like us to be pain free for six months and then they will start to taper me.  I had no side effects from it except some pain where the shots go.  Botox is usually done for 3-4 sessions or about a year and then they have a good idea whether it is working. 
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[Buddie]

Hi [...]

Congrats on your healing.  How long it took for the food/Supplements/medicine sensitivity to go away? Have you been working all the time?

Thanks.
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[Buddie]

I presume you weíre typing how long for food supplement sensitive crap to go away.  I still can react to stuff but itís way better and doesnít last as long.  Sometimes I donít react and sometimes I do.  Iím able to drink about a cup of cofffee now, eat high glutamate foods, etc...
I donít mess with any supplements so not sure on that.

I worked the whole way through but it was terrible.  I have a career where as long as Iím hitting numbers no one bothers me.  I had so many issues trying to work it still has a ptsd effect on me. I used to sit there in panic and watch the clock all day.
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[Buddie]

Itís completely gone at times and most days itís 10-20% of what it was.  With that Iím fully functional and when I exercise it usually lessens instead of getting way worse.

At this moment Iím really pushing the exercise almost every day to try and make further progress in brain repair and regaining muscle. 

I still have about 10% healing to go but Iím getting more and more free and clear days.  Iím not sure how much of what I have left is PTSD type crap from this so also doing CBT to work on my body not misinterpreting harmless body sensations everyone gets.
Great to hear man. Looking back, do you think it was the Botox that was a game-changer? Following my 3rd round I definitely have noticed significant improvement.
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[Buddie]

I donít think any one thing was a game changer. After feeling really good when I wrote my success story and then sliding back into symptoms for around two months just to have them lift in a few days makes me more convinced itís just time. Donít get me wrong... I think certain things can make you feel worse like drinking, supplements, caffeine, msg, stress, etc...but itís all a frigin crapshoot on when weíre going to improve.
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[Buddie]

How you doing [...]? Botox is still working.?
Would love to hear from you how was the Botox in June for you?
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