Taking charge of my health was really something my husband encouraged me to do. I had a tendency to follow my doctor’s instruction, even when I wasn’t improving. I ended up letting issues go on far too long without discussing it with my doctor. I don’t like to be a nuisance and my doctor knows best. Right? The thing is, you know your body best and it’s your health that is at stake.
If symptoms aren’t changing, your doctor needs to know. Once the doctor knows your symptoms, then your plan can be adjusted accordingly. If you are not being heard, it’s time to move on.
For me, a functional medicine doctor was what I really needed. I had tried other doctors with only minimal change. I realized I needed to get to the root of the problem.
I know it can be overwhelming. You don’t have to do everything at once, just make steps in the right direction. My journey took years. I started with finding the right physician, then made diet changes, practiced meditation to reduce stress and finally, exercise.
If things don’t change, it’s time for you to look into another approach. Seeing a drastic improvement in symptoms is possible for you, as it has been for me, and countless others. This is possible by taking charge of your health. My sincere hope for you is improved health and healing in 2019!