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Functional Medicine Helped My Client with Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Depression and Obesity

Jodi Franklin
Jodi Franklin
Functional Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 25 years exp 
August 12, 2019
45 YearsFemaleWhite

Medical Condition:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Migraine, Weight Problems

Therapies:

Functional Medicine

Medical History:

40 something Beth reached out to me after a decade of pain, sleeplessness, fatigue, depression, and obesity, and being told this was 'normal' and 'nothing can be done' by her primary care doctor and numerous 'specialists'. She came to me with complaints of extreme fatigue and joint pain from Fibromyalgia and Hashimoto's, daily debilitating migraines, Chronic Urticaria, and gastrointestinal issues. The pain in her body and the itching caused insomnia 4-5 nights a week. She was on multiple medications including daily doses of Vicodin, Zantac, and antihistamine.



Case Management:

I worked to discover the root cause of her ailments through different testing and showed her how all her complaints and symptoms were interrelated. Within a couple of months, her pain symptoms started to dissipate, her sleep was greatly improved and energy level rose dramatically. She no longer needs to use Vicodin for pain! She is now sleeping much better and her energy has increased enabling her to function in daily life. The cause(s) of the hives have been linked to certain foods which she now avoids. She is off the Zantac. Her gastrointestinal distress has dissipated and she no longer has blood sugar spikes and crashes. As a side-effect of getting healthy, to date, she has also shed 95 pounds, which is represented in the 'after' picture. 

 

In Patient’s Own Words:

Jodi is very professional with a great personality. By working closely with me she found the missing pieces I had been struggling with to help me solve my health puzzle."Jodi, a true healer, had me feeling better quickly. Within just a few weeks, my migraines were gone. She then worked to discover the root cause of my ailments through testing and showed me how they were interconnected.


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