My journey back into health has been an interesting one!
I can say today that I feel well, probably for the first time in many years. I found out in November of 2013 that I have the Homozygous MTHFR Gene. Life makes so much more sense to me now.
Before Carolyn sent me to test for MTHFR I thought that it was my lot in life to feel constantly tired, moody, depressed, anxious, suicidal, lethargic, apathetic, bloated and uncomfortable in my own skin. I am sure that my previous doctors and practitioner’s thought it was all in my head! None of them knew to test for this.
I had basically convinced myself that I just needed to get on with life and to learn to live with the myriad of unexplainable aches pains and symptoms and general unwell feelings that didn’t seem to add up to anything diagnosable. I had watched my mother go through this all her life, and so it made sense to me that the same was true for me.
My case is a little different in that I didn’t exhibit all of the symptoms initially that would have led to an easy or early diagnosis. I basically walked into Carolyn’s practice one day and said, something is not right, I don’t feel like this is how my body should be.
I was at first, reluctant to have the blood test. Carolyn explained to me that testing for MTHFR would make sense because of how many symptoms I had. I am so glad that I took her advice, well actually she was very insistent and I am glad that she was!
The test only cost $60.00 dollars, I didn’t have to fast and it was one needle and one vial of blood. No big deal when you consider the up side to finding out you have MTHFR.
I can honestly say that Carolyn has had my back all the way, doing all that she could to help me into wellness, help me understand what it was that I needed to be doing to recover my health and being practical about it.
THE GOOD NEWS IS, Carolyn specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of MTHFR. THE UP SIDE to a diagnosis of MTHFR is, that Carolyn knows what she is doing. If you have this test and you have the gene or genes related to MTHFR mutations, you couldn’t be in better hands.
Every person who has this diagnosis will have a different response/symptom expression of it. No two people will have the same expression. Carolyn knows what to look for and is able to help you to help yourself monitor what is going on for you.
It turns out that both my son and husband have this gene. I can look back on our life and see it clearly now. I am grateful that I can implement proper nutrition and supplementation to nurture my son such that he does not have to suffer from a health crisis. My husband’s family has heart related deaths, so this is equally important for him.
My mother passed from breast cancer two years ago and I am positive that if she were alive and had this test it would show that she also had the gene, if not both.
I watched her struggle for years with one complaint or another almost to the point of hypochondria, because she was never actually diagnosed with any of the diseases that matched her symptoms, until the breast cancer.
I wonder now that if there had been someone like Carolyn in her life who knew about MTHFR, if she would be alive today.
Because of the knowledge that Carolyn has on MTHFR I feel that it is possible for me to go forward in good health with a better chance of avoiding Breast Cancer and many other health issues that I might be more susceptible to if I did not have this diagnosis and a health approach that Carolyn has helped me implement.
Don’t be afraid to have the test, I am encouraging all of my friends to have the test. I think it should be mandatory in Australia for all doctors to test for MTHFR, particularly for people exhibiting many symptoms with no diagnosis.
Don’t be afraid to find out that you have MTHFR. You are in safe hands with Carolyn and you can be in good health!