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Kim

My story of faith is an extremely long one, but will will keep it short.  I had a really tight chest muscle (hard to breathe) from waterskiing, went to the doctor and was prescribed "muscle relaxants".  No warnings given of the highly additive nature of the drugs, side effects, etc.  The muscle relaxants were actually Ativan (anti anxiety drug, same family as Valium).  Within weeks, my digestive system was so messed up.  I went to the hospital a few times to swallow Xylocaine to help with the pain.  Over the course of the next year I became a shadow of myself.  Obsession over suicide, depression, anxiety, insomnia and my digestion system became very unbalanced (became skin and bones).  Went to doctor after doctor, etc.  I thought this was all happening to me because of digestive system, no idea that it was the drugs. Not one doctor even suggested this!    I had to leave my job and eventually live with my parents as my husband could not look after me anymore.  Somedays my brain was so mixed up, I could not figure how to eat, etc.  One day, I decided to visit a health food store, they instantly knew what was causing all my issues (I know it was God who sent me to that particular store-there was an angel there to help me-the lady was so kind, understanding and she pretty much saved my life).  She gave me a withdrawal schedule, fixed my digestive issues within a week.  It was an extremely challenging and costly road to recover including seizures, trips to brain specialist out of province to repair the damage from the drugs.  I could probably write a book about the ordeal.  Anyways, I owe my recovery to my so very dedicated parents, my husband, several special people from a support group, all the prayers and of course God.  My faith in God that he would see me through and that I would have a normal life again was what I hung onto every second of the day!  I can't tell you how many times I read and reread Isaiah 43:2.

This experience has certainly changed how I live.  I occasionally help others around the world going through this same ordeal.  I also have taken a very natural approach to life, health and if I do require the assistance of a conventional doctor, I research everything.  This has certainly been such a great foundation in raising my children in a more healthy and natural way.

God is faithful and I certainly had to learn patience and that not everything happens in our timing.

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