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.
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Last updated 22 July 2015