December 8, 2017
Mod Pfiingsten

In 2009, I was deployed to Iraq and Kuwait as a signal officer working in communication. During that time, I did convey security and transportation as the troops moved out of Iraq. During my time there, I became ill with stomach issues (food coming straight through me) and vertigo (dizziness). I was medically retired in 2011 for PTSD. Getting out of the military and working with the military doctors, I started to lose hope. When I told them I was so dizzy and having problem seeing, driving, and even functioning day to day, they told me it wasn’t a pressing issue; they said the same things about my stomach problems which worsened until I would use the bathroom 4-5 times in an hour. It was not only debilitating as I couldn’t leave my house, but embarrassing and painful. My PTSD changed my relationship with the world as my vivid nightmares woke me up screaming and crying in the middle of the night. My therapy dog Ducky had to calm me down and sometimes my insomnia was so bad that I slept only two hours in a week. It affected my mood, I had severe anxiety and often didn’t want to be in the world anymore. With my suicidal ideations, I even tried to take my own life. I was broken and didn’t know how to explain that to people. Even after over two and a half years of consistently seeing therapists and nine years of seeing doctors, nothing changed. I had given up hope.

I came to Beometry to work on my fitness, at first they suggested treatment but I thought with all my problems what is that going to do for me? But It got to a point where my vertigo was so bad I was willing to try anything. In one treatment with Isaac my vertigo vanished. I continued treatment and my anxiety lowered, I felt happier, was able to sleep, my stomach issues resolved but, most importantly, I DIDN’T HAVE THE NIGHTMARES! The nightmares that had been following me every night for over 8 years. I was able to have dreams again. Real good dreams and hope. Hope of living a normal life. I had no idea this was even possible or this kind of treatment existed and I was VERY skeptical but you have to give it a try. It’s given me hope again.

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