Hi, my name is Callie and I’m 22 years old.
This blog is about my health journey, a place for me to put all my thoughts, try out new things, to document what works and what doesn’t, in hopes it may help someone else that is struggling. I have recently (about a week ago) switched to a raw vegan diet, in hopes to alleviate my symptoms so I can finally feel good all the time. I decided to not go the “traditional route” of western medicine, even though doctors tried to get me to take numerous different pills (sometimes for things I didn’t even have). I want to help others know that they aren’t alone, and whatever it is your struggling with, I’m sure someone else has been there. Here is a bit of my story:
I’ve had chronic migraines since I’ve been young. They got so bad that I would throw up or faint because of them. When I was little I had an MRI done (around age 7) but nothing showed up. One day my mom decided to take me to a chiropractor and I ended up fainting when we were waiting for my appointment. I was adjusted and it helped amazingly, so I would continue to see chiro’s for the next 14 years on and off.
Last year I decided enough was enough, because I realized having to stay in bed multiple days a week because of headaches wasn’t normal. I declined migraine medication from the doc and looked into other alternatives. I went to see an acupuncuritst, who (after taking a large chunk of money for multiple sessions, told me that she was going on a “vision quest” in three weeks, so she crammed about 4 sessions a week in on me, which totally shocked my system.
A few weeks later, a developed chronic nausea. I constantly felt like I was going to throw up. I went to the doctor and had blood work done, but they said they couldn’t find anything. She offered me an ulcer medication, even though she wasn’t sure that was the problem. I was also offered anti-anxiety, anti-depression, and Adderall.
I had this nausea for months. I lost a third of my hair, and my once long blonde hair became extrordinarly thin, and was a few inches from my shoulders. I cried a ton to say the least.
I had colonics done, but it didn’t really help.
Finally, I went back to the chiro for an adjustment (about three months after the nausea started) and he found out I had something called gerd, which is where your stomach moves out of place. For months the nausea continued, though it did improve,