I became a patient of Dr. Pam’s after a success story from my sister who lives in another state and is working with another SHAPE practitioner.
I have been hampered with several health challenges which have limited my ability to enjoy life. I have severe fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome. I had also had a double mastectomy and reconstruction 5 years earlier with a cancer diagnosis. My husband also has cancer.
I have also been dealing with depression which Dr. Pam believes has made my pain levels worse.
I have been going to medical doctors and they continue to put me on more medications including trazadone (sedative and anti-depressant), escitalopram (Lexapro, antidepressant), aripiprazole (Abilify, antipsychotic), clonazepam (Klonopin, sedative), acebutolol (beta blocker), and two different medications for my thyroid.
My sister and mother both have fibromyalgia and CFS, and she shared that her pain had been subsiding and was feeling better overall after starting the SHAPE Program. I wanted to lose only about 10 to 15 pounds, so weight was not as big an issue as my health conditions.
When initially starting, I lost 6 pounds and a lot of bloat. I felt like I was detoxifying. I have been on the protocol for a few months and am proud to say that I have lost 17.5 pounds. More importantly than that, I feel much better with less muscle pain. I have not returned to my medical doctor as of yet; I have an appointment with her at the end of July. I am hoping to be able to cut back on my medications, as I feel like I do not need all of them just to get me through the day! We also will be doing some blood work and am interested in seeing where my inflammation level is.
I have also been able to get outside and do some walking, whereas before, I would have been in too much pain both during and certainly afterwards.
Dr. Pam has been supportive and kind but is very much a realist and let me know from the beginning that I had to be responsible for what I was putting in my mouth.
Overall, I am thankful and grateful to the developers of the SHAPE Program, I feel like I am starting a new phase of my life.
Submitted by Dr. Pam Wear