I went to see Lucy for an IBS Consultation a few months ago after years of suffering with IBS. I had been in and out of doctors, private consultants and hospitals and every time I was just fobbed off with more medication which led to more problems and anxiety. I was unable to go out with friends for food for fear I would be sick, which had happened so many times. I restricted myself to food I thought wouldn’t make me sick which resulted in me losing weight, but still doctors took no notice and just tried giving me more tablets. In the summer it had really started to take its toll on my whole body, I had no periods, my mood was at an all time low, I had no energy and had to drag myself out of bed every morning for work. Basically I was not living the life of a normal 29 year old!
I had looked into alternative routes before but I thought what was the use this was just the way I was but I came across the Synergy clinic and seen they offered an IBS consultation so I rang to find out more. I decided to try it as I was really at my wits end and doctors were looking to put me on a form of anti-depressants which I was really against! Before I went to my appointment I filled out a small questionnaire. When I met Lucy in my first appointment it was so nice, unlike my doctors she actually sat with me for 15 to 20 mins asking how I was, what I was feeling etc and immediately she put me at ease. She carried our small wee tests asking me to push against her hands with different parts of my body (sounds daft I know but when you see how it works its amazing!). Through these tests and the food allergy tests Lucy could suggest natural medicines to help me and what foods to avoid. I admit is was hard going off certain foods but I had faith so I stuck my list on my fridge and I stuck to it for 8 weeks before my next appointment.
I noticed a difference within the first 2 weeks! I felt as I thought “normal” I could come home from work and not sleep for 2 hours, I could eat without being bloated! As the weeks continued I just couldn’t get over the change in me! I was able to eat more, was putting on weight and by time my second appointment came I had had 2 periods! I admit it was hard but if you stay committed you will really see the benefits! On my second appointment I was able to start eating some other food groups and have less natural tablets, and hopefully by my next appointment there will be even more improvements.
My whole family will agree that I am healthier and happier then ever! I am finally living the life of a 29 year old women and enjoying myself and having a social life which was non existent before, I wish I had found Lucy a long time ago!!!
Orla, from Belfast.