Life After Neurotherapy
Previously, I shared about how a month receiving neurotherapy changed my life. However, my story didn’t end when the therapy ended.
As I went back home to my family, I was so grateful to have so many of my symptoms gone, or drastically better. But my work wasn’t over. I still have narcolepsy, which means my brain waves are still susceptible to getting out of whack. My neurotherapist said that once the neurotherapy was done, my brain still had to heal. Like a foot in a cast. I had to go home and continue to take it easy. Stress, for example, would be like jumping on a broken foot in a cast.
Making lifestyle changes for my health
So we cleared our schedule for a year. Yes, saying no to tons of activities was hard. I chose to enroll my kids in school after years of homeschooling. We didn’t travel during this time. The slower pace helped ease my constant state of overwhelm that I felt as a mom of 4.
Along with my slower pace, my neurotherapist also taught me how to support my brain. Exercise, stress reduction, healthy diet, laughter, and yes, even orgasms, are fuel for the brain. The more I took care of my brain, the stronger it would continue to be.
I have continued to pursue brain health and on my own have hacked a few more things. I found that frankincense essential oil also slows my brain waves, which I will share more about at another time. I pursued exercise until I found something I am addicted to. I eat healthily and manage my stress effectively.
My narcolepsy symptoms have improved
To this day I am still unmedicated, and these are some of my results.
I used to have 25-35 drop me on the floor cataplexy attacks a day. Now, I have 3-4 a month that just cause me to pause a bit. If I have sugar or get stressed I notice a spike, but never even close to the 25-35 a day.
I used to have 3-4 terrifying sleep paralysis attacks a month that left me emotionally scarred. Now I have 1-3 a month that are just a little weird.
I have regained most of my memory and multitasking abilities.
I still struggle with some excessive daytime sleepiness, and lack of motivation, but nothing like I used too.
I still remember what it felt like to live 30 years without narcolepsy, and still am working towards solutions to ditch as many symptoms as possible. Neurotherapy is not 100 percent responsible for reducing my symptoms. But if I was forced to put a number to it, I would say it is responsible for me ditching about 50 to 60 percent of my symptoms.
Sharing my gratitude
I am so grateful for my friend, who told me about neurotherapy. I am thankful for my hubby who held down the fort at home so I could leave for weeks. And I am thankful for my amazing neurotherapist, a woman who generously gives of herself so that girls like me, can feel better.
Do you have questions about neurotherapy? Please feel free to ask. I won’t claim to have all the answers, but I will do my best to share what I know.
Do any of your family and/or friends also have narcolepsy?