She OVERCAME 10 Diagnoses, 55 Allergies & Chronic Pain
Health Freedom Idaho: Romy’s story is amazing, and is possible for many more children! Health Freedom Idaho is committed to protecting our access to a variety of practitioners to meet our individual health needs.
Romy was diagnosed at 7 yrs old with Chronic Neuro-Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Babesia, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, EB, HV6, Strep, and multiple food and environmental allergies (IgE). She received Lyme congenitally from her mother, in utero, as well as receiving multiple exposures throughout her young life.
Romy lived with 26 excruciating pain areas all over her body – muscles, joints, literally any skin surface was painful to the touch. Romy had a very scary experience with a Lyme-induced seizure on New Years Eve in the beginning of her journey.
Romy had to be carried or transported in a stroller, shopping cart, or wheelchair in order to prevent fire-like pain shooting up from her calves. This pain was so sharp and agonizing, she would scream. She could walk about one block without triggering this pain.
Full-body tics would prevent her from sleeping. At one point she could not run but “gallop” and drag her foot behind her. She experienced facial tics and vocal tics, very swollen/painful throat, fatigue, sensory integration dysfunction, food/environmental allergies, thermoregulation problems, blurry/sandy eyes, encephalitis, and inflammation in every joint.
Paranoia, clinginess, night terrors, OCD, aggression, fears, anxiety, and poor executive functioning. She had a pounding, frontal headache for over two years.
Interventions include Homeopathy & Dietary Changes
Homeopathy proved to be an invaluable tool for Romy’s healing. Homeopathy was the only modality that was effective in reducing Romy’s agonizing pain.
After the microbial numbers were reduced to a more manageable level, herbs began to work. Romy utilized an important herbal protocol on top of antibiotics. Romy lost about 10 symptoms in 1 1/2 months. After that, her family focused more on rebuilding and repair with supplements and other therapies.
Romy was on long term antibiotics along with comprehensive herbal and homeopathy protocols as well as a healthy diet and lifestyle approach.
Romy is symptom-free and takes accelerated classes as a sophomore in high school. She’s also on the Constitution Team that competes with other high schools across the country.
Romy makes her diet and a healthy life-style top priority. She enjoys dance classes, kick boxing, rigorous workouts at the gym, and long walks on the weekend with her dog. She loves to cook with her dad and is a master at making green smoothies. Her family grows vegetables and cooks almost every night.
Romy’s mother recalls what she learned from her daughter’s healing journey: “Modern living demands being open and recognizing we are all individuals toting our own special blend of disease, metabolic deficiencies, lifestyle factors, genetics, toxic exposure, emotional baggage, what have you. Modern living demands that we partake and manage our own health. Every day there are hundreds of articles published on diseases. No way our practitioners can be experts on everything like in the old days. As a result, we must take ownership of our health and research and read every day. We must bring our knowledge to the table.”
And finally, “She is our little burst of light and love. She has always been that way, so disarming. Even at her sickest, she could eek out a sweet smile, or weakly laugh at something funny. Simply everything is better with her here with us,” recalls Romy’s mother. Read more of Romy’s story here.