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post #841 of 873
hmm... I think I need more of the conversation, because I'm confused.


First NAET appointment in a few hours... I'm getting a little excited/anxious/?? I really, really don't want to get my hopes up that this might help. Ideally, we would see improvements immediately, because otherwise we'll go broke trying to continue treatment (it's all out of pocket.)
post #842 of 873
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
hmm... I think I need more of the conversation, because I'm confused.


First NAET appointment in a few hours... I'm getting a little excited/anxious/?? I really, really don't want to get my hopes up that this might help. Ideally, we would see improvements immediately, because otherwise we'll go broke trying to continue treatment (it's all out of pocket.)
It's really not important, just one of those little "really?" moments for me. But basically, the father is not paying child support and not providing his employer information to the mother (which I think is a far more serious issue, but...). The mother's response was the above quote. All I can think is "So, what? You're eating steak and caviar while she's eating Kraft Dinner? Is that what you mean? Cuz I'm a bit confused..." And really, if you're not getting child support and it's your CHILD's quality of life that goes down first, somehow that just seems wrong to me, yk?

Anyway, on the NAET and
post #843 of 873
I knew it. DH just bailed on me for going to CT on Thursday. There is no way I can wrangle 2 kids and have a productive meeting with the ND. We're away next week and DD is in camp the following week and the week after that.

And he says to me "well DS is doing better". What about me? I"m not doing better. I'm barely functioning. But as usual, I don't count.
post #844 of 873
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I knew it. DH just bailed on me for going to CT on Thursday. There is no way I can wrangle 2 kids and have a productive meeting with the ND. We're away next week and DD is in camp the following week and the week after that.

And he says to me "well DS is doing better". What about me? I"m not doing better. I'm barely functioning. But as usual, I don't count.

I'd come watch them if I could.
post #845 of 873
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I knew it. DH just bailed on me for going to CT on Thursday. There is no way I can wrangle 2 kids and have a productive meeting with the ND. We're away next week and DD is in camp the following week and the week after that.

And he says to me "well DS is doing better". What about me? I"m not doing better. I'm barely functioning. But as usual, I don't count.
Any way you can take some really extra special snacks/treats/toys that might keep them distracted long enough to get through the appointment? Or a special treat for one, and just stick the other on the boob the whole time? (That's the only trick I have up my sleeve over here....)


We just got home from our NAET consultation. We just met with the doc, he tested a couple things on all of us, and we discussed treatment. Can I just say

OMFG?!?!

That was the first time that I've been muscle tested, and it BLEW MY MIND. He did me first, just to show me how it worked, and then did DD (through me- she was sitting on me), and then DP so that he wouldn't think it was all a bunch of hocus-pocus.

I really, really expected it to be something that would be more obvious to the practitioner, but not so much to me. NOT even close. He did white rice on me and tried to push my arm, couldn't get it down. Then he did sugar (he always uses that one for a comparison, because he said almost everyone has a problem with sugar) and my arm just dropped when he pressed on it. I was pushing back with everything I had, and I couldn't keep my arm up. Whoa.

I guess I was doubting it because I've never had good luck with pendulum testing- because I'm too aware of swaying it one way or the other- I can't just let it do its thing. But WOW. That's really all I can say. WOW. I said yes- we will definitely start treatment, so we go back on Friday for our first appointment.

And it gets better- he offers a discounted rate for financial need (which we definitely need, since this will all be cash payments for us), AND he said he would treat me and DD at the same time!

Oh, oh, oh- AND I was thinking it would be nice to do eggs first, since we have a very obvious contact IgE reaction to eggs, so it would be easy to see if it actually works or not. But in looking at his website, they talk about clearing different vitamins and minerals first, so I figured we would have to do it in their order. But nope- he actually told me (without me asking) that they would do the egg mix first, which covers egg, chicken, feathers, and it works on general inflammation.

I am really, really, really, really, really trying not to get my hopes up here. (I will start a thread about our progress after our first real appointment.)
post #846 of 873
Yay, CS!! I didn't want to say anything in case you got a bum practitioner, but there's people here that do it, and call it 'allergy voodoo.' One little girl was down to a handful of foods, and now eats anything (and has classic behavior sals reactions). Her grandma was cleared of an anaphalactic egg allergy. I think I have this right? she used to need an epi pen for egg glaze on bread, but was able to eat a hard boiled egg (in the ER parking lot) and now can eat eggs.

I'm still not going there. It's my backup. My aunt introduced us to muscle testing and talked about doing it over the phone, and lets just say, I like my biochem better.

Everyone's reacting here. I was about to blame blueberries, when I remembered that I had a smaller lunch than usual and normal dose of enzymes. Ds is spitting up and not nursing well, dd is whiny, I'm majorly brain fogged. Stupid bacteria - how much junk do I have in there!? Off to drink clay water and vitamin C. Already did the mag malate for me, and dd's eating white rice and apples for dinner Hmm, maybe some extra zinc for me, too...
post #847 of 873
CS!!!
and !!!
post #848 of 873
CS I am sooo happy for you. I hope it works out. Muscle testing is great. Went to the chiro last week when DD hurt her neck and the chiro muscle tested to check which joint was out of what & it was the first time DD had it done on herself. You could see her trying with all her might to keep her arm up and she couldn't. Just wild.

Glad he's going to do something practical like eggs first! I can't wait to hear the update.
post #849 of 873
Dumb question but is oatstraw likely to be cross contaminated with gluten?
post #850 of 873
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
We just got home from our NAET consultation. We just met with the doc, he tested a couple things on all of us, and we discussed treatment. Can I just say

OMFG?!?!

And it gets better- he offers a discounted rate for financial need (which we definitely need, since this will all be cash payments for us), AND he said he would treat me and DD at the same time!

Oh, oh, oh- AND I was thinking it would be nice to do eggs first, since we have a very obvious contact IgE reaction to eggs, so it would be easy to see if it actually works or not. But in looking at his website, they talk about clearing different vitamins and minerals first, so I figured we would have to do it in their order. But nope- he actually told me (without me asking) that they would do the egg mix first, which covers egg, chicken, feathers, and it works on general inflammation.
That's great. The practitioner I saw said she had to do it in a certain order, and they weren't going to get to the things the kids were actually sensitive to for about 6 sessions so I was going to have to shell out $600 before we even got to something that made sense, so we never did it. I think it was like $100 a session. Might have been more. Something that sounded like too much to me at the time, since it would be so long before we could even tell if it was working.

I really, really, really hope it works for you. Even if it only works on half the foods she's sensitive to, that would be a huge change for you!! (but I'm obviously hoping for more than that for you). And that he's willing to change the order for you and do things so that it's better financially is awesome!

Carren, I wish I could come back to CT to help you out. I'm actually going to be in VT that day, returning my niece to her grandmother. Do you have a portable DVD player that you could use for the appt? I did that once when DD2 had to come with me to the osteopath for my appt.
post #851 of 873
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Dumb question but is oatstraw likely to be cross contaminated with gluten?
I don't know, but I've tried it twice and had a pretty bad reaction both times.

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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 View Post
That's great. The practitioner I saw said she had to do it in a certain order, and they weren't going to get to the things the kids were actually sensitive to for about 6 sessions so I was going to have to shell out $600 before we even got to something that made sense, so we never did it. I think it was like $100 a session. Might have been more. Something that sounded like too much to me at the time, since it would be so long before we could even tell if it was working.

I really, really, really hope it works for you. Even if it only works on half the foods she's sensitive to, that would be a huge change for you!! (but I'm obviously hoping for more than that for you). And that he's willing to change the order for you and do things so that it's better financially is awesome!
Yeah- they have a list of like 12+ things that they do first, but eggs just happen to be on that list. I guess the egg issue also addresses inflammation, which is why they do it first. Also, he said that be clearing the specific minerals and stuff first, it will start healing the gut and clear out some reactions.

This guy is giving us a fantastic price. It's still going to be way more than we can really afford, but we'll make it work. I'm hoping that we can see enough results in the first few sessions to keep our motivation up for shelling out the cash.

And yeah- even if we get a few foods back, I think it will be worth it!
post #852 of 873
Where's the dragging-oneself-across-the-floor-tired smiley? I guess this one will have to suffice: or perhaps:
Anyway. I have nothing to say. My brain decided to delete any thoughts I was intending to post. So... I'll... uh.. I'll be going now.
post #853 of 873
I hear you, JR, I am exhausted today too. I was out of town staying with relatives all last week, and we were very busy the whole time, but I had a lot of energy. I ate well, no junk, and wasn't getting tons of sleep, yet I was not tired at all. I was fine, did what needed to be done and moved on to the next day.

Since I have been home though, I am suddenly really, really tired and unmotivated again. It makes me wonder if there is something in my house making me this way. I am thinking specifically about mold, because I have mold allergies and we live in an old house with a very musty, dirt basement, that is not sealed off at all. When it rains, you can smell the yuckiness and I hate it. We've tried doing a few things about it but no one really seems to know what to do besides encasing everything in black plastic.

Anyway, since we've been home again I have just been wondering that. Also, my youngest has been rubbing his eyes some, and I asked the optometrist about it and she said it looked like allergies, from looking inside his eye. He didn't rub his eye at all while we were gone, but has done it again back here. He doesn't really do it that much at all, but enough to notice that he didn't do it for a week while we were away. I'd say maybe once a day or every other day he will do it.

ETA: But so, could just being tired be the only symptom of that?
post #854 of 873
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Where's the dragging-oneself-across-the-floor-tired smiley? I guess this one will have to suffice: or perhaps:
Anyway. I have nothing to say. My brain decided to delete any thoughts I was intending to post. So... I'll... uh.. I'll be going now.

post #855 of 873
Wow, cs, that sounds so awesome! I am so excited for you! I hope it goes well! It is so great to find a good practitioner that you connect with and is good at what they do. I know it will help!
post #856 of 873
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ETA: But so, could just being tired be the only symptom of that?
Yes. Particularly if your breathing was compromised, but not enough for you to really notice it.
post #857 of 873
I'm trying to assess how I got to be organized way back when (5 years ago). Although I think I was overly organized (as in, probably bordering on OCD bc variations from my routine caused me serious anxiety), I would like to get back to something similar (though obviously less rigid).
So, I'm "looking" at what I did back then. One of the things was a "Treasure map" type thing. However, I also had a book with 10 year, 5 year and 1 year "plans" which outlined steps I needed to accomplish in order to reach my goals. I think I need to do that again.
post #858 of 873
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Yes. Particularly if your breathing was compromised, but not enough for you to really notice it.
Hmmm, I hadn't thought of that. Wow, that's not good. I've always just kind of ignored it, owing it to just the fact that we live in an old house (100 yrs old).

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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
I'm trying to assess how I got to be organized way back when (5 years ago). Although I think I was overly organized (as in, probably bordering on OCD bc variations from my routine caused me serious anxiety), I would like to get back to something similar (though obviously less rigid).
So, I'm "looking" at what I did back then. One of the things was a "Treasure map" type thing. However, I also had a book with 10 year, 5 year and 1 year "plans" which outlined steps I needed to accomplish in order to reach my goals. I think I need to do that again.
It ALWAYS helps me to write things down! Now, writing it down and being able to find it again, that's my challenge!
post #859 of 873
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Originally Posted by momofmine View Post
Hmmm, I hadn't thought of that. Wow, that's not good. I've always just kind of ignored it, owing it to just the fact that we live in an old house (100 yrs old).

It ALWAYS helps me to write things down! Now, writing it down and being able to find it again, that's my challenge!
And it's a lesson I should be taking note of myself in this house.

I use(d) a large notebook or binder. I'm thinking I may use the "special" journal I bought myself a couple of years ago but have been "saving".
post #860 of 873


We made it! I haven't read anything at all, I'd like to go back though and catch up on how everyone is doing.

For now... it's doable. 2500 miles, 1150 alone, about 1400 with my mom, plus a 4yo and a 6yo.

Need to go fiddle with dinner, my mom's already starting something but she's probably more tired than I am.

Suffice it to say, it's nice to be back with y'all.
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