October 14, 2019
There is Almost Always a Solution
This is a true story.

Recently a 35 year old handsome, fit, successful and seemingly healthy man was "paralyzed" due to an anxiety disorder.

Robert is a business executive for a multinational corporation based out of Switzerland. He has traveled the world for them and hasn’t missed a day of work due to illness for eleven years. Until two months ago. One morning he woke up with extreme anxiety and in serious panic mode. While he had been somewhat high-strung his whole life, and had battled allergies and periodic illnesses, he had never experienced anything like this. He couldn’t go to work or travel or do any normal everyday tasks. For the first time in his life he was experiencing thoughts of suicide. So, he went to a psychologist for therapy, a psychiatrist who put him on two strong psychotropic medications, and another doctor to check if he had vertigo because he was so dizzy. He did not have vertigo and the meds made things worse, significantly increasing the suicidal ideation. He called the psychiatrist and her solution was to double the dose. Instead, because he felt like he was losing his mind, he came off the drugs. Then he went to a homeopathic doctor his mother knew. He suggested Robert get blood work done. Think about it. He had been to two different MD’s (the psychiatrist and the vertigo doctor) but neither fully examined him physically or suggested to have his blood tested. However, the homeopath did. It was discovered that Robert had extreme mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr virus, parvo virus, his liver was functioning at about a 10% rate, herpes 2, his spleen was enlarged and his cholesterol levels were all out of whack. Other than that, he was in great shape!

He had regular checkups his whole life, including last year, but this all went undetected until his body shutdown, communicating it was in major distress. Folks, listen to your body!

Then another holistic doctor got involved, reviewed his blood work and put him on a strict regimen of diet and supplements. That was two weeks ago. He is now doing much better. Still, not able to return to work, he is well on his way to recovery. The doctor said it could take three months for him to start feeling consistently better and two years before he is fully recovered. But he is on the road.

The point of the story is that there is almost always a solution to whatever dilemma one is encountering. But who would have thought that all those “physical” issues were impacting Robert’s nervous system to such an extent that it caused his brain to scream out in “fight or flight” mode manifesting in anxiety, panic and depression?!!!

If you’re struggling in any area, don’t stop looking for answers. Don’t accept the status quo or conventional wisdom. Research it, talk with people who may have experienced similar circumstances, Google that stuff or reach out to Accent’s Life Coach - all great resources!

Most of the time, a solution can be arrived at. But ya gotta start the journey!
There is almost always a solution to most challenges.
Sometimes, though, it has to be built brick-by-brick.
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