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MY BATTLE WITH LYME’S DISEASE

Up until recently I never really had the courage to talk too much about my health problems. People always considered it to be a weakness and told me to hide it and pretend I was fine. But sadly my illness has become more part of my life than my music.

Also recently two very famous singers talked about their health issues.

Last year Lady Gaga talked about her struggles with Fibromyalgia http://fibromyalgiawomen.com/lady-gaga-fibromyalgia/

Now Justin Bieber announced his struggle with Lyme’s disease. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7865971/Justin-Bieber-suffering-Lyme-disease.html

I thought that if they were brave enough to admit their “weaknesses” than why should I hide it?

HOW IS LIFE FOR A LYME’S DISEASE SUFFERER?

I have been suffering from fibromyalgia for a few years now and recently I have been diagnosed with Lyme’s disease as well…

Many people have no idea how painful and debilitating it is to have these chronic illnesses.

You are unable to live a normal life and you always have pain in your body.

Along with always having joint and muscle pain, I have several headaches during the day. They only go away if a I lie down and rest for about half an hour.

I often have trouble sleeping well. Even if I fall asleep, I wake up in the middle of the night because of the pain I have in my body.

I have balance problems, I have very low blood pressure and I am often dizzy. 

I’m very sensitive to loud noises and bright lights. They feel as if they were cutting my ears and my eyes.

I have panic attacks for no apparent reason and I fall into depression over little things that go bad in my daily life.

The worst part is probably the chronic fatigue and lack of energy I experience on a daily basis.

Even if I get enough sleep I get up tired and I have trouble concentrating. I feel always tired and I don’t have energy for anything. 

Sometimes even getting out of bed seems like an impossible task.

WHY I CHOSE NATURE AS MY MEDICINE

When I was diagnosed with Lyme’s disease I decided I wanted nature to be my medicine.

I have always believed that mother nature offers us everything we need to stay healthy. We just have to find the right natural remedies.

Since I started my natural cure, all of the symptoms are slowly going away and I’m getting better and more energetic everyday.

Now I’m in the fourth week of my natural cure and finally after 4 weeks I was able to sleep the whole night through and I woke up relaxed and energetic.

The morning sunlight no longer hurts my eyes and I am able to enjoy nature’s beauty.

Of course, it is going to take at least other 6 months for me to be healthy and stronger, but I know I’m on the right track.

The upside of natural remedies is that they have no side effects but the downside is that they take longer to heal you.

I JUST WANTO WRITE DOWN MY EXPERIENCE

It is very difficult to have a chronic illness, as you are unable to live a normal life and do the things most people are able to.

Currently I am unable to pursue my passion in life, which is music.

I am a musician and my main source of income comes from live performances. For the past months I have been unable to perform and work, therefore I have to rely on somebody else to support me financially.

I know I will heal and I will be stronger than ever, but right now it’s very hard to appreciate life…

I wrote this song to thank my mother for all of her support:

Mama Yangu – Shaula

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