Six years ago, I had been working as an environmental engineer for about 25 years, was in a senior position managing a team of seventeen staff. Tight deadlines, long days, stressful situations were the norm. I started experiencing some very concerning symptoms: headaches, migraines, jaw clicking, ear pain, memory loss, digestive issues including food sensitivities, and joint pain. A myriad of symptoms that were difficult to diagnose. Then I started to shake or probably better described as “vibrate”, like I was buzzing or zapped.I called it “nervous system overdrive” for lack of understanding what exactly it was. The pain was so severe that I had to go on medical leave. During those seven months off, I was determined to manage my symptoms and figure out the root cause of my problem.
After many blood tests, scans of my head and abdomen, everything was “normal”. Really? I knew what I had was not normal. I went from doctor to doctor to chirodontist to TMJ physiotherapist to dentist to acupuncturist, cranial-sacral therapy to alleviate the head pain, the list goes on and the bank account was severely drained by then. I could not continue to spend so much money. I was planning to retire soon so I knew I had to figure this out.
I had no choice but to turn to self-care
Here’s where I turned to self-care. I knew I was on my own to figure this out. I remembered buying a kit of Doterra essential oils a few years back but I hadn’t really used them. I pulled them out and started doing my research on essential oils. I came across the Doterra Lifelong Vitality Pack, a set of supplements that I thought may be of help to me. That’s when things started to change. Two weeks after starting the supplements, a lot of my symptoms subsided but what also surprised me was that these supplements made two other incredible changes for me: I was now sleeping through the night, something I hadn’t done for as long as I can remember AND I was no longer tired in the afternoon. I had energy all day and into the evening until bedtime. Once again, this is something I hadn’t had in years.