My Name is Laura Kelly-Pifer and I have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed over 8 years ago and it’s been quite a journey. In the beginning, I experienced mild pain. Then over the course of the last few years, my pain increased. There were times that it would take 2 – 3 hours to get out of bed, and every time I took a step, it felt like I was walking on glass. My life was miserable.
I was tired of being put on multiple medications and feeling like a zombie. Friends began to recognize for once that I was sick. I decided to try and regain control by changing the way I did things. I had been exercising and eating fairly healthy, but it was hit or miss. I began researching specific foods to eat, modified my workouts, and began a routine that worked for me.
By December of 2011 I was completely off ALL of my medication. It was truly a miracle!! To date, I’ve only had one flare this year and it was mild. I recognized it coming on and took action by listening to my body, looking at what I was eating, etc. I am so pleased with where I am now. It’s been a LONG road but I know that I’m stronger more today than ever before. Thank you for allowing me to share my brief story.
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