Fatigue, Headaches, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Weak Immunity
(Diana) Professional therapist who has dealt with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 15 years. She works with high school students and was exposed to many different physical and mental diseases. She experienced so much fatigue and pain that she could hardly get out of bed. She tried the normal medical route, and said that the physicians only laughed at her. She also tried the holistic approach which helped temporarily. The acupuncture she received for 2 years helped temporarily relieve her severe symptoms. Diana also suffered from neck pain, headaches, low back pain, and a weak immune system, as she would become sick very easily. For the past year and a half, she has become more and more emotionally withdrawn and depressed. She tried anti-depressants such as Wellbutrin, which did little to relieve her depression. She first started seeing Dr. Tong last November. Her improvements were slow coming at first. However, in the last two months she has noticed a tremendous difference in her health. She is emotionally more stable, her pain is much less, and her fatigue is now a minor problem. When she gets the flu, she recovers much more quickly. Her outlook in life has also changed. She feels that there are so many possibilities out there for her now.
Bill (caller) – Was put in the hospital for mental problems and was prescribed Ativan. He got severe stomachaches from the drug and became addicted. He was withdrawn, slept a lot, and became paranoid. Has has suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 30 years and has symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He also has back pain, stomach pain, and toothaches.