Another week of great results as I’ve continued to feel better each day as a result of my new vitamin regime including probiotics and Protandim. My sleep is improving, brain fog is getting more clear and my overall pain level is continuing to reduce. For years I have woken in extreme pain, dreading rolling over to get out of bed and experiencing the excruciating pain of my feet hitting the floor when I stand up. However now when I wake up my first thoughts are not about how much pain I am in. I am able to roll over and get out of bed instantly and not in excruciating pain, and each day I continue to improve and the pain lessens even more.
Prior to my diagnosis with Lupus and Lyme disease I was running daily, competing in half and full marathons, triathlons, century bicycle rides (100 miles), and training for an Ironman competition. My diagnoses stopped all of that very abruptly. As much as I’ve continued to try to run through all of this I have been unable to remain consistent due to pain, fatigue and my body not accepting the abuse. Prior to taking Protandim I could barely run at all and if I pushed and ran 2-3 days I was bedridden for 2 weeks and barely able to make it through a full day of work.
For the past 3 weeks of taking Protandim I have been able to run 4-5 days a week consistently and have registered for my first running competition in 5 years! I am running on a 178 mile relay team for the Reno Tahoe Odyssey in June. For the first time in years I am confident I will be in shape for the event and able to participate without making myself sick. This is a huge progress in my health, especially since 3 months ago my doctor told me to stop expecting to run like I used to, my body just couldn’t do it anymore. I refused to believe her and I’m so glad I did because it opened my mind to try Protandim.
When I began taking Protandim I had many reservations and expected it not to work, since I hadn’t had success with anything in the past. However I have been beyond surprised with the results and am so happy I tried it as it has allowed me to get my life back!