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RedRiver Health and Wellness Center
8765 E Bell Rd. Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
I was diagnosed with low thyroid about 15 years ago after my second baby. I was prescribed thyroid medication and did pretty well for the first 5 or 6 years... during which I had my 3rd baby.... then began a steady decline in my health. It was gradual at first, only looking back now can I really identify what was happening... and then the last 6-7 years have been a roller coaster. I tried a few different primary care doctors trying to stabilize my condition. My medication was increased and decreased and increased again.
There were a couple of those years that I quit taking the thyroid medication altogether and did not see any physician because I was so discouraged. Prior to my giving up for those years I had seen an endocrinologist hoping that a specialist would be able to help me... I went to appointment after appointment and each time I was told that I just needed to lose weight. I was put on a diet pill and left each visit in tears of frustration and embarrassment. I eventually found another primary care doctor who put me back on thyroid medication but my health just continued to worsen.
My symptoms before coming to Red River included extreme fatigue, headaches, continual weight gain, anxiety and depression. I have always been a pretty positive person but I was losing touch with that part of my personality really fast... I would feel so sad and then angry and sad again... I felt hopeless.. I had feelings of extreme guilt because I have such an incredible husband and kids that I wanted so desperately to keep up with and enjoy but I couldn't! I love being a part of my kids school activities and sports.... I tried to keep going at a normal pace but I just couldn't anymore... Honestly... I felt like I was in daze every day... I couldn't focus and complete tasks.. My body ached everywhere.. I would take at least 12 ibuprofen on a daily basis just to feel like I could function... I felt like getting through each day was such a chore....I was so miserable.
Now.... three months later I have never felt better! It's incredible! I honestly did not expect such rapid results...My headaches are gone! I wake up every morning excited for what the day has in store... I can think clearly and my energy has increased by leaps and bounds! I have lost weight and decreased inflammation throughout my body! I feel like myself again! I am so happy that I can enjoy my fun life and be the wife and mom that I want to be! Sure I have days here and there where I feel tired... But I now understand why I was feeling the way I was feeling... the reasons for my decline in health and the steps I need to take to stay healthy for the rest of my life!
I'd say that one of the biggest reasons I found success in this program was that I was given the support, both emotionally and physiologically, that I needed so desperately! Dr Redd, Dr. Anderson & Dr. Stadler have taken so much time to get to know me... to find the root cause of my Hashimoto's disease...and to help me understand what I need to do to make changes! I know that they have thousands and thousands of patients across the country and the world.... yet they honestly made me feel like I was their one and only patient. I can't thank them enough for that! I am so extremely grateful for Dr Redd, Dr. Anderson and Dr Stadler as well as the entire staff of Red River for the compassionate way in which you have helped me!