I have struggled for over 40 years with ever increasing fibromyalgia pain, stomach issues and headaches. I, like most people with chronic health issues, had sought out just about every possible treatment in traditional medicine and alternative care. I had tried anything that sounded even remotely reasonable, and even some that didn’t. Desperate people do desperate things right? One treatment that stood out to me in all of my internet research was Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, but there didn’t seem to be anyone using it for my conditions. When my doctor said there was HBOT newly available, I was skeptically thrilled – if that’s possible.
She prescribed a 20-day treatment for me. Scared but hopeful, I put on the hood, got into the chamber, and did my first “dive.” Within the first few days, I noticed that the burning, stinging pain of fibromyalgia was noticeably decreased, and my stomach was calm. I felt so much better, that in a few days, I was able to ride my horse 3-4 days a week instead of 1-2 times a month.
After 20 days of treatment I went to our Welsh-Cob national horse show and rode in it for the first time in 20 years! I returned from sea level to 8,000 feet and began aching. My doctor had warned me that fibromyalgia may take some ongoing “maintenance” treatments, so I called and booked one. I hobbled into the clinic, crawled into the chamber, and read a book through my dive. When I came out, I stood up, took a step, and got the surprise of my life. I was 80-90% better! I was amazed!
I find that one maintenance treatment per week is perfect for me. I am so grateful to have Mountain Hyperbarics here in Durango, and to George and Lori Ann for their professional and caring therapy. I have a few friends that I am encouraging to try HBOT – that is how much I think it helped me.
Thanks George & Lori Ann!
Early in 2018 I was experiencing the “typical” symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is not to say that they had just materialized suddenly. The fact is that I had been living with these symptoms for decades. I had been treated for the headaches, including migraines, inability to sleep well and emotional components previously with various medical and non-traditional approaches. Unfortunately, the treatments only focused on the symptoms and not on the actual injury to the brain.
It was not until Kirtsen Searfus, M.D. diagnosed me with a TBI and set me on a course of treatment that included HBOT. Within the first ten treatments I experienced dramatic improvement. By the time the full course of treatment was complete I was symptom free.
The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment changed my life. I am headache free, able to sleep and the emotional swings I experienced are now in the past.
“As a result of an auto accident, I had some neurological issues that included some painful migraine headaches. I also had some lingering emotional issues as a result of these headaches. These issues went away during my hyperbaric treatment and I am very satisfied with my situation now.”