“Ok, I’m not too sure how to even begin thanking Adam for the life changing journey I have been on with him for the past 12 weeks 😌 Long story short, in 2011 when I was just 25 and my son was only 1, I started to suffer from a load of strange symptoms which started with facial & head pain. I had been stressed at work, I was a new Mum, and in all honestly, I thought it would go away. However, when it didn’t, I booked in to see an ENT to rule out sinus problems. This is where it all started, the pain began spread and got much more secure, so I ended up seeing a rheumatologist who said my symptoms were Fibromyalgia (like) but he wouldn’t diagnose me, and instead he put me on medication which didn’t work 😕
I continued to suffer with fatigue, headaches, brain fog, pins & needles, anxiety, ear ringing, IBS, the list goes on and on. The symptoms waxed & waned, and they were hard to explain.
I found the anxiety to be one of the worst symptoms, along with the sensitivity to noise, as well as fatigue. I had always exercised I thought it may of helped, so I started to run & do yoga, and I just accepted that this was me and this was just going to be my new life. That’s the thing when it’s invisible people don’t know & we all have our own shit going on, only a handful of people close to me knew I was suffering. A neurologist eventually diagnosed functional pain disorder & was sent away with the reassurance it wasn’t MS, but still with no treatment plan or advice.
I came across Adam and I knew there was something different about him. I watched his Facebook and the number of people with chronic pain he was helping was crazy. I eventually contacted him and went to a workshop in Edinburgh that he was doing, and started a program at home. I started to feel so much better, however I fell off the wagon & never continued. Don’t ask! Big mistake! The symptoms never fully went away & I found myself starting an exercise program with a friend who owns a gym & loving it, but I’d crash and relapse again and again, and my symptoms would keep flaring up, making me feel lost & deflated once again.
I eventually got back in touch with Adam, and I’m so grateful, and after some pleading on my behalf he agreed to work with me, but this time I committed to seeing him weekly in his Newcastle studio this time.
Has it been easy, em NO!! Cold showers, daily movements & changing the way my brain processes information has been almost tortuous. I have spent the last 12 weeks driving from Edinburgh to Newcastle twice a week to see Adam, and that drive takes it out of you! Some days I’ve literally done a round trip the same day, but I would do it 100 times over as I know it would get me pain & fatigue free like I am now 🙌🏼
Adam is a one off. He pushed me further than I thought possible physically, mentally and god knows emotionally. I’ve cursed him a lot, but
I’m proud to have made a friend for life.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from chronic pain, Fibromyalgia or hyper mobility issues like EDS, seriously reach out to him, he’s a bloody genius.
You can with determination get better, Fibro is a culturally adopted label for a collection of symptoms, yes the pain, fatigue and weird symptoms are very real, but it’s possible to make a full recovery.