The last 5 years I have been suffering from gastroparesis like symptoms with varying severity. Gastroparesis has a range of symptoms including: heartburn, nausea, an early feeling of fullness when eating, weight loss, abdominal bloating, erratic blood glucose levels, lack of appetite, and gastroesophageal reflux.
I suffered from loss of appetite, weight loss and erratic blood sugar levels in particular. Gastroparesis can be caused by a range of factors but of most relevance to me is Nervous system diseases. I say "of relevance to me" in that I was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system.
The weight loss that I have suffered over the last five years is substantial, going from approximately 16 stone to 12 stone.
Given that I am 6 feet 5 inches tall - one could consider this severe. Prior to meeting Vivienne Constad, my life consisted of crawling into work and back and lying on the couch, literally.
The week-ends would be spent horizontal reading the newspapers. The walk to the paper shop was about all the exercise I could manage and even then I was weak and wobbly. Libido? I would have been a natural for the priesthood - catholic of course. Eating was miserable in that I had to be very careful about portion size or I would get severe indigestion.
As my appetite and digestion got worse and worse, I got more and more depressed until I seriously started considering the unthinkable. However, I am a catholic so whether that is relevant or not, one day I was looking in the mirror and I said to myself "Enough!"
I wasn't ready to check out yet, agreed life sucked but how much worse could it get? So I got on Google and started researching.
I found some promising material about TENS machines and treatment for gastroparesis. So I bought a TENS machine and followed the research protocol documented in a medical journal paper. This amounted to attaching the electrodes to my thoracic spine at vertebrae No. 10 and 6. This did make a difference but progress was slow. It did stop the weight loss and further deterioration but it didn't make things better (i.e. it didn' t turn back the clock).
My life was transformed when I came across Vivienne and the COSMODIC. Following a small number of sessions, I determined to buy a COSMODIC - EX735Ag. It cost me an awful lot of money but what price good health? I spent the first month experimenting with putting the cosmodic on various parts of the spine but things really took off when I wondered what would happen if I put it on the same parts of the thoracic spine that I had placed the TENS electrodes on. NO COMPETION!
My life has been transformed - literally. I have put on 12 pounds, everyone comments how different and more energized I am, my outlook on life is sooooooo different. I am planning for the future. My girlfriend has noticed a big difference if you know what I mean - wink, wink, nudge, nudge!
I am now working in Europe doing short term contracting and as my weight rises, my MS symptoms ease.
If someone had told me this a year ago, I would have laughed. 8 months ago, I was being measured for walking canes.
What more can I say, when the new model comes out, sign me up. No if's, but's, maybe's or anything else. Just show me where to sign. Needless to say but absolutely worth saying, I am very grateful to Alexander Karasev for inventing the cosmodic and to Vivienne Constad for being such a wonderful exponent of the art.