This case involves a 45 year old woman, Lydia, who has dealt with a non-specific autoimmune disorder since her teen years. She has undergone 17 surgeries to remove benign growths and to repair damaged organs and joints. Lydia developed chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, migraines, raynaud’s, orthostatic dizziness, asthma, restless leg syndrome, chronic insomnia, nerve pain, anxiety, depression, and a host of other related issues due to the body’s response system attacking itself for so many years. Before beginning neurofeedback treatment, she was taking 17 prescription pills each day for pain, muscle involvement, and to regulate body systems, including the autonomic nervous system.
Within a few weeks of beginning neurofeedback treatment, Lydia began noticing significant improvement in symptoms. She reported improved sleep, adding that she was actually dreaming for the first time she could recall! She had the energy to begin working out regularly, and her chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia symptoms subsided. As treatment progressed and her body’s defense and response system became stronger, Lydia was able to stop taking all prescription medications. She has had more than 80 treatments to date, and although she occasionally has a flare of one or more autoimmune issues, they are not chronically present, she is medication-free, and she embraces each day with sustained energy and stamina.