August 23, 2016 at 1:42 pm #8134JParticipant
Thank you Fawne, for your helpful and informative materials that go with the program. I’ve only just begun the program and was coming to the unfortunate conclusion that the prolonged stress to my body and mind over the last several years has lead me to the Stage 4 of AF. This diagnosis was also concluded by a local ND, where he found that my neurotransmitter levels were all rock bottom along with many other levels. His conclusion was that I was severely ‘burned out’. This news was not only shocking but somewhat of a relief that a diagnosis could be pinpointed after years of unsuccessful diagnosis. However, now with a newborn, a fairly demanding job (that I used to love) and my wife now seems to becoming overloaded; time is not of the essence for me. The ND quickly assured me that this was fixable, but I left somewhat unconvinced, financially broke from the visit :S My question is though, is it entirely possible to recover from such a detrimental/hopeless state and return to my old out-going self that had an ever zest for life? If so, and I follow the plan to a T, how long would it take? Thanks, and sorry for the small novel!August 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm #8151AnnabelKeymaster
It sounds like you’ve been under a lot of stress, something that’s definitely not unusual for new parents! But yes – it’s certainly possible to recover and get your energy levels and vitality back to where they were. How long does that take? It really depends on how you manage your stress, and how long those stressors last. Follow the strategies in Fawne’s book – they will help. Also, sit down with your wife and try to figure out how you can make it through this stressful time together. Perhaps there are lifestyle changes that you can make? Or maybe there are relatives/friends who can help occasionally with the kid(s). Can you speak with your boss and agree to working from home one day each week? Or possibly working longer hours for 4 days, then taking a 3 day weekend? Try to examine where in your life your stressors are, and then develop strategies for changing them (or coping with them better).
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