I'll never forget that day. The pain that I was experiencing throughout my body was debilitating. I couldn’t move. My two-year old son's big, brown eyes filled with tears because I couldn't get down on the floor to play with him. And he was too young to understand why. It was pure agony. I can’t describe how I felt at that moment – moving triggered such physical pain but not moving caused deep emotional pain (his tears!). Despite that, I couldn’t will myself to move. My heart broke for my son. I felt useless, like a helpless shell of my former self. Was this to be the rest of my life? I couldn’t begin to imagine…
Of course, it took forever for the doctors to accurately diagnose and treat my conditions. When they finally did in 2011, I thought that I would find relief at last. I have Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia and a degenerative disk disease. I followed all of my doctors’ orders and prescriptions. I was the perfect patient, filled with hope that I could get my life back. Sadly, that hope gradually faded as my pain and discomfort continued despite my commitment to following orders. After two years of treatments and medications, I felt even worse from the side effects and for nothing. The pain was still there. How is this possible?! That’s when I lost all hope.
I fell into a deep depression. I felt like I was wrapped in a cover of constant pain, discomfort, and despair. I was hopeless. I tried to remind myself of the good things in my life – my son, my wife – but that cloud over me was too thick. I was so miserable. I struggled to do even the simplest of things, like tie my son’s shoes or pour him a glass of juice. I had hit rock bottom. I didn’t care anymore – about anything. I was ready to give up. Enough is enough. I’m done.
Thankfully, my friends and family wouldn’t let me give up. They had other plans for me. I accepted their support but I was very skeptical that things would get better. I mean, so much had to change for me to feel better and I had already tried everything without success. That said, after a lot of talks, tears and soul searching, I made the decision to fight again – to get my life back. People like me, who have suffered with chronic pain, understand the cycles of depression, anger, and hope. I was entering the anger cycle but with great determination to overcome my conditions, not succumb to them. I was done with doctors. I was done with their medications and treatments. They don’t work. I had to get off the painkillers. There had to be another way.
Armed with my new-found resolve to take control of my life again, along with the unwavering support of my family and friends, I was ready to find my way to a new normal – a better normal. A very wise and dear friend was instrumental in defining my path to recovery through the proper research. He became my mentor. He opened my eyes to the reality that what was making me feel overwhelmed was the drugs. It was actually the magnitude of side effects that I had from the nearly 30 pills of prescription and over-the-counter drugs I was taking on a daily basis! The picture became clearer to me. Yes, my medical conditions cause pain and discomfort but the side effects of these medications are worse, so much worse.
Determined to reduce or eliminate as many of these side effects as possible, with my mentor guiding me, I delved into the world of natural remedies and treatments. I admit that I was still skeptical. Part of me just didn’t believe that I would find success with natural remedies but my determination to be rid of side effects drove me to years of extensive research and experimentation.
I actually found a formula that gave me some relief but it wasn’t enough. I could do better if I kept at it. So I kept researching, developing and testing different ideas and formulas in the lab – for countless hours over another two year period – until I figured it out. It paid off. I developed a combination of natural ingredients into a pain relieving lotion that actually worked for me. And it was far more effective than taking a massive amount of pills. I began taking fewer and fewer painkillers, until finally, I wasn’t taking any at all. To me, the most surprising part of this wasn’t that I finally did it. It was that I hadn’t felt that good in years. I forgot what it felt like to feel good. I had created a natural, topical pain reliever that actually worked!
With my mentor, friends and family still by my side, we knew we had to share this with others. We shared it with those who suffer from chronic pain caused by any number of conditions. To all of our surprise and delight, it worked for so many of them too! It’s not magic. It’s not hype. It’s real and it works. And it’s natural. All of those who supported me in my personal journey from darkness to hope now join me in this next phase of our journey. That journey is to get this to as many of you as we can in the hopes that you can get your life back too. I am forever grateful to my support network and I am incredibly blessed to have the skillset needed to discover this remedy. I hope you find relief with our product and encourage you to reach out to me if you have questions.
On behalf of the I Want Natural team, thank you for reading my story. The results have been amazing and have resulted in a community of like-minded people working together to help each other embrace a more natural life. We want to grow this community and share this with as many people as we can. We would love to hear from you and would love for you to share this.