We are so blessed! Almost every week we receive stories like this one. So, to help tell our story I am going to post a story each Tuesday. We will call it, "Testimonial Tuesday". There is hope for Fibromyalgia recovery and I hope this story and many of the stories under the Testimonial tab will be an encouragement to you. If you have any questions about your personal health concerns please feel free to contact us under the Contact Tab. - Dr. Geoff Besso
"I first saw Dr. Geoff Besso, the all over body pain and aches from Fibromyalgia were so severe I was taking pain meds & ibuprofen every two hours 24/7. The brain fog was so bad that my short term memory was impaired to the point of quoting my phone number and address incorrectly for three weeks before I realized it. I had no energy and was sleeping off and on all day long. The osteoarthritis was so painful I couldn’t write or sew and had difficulty even holding a book. (It affected all my joints and back) I had asthma, heart palpitations, acid reflux and LPR.
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I’ve been suffering for 25 to 30 years. In 2006 I had quit my job due to the pain and short term memory loss affecting my productivity. In 2007 I was determined fully disabled. My family doctor treated my symptoms for over 20 years with heart medications, heart catherization, stress tests, medications for acid reflux, inhalers, and increasing Aleve to four tabs every four hours instead of four a day. My family doctor didn’t believe in Fibromyalgia and thought the pain was all in my head. The pain was so severe in my knee that I went to an orthopedic doctor needing a total knee replacement due to arthritis. I saw a Rheumatologist for the pain and he diagnosed me with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. He prescribed pain meds, Lyrica, ibuprofen and sleeping pills.
When I first saw Dr. Besso, I was a little skeptical that the treatment he laid out for me was going to be a cure all, so to speak, for all I was going through. But within three visits my pain level was lessening. After six weeks the pain was so much less that I could go eight hours without pain meds. Now at twelve weeks my discomfort for Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis is being handled. The pain in my hands have diminished so I can write and sew for several hours a day and not hurt during or afterward either. The brain fog has cleared. The pain in my shoulders is gone so I can now sleep on my sides which I couldn’t do for 20 years. My hot flashes have subsided. I have more energy and not falling asleep every two hours.
The staff is so kind and treats everyone like family. Dr. Besso has made a believer out of me. I’m spreading the word. The changes I’ve experienced are amazing!!!"
-Fay E., Ohio