Archive | July, 2012

Is Your ALS, MS, Parkinson’s… Really Lyme Disease?

30 Jul

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Do You Have ALS Or Is It Lyme Disease?

This blog posting is more for those who do not have a Lyme disease diagnoses yet. I am not a doctor but I have gathered information over the years and have had personal experiences that might be helpful to someone.

Growing up as a sick kid I was always at the doctor’s office for some medical reason and more often than a normal healthy child. I was diagnosed correctly on a few things but I cannot count how many times I was misdiagnosed. As I grew older and my illness became more severe my diagnoses were even further off of the wrong path.

After having to diagnose myself through the Internet (yes the Internet) and from speaking to my aunt, I realized that doctors just don’t seem to take the time to find the needle in the haystack. I always hear doctors say “stay off the Internet those medical websites cannot diagnose you”, well neither can you doc. Dr. House (House M.D. on Fox) may have been a fictitious character on television but he never gave up trying to find out what was wrong with his patients.

If you are a person suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),  Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease (PD) or others, you may want to get a second diagnoses if you feel you may not have these medical conditions. Why? Because I was told I had all three of these illnesses which were all misdiagnosed. The final result before I gave up on all family doctors and specialists (Neuros, Rheums..) was that I had possible MS, Parkinson’s and a movement disorder.

Lyme disease is a great imitator and can mimic many other diseases or illnesses. Lyme disease is a horrible nightmare and not an easy fix and many doctors lead you to believe. Those with late-stage/chronic Lyme disease who are disabled (like myself) and bedridden can tell you just how awful it is when it has taken over your body. It can wither away your body and make you look and feel like you have ALS.

If you have the time then watch a great movie called Under The Eightball  where the film maker shows you and tells you about his sister’s struggle with Lyme disease and how she was misdiagnosed with ALS. It is a very sad film but they are getting the word out there and showing you some of the secrets of Lyme disease.

Under Our Skin is another great film to watch. It will really open your eyes. You can watch it on Hulu for free or find it on Netflix, YouTube or buy the film (which I recommend to show your friends and family). If you are new to Lyme or think you have it watch Under Our Skin.

In Under The Eightball if I can remember correctly (my Lyme cognitive issues have taken away my short and long-term memory) Lori was told she had ALS and was severely sick and in and out of hospitals. She was disgnosed with ALS and was being treated or taken care of for ALS. Lori knew she had Lyme disease but the doctors/hospital refused to give her Lyme treatment.

When Lori finally received some antibiotics (used to treat Lyme disease) her breathing was becoming stable and she was feeling better I believe. This showing that yes she had Lyme and most likely not ALS. Doctor’s took her off antibiotics and refused to treat her for Lyme disease.

Lori later died. Parts of her from her autopsy were sent to a lab and they came back “POSITIVE for Lyme”. What a shame and this poor girl suffered because doctor’s refused to think that maybe she had Lyme. By the way; If you have Lyme disease insurance most likely will not cover treatment so you get sent home from the hospital even if you are severely ill.

So here is a case that was documented. I have had the same experience first hand. Then I have heard from so many people in the Lyme community that their Lyme disease was misdiagnosed as ALS, MS, Parkinson’s…..etc. We get put through all sorts of tests such as MRI’s, CT scans, lots of blood work and more.

Not one doctor out of too many to count ever mentioned Lyme disease to me as a possibility. After I was diagnosed with Lyme disease by an LMD I went for a follow up to a family doctor where I told him I am positive for Lyme disease and many coinfections. His response was “Lyme disease does not exist in California” which was the doctor’s nice was of saying I was lying and do not have Lyme. He laughed at me and then told me to have a nice day. That is professional huh?

The reason I wrote this post to inform potential patients with Lyme disease who are more than likely being misdiagnosed right now to get a second opinion and see an LLMD. You will not get the help you need with Lyme disease from a family doctor, infectious disease doctor or specialists. In fact on my blog I have a post where a doctor was making fun of Lyme disease patients.

Be your own advocate and if you feel something is not right then do what you can to find the truth. I am not saying that all cases of ALS, MS and so on are misdiagnosed I am just saying I bet there are many out there that are. This could save your life and your body. Never be afraid to speak up to a doctor, ask questions or tell the doctor they are full of bullshit.

I could go on about how many trips to a doctor’s office where I was mistreated and there was no care. We are paying to see these doctor and we deserve answers and to be treated fairly. I had so many doctor visits where they give you a pill and said “this will cure you” and nothing ever happened. The next visit it was like “well we don’t know what to do so get out”. Sadly this happens a lot to Lyme and Fibromyalgia patients.

So if you have any of the medical conditions listed in this post and feel you may have Lyme disease please seek a second or third opinion. Don’t give up and keep being persistent until you are sure your diagnoses is 100% correct. You never know. Best of luck to you.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – Lack Of Posts

24 Jul

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Lack Of Posts – CFS

I knew the CFS would hit me full force again one day. Last month the fatigue started getting worse again. I have it all the time but it seems to come in flares even worse like the Lyme flares and Fibro flares. It is bad enough where lifting my arms requires a lot of work since they feel like lead weights. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be caused by your other illnesses or other factors.

I haven’t been able to keep up with posts or be active in the Lyme community lately since I am just too exhausted mentally to write and physically to get on the computer. I just want to lay down and watch TV and not have to think. I’m sure you all can relate.

I doesn’t seem like a lot of work to write a blog or keep up with your life’s daily journal like this blog is for me. When you have chronic Lyme disease, hypothyroidism, CFS, FMS and many other medical issues writing these blogs are like a full days plus overtime work to a healthy person. It can really drain what little I have left in my batteries.

When I was healthy I had worked 7 days a week for months and 16 hour days so I know what being exhausted felt like. This while having little to no sleep and working very physically demanding jobs. You get home and just collapse and your brain is fried from all of the thinking and engineering. I can honestly say that exhaustion when I was healthy is nothing compared to the exhaustion and fatigue I feel now. Now you don’t heal or bounce back the next day but just continue to feel that crappy everyday.

Now it is more like just being hit by a car, having the flu and then going to work a 16 hour shift down in the coal mines. That is what just one day feels like and everyday. I feel sluggish and like my body is made of stone. I know many people that have Lyme disease or fatigue that say it is not that bad yet but those who have it bad like me should be about to relate.

I cannot wait until the day I can get out of this horrible nightmare. At my last LLMD appointment I asked for meds to help me with the fatigue and cognitive issues that are getting worse such as my memory. So far they do not seem to be helping.

My insomnia and CFS do not get along at all. I still stay up until the sun rises about 6-8am. When my insomnia is worse than the CFS I will sleep maybe 30 minutes and be awake all day and night like a zombie. I can hear a mouse walking 5 houses down. When the CFS is bad nothing can wake me and I feel like I am sleeping in a coma, it is hard to open my eyes to get up to take meds and eat. It is weird to feel so exhausted and my body and mind want to sleep yet my insomnia keeps me up so late.

 

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For Those Who Don’t Know What CFS Is

Chronic fatigue syndrome

CFS; Fatigue – chronic; Immune dysfunction syndrome; Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)

Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions.

See also: Fatigue

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The exact cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is unknown. Some theories suggest CFS may be due to:

  • Epstein-Barr virus or human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6); however, no specific virus has been identified as the cause
  • Inflammation in the nervous system, because of a faulty immune system response

The following may also play a role in the development of CFS:

  • Your age
  • Previous illnesses
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors

CFS most commonly occurs in women ages 30 to 50.

Symptoms

Symptoms of CFS are similar to those of the flu and other common viral infections, and include muscle aches, headache, and extreme fatigue. However, symptoms of CFS last for 6 months or more.

The main symptom of CFS is extreme tiredness (fatigue), which is:

  • New
  • Lasts at least 6 months
  • Not relieved by bed rest
  • Severe enough to keep you from participating in certain activities

Other symptoms include:

  • Feeling extremely tired for more than 24 hours after exercise that would normally be considered easy
  • Feeling unrefreshed after sleeping for a proper amount of time
  • Forgetfulness
  • Concentration problems
  • Confusion
  • Joint pain but no swelling or redness
  • Headaches that differ from those you have had in the past
  • Irritability
  • Mild fever (101 degrees F or less)
  • Muscle aches (myalgias)
  • Muscle weakness, all over or multiple locations, not explained by any known disorder
  • Sore throat
  • Sore lymph nodes in the neck or under the arms

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Help Inanna House Get Funded – Indiegogo

18 Jul

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Help support Inanna House and get funded to get help for many chronic Lyme sufferers. The goal is to reach to $20,000 and there are only 45 days left. You can visit their web site at the link below and read below for more details about Inanna House.

Inanna House: An Inpatient, Residential, Holistic Recovery Center for Chronic Lyme Disease sufferers.

 
Click HERE to help fund Inanna House, get more details and watch a video

 

Visit the Inanna House homepage HERE

or

http://www.inannahouse.org/

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Why Inanna House??

Many people have been wondering why I have been so persistant and passionately dedicated these past few month to help raise funds for Inanna House, but the answer is SO simple to me:

For the past 5 years I’ve both experienced and been witness to countless acts of unimaginable suffering, loss, fearful uncertainty, and utter despair from the lack of resources, financial support, and understanding within the Medical Community and beyond for the millions of people diagnosed wth Chronic Lyme Disease.

It has been an experience I pray none of you will ever know, as the sheer magnitude of it is enough to literally break someone’s soul and have them lose faith in humanity itself…I know because it almost happened to me.

When I found Inanna House,however, and felt the sincere wamth and infallible integrity from its founders, I simply knew that there was an answer; a vision I could hold onto for dear life – one that could grant me the courage to fiercely fight to see it built, as it would not only restore my faith, but it would also PREVENT all of us diagnosed with this condition from losing theirs. And, like I said before, that is everything I could ever wish for.

My Sincerest Thanks,

Sarah Lamando

http://www.asliceoflyme.blogspot.com/

PS. My video may be a little choppy, but to get a REAL laugh, check out my “blooper reel” in the “Gallery” Section above! : )

 

Highlights of The Vision for Inanna House

*The intention of Inanna House is to create numerous centers around the world as millions are in need of help. Here are some highlights of what each of these centers (the first to be built in Sonoma County, California) will provide:

  • A Retreat Style Center with 24 Private Rooms with Baths for In-patient stay, built on 14-15 Acres of viable land.
  • 24 Hour Care and monitoring as patients undergo individualized treatment plans, incorporating all worlds of medicine to acheive optimal re-integration and healing, which would address each aspect of the individual: Mind, Body, and Sprit. 
  • The Center will incorporate Green Energy to make it as self-sustainable as possible. (Good for the Environment, and lowers overhead costs, and thus, in turn, patient fees – now, that’s what I call a win/win situation : )
  • An In-House Organic Garden big enough to feed all residents and provide patients with a necessary “Clean, Alkaline Diet” to aid them in their recovery.
  • A $20 Million Dollar Endowment Fund for individuals who can’t pay for treatment but desperately need it. (Not Kidding…)
  • Fees that are on a sliding scale basis, and a “Give Back” Program so that those who have received treatment and recovered have the opportunity to come back and help give patients who are currently being treated hope, guidance, and support. (Trust me, only Lyme Patients would be thrilled to have this opportunity. Why? Because they desperately wish they had someone to guide them through their own battle to recovery.)
  • A Program specifically designed to help care-takers understand exactly what their loved ones are going through, and how Lyme disease and its co-infections are effecting them. This program will also give specific instructions so that care-takers will also know how they can help their loved ones recover. 

* To learn more about what other amazing features and specific therapies the center intends on offering, please visit their website at:

http://www.inannahouse.org/our-vision.html

Sounds Amazing! Right? Here’s why they just need a little help to get things started…

The creation of Inanna House has been a labor of love, filled with blessed intention, and people determined to see it through the end. Their integrity and vision will NOT be comprised, and in an effort ensure that, they have been reaching out to the Lyme Community for help with certain aspects pertaining to the legal matters that would help get Inanna House off the ground and running as a Nationwide Non-Profit Organization with blueprints and budget projectories in-hand to present to willing investors.

However, anyone who has Chronic Lyme Disease will tell you that even with the best of intentions and a sincere determination to help, often times their illness simply overcomes them and they are unable to perform the duties they so very much had wanted to.

In a nutshell, they’ve had a couple unforseen setbacks, and are in need of monetary contributions to enable them to do the following:

  • They need to get their logo copyrighted to prevent any kind of fraud or impersonation:

Estimated Cost: $850

  • Inanna House is considered a non-profit establishment, but not yet a 501(c)(3). To move further in their fundraising endeavors, and to allow for donations of a larger size, they must obtain this. They need to hire an accountant to draw up a budget, and a lawyer to make sure that Inanna House is in compliance with all laws that pertain to becoming a Non-Profit Organization:

Estimated Cost:$3,000

  • They need to have the blueprints for the vision for their center drawn up and approved, as this will help them in future fundraising endeavors, as well as in presentations to foundations and investors: 

Estimated Cost: $3,000

Estimated Cost for Presentation Preparation: $5,000

  • Thus far, ALL of the work that has been put into creating this organization has been lovingly done by either Sara Donnelly or Mara Williams herself. With the expansion of their vision, and more and more people wanting to become involved, it would be impossilble for them to continue their work alone. In order to ensure that every question about this Center is answered, and every future marketing and/or fundraising event is upheld, they desperately need to hire more personnel.

Estimated Cost: $2,000/Month

  • To expand the awareness of Inanna House and their unique vision, they need to hire a Publicist/Marketer to publicize, organize, and help find connections.

Estimated Cost: $3,000/Month

  • This Publicist/Marketer will most definitely be in need of marketing material and promotional products from Inanna House:

Estimated Cost: $2,000

The Total Estimated Cost to Keep the Vision For Inanna House Alive for the Next Year is: $73,850…

The LEAST I could do was try and help them get $20,000, as it would literally give them their wings so that they have a fighting start to move ahead with their amazing vision for the next quarter. 

I’m a FIRM believer in the “Divide and Conquer” method, and I KNOW there are enough people out there to make this happen. I’m not asking for HUGE monetary contributions, in fact I’d rather not. Just a little from a LOT of like-minded people, and we’re there! So please, take a look at our AWESOME perks, contribute if you can, and make some noise by using the Indiegogo Share Tools to get the word out if you can’t. That’s it!

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Shame On You Late Night Infomercials!

16 Jul

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Late Night Thieves!

 

I was watching some infomercials last night and one actually caught my attention. I know these late night products are too good to be true but I though this one was different. This infomercial was for “My Pillow”. Sounded like it can really be useful to us who suffer. What’s the catch?

So this My Pillow “guarantees a great nights rest and REM”. Of course they said it can help with bad necks, snoring, heat/sweat, TMJ, chronic pain…etc. Lymies have all of these issues. I was thinking “man would I love to get a solid rest and wake up without a stiff neck or headache”. Thought maybe my pillow was too flat or not right even though it is the only pillow I can at least try to sleep on, the others hurt my herniated discs.

So I went to Amazon to see how much this pillow was. I figured it was the usual “buy one get one for $19.99 and a bonus item for free”! Boy was I wrong, this pillow costs $80.00! On the commercial they had people claiming how it helped them and one lady was in tears because of how it helped her chronic pain. They acted like this pillow was cheaper than the one you are sleeping on and does so much more. They even had a “doctor” explain how this pillow is so great for the head, nerves and neck.

So I read the reviews on Amazon since I am always the skeptic. Almost every real review from a real person gave it 0-1 stars. They said it was a “lumpy, noisy, stinky piece of crap” and some even threw it away. The fake reviews from paid people said it was “amazing” of course. You can spot the real from the fake reviews they are obvious.

With Lyme we have chemical sensitivity and this pillow is said to “smell like fresh carpet or a strong smell of chemicals that gives headaches”, strike one. It snaps and cracks making noise and a Lymies ears are really sensitive, there’s strike two. It does not keep the head cool as claimed, strike three! I think the My Pillow maker just wants more money for his cigarettes, have you ever heard him talk or breathe? Yet he claims “he wants to help people with their health”, yeah right buddy.

Right after this product aired another product was up for sale. This massager thingy guaranteed to help with Fibromyalgia, chronic pain and the list goes on. You notice a trend? They are targeting the sick and injured and guaranteeing it works. I always thought “guarantee” means you are 99.8% sure this product works and everything claimed is true or your money back. Not the case with anything you see on TV.

What pisses me of is how they target Lyme disease on some of these infomercials. Sure go after people who are suffering and living a nightmare and have no money since nothing is covered by insurance with Lyme. From pills to drinks to devices and more all claiming they can help get your life back. If it were true our doctors would have mentioned it by now. I even saw one drink where a lady said her Lyme was cured, c’mon seriously!!

We Lymies are all looking for that one thing that may help ease just one of our symptoms and these shady people are selling their snake oil to us knowing we might take the bait. We are desperate for help so they know some of us will fall for their empty promises. Shame on you for picking on the weak and poor. Shove those products up your ass! Spend more energy on actually finding something that works instead something to rip people off with.

 

 

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Lyme In Surfside Beach, South Carolina – Holly’s Story

16 Jul

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Lyme In South Carolina – Holly’s Story

A Lyme friend recently wrote to me and asked if I could post this video and her story on my blog. So here it is. Her name is Holly Roesing and she is from SurfSide Beach, South Carolina. She has been suffering from Lyme disease for 7 years and her story below and in the video above may sound very familiar to you.You can find Holly on Facebook if you would like to message her.

Thank you for sharing Holly the more we get in the media the better. Hope you find some relief soon Holly and all my best to you and your family. Stay strong and keep fighting. – Bryan (Lyme Inside)

You can read Holly’s story featured on the news HERE

or by this link – http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=765819#.UAKFtvVdDyL

and I have also copy and pasted the news story below.

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Holly’s story from WPDE News Channel 15 Web Site:

Holly Roesing knows the long-lasting effect a tick bite can have. She has Lyme disease, after she was bitten in 2005 by a tick that tested positive for the disease in South Carolina.

Her doctor put her on antibiotics for three weeks, and at first she was fine. But over the next few years, Holly suffered through a series of debilitating problems, including chest pain, extreme joint pain, and non-stop headaches.

A year and half ago, she suffered a mini stroke.

Holly wants more awareness for her disease. Most ticks in our area carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, but as Holly can attest, they can carry Lyme Disease too. She wants the state to promote May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

This year, we’re expected to have more ticks than normal because of the weather. While staying on trails and wearing light-colored clothing are important, you also need to do a body check when you come in from the woods or anywhere you may have come in contact with a tick.

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New Doctor And Potential Date?

14 Jul

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New Doctor

So as many of you already know I am seeing a great LLMD and 2 other doctors in the same office. The drive to see this LLMD really gets to me and I get jet lag where I want to sleep for days after going on the trip. I wanted to find an LLMD that was a little closer to home.

I heard about a Lyme doctor who was only 25 minutes from my home. A short ride and not in the city… I hate cities, bridges and traffic. This would save me money and save my parents bridge toll, gas and having to drive me 3-4 hours on my appointment day.

Turns out the doctor is only a Nature path or LLNP. He is a family doctor who helps Lyme patients since there are none in this area (can you believe that) and he takes Medicare. Too good to be true. After talking with him this morning he cannot take on my case because my Lyme and co’s are too old and complicated for him.

He will take patients who were just bitten or have been bitten within a few years who are easier to treat. It seems like he doesn’t know how to help chronic/ late-stage cases. He seems like a nice guy after talking to him though. Plus he was trained by my current LLMD so he recommended I stick with him.

I am going to see a family doctor right here in my own town who believes in chronic Lyme and she is willing to help me. I cannot see her until September when my Medicare kicks in. I hope she will work with my LLMD and help get some of my medical bills covered.

 

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Potential Date?

Recently I had a message from eHarmony saying my profile made a girl smile. Then this girl sent me the 5 questions as standard procedure on eHarmony. I saw her profile and I actually smiled because she was cute and my type. Her profile sounded great and we had a lot in common.

We sent questions and answers back and forth and as we got closer to the part where you can actually email freely and say what you want to say, I noticed this girl had not read my profile. On my profile it states “I am disabled/retired and chronically ill”. I also write how I cannot do many physical activities anymore but I can meet for dinner and a date (if I am feeling good but I have to lie a little to find love). My profile says I like to watch TV since I am usually stuck at home in my chair.

So I start reading some answers from this girl and she was writing “I hate couch potatoes, I hate lazy guys who sit around and sleep all day, I want a strong and healthy guy, you must have a job and not be a loser, must love rock climbing, I hate guys who watch too much TV….”. I was thinking is this a joke? She can see that my profile says I do all of those things yet those are the things she hates?

I figure either she just saw my picture and sent the messages and ignored reading the “about me” section on my profile. So I wrote her a nice email when we got to that point and said “hey you might have missed the part on my profile that says I am chronically ill but that means I cannot go rock climbing or be very physical outdoors as much as I would like to be. I am still a great guy with a lot of love to give if you want to give me a chance. If not I understand and no hard feelings”.

Never heard back from her. She was the first girl in a month or longer to show any interest. She is also about the 100th girl who has messaged me and got my hopes up only to never respond back to me. I seriously cannot get past the point of just messaging or texting and actually meeting in person. Seems nobody is willing to give me a chance. I understand why but there has to be 1 or 2 non-shallow girls out there who want a nice date if nothing else.

I’m not looking for a pity party here but I am just sharing the hardships of dating with Lyme or dating disabled. As I said before I have been single for 6 years or more. When I was healthy I was rarely single for more than a month. I have tried to talk to old crushes from my past and they want nothing to do with the sick me.

I am to the point where I have stopped looking and I’m just waiting for a miracle to happen but the day never comes. I am also to the point where I am like “why waste my time and energy writing a heart felt message to these girls if they delete my message and pass me by”.

I did a test just to see how many girls would respond to me messaging them last year. I would write to 10 girls per day for a week or two and wait for a response. I am never rude but only polite in my messages and I will act healthier than I am sometimes. Out of all of the messages I wrote I had zero responses.

I hear form other guys on forums and word of mouth how they had 3 dates after 2 weeks of being on the dating web sites and how their mailbox was full of messages they cannot keep up with. These guys were over weight and not the best looking guys, cheaters, druggies, no job, drunks, married guys, racists, smokers…etc. One guy told me he was just using the site for sex behind his wife’s back. Here I am single as can be, don’t drink, don’t smoke, nice guy, would never cheat and I get nothing. I am starting to think that girls like bad boys only. lol

By the way I have had my photos professionally taken before and posted on these dating sites. I have had my profile professionally written by the web site people or friends. I had my mom write my profile and she swore girls would melt. I have pretended to be healthy and that I had a job just to get some interest. Nothing works. I figured I should just be me and be honest up front because there is nothing wrong with me for who I am, I didn’t ask to be sick.

When I finally get a date I will post about it because I know any date will be fun and amazing. I know she is out there somewhere but her GPS must be broken. Hope she makes it soon because I want to be married and have a family even if I adopt or take in her kids. 🙂 It has always been my dream to have a family.

 

 

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Mangosteen Juice May Help With Some Lyme Symptoms

9 Jul

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Organic Mangosteen 100% Pure Juice

I heard a lot of good things about this super fruit called mangosteen. I saw a lot of posts from fellow Lymies saying how mangosteen was helping with their brain fog, sight and other cognitive issues. This juice was never mentioned to me by my LLMD so I have no idea how much this really helps with Lyme disease. I do however try to trust those who try a product and say it really helped them if they seem legit and not paid to say so.

Mangosteen juice (The Queen of Fruits) according to the bottle is said to help support; cellular rejuvenation, healthy inflammatory responses, immunity, cardiovascular health, antioxidant levels and more. This all sounds great for helping with Lyme disease and co’s.

I bought a bottle of Organic 100% Pure Mangosteen 100 by Genesis Today (which is the only way to go for the good stuff) and I drank 2 shot glasses per day. The fruit is blended with the rind because that is where most of the good stuff is at. It has polyphenols, xanthones and tannins.

Within the first few days I did notice some of my head pressure was going away. By day 5 the pressure was back to the normal vice grip on my brain feeling. So I will say I felt a tiny bit of relief for a few days in just the brain. I did not notice if anything else felt better. I have a bad case of Lyme and co’s and have had it for too long so maybe you might have more success.

Of course anything that helps does not come cheap. A 32 oz bottle will run you about $30.00 or more. I bought mine on Amazon and I will post the link below. For some reason I do not see the Organic version I bought.

If you have some spare cash and want to give it a try this fruit when mixed with Goji berry and Acai berry might be one great super tonic. It can’t hurt to try it plus it is natural without all the side effects of pills. I use Goji berry (Wolfberry)  in capsule form and I drink a lot of Acai berry or use that in capsule form also.

**I am not “Highly Recommending” this product but letting you be the judge. I did get some relief but only briefly and it is expensive at nearly $30-$40 per month.

Click HERE to visit Amazon for Mangosteen Juice I tried

Click HERE to browse Mangosteen Juice on Amazon or just Google it and find a source

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