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Lyme disease is a nightmare, especially when it goes undiagnosed for so long.
I didn't care what any of my past doctors said, I was the one who was suffering from this awful disease, I wonder how they would feel if they woke up almost every day with burning head pain like someone was lighting a match to it, or a neck so stiff that it hurts to hold your head up or agonizing ear pain, or continuous discharge from your eyes, or continuously having to clear your throat, to name only a few of the symptoms.
All started a few years ago when I saw the tick on my upper thigh and thought it was a mole, but later the tiny tick fell off. Later that day there was a a dark red area surrounding the first red ring. It was measured by the doctor as six inches wide. I started doxycycline right away.
Since that time, I went through several treatments of antibiotics. The last one was prescribed months later because I was still suffering from joint pain. With antibiotics I started feeling worse, I had joint pain in my hips, and the pain was worse some months than others.
However, I think I was lucky, because I found Doctor Sponaugle when I was about to give up looking for a better life! I live in NC, and getting doctors to take me seriously was very difficult. If it wasn't for doctor Sponaugle, I would have never known and still would be terribly sick.
I don't want to get in details of how really bad it got until we went to Palm Harbor, I just want the world to know how blessed we are to have you Dr Sponaugle and I want your practice to continue to grow because you have the ability, knowledge and compassion to help so many people.
I cannot even allow myself to imagine what shape I would be in today had I not found Dr. Sponaugle. He and his staff were incredibly caring and supportive and the absolute definition of credibility and professionalism.
So no matter how dark, how bad things get...do not give up! There is always Hope!
I was amazed by Doctor Rick Sponaugle's bed side manners and how he truly cares for his patients! I made a video testimonials of my experience with Lyme Disease treatment at Sponaugle Wellness Institute.
I went to Sponaugle Wellness Institute lacking hope.My greatest desire was to get my life back. To be the woman, wife and mother that God created me to be. And I left there with Hope. Those things have being achieved to some extent already for the first time in six years.
I would say that after my Lyme treatment with Doctor Sponaugle, I was between 90 and 95% better. I think the message I want to pass along to those patients who are reading my review. I know exactly where you’re at. I was there. I was there and I lacked that hope. I’d say pick up the phone and get the clinic a call because that was given back to me. I had a completely new outlook when I left Sponaugle Wellness. And I felt like I could put all behind me. I got my life back!
I remembered my first day meeting Doctor Rick Sponaugle, back then I have several symptoms of chronic lyme disease: nerve pain, it was so intense that I couldn't have even the pressure of a t-shirt or on my back or wear my hair down. Nausea and vomiting, I was luck if I could eat once a day and it'd stay down and of course, brain fog.
Some days I was not even able to roll over without help, or sit up or go take my kid from the bed, so that’s a big issue., swelling and confusion, insomnia, I have had over thirty symptoms.
I was in a wheelchair because standing up, I felt like I had thousands of needles twisting in my muscles when I put pressure on my legs. I could walk but it really hurt. Very uncomfortable and on top of the needles sensation I got very tired so I couldn't stand for longer than a minute or so and on days when I was on Herxing, like when we would do Rocephin, there were days that I would try to stand up as being stubborn and trying to walk twelve feet from my side of the bed to the bathroom, and I would just hit the floor, not be able to get back up so, it’s just easier for me to be in the chair and not have any kind of accidents and not be in as much pain to try to get from A to B.
By the time that I was considering to visit Sponaugle Wellness Institute, I had been doing IV Rocephin for nineteen months at home. Because I was doing it from my Lyme doctor in Orlando, overseeing, they couldn’t travel back and forth. So, that shut me down and that’s what put me in to be completely bedridden. I got to the point where I couldn’t roll over on my own. I’d had to have someone coming and turn me over for me. I had zero strength, I couldn’t communicate, pretty much any symptom you can think of, I had before I came here.
When my husband and I and my parents decided for me to go to see Dr Sponaugle, it was a final resort. This was our last effort. Doctor Rick Sponaugle knew more from my blood work before I even came, than all the doctors combined in the almost eight years.
Dr Sponaugle was the 37th doctor. So, I just wanna say that Sponaugle Wellness Institute is the place to be!
You are going to discover that you have so many more things than probably just Lyme. Discovered and I was told on my first day here by a patient that I don’t even remember the name, because I don’t remember much of that first week that there are peaks and valleys here and when you do have those low points, you just remember what are you fighting for.
And it’s absolutely worth it. I can stand and walk today and be proof of that and it’s absolutely worth it.
Dear Dr. Sponaugle, There is so much I would like to say that it is difficult to know where to start. At the beginning, I guess. I am a 75 year old woman who heard about your services on TV.
I was mesmerized by what I heard. The very next morning I called your clinic. The response I received was incredible. I had been addicted to two prescription medications (Vicodin for 11 years and ambien for 8 years). No matter how hard I tried I could not rid myself of the terrible addiction I suffered.
In November I took a plane from St. Louis, MO to Tampa, FL. I was scared, as. I had no idea what to expect and my husband would not be able to join me for several days. I reported for my appointment and your entire staff was wonderful. It amazed me that they were so interested in me and my problem and told me not to worry as you would take care of everything. Then we talked, Dr. Sponaugle.
What a wonderful Christian man you are. Your dedication to serving the patients who come to you for help they cannot receive anywhere else is nothing short of phenomenal. The next day when I arrived all was in readiness. You were there to see that each stage of my procedure went smoothly. I was treated with respect in all areas. I did not know what to expect or what the outcome would be, but you assured me that it was all taken care of and I would awaken to a new day. How true that was. How can I thank you. There are no words in any dictionary that can express my feelings over the entire course of treatment. When my husband arrived, you spent several hours with both of us counseling us on the medications I would be taking for several weeks and what to expect as my recovery continued. You were available by phone to answer all my questions and not once did you treat me as if I no longer needed reassurance. I would shout your services from the house tops if possible.
I know that I was the oldest patient that has received treatment at your facility. That alone was a challenge for you and you rose to the occasion magnificently. How I wish that others in my position could know of your services. I requested and was sent a packet that told of your treatment center in detail, including the cost. It may be expensive, but it is worth every penny and more. I gave the packet to my local physician so that he could refer his other patients who were in the same category I was before I came to Tampa.
In closing let me state that my family is overjoyed at my recovery even thought they may not understand what took place. My husband, children, and grandchildren say I am a different person now that my body is rid of all signs of addiction. God is good. Once again let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me back my life. I no longer have the insomnia that I suffered from for so many years. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing. Someday it will be available to all of those individuals who are in trouble with addictions whatever the addiction might be. Sincerely,
I came to Dr. Sponaugle and his passionate staff three months ago. I came with the same thinking that this will be a quick tune-up and that i wouldn't learn anything new, since already being through plenty of rehabilitations. this isnt just any detox or rehab. Dr. Sponaugle has and continues to do his research to better all people from all over with many different problems. Dr. Sponaugle and his staff will get to the core of any issues you may have been battling all of your life by using science, knowledge, and his many years of experience. He will know how to properly diagnose you by looking at your personal test results and then treat you accordingly. no patients program is exactly the same because everyone has different things going on inside of them. Im here to tell you that Dr. Sponaugle’s process will blow your mind in more ways than one! the great thing is that i actually have a clean and powerful mind to be blown now! This isn't just another business out for your money, this is here for the business of getting to the core of YOUR issues that have been holding YOU back for so many years. In my eyes, Dr. Sponaugle is a pioneer in his field and he is only going to learn more and attract a great many other physicians to follow his lead.
I have been suffering for years from Lyme Disease. I went to Sponaugle Wellness at the request of my family. I didn't believe I would get better, but within 6 weeks I begin to understand what Dr. Sponaugle was saying. after 18 weeks I was feeling healthy again. After 30 weeks of treatment I can say it was worth every penny, every IV, every frustration. I am back to being the original me!!! Thank You, Thank You
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