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My daughter had Lyme disease for about five and a half years. She was infected, we know for sure with 14 at least ticks at camp in Missouri.

She had weird flue like symptoms and we couldn't place what was going on. And I sent her back to the same camp. Where she got another 13 tick bites the next year.

We are lucky that we do know that she had actual tick bites. But, it became very severe and finally after a year and three months after the first infection we figured it out. We sent her to a doctor to get her properly tested. She came back very CDC positive which is very hard to get. It is unusual to get such a positive.

A few months later Bartonella showed up. Another few months after that bacillus showed up. We've been through years of antibiotic therapy. Ups and downs and ups and downs. We tried many, many other modalities and IV's and just by chance finally happened to find Dr. Sponaugle's wellness Center in Florida.

We've only been here for four weeks and when I brought her here she hadn't been able to get out of the house for five or six months she was bed ridden. She was almost catatonic. She could not even take care of herself. She was in a wheelchair to take her anywhere. She could barely even stay awake the first day we were here.

Over the few weeks all of a sudden with all of the IV's within a few days this is now my daughter. She still has a little ways to go because we still need to do more. But she is talking, she is walking, she went to the mall! She is back. And I can't tell you enough how this has turned her life around and mine.

And thanks to Doctor Sponaule and the whole medical team at Sponaugle Wellness Institute I can finally say she is on the road to recovery!

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flag | Submitted April 3, 2015

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I would like to share my story as to how I ended up at Sponaugle Wellness Institute. My family history is full of mental health issues and addiction. Through most people’s eyes I look like I have had a happy healthy life. This is the farthest thing from the truth. As a child I can vividly remember waking up every morning full of anxiety.

I was paralyzed with fear all the time. I couldn't believe that at such a young age I was so sick. As I mentioned I had severe anxiety and depression. I was also always fighting chronic sinus infections and was treated with tons of antibiotics. I would get better for a week or so then be sick again. This is where the cycle of antibiotics would continue.

At age seven my mother was desperate for help to figure out why I continued to tell her every day there was something wrong with my body and brain. That is when our family Psychiatrist put me on Prozac.

From then on I saw over fifteen different Psychiatrists and multiple specialists who seemed to want to help me. I became more depressed and anxious to the point of not wanting to leave my own house. As you can imagine I was extremely frustrated and lost faith in everyone and everything.

My mother, who had been searching for years to help find, helped me find the right help. She found Dr. Sponaugle’s wellness clinic. After a tour it was finally clear to my mother that his research and treatment would address not just the outer layer but look at the underlying chemical imbalances of the brain that caused my mental health issues and addictions.

It was long five years of research and a few other cards that fate played in our families life that allowed me to be a grateful patient of Dr. Sponaugle and his team at SponaugleWellness Institute.

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flag | Submitted April 2, 2015

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Seriously, I thought I had the onset of Parkinson's disease. I couldn’t focus, my muscles were so stiffed and my hands couldn’t stop shaking. I had been dealing with an unknown illness on and off for the past few years. In the winter, my symptoms had returned in full force and I was desperate to find an answer. I always lived in an older home and never occurred to me that all my symptoms could be related to black mold.

After researching online for Parkinson's symptoms like I found out that mold toxicities can have similar symptoms in your body. Looking for treatments and people that had similar symptoms, I found Sponaugle Wellness website explaining about mold toxicity. They have several patient testimonials on YouTube and the video about Amy called my attention because it was exactly what I was feeling. Amy was exposed to mold toxins while volunteering to clean an abandoned dorm for the Red Cross volunteers after hurricane Katrina.

From that moment I knew I needed to call Dr Sponaugle. Within a very short period from when I started my treatment, everything began to return to normal. With all I have gone through relating to my mold problems, I think that not having someone to help and understand what I was going through was the worst. I was feeling even sicker because all the several doctors I’ve seen where only trying to treat the pain, I spent thousands of dollars with “doctors” that didn’t even look at me when I went to see them.

Dr Sponaugle was very kind and literally walked me through the whole process. Dr Sponaugle really loves what he does and you can feel that while he talks to you. He really cares for your health. He spent the weekend studying my case, he came back on Monday with more answers than all the other doctors I received treatment ever did. And he explained in a way that made sense. I was so grateful I finally found professional help that actually knows and cares about that they do.

I am feeling so much better these days. I know I still have a ways to go to feel 100% again but I now feel that this goal is reachable. For anyone that is suffering from this illness, please do not give up. I know that it may feel like you will never get better. I hope that by telling my story it will help others who are going through this ordeal to know that there is hope out there. I am sending prayers for your speedy recovery. God Bless Dr Sponaugle and his staff!

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flag | Submitted March 23, 2015

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Be attentive to your kids, my 16 years old daughter, was having all the Lyme disease symptoms, but no signs of a bite was present or detected, and for other several reasons we didn't think about insects bites in the beginning.

Our family doctor treated her for a cold, but I'm glad that I pointed out that she was unusually fatigued and depressed. Blood tests were made, against my daughter teary request not to do it, because she is afraid of needles and she was found positive to Lyme disease.

Her main symptoms were constant pain in her back and joints, she was also very fatigued and used to sleep 10 - 14 hours per day. She had loss of short-term memory and was unable to concentrate.

After my daughter was found positive for Lyme disease, we searched local for a Lyme specialist in our home town, but apparently, there are not a lot of real specialists or accurate information out there and the CDC wasn’t much of a help. We were lucky enough to know a close friend that had received treatment at Sponaugle Wellness Institute in Oldsmar, FL and we saw how amazing she was after a few weeks of treatment with Dr Sponaugle.

My daughter is now in the right path of recovery. I understand enough to know that there is no magic here, you can’t cure years of a horrible disease in a few days, but her recovery is being a true miracle. In less than 2 months, she can now exercise again, she is going back to school… I can say that we got our daughter back!

I know now how hard is to get the right help, that is why I am sharing my experience with Dr Sponaugle. I would like to keep my daughter’s information private, but as a mom, I want to be able to share with other parents what we went through and that thanks to Dr Sponaugle, we start seeing our daughter being herself again!

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flag | Submitted March 20, 2015

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Lyme disease is a nightmare, especially when it goes undiagnosed for so long.

I don't care what my past doctors said, I was the one who was suffering from this awful disease for years.

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 to name only a few of the symptoms.

I found Dr Sponaugle when researching about natural Lyme treatment, my previous antibiotics treatment were only making me worse. After checking Sponaugle Wellness website and watching several of their YouTube video testimonials, I knew he was the right person to help me.

Dr Sponaugle was always very caring and truly understood what I was going through. I didn’t know that he has a family member that suffered with Lyme disease just like me. That’s why he is the best at what he does, he knows Lyme disease is real and he knows how this disease affects people and their loved ones.

I am honestly thinking about writing a book so that people will be aware of what I have been through and hopefully not have to suffer like I did. My advice is to not give up, ask questions, do your research and seek help!

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flag | Submitted March 18, 2015

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After a decade of fibromyalgia symptoms, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and searching for a doctor that could actually help me, I found Dr. Rick Sponaugle at Sponaugle Wellness Institute.

At my worst I was unable to work, I was on disability, on really bad days I had to crawl from the bed to the bathroom.

I was absolutely devastated, specially after being told by several other doctors that there was nothing wrong with me.

None of the doctors even thought about testing me for Lyme disease. Even after I mentioned being in a farm area near horses my whole childhood.

Now, looking back, it looks so clear when my symptoms started to show. I wish I knew then what I know now, after being treated at Sponaugle Wellness Institute.

At my first appointment with Dr. Rick Sponaugle I knew for sure that I would get better. He completely understood everything I was going through and his step by step approach and natural Lyme Disease treatment has fully restored my health.

I am now almost completely recovered and look forward to a healthy future.

Thanks to Dr. Sponaugle I have my life back!

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flag | Submitted March 14, 2015

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Dr Sponaugle has offered me the most effective treatment for Lyme disease.

After almost six years of agonizing symptoms after numerous tick bites, thousands of dollars on doctors and natural remedies I finally found the help I desperate needed., Sponaugle Wellness Institute and Dr Rick Sponaugle provided me twelve weeks of the best caring and efficient Lyme treatment.

If it were not for Dr Sponaugle, I believe I would be in the hospital fighting for my life right now. My symptoms were severe and the pain was horrible. Dr Sponaugle is a miracle helper in my opinion!

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flag | Submitted March 2, 2015

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I really believe God sent me to see Dr Sponaugle at Sponaugle Wellness Institute. Dr Sponaugle was able to put the puzzle together. He never stopped teaching me, or giving up on me when would grow tired and frustrated! I have been home for 10 months now and everyday gets better as I live my life after my Mold toxins detox and Lyme disease treatment!

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flag | Submitted Feb. 25, 2015

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A few years ago, I requested a Lyme test from my family doctor. I asked because I had bitten by a tick around six months before and I had not been feeling myself for some time.

This tells me that the CDC description of the timing of the rash does not apply in all cases.

I found Doctor Rick Sponaugle during an online search and was able to discuss my situation with the the patient coordinator at Sponaugle Wellness Institute, who specializes in Lyme disease and mold toxins treatment.

After our conversation, they confirmed my tests were typical for chronic Lyme, I debated going to Florida and being away from work to get treated.

After being hospitalized with severe pain, I knew I couldn't afford to live like that anymore. Two weeks after that, I went to Florida and met with the Sponaugle Wellness staff for a complete workup and treatment protocol.

During my ten weeks of treatment, I experienced some amazing results that allowed me to be more positive about my situation, and gave relief to many of my symptoms

Unfortunately, the road to Lyme recovery doesn’t work like magic, it takes time to fully heal… I wasn’t sick for a couple days, I was sick for years suffering with Lyme! But I'm hopeful that I am now on the road to recovery.

I know my healing is in God's hands and I know He led me to Dr Sponaugle to start me on this path.

Thank you Dr Sponaugle, you will always be in my prayers.

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flag | Submitted Feb. 24, 2015

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Doctor Rick Sponaugle saved my life!

I was so sick from Lyme disease and mold toxins that I could barely work, think or do almost anything else.

Not only my brain wasn’t functioning properly, my legs couldn’t keep me up. It was a very depressing and frustrating time.

I saw over 30 doctors, and none of them could figure out what was wrong with me.

They were useless. Dr. Sponaugle was the best -- by far -- of all of them. He made the right diagnosis, and after ten weeks of treatment, I am tremendously improved. I got hope and my life back!

Dr. Sponaugle is not only a great doctor, but he is also truly compassionate and has a magnificent sense of humor.

I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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flag | Submitted Feb. 18, 2015



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