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Case Study

HBOT offers Fibromyalgia sufferer a new lease of life

After suffering with constant pain for more than two years, 67 year old Tina Kidd from West Malling was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in March 2016.

The long-term condition had caused Tina severe pain in her limbs, hands, feet and back, and she was often too tired to participate in the daily activities that many take for granted. Spending time with her grandchildren or going out for the day left her bedbound for two days afterwards and it was difficult for her to undertake simple tasks such as housework, carrying things and even opening bottles and jars. Tina put on more than two stone in weight due to the lack of activity she was able to participate in.

Taking strong painkillers every day and sleeping tablets every night, Tina faced the prospect of being prescribed extremely strong drugs which would require weekly hospital check-ups. Tina attended The Lupus Clinic at Guys Hospital where she was diagnosed her Fibromyalgia, having previously been wrongly diagnosed with Lupus by a number of consultants. Her GP had heard of The Oxygen Clinic and suggested she attend for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) sessions, with the aim of reducing the side effects of her Fibromyalgia.

Tina had never heard of HBOT prior to treatment, but was welcomed by the team at the clinic, who talked her through the process.  Tina attended the clinic five times a week for five weeks and felt the benefits of oxygen therapy almost immediately.

She said: “My symptoms are nearly gone. I stopped taking all of the painkillers and sleeping pills after two weeks of treatment and have much more energy than before. My sleeping pattern has nearly returned to normal.

“Hopefully my weight will begin to reduce as I have been able to start exercising and walking more.”

Commenting on Tina’s treatment, Jodie Clarke, Clinic Manager, said: “Increased oxygen supply to the body’s tissues helps the joints and muscles to recover rapidly. The progress that Tina has made is testament to the healing powers of oxygen. The speed of the recovery has been wonderful to see and we’re delighted to have been able to assist her.”

Tina continued: “I would urge anyone plagued with Fibromyalgia to try this treatment and talk to the team at The Oxygen Clinic. No one I know had ever heard of this treatment before but it has made all the difference to my life. When you’re suffering with an invisible illness like Fibromyalgia, you can feel very isolated and it’s tricky to live a normal life. The Oxygen Clinic has given me a new lease of life.

“If you are constantly in pain, give HBOT a go!”

Tina plans to continue with her treatment, returning to The Oxygen Clinic once every three months.

 

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I would urge anyone plagued with Fibromyalgia to try this treatment and talk to the team at The Oxygen Clinic. No one I know had ever heard of this treatment before but it has made all the difference to my life. When you’re suffering with an invisible illness like Fibromyalgia, you can feel very isolated and it’s tricky to live a normal life. The Oxygen Clinic has given me a new lease of life.

Tina Kidd

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