My name is Anelia and I live in Bulgaria. Currently I am 28 years old and I work as a PR & Marketing for the Bulgarian Association for development of energy psychology. Yes, it is as cool as it sounds (for me at least!). But it’s been a rocky path to get where I am now – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In short, a hectic lifestyle spiraled down into a nervous breakdown, which eventually I was able to address through homeopathy.
I graduated high school in 2011 and immediately started my first job as a sales agent in a call center. I really enjoyed it, because I got to talk to people from all around the world. A few months later, I started my first semester in college, which happened to be located 4 hours away from my city. I’d just turned 19 and I was so proud of myself: I have a job, I study and I can support myself and my family.
But then the call center started a new, big project that resulted in a lot of pressure on everyone in the form of monthly targets. I was so determined to succeed, that I was constantly pushing myself. Looking back, I can see how I was living under constant stress. However, the fact that I had colleagues working side by side with me made me not put too much attention to it.
During this time, family dynamics was another big factor that contributed to my emotional state. After long and tough days at the office, I would go back to an arguably more stressful environment, all of which would severely affect my sleep. And even when I could fall asleep, I would be awaken by arguments in the middle of the night. At the same time, I was studying and traveling every month for college lectures and exams. This whole setup continued for a year and a half until one day in April 2013 while I was on my desk, calling clients, reaching my target, running on 4 hours of sleep, having constant cramps in all of my muscles…I had a severe crisis of my vestibular system.
Back then I didn’t know what that was. All I knew is that as I was sitting on the chair, I suddenly feeling twitching in my body and my stress reaching a boiling point. Before I knew it, the room started spinning so fast and suddenly I couldn’t see anything. I couldn’t stand up, I was suffocating, I couldn’t sallow and I literally felt that my heart was about to pop out. Our bodies are wise – most times smarter than us. That’s why it’s called bio-logical organism, an inner connection that has a wisely designed logic. The human body is a super-computer, we are often times illiterate about using it properly sometimes even leading to its own destruction, just out of ignorance. No one teaches us the connection between mind-body and emotions. Or that the core of countless ailments is a negative emotional experience that not properly processed.
I know that day was the moment when my body said “Sorry Anelia, I cannot support this lifestyle anymore. It’s been 18 months of constant stress and your body systems are depleted.” I got home and cried in bed for 2 days, I could not stand up. My friends and family would encourage me to “not overreact”. They would say it wasn’t possible I was dizzy 24/7. “You are imagining things, go see a psychologist”.
Their lack of understanding is something that frustrated me tremendously. I was laying with a severe nervous system breakdown while I was being labeled as exaggerated or as crazy. I realized that as ignorant as they were about what I was going through, I was also ignorant for having allowing my health to get to this point. My body was cautioning me months and months in advance. Truth to be told, I had constant light dizziness for at least 6 months before my breakdown, so I should have seen that as a warning sign. During my breakdown, my friends and family took me to the hospital for about a week. I started drinking 5 pills daily, from which I felt 5-10% improvement. This means that I was still a wreck, not being able to function normally at 20 years of age.
In the following months, I started going from doctor to doctor, all telling me the same thing – just drink your pills. I also had to change colleges because I could no longer travel. To top it off, I continued working in the call center up until august 2014. Being severely dizzy and tired all the time is something I got so used to. So much so, that a simple walk in the park was a dream to me. I had forgotten what was the feeling of just being ok and it was a luxury that I couldn’t afford. I had an MRI and a scanner on my head – everything showed that my organs are ok. But I was not okay..for 2 years already.
I kept on drinking pills and in the beginning of 2015 I started a new job. The same one that I have until this day – PR & Marketing of the Bulgarian Association for development of energy psychology. On one of the seminars that my boss organized, I met a homeopathic doctor that is also a medical doctor. This doctor mentioned that homeopathy can be helpful for multiple conditions, including situations like a nervous breakdown! I went to her cabinet for a check up and she was using a Russian machine called Oberon that scans your whole body – every organ, every system, based on electromagnetic waves. The scan took about 10 minutes and this woman told me more about my condition than any doctor did in 3 years.
She said that my vegetative nervous system was in really bad condition. I had very high levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, leading to a constant depletion of my body systems. Needless to say, this was because I was operating under constant stress for many years. In addition, because of that my blood vessels were shrinking, there wasn’t enough blood going to my organs and my brain. That explained the feeling of fogginess, as my brain wasn’t getting enough blood. My vestibular system was not functioning properly because it is connected to the central nervous system, which as I knew, was a wreck. She gave me 7 different homeopathic remedies to take in the morning and in the evening. My second appointment was scheduled for 3 months later. At that point I had no idea whether homeopathy was going to be any helpful with my nervous breakdown.
Only after 3 weeks of taking homeopathy my dizziness got even worse and felt my nervous breakdown was out of control. For a few days I laid in bed and couldn’t event watch TV – I was seeing white spots. I went again to the same doctor for another check up. When she scanned me she said that I am going through a healing crisis, which is typical for homeopathy treatment. In a nutshell, your symptoms initially worsen and then you get back on track in a healthier state than before. Basically, you level up.
And so it happened. After 3-4 days something snapped and suddenly I felt 5 times better. I felt less dizzy and more energetic. I felt that it’s actually possible to get my health back! After 3 months of homeopathy, I was already off any chemical pills and walking on my own in the park! I also managed to successfully finish my Bachelor degree. I was amazed at how I could tackle a debilitating nervous breakdown through a natural practice, like homeopathy.
I continued going for check-ups every 6 months for the next 2 years. Since then I changed the way I eat, think and perceive things. And since 2015 I have not taken a single medical pill. I rarely get sick, because my immune system is functioning at a much higher capacity now. That’s what homeopathy does – naturally stimulates your body to heal itself.
In the past few years I told my story many times and I will continue to do so, because what you can do best is turn a minus into a plus. And I am happy to share that on this platform too! For all of you reading, far and wide, my message is: know that your body is an intelligent self-healing system that works for you to experience life in the best way possible. All you have to do is take care of it. When you see that your phone battery is on red, you immediately charge it. Why not do the same for your body?
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