Busy Mum of three, Lesley works irregular hours and travels a lot as an air hostess, when she was just 14 years old, she was diagnosed with Chrohns Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that left her in a lot of pain and discomfort. After her third child Lesley also suffered from Post Natal Depression.
“When I was younger, my Crohns Disease would have flared up regularly and left me in lot of pain around my lower back area as the inflammation from Crohns sat in the tail end of my bowel. It caused me to suffer a lot from diarrhoea and bleeding too. As I got older, my symptoms changed and became more bloated and constipated which was equally as uncomfortable. Crohns leaves me feeling very tired, sluggish, and sore.
During my first two pregnancies the flare ups subsided which was great, but during my third it was bad, and I ended up in hospital every six weeks for an infusion to help – I think this may have added to the post-natal depression.
“For a long time, the doctors had me on Diazepam and Propanadol to help me deal with my depression and anxiety. While I knew I needed help I really didn’t want to be on either of these drugs for any real length of time.
A friend suggested I try Regul8, I’d never heard of it before as it had just arrived in Ireland, but I was very keen to look at all natural alternatives and find a way to live a healthier life without relying on prescription drugs. After completing my Health questionnaire to determine what dosage I needed I got started and began to see result with the first couple of weeks, my bloating was already dissipating, and I was feeling much less constipated. What surprised me most was the fact that I had so much more energy! I had no real idea of just how exhausted I was, you just tend to get on with it, but I was bouncing out of bed and feeling truly ‘alive’ again!
One of the most exciting consequences of taking Regul8 was that when I started taking ‘Relax’, I was able to wean myself entirely off the anti-depressants and anti-anxiety tablets! It’s incredible, I now understand that a lot of my anxiety and depression was linked to bad gut health, I don’t think very many people realise that this may be the case, it has been a real game changer for me! Thanks to Regul8 I now feel more present in my life and more able to take on whatever the day has to throw at me!”
Gut Issues: Crohns Disease, Depression and Anxiety
Treatment: Regular courses in Regul8’s Digestive Tune Up and constant ‘Relax’