As a teenager I suffered from manic depression and could not focus in school. I was constantly sick with strep throat and had major behavioural problems. On a calm day I met with my doctor and he prescribed wellbutrin, I was 13 at the time. I noticed no difference and stopped taking it. My manic depression developed into rage and I eventually had to move out of my family home. I felt like I was going crazy at times and could not control my brain. Most kids don't grow up learning about nutrition, if they did we would all know that ADHD, depression, etc. are all a nutritional deficiency. I eventually dropped out of high school and got my GED. I met my husband and gave birth to our three children. I thought my health was good, although I did suffer from extreme pms and menstrual pain, but we are all taught that that is normal. Eventually my health began to deteriorate in 2013 after a run in with some fire ants. It was a beautiful hot day and I was mowing the lawn while my kids were swimming at the neighbours. I began experiencing what I thought was a heat stroke so I called my husband and he talked me through it. I ended up in the emergency room because my leg was swelling and I was experiencing what we thought was an allergic reaction to the fire ant bites. My mind was in extreme distress and I was losing control. Ill call this my first panic attack. I called an ambulance later that night because it started up again. I thought I was going to die. My depression and rage were getting worse and I was very overweight. I thought this all was caused because I had just given birth. This routine of random panic attacks and a fear of everything started to control my life. I started to experience very strange symptoms like very low blood sugar, bleeding that would not stop, and involuntary twitches of my head. After writing a list of all my symptoms I saw several doctors. One prescribed me anti-fungals for a yeast infection and one prescribed me zoloft. Part of me was just not satisfied with this. I kept telling myself I was fine last year so what could possibly be causing this? After the last doctor prescribed me an epipen, allergy testing, and also an MRI to rule out "multiple sclerosis" (Her exact words). I have shared an image of the exact list I wrote out for my doctor. Each item I checked off as it was reversed with high dose vitamin c. I began seeing Dr. Lieberman at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr Lieberman sees patients from all over the country and I was so happy I had the opportunity to meet with him. We all sat around a table and discussed my health, I experienced a panic attack right there in that room just thinking about it. At this time I had been on a destructive candida diet and was very anorexic. Dr. Lieberman tested me and I had asthmatic reactions to dairy, wheat, fire ant venom, and petrol. My highest sensitivity was to candida. They used a form of allergy testing called provocation/neutralization. I was given vials of these allergens that I needed to take twice a day. It shuts off the bodies reaction and builds immunity back up. I was not satisfied with this as I was told it could take years. I am very grateful for all these doctors had done for me but I spent the money unnecessarily. The answer to all my illness and problems was much easier than I could have ever suspected. In 2014, I pleaded for help on a random medical message board searching for answers. A stranger named David Smith emailed me and offered information on Vitamin C. He had been consuming high doses of vitamin c for 20 years and had great health because of it. At first I was sceptical and started with one gram. One gram alone eased my chemical sensitivities. So I began doing as much research as possible. Who would have known there was so much amazing information out there on something so simple as Vitamin C. I was enthralled by the studies of Dr. Linus Pauling, Dr. Cathcart, Dr. Klenner, Dr. Thomas Levy, Dr. Irwin Stone, and the brilliant knowledge of Owen Fonorow at the Vitamin C Foundation. It's quite shocking to learn that this simple chemical compound could do amazing things in the body and was capable of reversing disease. The first day I started Vitamin c I was terrified. Because of my anorexia I was very scared to take anything. I started the regimen of 5 grams every 15 minutes. I got fed up after 30 grams and just started pouring large amounts of vitamin C in water. When I hit around 50 grams I was doubled over in pain from all the gas and bloating. I took 8 more grams and finally was able to flush my digestive tract. I felt so clean and wonderful afterwards. I did this the next day and the detox symptoms started. I felt very ill and was still experiencing panic attacks for a few months. I continued my vitamin c regimen and slowly my dosage went down as my health improved. I went back to retest with my doctor. My sensitivities were reversed and this meant I didn’t have to be scared of food any more. It took time for me to not be scared of food. The mind is a very powerful thing but with positive reinforcement and love for the food that nourishes my body I began gaining weight and enjoying all the things I was missing. Birthday cake on my birthday and the occasional pizza night. All symptoms I suffered from went away over time. I no longer experience painful or uncomfortable menstrual periods either. It has now been almost 2 years and I am still taking high doses of vitamin c. I get loose stools at 3 grams but get 25 grams into my body during the day. At this very moment I am only consuming 10-15 grams per day because I am currently pregnant and I'm having a hard time drinking the vitamin c. I suspect because of the vitamin c this will be the easiest and healthiest baby of my 4. I will be keeping track of everything and noting the differences between a vitamin c pregnancy and a pregnancy with only vitamin c provided by food. Every day I am grateful to David Smith for contacting me. He was my guide through the entire healing process and always there to answer my emails. With his permission I will share the emails in a link below this story. I often look back at the point in my life where I thought I was going to die, sometimes I even wished I would because I was not good enough for my kids. The world was such a dark place and I had lost all hope. Now I am so much wiser and my love for this life has flourished. I've been given this passionate desire to help others and am currently in college for alternative medicine with a 4.0 gpa. Such a big difference from the high school drop out! For those that would like to know, I currently take 25 grams of vitamin c daily(while not pregnant), a B 50 complex, a prenatal, Omega 3, I mix magnesium citrate and potassium bicarb in my vitamin c, and I also take epsom salt baths and use a reptile UV light to get my Vitamin D. With proper nutrition we can all achieve optimal health! Please email me with any questions. I wish you all happiness and health!