Hello, my name is Melody.
I have suffered with chronic pain for over twenty-five years. I have had several MRI's in the past five years that show progressive deteriation of the cervical spine. Problems exist from the C2-3, C3-4, C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 ranging from modest to severe damage. The damage consist of degenerative disc disease, disc bulging, scoliosis of the spine, compressed nerve root foramina and also degenerative joint disease. I also suffered from fibromyalgia and migraine headaches. My migraines have caused me trips to the emergency room more then I want to remember. On one occasion after three trips to the emergency room, my doctor put me in the hospital and on a morphine drip to help control the pain of the headaches. That's how bad the migraines would get. On the milder side, I have pain in my right hip, which I use a protonic to ease the pain and strengthen the hip.
At the age of 56, the quality of life was going down hill rapidly. As time went by, my ability to do things became more difficult. By three o'clock in the afternoon, I had to resort to sitting on the couch and by 7:30PM I was in bed nearly 95% of the time. Going places in the car began to take its toll on me, the bumps in the road would cause compression in the neck and that caused more pain then I could handle. I was on celebrex, but that did not seem to help with the pain and would cause stomach upset, which in turn resulted in another pill for that.
I was to the point of going in to have surgery on my neck, when a friend of ours introduced me to Mangosteen Juice. I was very skeptical but I decided to try it because I was to the point of trying anything just to relieve the pain. I started taking Mangosteen Juice in April of 2006 and by the second bottle the pain in my hip was gone. After the third bottle, the pain in my neck was gone and I have not had a severe attack of a migraine headache since that time. I take 2 ounces three times a day. The weather can affect my neck pain and also trigger my migraines. On those days I will increase my dosage of Mangosteen Juice. I would rather drink Mangosteen Juice any day then take all the pills I was taking. Before Mangosteen Juice, I was on 12 different medications. Now I am down to only two medications and I hope some day to be totally off all medications.