Dear Dr. Steve;
I want to thank you so much for sending me the Banjo.
I have now been taking Banjo for about five weeks. As for what Banjo has done for me – I have been thinking about this and without making myself sound like a medical wreck, I will have to list what I believe it has done for me to this point.
The first thing I noticed immediately was it eliminated my headaches.
Second, I have been working on painting the entire inside of our house since moving here the day before Thanksgiving last year. Normally (before Fibro) when I would paint, it would take me one day to do an entire room, 2 coats. With the Fibro pain it takes me three days to do a two coat room. I have to rest a day in between each coat in order to feel good enough to paint again. In that manner I painted most of the upstairs in our house over the course of several weeks. That was before being introduced to Banjo. It was very exhausting physically due to the intense pain I would experience the following day, or after resting.
After you sent me the Banjo I began taking daily 1 very large tablet that tasted quite awful. However, I was going to give it a try since it was a natural product. I noticed a big increase in energy almost right away. It was like the fatigue just vanished over a period of about 2 or 3 days. I proceeded to paint the balance of our house and I was so full of energy. And I didn’t have the pain issues I normally would get whenever I would paint or do any project around the house. I found myself eager for the next day to arrive so I could paint the next room. I wasn’t dragging myself out of bed in the mornings, and even with all the work I was doing, I didn’t have any pain. That is an awesome feeling!!
I keep noticing changes too. For example, the fibro fog is significantly less and the sugar cravings that go along with Fibro have also lessened significantly. I do notice that with each passing week I don’t have to take as much.
I finally figured out breaking the very large tablet in half and taking it that way was a lot easier for me. One other thing, the taste seems to “grow on me”.
I also started taking half a tablet at night when I went to bed. I noticed a few days into this my gum area that was always sensitive was no longer painful. (I had a root canal a few years back and that area has been very sensitive ever since). It was to the point where just putting a small amount of pressure on the gum was very painful and now I have no pain. That’s very nice. So because of Banjo I can now chew normally again.
The other thing I have noticed is my sinuses are not as stuffed up any longer.
Also the pain in my knees is almost entirely gone. My knees have bothered me for years and were getting quite painful, but that’s osteoarthritis, not fibromyalgia (I can tell because the pain is very different.)
Another thing, my right foot has been killing me for years and the pain on that has even eased up a little bit, especially the large cyst on it that is very painful.
I also have a muscle in my neck that has been very painful for months now and when I take the Banjo that pain also disappears.
I guess in a nutshell, Banjo has allowed me to feel normal again. It is so nice to wake up and not feel physically challenged. The energy is incredible. It is amazing how pain can really drain the energy levels.
I guess bottom line is, I was so very sick and tired of being sick and tired, and all the pain. Banjo has really helped me to feel normal again. I can’t bear to think of living without it.
Sincerely, Nancy Sandberg Cavanaugh