Dear Dr. Steve,
I just wanted to say that after trying Banjo for the last month I have had an increase in stamina and energy that seemed impossible for the last 15 years when I was diagnosed with what the Rheumatologist called “old fashioned” Rheumatism. Which he explained was also called myositis, now most often called Fibromyalgia. Also my osteoarthritis is greatly improved and my diabetic neuropathy pain is slowly getting better. The neuropathic pain is now the most bothersome, but I have not had the stabbing pain that I would frequently get with the neuropathy that actually prevented me from sleeping since I started Banjo. So, that is an improvement. I still have a good bit of pins and needles type neuropathy pain.
Being an RN who mostly worked steady night shift, I blamed my aches and pains on a lack of proper sleep and Juvenile Diabetes. I could not sleep more than 2 hours in a row without getting up and walking the floor from leg, foot pain, and all over tenderness, stiffness, and soreness. I continued to work and raise two small kids like this.
I eventually found a Doctor much like you, who helped me manage with vitamin therapy but was literally run out of our area because of his focus on treating fibromyalgia and the whole host of inflammatory autoimmune type conditions with mega vitamins and non mainstream treatments. However, since he left 6 years ago and I was still suffering from increased fatigue and worsening of the diabetic neuropathy as well as osteoarthritis of my left knee and hips I tried “Dr Steve’s Banjo”.
It’s great to finally be able to get though the day without me having to lay down and nap on the couch at least 2-3 times in a day. I’ve been able to do more house work than I usually was able to before hand and noticed a clearer more alert and energized feeling than I’ve had since before I developed the fibromyalgia.I will continue to use Banjo as long as possible because it’s made me more productive and decreased my pain to the point that I’m able to once again have a feeling of relief. I want to get out of bed in the morning instead of being afraid to wake up to another day of fatigue, pain and stiffness and what I used to call a “lack of life” because I just wasn’t my usual cheery and optimistic self.
I still have an occasional off day but the overall improvements that I’ve noted are something that I want to keep. THANK YOU for your hard work and dedication to helping people like me, who thought they were going crazy. Many doctors can’t understand how you can hurt so much from something they can’t even pinpoint as a disease, but classify as a set of symptoms “without” a positive test for what is wrong with them.
Debra A. Potts RN