HOW IT ALL BEGAN:
As far back as I can remember (from at least five years old) I experienced severe muscle cramps, migraines, weird skin rashes, low energy, brain fog, anxiety, and insomnia.
When I was 13, I began competitive cheerleading. During this time, my mom began to notice that I wasn't able to keep up with the other girls on the team. I would have severe abdominal cramping during practice and was always extremely fatigued. During competition weekends, I would do my best to find a quiet corner to curl up with a pillow and heating pad, trying to save my energy for practice and the actual competition. It was at this point that my mom realized there must be something really wrong. So we began the search for an answer.