At the age of 38 I presented myself to MTHFR Support Australia (thanks to my sister introducing me to this place) after being diagnosed with “depression” from the age of 13. I was constantly tired, moody, anxious, occasionally having suicidal thoughts, lethargic, experienced brain fog, loss of all enjoyment of life, dealing with diet issues and basically not being happy or comfortable in my own skin or with my own life. I have been on antidepressants since age 20 to treat my “depression” which over the course of this time has ended up not working for me anymore. I hit rock bottom at the end of 2016 and was desperate to give anything a go. I was sick and tired of being tired and unhappy. Surely life wasn’t meant to be like this? To me, MTHFR was my last resort.
I get emotional thinking about it, but stumbling upon MTHFR was and IS my lifesaver. I do not know where to begin in thanking Joanne and the team. Since seeing Joanne, her diagnosis of my gene mutation, discovery of Pyrroles and tailoring a treatment unique to me, I have been a very different person. For the first time in 20 years I am no longer on antidepressants and had minimal withdrawals weaning off of them. I have honestly not felt this good in decades. I am now the person I wanted to be and live a life not controlled by the blues. I have so much more energy to spend – not only on myself, but on my children and my husband. My whole family have noticed the change. It amazes me that after all this time, what I had was a gene mutation which is so easily treated – NOT depression!!
Thank you again Joanne and thank you MTHFR for giving me my life back. I am beyond grateful.
– Vanessa F
October 5, 2017