Since late 2009 I have suffered from Lyme Disease, severe Ulcerative Colitis and life threatening blood clots which lead to three emergency surgeries. I have been seen by several specialists and have undergone many treatments with powerful drugs such as Prednisone and Remicaide. They relieved some of the severe symptoms of UC but caused serious other issues such as an alarming decrease in bone density, extreme fatigue and a compromised immune system. In short, I didn’t have much of a life.
My Family Practitioner, David Dornfeld, D.O. recommended early on that I use one of his Hyperbaric Chambers. I always felt better after a session in the Hyperbaric Chamber, and eventually based on his recommendation, I began utilizing it several times a week. In fact, the Hyperbaric Chamber sessions was the only place where I felt free of any discomfort and/or pain, could get a restful sleep and sometimes even a feeling of rejuvenation.
I progressed from a walker to a cane to now walking 3-3 1/2 miles a minimum of 3x per week. I also regularly take 3 to 5 cardio, yoga and pilates classes per week.
This summer I endured another flare-up of UC, but by increasing the frequency of the Hyperbaric Chamber sessions and continuing to monitor and tweak my vegan diet, I was able to recover without resorting to the drugs which caused me so many problems.
I currently am renting a Hyperbaric Chamber from Dr. Dornfeld’s office and may use it as often as 3-4 times per day. Thank you Dr. Dornfeld for pointing me to the Hyperbaric Chamber and for your outstanding care and concern. The Hyperbaric Chamber is my special place, a place of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
-Sally C – Age 65