When chronic pain from dystonia began in 2001, it was so debilitating I basically lived on my floor. I was very sedentary and had a very unhealthy lifestyle. I went from an athletic 190 pounds to well over 300 pounds. Depressed, anxiety ridden, and embarrassed, I retreated from the world. The physical and mental pain were killing me. Very sick and fearing the worst I said, "no more! I want to live!" I made a plan and took baby steps, changing one or two things a day in pursuit of health. I began to learn ways to manage my pain and I lost nearly 150 pounds!!
I still have many challenges with dystonia and pain, but it is much better than it once was. It takes a lot of work every day, but I know where it can lead if I don't remain diligent. Please believe that whatever challenge you want to overcome or learn to better live with, be it dystonia, weight issues, or something else, anything is possible. Please never give up!!