More patients share their experiences with Dr. Neville
I became aware that I was chronically ill in my forties. Before that, I was a hardcore competitive runner, and I loved a boot-camp style of exercise. I was in good shape, ate right, slept right, etc. I ran a business, raised a family, volunteered, and took care of ill friends and family. I had an endless store of energy … or so I thought.
Little did I know, things were going on in my body that would forever change my life, and not in a good way.
I became horribly ill and spent years going from one specialist to the next. Tests, meds, more tests, more meds, and I only got worse. Extended hospital stays, Emergency Room visits, etc. It just went on and on. I went to the very best doctors, known both nationally and internationally.
As my health declined, I began to feel like I was on a medical hamster wheel. None of the treatment worked, and I was completely drained physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. I would leave each specialist’s office thinking that very little—and sometimes nothing—he or she said to me made sense, or even applied to me!
Then I found Clymer Healing Center and Dr. Andrew Neville.
Once under his care, I began learning how to take care of myself from Dr. Neville’s individualized program. It has been the smartest thing I have ever done. He is the most knowledgeable doctor I’ve ever met. He knows how our bodies’ intricate systems work together, and he explains why they may not be functioning well. He makes us aware that they are all “pieces of the puzzle.” He articulates information so clearly and is very “down to earth” and genuine.
Everything Dr. Neville said made perfect sense.
At some point, all the other doctors I saw would just scratch their heads at my symptoms. With Dr. Neville, it was different. He didn’t give up. He explained in clear terms what was happening to me.
With his program, I finally saw the light at the end of a very dark tunnel! Dr. Neville understands, he cares, and it shows!
– K. Fisher, New Jersey
I had been to 20+ doctors prior to finding Clymer Healing Center. I’d been to the emergency room four times. I didn’t know what was wrong, no doctor could figure it out. I’d been to my Primary Care Physician over and over again. I went to neurologists, three cardiologists, and an endocrinologist. I had 187 pages of records from one doctor alone.
Prior to finding Dr. Neville, I would go to a grocery store or department store, and within five to ten minutes, I would have to leave. I would feel dizzy, like I was going to faint.
In February, I was at a doctor’s appointment in San Antonio. I didn’t know what to do and was at my wit’s end. I found Clymer on the internet and called. Everyone was kind and explained everything. They didn’t put any pressure on me to work with them. Instead, they advised me to let them know whenever I was ready. I appreciated that, so I decided to do it. Since then, there has been a gradual increase in what I’m able to do in my life.
Yes, there are ups and downs; but where I had been functioning at 25%, I am now functioning around 75% in such a short time (about 6 months), I consider that a big step. Now, 90% of the time, I don’t have the dizzy spells. I can do what I need to do now. I just have to watch my energy level. I can now get out and do more of the things I want to do.
Most times when I crash, it is because I did something Dr. Neville told me not to do. Then, Dr. Neville takes the time to walk me through what I need to do to get better as quickly as possible.
When I’m on the internet and people mention adrenal issues, I tell them they should go to Clymer Healing Center. Dr. Neville will work with you, and has helped me where other doctors just could not.
– F. Shaw, Texas
When I came to Clymer Healing Center, I was fed up with my endocrinologist and his apparent inability to treat my autoimmune thyroid disease. He told me my test results indicated I should be feeling fabulous. Instead, I was feeling awful, debilitating fatigue. I had no motivation to do the things that normally brought me joy. I was cranky with little to no tolerance for day-to-day stressors. Foggy brain, memory issues, irritable, and easily overwhelmed, I felt hopeless and defeated. I had two young children, a husband who traveled, and no family nearby to help.
I discovered Clymer Healing Center’s website and eagerly took the Adrenal Dysfunction quiz. Part of me wondered if perhaps there was underlying Adrenal Dysfunction that needed to be addressed. My quiz results strongly indicated this. I took the leap, and so began my journey with Dr. Neville.
I was nervous and excited for my first appointment. I was curious and eager to learn more, but I was worried. I did not appear to be nearly as ill as some of his other patients, and what if he did not find something “wrong enough?” I was secretly hoping for some horrible diagnosis, something that would justify how lousy I had been feeling for so long. Dr. Neville explained the connection between autoimmune diseases and Adrenal Dysfunction, and it made sense. It just made so much sense!
I did not get a horrible assessment, but he formulated a plan for me nonetheless. For the first time in a long time, I felt a glimmer of hope that I would finally begin to feel better.
While the big details surrounding the reality of my life weren’t changing, I was somehow hoping that there was a magic wand somewhere that would make everything all better. My appointments were a highlight for me. I looked forward to them. They gave me hope. It was so empowering to talk with someone who understood and validated all of the “craziness” I was feeling.
I had to wave the white flag of surrender, and that was hard to do. I have always been the girl to “push through” and find a way. Defeat and failure were never an option. I felt so inadequate that I couldn’t make it work. I had a body that was failing me, and a mind that was working against me. Depleted. Broken. Fatigued. Disheartened. Guilt. Shame. Fear. And still, a whisper of that drive trying to convince me to keep pretending I was just fine.
My job was to do “nothing” at all. There was nothing to accomplish. Dr. Neville reminded me of that many times each day. My “job” was simply to exist. Permission granted to just “be.” No expectations.
I began to realize just how much of my recovery was in my control. My mind turned back to the parts of the many conversations I have had with Dr. Neville. There were things I could change.
Slowly, I began to feel empowered. Dr. Neville has helped me to see that I was actually always empowered. I just had to learn to trust my instincts again and follow my gut to do what was right for me along this healing journey. I had to learn to redefine my physical and emotional boundaries. I must have down time every day, and I needed to find a creative outlet for ME. I needed to find my voice again.
Working with Dr. Neville has been life changing. He is extremely knowledgeable, but not a know-it-all. He does not get distracted chasing down symptoms, but rather approaches healing from an adrenal standpoint. He has an amazing understanding of the many systems in the body and how they all work together. He has an uncanny ability to communicate, explain, and break down all of this information so that it makes perfect sense. He is a great problem solver, and does not get phased by a new “puzzle.”
Dr. Neville’s personal journey with Adrenal Dysfunction gives him a unique perspective and window into what his patients are experiencing. He “gets it.” His gentle demeanor and kind, caring spirit make his office a safe and stable oasis where I can be myself and not be judged. His empathy, compassion, and willingness to listen are something I have not encountered elsewhere. His practice and approach to Adrenal Dysfunction just make so much sense. The level of care, kindness, empathy, and validation he and his staff show is truly amazing.
I am happy to say that I have reclaimed my life. There are still peaks and valleys along the way. There will always be, and that’s ok. I am willing and able to take this road now because I have the tools to get through it all. And if I really get myself in a muddle, I know Dr. Neville and Clymer will have a door open for me. Their support, encouragement, and outstanding care are what help me take each step closer to the light at the end of this tunnel.
– E. Rush, Pennsylvania