My name is Chrystal Barringer, I am 63 years old. I have been in the natural health and healing business my entire working life. I had been running my own natural product demo business. Three years ago I became very ill. I weigh around 98 pounds at 5'6", can't gain weight, and am very weak ,especially my legs, they hurt all the time when I walk. I have muscle wasting. I can't sleep at all without toxic herbs, that make me feel horrible. I get 2 or 3 hours a night sleep if lucky. I have constant severe back pain, all over my back, crippling sharp and dull. Makes it hard to get out of bed or sleep and do anything. Don't and can't go anywhere. My husband who is 72 does all the errands and most of the chores. I'm bloated whatever I eat and it runs through me. I spend most days lying in bed. Every task is difficult. I'm very light headed and dizzy so I feel like I'm going to pass out a lot, and when I shower especially. Sitting is the most painful, so I can't drive any where or watch the TV, any movies, nothing. I Iisten to music all day. Needless to say this has made me very anxious and depressed. Have been to 3 doctors at a sliding scale clinic, all harmful and confused who came up with nothing and made things worse with bad medicine. I can't afford a good doctor, no insurance, not eligible for medicaid, no cash. This has been going on and getting worse for 3 years. I eat a very strict diet. I really need some professional medical help from a specialist, but have no more cash or credit to pay for it. During this whole process I've run up a ton of debt, both medical costs and monthly bills from loss of work as I had to crash my demo business. I thought I could handle it, but I can not. I am now drowning in my debt. The monthly interest is more then I can pay and it keeps building. My parents have been dead for over 20 years and I am an only child, so I have no family to ask for support. I just want to continue to get well and have a fresh start in life. I have been a fiercely independent person all my life, but I need a little help now.
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