Submitted by Abigail M. of Evansville, WI
In 2012. at just 25 years old, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. By 2013 I had to quit my job. I could no longer even complete daily tasks around the house. I’m the mom of 2 young kiddos and I missed out on many school and family events over the next few years. I was absolutely miserable and in constant pain.
With the pain came depression and anxiety. My weight ballooned. I was so frustrated that my doctors' only answers were to keep putting me on more medications. I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I had heard of other people having positive experiences with Dr. Becker. I figured I had nothing to lose, so I made an appointment with her. Little did I know this would be one of the most life- changing things I’ve done.
On September 15th, 2016, my life changed forever. I will never forget this day because it was my first appointment with Dr. Becker. She changed my life. I left my first appointment feeling relieved for finding a doctor who truly listened to me and was going to do whatever she could to get me feeling better.
Over the months that followed, I worked with Dr. Becker to eliminate 6 medications I had been taking, which all had a laundry list of nasty side effects. We also spent a lot of time talking about how much my diet was affecting my body. As I got off my medications & changed my diet, I quickly began feeling better. Eventually, I started to incorporate exercise in to my daily routine.
To this day my Rheumatoid Arthritis is controlled by diet & exercise. Dr. Becker gave me my life back. I can’t imagine where I would be today had I not given her a chance. I can now be the Mom and Wife I was meant to be, thanks to her.