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Main Concern(s): Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Fatigue, Sleep Apnea
Aaron Li Balance Method
Main concern(s): Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Fatigue, Sleep Apnea
Patient: 52 years old, male, Michigan
Practitioner: Aaron Li
Patient has been dealing with anxiety, depression, insomnia and fatigue for his whole life.
At its worst, he rates the intensity of the discomfort of his condition a 10/10, and affects his life on a daily basis. He is currently on medication (Alprazolam and Celexa) for his anxiety and depression. Other symptoms include headaches, abdominal bloating and discomfort, constipation, frequent urination, difficulty falling asleep, and inability to stay asleep.
His health problems affect every area of life including work, family, and hobbies. He was in a STEM career, but currently has not been feeling well enough to go to work and is on disability. He also does not have energy to do house work or to partake in tennis or gyming.
In his initial exam, he states that in the past three years his depression has gotten very bad and started taking his current medication. For the past 8 months he has been doing well. Since a couple of months ago, he feels very tired and has trouble getting out of bed. He often wakes up in the morning feeling sick, nausea, and irritability. He feels he can not function well. He also often gets headaches and feels deep sadness.
One month into the treatment he states his stomach and headaches have been feeling better, and his nausea is doing better. He has started doing work around the house again.
Nausea and tired feeling, headache feeling better. He states his sadness and fatigue is still there.
Two months into treatment, he states that there has been no change. Bowel movements alternate between solid and loose but he feels they are becoming more regular.
Two months and a few weeks into treatment, he states that his sleep is still not good, wakes up feeling shaky, and is still tired most days until mid afternoon. He has seen improvements in his energy while being able to do more in the house. He states his bowel movements have been better. He states his current stomach discomfort is akin to the feeling that you get when he catches a cold. But his overall mornings are a bit better.
Two months and a few more weeks later, he states that he has been able to get up at earlier times (9:00 AM to 10:00 AM) and has been feeling good for the last few days. He no longer has the shaky feeling. He has been able to be more active, and even gets out to walk his dog now. His bowel movements have been better, although it is still not always solid. It takes him two to three hours to fall asleep still and he still gets up to go to the restroom in the middle.
He hopes to continue improving on falling asleep quicker and waking up earlier in order to decrease his fatigue more.
Five months into treatment, he states his sleep is definitely much better. He still wakes up to use the restroom, but is not waking up as much, and feels overall is staying asleep better.
Patient has seen steady improvement in his sleep and energy to now be able to get back to work again and live his life. He no longer feels depression and anxiety is a debilitating part of his life. Patient is now on a monthly maintenance treatment.