I am a 37 year old, happily married mother of three. After the birth of my second son in 2007, I started having excruciating migraines every month. At the same time I developed horrible eczema around my eyes. Wanting to give traditional medicine a try, I went to a dermatologist who, after barely making eye contact, gave me a prescription for a cortisone cream to use around my eyes. But I knew this was merely treating the symptom and that the real problem was that somehow my body was "out-of-balance."
Before the birth of my 2nd son, I had no nutritional deficiencies per SpectraCell's micronutrient test (which I've had prior to each of my pregancies), but upon retesting after he was born, I learned I was deficient in zinc, which is very commonly seen in patients with skin problems. Within a couple of weeks of targeted supplementation, my eczema began to quickly disappear. Within a month, it was gone. I had one migraine a couple weeks after begining to replete my zinc levels and that was the last one I've had -ever.
It's been over 2 years now. The eczmea has never re-remerged. I've not had a single migraine for almost 2 years now. I followed up with SpectraCell's micronutrient testing to verify that my zinc deficiency had been corrected. Once repleted, my zinc levels have remained normal. I still have the testing done twice per year on myself as well as my husband.
This makes me wonder: how many people start having new health issues after a major physical event such as pregnancy, illness, surgery, etc?