Tasha’s Lyme Disease Success Story
“I was forced to quit my job as a nurse and couldn’t take care of myself, let alone care for my child or truly be a mother.”
“I was a new mom and I had a child I couldn’t even take care of”
Before the Lyme and mold symptoms took over her life, Tasha was an avid hiker, world traveler and active member of the Durango, Colorado community. She worked as an intensive-care unit and emergency room nurse and took to the mountains and desert of Colorado whenever she could.
About three weeks after having her first child, Tasha started having chest pains and palpitations, going to the emergency room thinking it was a heart attack, only to have doctors say all tests came back negative. With symptoms ravaging her mind and body, Tasha witnessed her health deteriorate before her eyes as she began to experience increased anxiety and insomnia, severe fatigue and depression, and starting have more questions than answers on why her body was breaking down at the age of 25.
Being forced to quit her nursing job due to brain fog and the inability to care for patients, she began to feel she had no purpose, and felt into a dark world of depression and suicidal ideology.
“I am having a hard time calculating my drips that I have to hang on my patients, my brain feels like mush”
Diagnosis at Sponaugle Wellness Institute
After going to the emergency room numerous times and seeing multiple specialists, including cardiologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists – all of whom couldn’t find an explanation, Tasha felt desperate for answers on the war that was raging inside her body. Eventually, Tasha was recommended see a naturopathic doctor that quickly recognized Rayburn’s symptoms as those of Lyme disease, which was later confirmed through proper testing.
Upon arriving at the Sponaugle Wellness Institute, it was found that her Lyme disease could have laid dormant in her body for years, but her immune system was able to fight it off up until when she gave birth, at which her body was stressed and the disease was able to take hold. Lab testing also determined that Tasha was suffering from toxic black mold exposure, numerous co-infections, and industrial toxicities that had contributed to comprising her body’s ability to fight off infection.
While Lyme Disease as Tasha’s primary diagnosis, she like many other Sponaugle Wellness patients was diagnosed with additional tick-borne co-infections, Mold Toxicity, and high levels of industrial toxins.
Using Science To Diagnose Lyme Disease & Co-Occurring Disorders
Treatment at the Source
The team at Sponaugle Wellness Institute has developed a proprietary treatment protocol to treat the source of the problem, not just the symptoms. We use PET scans to diagnose a patient by looking at the brain, as well as extensive laboratory testing to identify toxin levels and personalize treatments based on Dr. Sponaugle’s interpretation of lab testing reports.
Tasha Rayburn’s before and after photos on the outside are as remarkable as her body was healed of mold and toxins, and her Lyme disease was treated at the source with conventional and alternative treatment protocols.
Tasha’s Journey to Healing
When interviewed by the Durango Herald on her journey to healing, Tasha described her road to recovery having this to say “Since getting ill, there was only an abyss of darkness in my mind as my body was being ravaged. I want others who may be suffering to know that they, too, can overcome this with appropriate treatment and resources; and knowing what the problem is, is the first step.”
After receiving treatment at the Sponaugle Wellness Institute, Tasha finally has answers to her questions, and knows now that black mold and industrial toxins were the missing puzzle pieces to explain her health’s decline in addition to Lyme disease. Through the proprietary IV drips based on lab testing reports, and supportive staff at the clinic, Tasha is on her road to recovery and finally able to focus on being a mother again.
In her exit interview and testimonial, Tasha describes her treatment at Sponaugle Wellness as “being intense, but that she is in disbelief to be where she is today and able to share her story.”