Dr. Andrew Neville Reviews
These are experiences reported by actual patients. Dr. Neville has worked with people from over 52 countries overcome Adrenal Fatigue. Patients share their experiences about how Dr. Neville helped them get their lives back and restore the adrenals to full health.
"I was caught off guard. I was a fully functioning medical sales rep in California and San Francisco – I enjoyed it tremendously, and then I got pregnant with my first child. All of a sudden, I was exhausted, all the time. I felt like I was hung-over on a daily basis. My ability to think clearly just disappeared; my clear thinking wasn’t there anymore. I couldn’t be who I was before, and I was at a total loss about what was going on. Of course, we turned to the OBGYN. They wrote it off: “You have a child, and of course you’re tired.” Then I got pregnant with my second child, and the symptoms seemed to escalate.
I remember one particular day, I was in the grocery store with my two children. I was trying to remember what I came there for, what I needed to get. I was staring at the shelves. I felt like I was going crazy. I honestly will never forget that day. You don’t know how you’re going to function or get through the next day … and then the next day, and then the next day.
I spent five years on five or six different antidepressants, because they didn’t work, because I wasn’t depressed. I was tired and couldn’t think clearly. After five years of being on the antidepressants, I gained 20 to 30 pounds and had fluctuation of weight that I’ve never dealt with my whole life. Searching for an answer, I did some research online and started coming up with something I never even heard of before, which was Adrenal Fatigue. I met a few of the markers, and it made perfect sense to me. I came across Dr. Neville’s name and that he dealt specifically with Adrenal Fatigue. I reached out.
In my first conversation with Dr. Neville, it was such a relief to be heard and validated – finally – about what I was experiencing, what I was feeling. One of the key reasons I felt this way was because Dr. Neville had experienced it himself. So knowing that he had gone through it, he could speak directly to me what it felt like. That was so reassuring, after spending years not knowing and not being able to have a two-way conversation with someone.
People think you can just get over it: “Oh, so what, we’re all tired.” But it’s different. To have somebody like Dr. Neville understand that, it makes you feel extremely safe. He was able to give me a plan to follow. He gave me hope. He gave me a support system. He kept it simple, and that was a gift.
Here I am today, able to celebrate where I am now compared to where I was. I’m able to attend my kids’ games, have their friends over, and be the kind of mom that I wanted to be. I can’t imagine where my life would be without having Dr. Neville. The amount of time, money, energy that I had been wasting chasing after a diagnosis or figuring out what’s wrong with me ended when I met Dr. Neville. I was able to break the cycle of looking and actually find a solution. That has been … life-changing. That has given me my life back."
---Chris Heard, Pennsylvania
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"I was in a desperate situation when I started with Dr. Neville. I had painful sores in my mouth. The sores spread to my lips, causing the skin to spit and crack but not heal. There was swelling in my throat, making it difficult to swallow and also a chronic cough. Initially, I was in so much pain, I was not able to smile. I avoided talking.
The condition is called Pemphigus Vulgaris, an autoimmune skin disorder. The only medical treatment is steroids, which I had been taking the previous 2 1/2 years before I started with Dr. Neville. However, I was at a point I could no longer take steroids because of the side effects, and I no longer wanted to take them. However, every time I would stop the round of treatment, within a couple of weeks the symptoms developed again.
The doctors wanted to try another drug, an intravenous infusion treatment with numerous side effects. I could foresee my condition never getting better if I continued taking drugs. Dr. Neville was my last hope.
I knew a natural treatment would be better, but would I get well again? How pleased I was when after starting my treatment with Dr. Neville, my mouth and lips healed within 3 months! I can now eat, drink, talk and smile again without pain. It has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Neville. He is easy to talk to because he really listens. His goal is to get you better. The key is to follow through with everything he tells you.
Since our bodies are different, one needs to learn to manage the treatment and be patient. Stay in communication with Dr. Neville, and don’t give up. His plan works. I am so grateful to him for all his knowledge and understanding about how the body functions. I’m feeling normal again, and with a little more time, I will be able to get back to doing all the things I used to do, including my favorite: surfing."
--T. Herrera, California
"When I came to Clymer Healing Center, I was fed up with my endocrinologist and his apparent inability to treat my autoimmune thyroid disease. He told me my test results indicated I should be feeling fabulous. Instead, I was feeling awful, debilitating fatigue. I had no motivation to do the things that normally brought me joy. I was cranky with little to no tolerance for day-to-day stressors. Foggy brain, memory issues, irritable, and easily overwhelmed, I felt hopeless and defeated. I had two young children, a husband who traveled, and no family nearby to help.
I discovered Clymer Healing Center’s website and eagerly took the Adrenal Dysfunction quiz. Part of me wondered if perhaps there was underlying Adrenal Dysfunction that needed to be addressed. My quiz results strongly indicated this. I took the leap, and so began my journey with Dr. Neville.
I was nervous and excited for my first appointment. I was curious and eager to learn more, but I was worried. I did not appear to be nearly as ill as some of his other patients, and what if he did not find something wrong enough? I was secretly hoping for some horrible diagnosis, something that would justify how lousy I had been feeling for so long. Dr. Neville explained the connection between autoimmune diseases and Adrenal Dysfunction, and it made sense. It just made so much sense!
I did not get a horrible assessment, but he formulated a plan for me nonetheless. For the first time in a long time, I felt a glimmer of hope that I would finally begin to feel better.
While the big details surrounding the reality of my life weren’t changing, I was somehow hoping that there was a magic wand somewhere that would make everything all better. My appointments were a highlight for me. I looked forward to them. They gave me hope. It was so empowering to talk with someone who understood and validated all of the craziness I was feeling.
I had to wave the white flag of surrender, and that was hard to do. I have always been the girl to push through and find a way. Defeat and failure were never an option. I felt so inadequate that I couldn’t make it work. I had a body that was failing me, and a mind that was working against me. Depleted. Broken. Fatigued. Disheartened. Guilt. Shame. Fear. And still, a whisper of that drive trying to convince me to keep pretending I was just fine.
My job was to do 'nothing' at all. There was nothing to accomplish. Dr. Neville reminded me of that many times each day. My job was simply to exist. Permission granted to just be. No expectations.
I began to realize just how much of my recovery was in my control. My mind turned back to the parts of the many conversations I have had with Dr. Neville. There were things I could change.
Slowly, I began to feel empowered. Dr. Neville has helped me to see that I was actually always empowered. I just had to learn to trust my instincts again and follow my gut to do what was right for me along this healing journey. I had to learn to redefine my physical and emotional boundaries. I must have down time every day, and I needed to find a creative outlet for ME. I needed to find my voice again.
Working with Dr. Neville has been life changing. He is extremely knowledgeable, but not a know-it-all. He does not get distracted chasing down symptoms, but rather approaches healing from an adrenal standpoint. He has an amazing understanding of the many systems in the body and how they all work together. He has an uncanny ability to communicate, explain, and break down all of this information so that it makes perfect sense. He is a great problem solver, and does not get phased by a new 'puzzle.'
Dr. Neville’s personal journey with Adrenal Dysfunction gives him a unique perspective and window into what his patients are experiencing. He “gets it.” His gentle demeanor and kind, caring spirit make his office a safe and stable oasis where I can be myself and not be judged. His empathy, compassion, and willingness to listen are something I have not encountered elsewhere. His practice and approach to Adrenal Dysfunction just make so much sense. The level of care, kindness, empathy, and validation he and his staff show is truly amazing.
I am happy to say that I have reclaimed my life. There are still peaks and valleys along the way. There will always be, and that’s okay. I am willing and able to take this road now because I have the tools to get through it all. And if I really get myself in a muddle, I know Dr. Neville and Clymer will have a door open for me. Their support, encouragement, and outstanding care are what help me take each step closer to the light at the end of this tunnel."
E. Rush, Pennsylvania