Dr. Dsouza changed my life
It would be an understatement to say that that Dr. Dsouza changed my life. I had to move away b/c of work, but in the six months I saw her I made more progress than in the last 15 years of seeing doctors. I came to her on 8 different medications, 4 of them were psychiatric in nature. You would think I would have some benefit to these but I felt horrible on a daily basis. She slowly helped me improve my digestion, removed the Protonix I had been taking for years by using herbs and changed my diet. My brain started to feel better. Then we carefully started decreasing the psychiatric medications and she diagnosed me with subclinical hypothyroidism. She didn’t add thyroid hormone, but just helped me with the nutrients that the thyroid needs to work. I am now taking one psychiatric medication for depression and nothing else! I have decided that I am committed to functional medicine and am only willing to see integrative practitioners b/c of my experience with her. It was hard work as I had to make a lot of lifestyle changes, but she was supportive and yet gently pushed me through that. I have considered traveling back to DC just to keep seeing her, and I’m now in California, so that says a lot!