‘I have found it hugely beneficial to learn the outcome of the various tests carried out, and how all these systems interact with one another. I have long known that my body wasn’t working as well as it could, but was unable to do enough to help this myself. I feel I have gained a level of knowledge about what is going on inside me, which validates a number of symptoms I’ve been experiencing over the years. With chronic illness that last years, people often wonder aloud whether it’s really as bad as you say, or suggest politely that there’s nothing wrong with you. Therefore, seeing some of the results in black and white gives me confidence that there are things out of balance, the potential impact of those, and that there’s ways to help address these issues. It has given me the confidence to trust my body and my instincts which is hugely important’.