Hi! I’m Megan Sisko. Welcome to my little piece of the world! I want to tell you my story so you can understand where I’ve come from, where I’m currently at, and where I am headed in my journey.
A Little Bit of Background
I am 28 years old as of writing this. I was officially diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (depression) and anxiety at the age of 18. I believe I had struggled with it as long as I can remember but I had a stable life and safe home so it didn’t really manifest as anything more than a moody teenager who wanted to be alone a lot.
As I got older and had more responsibilities, it reared its ugly head in a much more impactful way. I wont get into that, but lets just say depression had a way of causing big issues in my life that I never really realized were because of it.
I struggled with sadness, emptiness, lack of motivation, self-esteem, mood swings, indecisiveness, and many more emotions that I wasn’t happy about.
I’ve been on at least 4 different medications to try to control it but it still seems to come and go as it pleases. I always thought that the depression was just a case of “my life sucks and once I improve it, I will feel better”.
Fast forward to 1 year ago. I am married to an amazing man who treats me right, I have 2 wonderful step sons who I love, a daughter, and a baby on the way. I had been working at my “dream job” for about a year and making great money. I bought my own house just before I met my husband and we had grown it into a home. I had the white picket fence life that I had always dreamed of.
But, for some reason, I still just felt empty and worthless. I only felt good if I had just accomplished something amazing, or started something new; things that gave me a rush. On top of all of those feelings was the fact that I was not in great shape anymore.
After my second daughter was born, I hated how I looked. Just 6 “short years” prior, I was in the Army and in the best shape of my life. Now, here I was with discomfort in my back, moody, and 35 pounds heavier than I was. I was fed up, something had to change!
My Initial Experience with Plexus Triplex
At this time (December 2016), I was most interested in losing weight. I was only working part time, since I was a new mom, and was working on trying to make an income from home. I was doing a couple of different Network marketing businesses without much success. I even went on direct sales swap groups on Facebook to try to make sales.
I’m actually pretty thrifty (cheap), so I search for direct sales products that would help me lose weight. I offered to swap, they bought something from me, and I bought the Plexus Triplex I had heard about from them. I even convinced my husband to let me spend the money by saying it could be my Christmas present. Great! We had a deal. I joined the company as an ambassador to get my products as cheap as possible as well.
The Plexus Triplex is:
- Plexus Slim – a drink to help balance blood sugar and reduce sugar cravings and appetite.
- ProBio5 – a probiotic with digestive enzymes, and an antifungal.
- BioClense – a product that helps clean out your guts of all the toxins.
I got my Triplex a few days later and started taking in faithfully as the instructions showed on the bottle. I drank 1 Slim per day, I took 1 ProBio5 at night, and I took 2 BioClense between meals, 2 times per day.
I definitely noticed a difference in my mood, and energy level. I even fell asleep like a baby when I took the ProBio5 30 minutes before bed. It was great! I wasn’t seeing any weight loss other than a pound of 2 in a few weeks. That didn’t make me happy, but I was feeling like my jeans weren’t as tight.
But, then I started getting side effects. Actually, just one… I was constantly on the toilet. I even had to stop trusting my farts (if you know what I mean). I finally told my husband about it and he gave me a bunch of crap (no pun intended).
I was upset, I thought I had finally found what was going to help me. I quit after 3 weeks! I even called the company and told them I wanted to cancel my membership and wanted my money back. They had a 60 day money back guarantee and quickly consented to refunding the cost of the products and my shipping. The only thing they wouldn’t refund is the $34.95 I paid to join the company as an ambassador. I wasn’t required to return the left over products or anything. Great, I was done, got my money back and no harm (other than embarrassment) was done.
Over the next couple of months, I watched a friend of mine post a bunch of stuff about Plexus on Facebook. It wasn’t the annoying salesy stuff; it was educational. She talked about gut health, detox, etc. I learned a ton from the things she was posting and I started researching deeper into the things she was saying. It was all legitimate and backed by science. (I like science)
I even tried implementing the things I was learning. I tried to eat more fermented foods like saurkrout. Let me tell you, it gave me the same results as I had originally taking the Triplex. Saurkrout is a great source of probiotics. This is what made me realize that I had horrible gut health.
I reached out to my Facebook friend to talk to her more about her products. She confirmed what I already thought; that I needed to be on a probiotic because I had some horrible leaky gut. She also shared with me information about how most of our serotonin was produced in our gut. The anti-depressant I take is an SSRI (Selective Seratonin Re-uptake Inhibitor). Basically, I was already taking a medication to help my depression that didn’t always work, and was intended to do what my gut wasn’t – increase my serotonin levels.
My friend also asked me about how I was taking my Triplex and I figured out that I wasn’t supposed to take the full dosage amount from the very beginning. I was supposed to start small and increase the amount gradually. Hence my constant need to go to the bathroom.
After our little chat, I went online and researched a cheap, quality probiotic. I found one that was $20 and buy one, get one free. I was sold. As soon as it came in, I started taking 1 per day. I started feeling better emotionally, but not as good as I did with the Triplex. I definitely didn’t sleep as well, either.
I finally had a “coming to Jesus” talk with myself, and convinced myself to get back on the Triplex and do it right. I also had to convince my husband to let me spend the money. He thinks all this natural stuff is “voodoo”. I told him that I would sign up as an ambassador to get the cheapest price and try to sell enough of it to cover my products.
First 2 Weeks
Here we are 2 weeks into my second attempt at Plexus Triplex and I feel amazing. I am not experiencing the same bathroom issues as last time, and have worked my way up to the normal recommended dose. My mood is amazing and I even decided to stop taking my Prozac. I’ve been off it since day one and feel better than ever!