An obese Scots mum claims she lost eight stone in weight after turning to deep meditation and positivity videos.

Denise Shepherd was diagnosed with functional neurological disorder (FND) in 2013.

The 47-year-old, from Cumbernauld, said she was confined to a wheelchair for eight years was told she would suffer organ failure if she took any more medication to ease her pain.

The mum-of-one weighed over 19 stone and was taking 60 tablets per day to treat the rare condition and claims she was told by doctors she only had three to five years to live in January 2018.

Denise Shepherd has now lost almost 9st in weight

She was experiencing over a dozen agonising symptoms, including dizziness, numbness, lack of reflexes, mind fog, bladder weakness, anxiety, fatigue and lack of smell.

She also suffered from type 2 diabetes and arthritis.

Denise said: "I was basically bed bound. I had very little energy and any I did have I was using to manage my pain.  

"No matter how much I tried to change my life, I couldn't.

"My symptoms were too bad. I was in agony. Nothing seemed to be working. I was stuck in a rut and felt like there was no hope for me at all. I was dying."

Denise says she hit rock bottom before turning to positivity videos and deep meditating to increase her lifespan.

She claims to have thought herself thin after dropping to 11 stone in weight and gradually slashing her pill intake.

She said: "I fought for my life because I knew how to. My mindset completely changed because of the videos.

"I had no clue what meditating could do for me.  It's been astounding.

"Thanks to them I had the drive and the determination to make the life-saving changes I desperately needed to survive. 

Denise Shepherd says her life has dramatically changed

"When I began meditating I could feel the heat running through my body to all the areas causing me pain.

"I started to notice small changes, which eventually turned into massive ones.

"My mobility started to gradually improve because I was losing weight.

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"Today I don't take any pills at all, not even paracetamol. My FND symptoms have disappeared. I'm walking unaided . My diabetes is gone.

"I've lost eight stone and go to the gym almost every day. I have a new lease of life. I really can't believe it."

"I had no clue what meditating could do for me."