homoepathy update, and thinking thinking thoughts
Returning to a typed post – gotta keep everyone on their toes, right?
Today I thought I’d write a little about my journey with homoeopathy to date – my goal being to ‘get off the meds,’ – (happy pills/anti depressants). There always seems to be a lot of interest when I write about my struggles with Depression and anxiety. It may seem like a very personal thing to be splashing all over the internet, but I believe sharing experiences to be a very powerful tool in helping one another in similar situations.
I have very little knowledge in regards to the inner workings of homoeopathy – the best way to share information here is to let my homoeopath do the talking (who knew he was a You Tube star!?)
As I explained in my first video about trying out homoeopathy, this is going to be a very slow process for me – withdrawing from anti depressants is no easy task. I have lost count of how many times I have done this – even quite recently, when I decided that I couldn’t cope without the help of the old happy pills. It’s not just the physical aspects of withdrawing that are a challenge (head spins, nausea, blurred vision, loss of appetite, low energy….) but the emotional roller coaster that you have to (try to) endure. Yip, it’s tough – not just on me, I admit, but my family as well – it’s not something I am able to hide well in the security of my own home.
The most brilliant occurrence to date with homoeopathy has been the support it has gifted me whilst weaning myself off anti depressants. The “come down,” has been nowhere near as horrific as I have experienced in the past, and I have found that I have been able to cut my doses of medication down a lot quicker than past attempts. The withdrawal symptoms have been very minimal – amazing given my past experiences, which haven’t been too pretty in that respect. I am beginning to feel different when I compare how I behave on the anti depressants vs homoeopathic remedy – on a remedy I am energized, focused and productive, whereas on the ADs I feel a little weird, tired, super sensitive and slightly sick. It’s been interesting taking note and being truly AWARE of how I am feeling – even the most subtle of changes.
So, at this stage I am feeling really good about the ways things going, although I am aware that this is usually the “honeymoon” period – and things have gone downhill from here on previous attempts. Honestly, I’m scared of the same thing happening as it did last time – about 6 weeks of feeling good, and then crashing and burning without the “upper” bump from the anti depressants. Nothing ventured/nothing gained though, right? I am just not able to sit back and continue taking anti depressants for the rest of my life – it doesn’t seem “right” to me…. however bumpy this journey may be, I take comfort in the knowledge that I am trying, and one day I WILL find something that works for ME.
Anything to share? Thoughts? Experiences? Ideas? Don’t be shy.
**Disclaimer: These posts are a run down of my own experiences with using natural therapies to combat anxiety/Depression – I would not suggest any one embark on such a feat without the appropriate guidance/support from a professional.