Checking In~ For those of you who cant watch the VLOG. I have been back on meds for 2 weeks. With my anxiety med, I am starting to eat more at night. I have to decide to take it or NOT or have it changed. I think I'll try eliminating it first then if that don't help with mood I'll have to change it. I didn't work out yesterday but I did line dance class Thursday. After, I hand washed and dried my car for about 30 minutes. I'm counting ALL mines. AnyHOO, LOVE& to you ALL! Keep it simple AND
I have anxiety problems too and I've decided to go medication free (I was never on medications for it but if I said something to my doctor I could easily be there). Those drugs are powerful and scientists haven't properly studied their long-term effects.
They don't even treat the problem either. I try to only take prescription medicine that will treat a problem meaning if I take the drug, the problem will go away entirely after a full course of the medicine. Anxiety and depression medicine puts a band-aid over the problem by lessening the symptoms but never treating the underlying problem so you have to take the medicine for life basically or the symptoms will come back.
Many people get hooked on the medicine or experience other symptoms like drug induced insomnia, overeating like you are experiencing, etc. I've even heard of uncontrollable shaking as a side effect. It's best to treat anxiety and depression naturally if you can. I'm looking into treating my anxiety issues/insomnia with extra vitamin supplementation.
I'm using this article: http://www.besthealthmag.ca/embrace -life/mental-health/8-nutrients -to-help-beat-anxiety
Taking vitamins is natural and taking extra vitamins has been proven to have less side effects than anti-anxiety medication (Taken from the link above: In a study of people with panic disorder, OCD and depression the B vitamin inositol in amounts of up to 18 grams daily was as effective and had fewer side effects than an anti-anxiety medication)
Oops edit: So along with vitamin supplementation I'd ask your doctor for some type of behavioral therapy (another drug free solution that can actually fix the problem) . I'm too much of a chicken to ask for help so I'm only going to be doing the vitamin therapy myself.