I don't take meds as I believe in a holistic approach. It took many years to self-experiment with what worked without meds. I find that natural light really helps so I try to keep the house full of sunlight when possible. As far as depression goes, I sought therapy and took up meditative walking. Within 6 months my hormone levels were back to normal; my Cortisol levels alone where over 1000 points above the maximum healthy range. Another thing that has helped was to focus on something positive when I first wake up and then again as I lay me head on the pillow at night- give thanks and be thankful for 3 things- anything. I also found that getting a hobby was helpful too. After reviewing a lot of research and talking with my doctors, I realized that I needed to be apart of my solution and thus, I needed to change my outlook. Being a survivor of abuse and sexual trauma, the PTSD was almost debilitating for years, I eventually stopped working as a result. Fast forward to 6 yrs later and my life is healing, happy, positive, and mostly pain free. I still battle immune issues so I've constantly got a cold in the winter, but I've been able to make changes without meds. The bonus is I don't have to worry about side effects and chemical interactions. Just something to ponder- sometimes the answer isn't in a pill but within us.
The power of Positive Living allowed me to delievery my baby without pain meds which is huge considering my right hip is twisted and that's my biggest pain hot spot along with the low back. It can really be inspiring when we give ourselves more credit for the power we hold within.
Edited by: ABBYSMOM_2012 at: 1/17/2013 (13:06)