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i have a serious question about my health and taking medicine.?

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June 25, 2019 / By Marigold
Question: this is going to be long but i hope someone with some insight or who perhaps is going through the same thing will be willing to help me it would be greatly appreciated.....so here is my situation my main problem that i am faced with is getting really nervous for situations such as speaking in front of the class or a large group of people and what not i also blush very easily when it comes to these situations so i went to the doctor the other day for that (and also my moderately high blood pressure for which i was also prescribed medicine for) and i told him that i get nervous easily and he put me on buspirone which i couldnt handle so we then tried zoloft i was started on 25 mg once at night and for this first month i was feeling really good in the middle part of it now im back to my old self so i went back and he uped me to 50 mg once at night well the thing is i really dont want to be on an anti depressant my whole life i mean i do have anxiety problems and all but i would rather something more natural with less side effects.... i also feel that my nervousness is minimal when i am full of energy.. you see i am always tired pretty when i wake up i dont say a word cuz im always groggy and throughout the day i am tired and i rarely feel like talking or doing anything, however when i do have energy i feel like talking and dont think about being embarrased and getting red in the face really i also have problems with focusing in class and while studying but when i have energy i am able to and feel like im the smartest person in the world... i did some research and read about st. john's wort (helps improve your mood) and also bought vitamin b-1 (converts food into energy) but i read that you shouldnt take the st. johns wort with anti depressants... so im wondering if i should stop my zoloft and give these two supplements a try or should i try the 50 mg zoloft and see if that dosage will give me those effects that i felt for those 5 days while on 25mg consistently i know thats a lot but i would greatly appreciate it if someone is willing to discuss this with me thanks so much
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Kourtney Kourtney | 8 days ago
Hey Joe. Doctor J has given you a good answer for physical reasons why you are feeling this way, and it is a good idea to investigate those. But, from personal experience, it is likely that you have some emotional issue that is at the root of the problem. EVERY emotion we have ends up manifesting in our bodies. As you said, your symptoms go away sometimes, basically when you are feeling good. The problem with simply medicating with antidepressants is that all you do is mask the issue. And then, for many people, it requires stronger and stronger medication to keep doing that. Emotional issues have a way of building up and coming out anyway. As painful as it might be, it is better to deal with it now, rather than later. There are some great counsellors out there, who can help you find the source. Ones who don't blame your parents or ask about bed-wetting ;-) Usually, we experienced things as children that left a mark with some compensating behaviour, and these things come out when we are adults as a disturbance - manifesting in all sorts of ways. The loss of energy is one of the most common responses, and commonly is about not being true to yourself. In looking for a counsellor, my advice is to find someone you feel comfortable with, but is also strong enough to guide you through this. Only you can decide whether to stay on the medication. I would not. There are some natural remedies that can assist (although I don't know of any that are as strong as antidepressants). - I have never received any benefit from St John's Wort, but that doesn't mean you won't - Omega 3 (Fish oil) is quite good, as is Evening Primrose Oil (often used for PMT) - Passiflora drops from a Naturopath worked wonders for me (getting rid of the stress and helping me sleep) - For energy, I was given Selenium (I think) drops from a Homeopath and they were wonderful to help me get through Do consider some supplements for energy as well. Going through the emotional stuff can deplete your body's resources. If you go to the doctor, in addition to a blood test, ask them to do a stool test as well. There are things revealed there with respect to your digestive system, including vitamin and enzyme deficiencies. Good luck!
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Kourtney Originally Answered: i have a serious question about my health and taking medicine.?
Hey Joe. Doctor J has given you a good answer for physical reasons why you are feeling this way, and it is a good idea to investigate those. But, from personal experience, it is likely that you have some emotional issue that is at the root of the problem. EVERY emotion we have ends up manifesting in our bodies. As you said, your symptoms go away sometimes, basically when you are feeling good. The problem with simply medicating with antidepressants is that all you do is mask the issue. And then, for many people, it requires stronger and stronger medication to keep doing that. Emotional issues have a way of building up and coming out anyway. As painful as it might be, it is better to deal with it now, rather than later. There are some great counsellors out there, who can help you find the source. Ones who don't blame your parents or ask about bed-wetting ;-) Usually, we experienced things as children that left a mark with some compensating behaviour, and these things come out when we are adults as a disturbance - manifesting in all sorts of ways. The loss of energy is one of the most common responses, and commonly is about not being true to yourself. In looking for a counsellor, my advice is to find someone you feel comfortable with, but is also strong enough to guide you through this. Only you can decide whether to stay on the medication. I would not. There are some natural remedies that can assist (although I don't know of any that are as strong as antidepressants). - I have never received any benefit from St John's Wort, but that doesn't mean you won't - Omega 3 (Fish oil) is quite good, as is Evening Primrose Oil (often used for PMT) - Passiflora drops from a Naturopath worked wonders for me (getting rid of the stress and helping me sleep) - For energy, I was given Selenium (I think) drops from a Homeopath and they were wonderful to help me get through Do consider some supplements for energy as well. Going through the emotional stuff can deplete your body's resources. If you go to the doctor, in addition to a blood test, ask them to do a stool test as well. There are things revealed there with respect to your digestive system, including vitamin and enzyme deficiencies. Good luck!

Jaylee Jaylee
You still lhave to pay for drugs and treatment. I dont think people who buy a basic plan are going to squander their co-pays and co-insurance on unnecessary items. Natural herbs are not covered by insurance. Most Americans take medication rather than a natural remedy I agree about that. The point of the health insurance reform is to help people get medical care. You are forced to do a lot of things in society but getting health insurance to get care should be a no-brainer. You are not seeing the health provider and hospital side of business. They lose money on uninsured people and everyone else's rates go up because of it.
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Everette Everette
Hi Joe. That was long, but I think I got the gist of it. First, NONE of your symptoms are CAUSED by a deficiency of drugs. So, even if the doctor is using the drugs in an attempt to temporarily MASK your symptoms, he/she should be working with you to determine and treat the underlying CAUSE of your symptoms. So, what might be causing your symptoms? Here are a few ideas: 1) micronutrient deficiencies (e.g. Magnesium, folate, etc.) 2) essential fatty acid deficiencies (e.g. omega-3 fatty acids) 3) endothelial dysfunction (the endothelium is the cells lining the inside of the arteries - they play many vital roles in the healthy functioning of the vascular system) 4) Food allergies (including the possibility of Celiac Disease) 5) Intestinal Dysbiosis and/or Intestinal Hyperpermeability (leaky gut syndrome) 6) Heavy metal toxicity 7) Chemical sensitivity. Best wishes and good luck. p.s. I see someone gave my answer a thumbs down. I feel comfortable with my answer for two reasons: first, the scientific literature supports it and second, at one point in my life I too experienced similar symptoms (they can be emotionally devastating). I've been there and I've "cured" there (see the issues I listed above for potential causes and cures).
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Colette Colette
First off, don't ever stop taking your medication, or add/change any other factor in you regime, without consulting your meds doc first. Secondly, you mentioned when you have a lot of "energy" that you have less problems with anxiety. I'm pretty sure that you meant the common sense of the word, energy, as in the level of capability you have to perform any given tasks. However, since you are into holistic healing, let me give you another sense to the word. I am a strongly in-tune with energy. I am compared to a thermometer, because of my uncanny ability to "read" the emotional/energy status of any given community or environment I am put in (be it of humans or animals). I think if you can stimulate to have more Positive /and/ healingly-charged energy, this will help you greatly. Not only does relaxation through visualization and body-energy work help calm you down in times of high stress, but you can use your born abilities (a potential is given to any person at birth) to create this healingly-charged energy. (Charged energy is just another way of saying energy with a lot of activity.) So how do you do this? Reiki is a great way to stimulate your energy and to get it flowing the way you want it to. An example of a way to work on creating a positive and relaxing energy is just visualizing your energy (what color? what element? what form?) seeping through each part of your body, and relaxing it progressively. Then, it starts to come outward, and you create a shield around your body (what shape would yours be?). This "shield" will keep your positive energy in, and others' negative energy out. Hope this helped as a little insight to the world of Energy & Bodywork healing! ~The Golden Filly~
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Berenice Berenice
Honestly, I would consult your doctor. I also experience anxiety which causes palpitations of my heart. I also find that it is difficult for me to focus on studying. Before I saw my doctor I was taking One-A-Day Energy for my low energy levels, Ginko Bilboa for the concentration, and 5-HTP for my mood. Those were working fairly well for me, but I had to discontinue use because the doctor said they may have been contributing to my palpitations (they think there's an electrical problem in me that causes my heart to get excited easily). Being a resident of California, my doctor recommended that I try using Medical Marijuana. He told me that if I felt my heart race still, or if it didn't help my symptoms, to discontinue use and contact him immediately. So far I have had nothing but positive results from it! If you live in one of the 14 states (14 now with New Jersey) that are approved for Medical Marijuana use, don't be afraid to consult with your doctor about trying it. If not, you can try substituting the natural supplements I used and see if that helps (consult your doctor first), or talk to your doc about alternate solutions. Good Luck!
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Berenice Originally Answered: Is taking the ADHD pill bad for my health?
YES. When your parents attended school, there was no ADHD. Some guys were good at school and some not. And those who were not - were good at sport or were skilful. And everyone found his/her place in life. Today, everything is disease or disorder. Why? Short story: pharmaceutical companies pay psychiatrists to create new diagnosis that cover all human behaviour today = everyone can be diagnosed - why? - to sell more of their dangerous drugs.  One can get better at school - but not with drugs. Watch few minutes video with Dr. Mary Ann Block to find answers you are looking for. http://www.cchrint.org/2009/09/15/no-more-adhd/ Dr. Mary Ann Block "Because of my medical training, my goal as a physician is to look for and treat the underlying conditions causing the patient’s problem, rather than just covering up those symptoms with drugs. I have seen and treated thousands of children from all over the United States, who had previously been labeled ADHD and treated with amphetamine drugs. By taking a thorough history and giving these children a complete physical exam as well as doing lab tests and allergy testing, I have consistently found that these children do not have ADHD, but instead have allergies, dietary problems, nutritional deficiencies, thyroid problems and learning difficulties that are causing their symptoms. All of these medical and educational problems can be treated, allowing the child to be successful in school and life, without being drugged." --------------------------------------... I would recommend you reading following booklet for parents http://www.fightforkids.org/Psychiatric_Drugs_and_Your_Childs_Future.pdf and following less than 2 minutes video about psychiatry diagnosis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3JQ8OVHVWA&feature=channel_page ...and Psychiatry - NO SCIENCE-NO CURES (4:54min) Do psychiatrists and by them prescribed drugs help people? Hear it from them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHu7Ik36128 --------------------------------------... you can also google or yahoo "adhd fraud" - you get good links like http://www.adhdfraud.org/ Articles, essays, and other information pertaining to the fraud of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)--Compiled by Dr. Fred Baughman Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD has been an adult & child neurologist, in private practice, for 35 years. ----------------- Here is a little taste of ADHD drugs like Ritalin You can find facts about Ritalin in this booklet which is available on-line. It is the fifth booklet from left http://www.drugfreeworld.org/#/publicati… Quote: "Even when Ritalin is used as prescription drug, it may have severe side effects including nervousness, insomnia, anorexia (eating disorder), pulse changes, heart problems and weight loss. The manufacturer says it is a drug of dependency. In June 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a series of public health advisories warning that Ritalin and drugs like it may cause visual hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, psychotic behavior, as well aggression and violence behavior."

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