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Mindfulness exercises can be as effective as anxiety drugs, study shows - Mental Health Is Catching On To The Idea That Drugs May Not Be The Answer


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More main stream studies are coming out showing that alternative non drug techniques are just as effective if not more effective than medication. The system is starting to catch on. Finally.

Change is coming 😉✌️😺😺😺

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/mindfulness-exercises-can-be-as-effective-as-anxiety-drugs-study-shows/ar-AA16E4ma

Current Psychiatric Medications

  1. Paxil 10mg daily (a.m.) 2017 - Present
  2. Carbamazepine 400mg daily (split half a.m. and half p.m.) 2011 - Present

Recently Stopped Psychiatric Medications

  1. Seroquel - Tapered from 700mg to 0mg From April 2018 to August 2021 - Final Dose 6.25mg - In Recovery

Past Psychiatric Medications From 1994 to April 2018 -  Depakote, Lithium, Risperidone, Xanax, Lamotrigene, Olanzapine, Lorazepam, Welbutrin, Trazodone, Oxazepam, Gabapentin, Abilify, Topiramate, Prazosin, Ambien (See Attached Spreadsheet And Seroquel Tapering And WIthdrawal Summary)

Current Non Psychiatric Medications Levothyroxine 88mcg (a.m.)-Vitamin D3 1000 IU (p.m.)-Fexofenadine 180 mg twice daily -Metoprolol 25mg (p.m.)-Azelastine Nasal Spray-Ipratropium Bromide Nasal Spray

Other - Fish Oil Twice Daily-Multi-Vitamin (a.m.)-Vitamin C 1000mg Daily (a.m.)-Saline Nasal Spray-Benadryl-Salsalate 750mg twice daily PRN, Diclofenac Gel on affected joint PRN-Alpha Stim-M electrotherapy device (TENS Pain)-Magnesium Glycinate 25mg twice dailyQuitting Seroquel_A Vacation In Hell_Redacted.pdfmedication history spreadsheet.xlsx

 

 

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Awesome !  Glad to see this! 
SSRIS may become the new smoking in the public eye. 

Can’t stop the train it’s coming 🤷‍♂️

 

I will say this here I guess. The company I work for is moving away from mainstream medicine as the answer for everything. (not completely as some we have to have). They are looking at saving money by keeping us healthy. 
 

They have given us an option to join a go pivot health app. We get points for taking care of ourselves. Excercise, nutrition, counseling, check up, flu shot, massage,  self help, sleep, etc. daily mindfulness and positive gratitude time is 2 of the activities. There are several other mental activities and resources on there. 

2000-2013 Paxil - 1 year fast taper

2013-2018 drug merry go round with dr. 
zoloft, cymbalta, lamictal, Prozac.

 Nov. 2018 lexapro 15 mgs, Dec. 2019 to Mar. 2020 10mg. Jul 2020 to October 2020 8.5 ml.
Oct 2020 reinstated to 9 ml.
Apr 2021 to Jul  7ml. Oct 2021 to Jan 2022 5.9ml, Mar 5 2022 5.8 ml, Mar 12 5.7ml, Mar 20 5.6ml, Mar 27 5.5ml, April 23 5.4ml, April 30 5.3ml, May 7 5.2ml,  Jul 9, 5.4ml, 

Klonopin prn, present Celebrex 200 - 400 mg daily as needed, 1000 to 2000 mg  turmeric Qunol daily as needed, Trader Joe’s omega 3, Prilosec very rarely if desperate 

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