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I Got Off Depression Pills

Author: Jennifer C.
Date: 03-22-2009
Views: 8,258
Word Count: 448
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 3403-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I was prescribed Celexa for depression & anxiety due to several years of chronic stress & a very slow moving bowel. I hadn't met my leader, Carolynn Truss yet & didn't think I had any other options. I took Celexa for 6 months.

When I made the decision to get off of it I called my family doctor & got instructions on how to do it. I followed the some of the instructions but not all of them, I listened to my body to know when to stop taking it altogether. I weaned to the 10 mg. & listened to my body to know when to stop for good. The 1st 3 days my bowel movements were very strained & very uncomfortable however I knew I had to get this chemical out of my body!

For the first three days after I took my last pill, I used the Peace & Calming morning & night along with Joy. Both were a HUGE blessing especially the Peace & Calming, it helped tremendously with helping me fight the urge of anger & rage, it was pretty strong but I was able to refrain from "biting everyone's head off" :-) At work I inhale the oils, at home sometimes I diffuse them, sometimes I inhale them.

I now have my bag of oils with me at work & at home. I take it with me daily! I use the Peace & Calming the most. I usually open it & inhale then put the cap back on. I've give it to my co workers too. The Peppermint helps when it's cloudy all day it's a good pick me up. I've had a cotton ball with Thieves on it for a while now on my desk since everyone in my office seems to keep getting sick, it has helped me fight off things. I absolutely LOVE the smell of this oil! I have a Thieves spray in our bathroom now too.

I received my Feelings kit a few weeks ago & have been experimenting with it. I am open to feedback from others as to what has helped you.

I feel blessed to have discovered these oils and to be under Carolynn, she's been such a blessing and huge help to me. I really enjoy using products that help me without any negative side effects. It's really nice not to feel tired ALL of the time & have my desire to do things again it's wonderful!

I also use a OTT Vision Saver Light for Seasonal Affective Disorder. I've increased my fiber intake & added Probiotics, that has helped with the bouts of constipation. Please feel free to send me your testimonials & recommendations!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: constipation-/-irregularity — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
5.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings,anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
6.Associated topics: anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
7.Associated topics: anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
8.Associated topics: anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link

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