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I Got Off Depression Pills


Author: Jennifer C.
Date: 03-22-2009
Views: 9,488
Word Count: 448
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 3403-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I was prescribed Celexa for depression and anxiety due to several years of chronic stress and a very slow moving bowel. I hadn't met my up line leader yet and 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 and got instructions on how to do it. I followed 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 and listened to my body to know when to stop for good. The first 3 days my bowel movements were very strained and 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 oil blend morning and night along with the Joy oil blend. Both were a HUGE blessing especially the Peace & Calming, it helped tremendously with helping me fight the urge of anger and rage.

My emotions were intense and I was able to refrain from "biting everyone's head off." At work I inhale the oils, at home sometimes I diffuse and also inhale them.

I now have my bag of oils with me at work and at home. I take it with me daily! I use the Peace & Calming the most. I usually open it and inhale then put the cap back on. I've given 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 the Thieves oil blend 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 and 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 my up line, 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 and have motivation 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 and added probiotics, that has helped with the bouts of constipation.

Please feel free to send me your testimonials and recommendations!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.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
3.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
4.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,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
5.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow,colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "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
6.Associated topics: colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
7.Associated topics: constipation-/-irregularity,colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "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
8.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

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