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Withdrawal Symptoms From Depression Medication


Author: Darlene P.
Date: 03-18-2012
Views: 6,316
Word Count: 192
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 6994-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My doctor was taking me off of one of my medications for depression and anxiety. He took me from 300mg one week to 100mg the next and then off completely. It was Wednesday and I couldn't get a hold of him or get his nurse to call me back soon enough. I was having withdraw symptoms my eyes kept looking up, it felt as though there were electric shock waves going through my body and I felt real anxious.

My friend brought over Valor, Joy, and Peace & Calming. I used Valor first 10 min before I added Joy and Peace & Calming. I used them every 4 hours and by evening I felt much better. I went to work the next day.

In the meantime my doctor called in another prescription to get me through the side effects and the following week I had an appointment to see my doctor and I told him what happened and that I did not take the prescription he gave me. He wants me to continue the use of the oils and wants to see me off the rest of the anti-depressants with his help.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.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
2.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
3.Associated topics: 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
4.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
5.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
6.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
7.Associated topics: anxiety-/-worry — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
8.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link

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