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Ditched Depression Medication During Pregnancy


Author: Kristin B.
Date: 10-16-2012
Views: 6,249
Word Count: 307
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 7879-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have been on SSRI's for 8 years, which would include Zoloft, Prozac and Lexapro. I had wanted to stop taking them but was on them for postpartum depression along with anxiety through the years. The difficulty on my own to wean off of them was too severe, that would include dizziness, tingling in my head, anxiety and onset of anger.

I met my upline when I was 33 weeks pregnant with our son who is now 6 weeks old. At that time I was weaning off my Zoloft to try and deliver our son without being on the meds, due to the side effects of them. I was on 50 mg at that time, had already weaned down from 100mg. My upline shared with me about Progessence Plus, and how it could help me level my progesterone levels.

I thought ok I will try it, so I started applying 2-3 drops a day on my pulse points, wrists and neck twice a day, I noticed an immediate difference. I was feeling good and HAPPY! I was very shocked at the way I was feeling because I hadn't felt that way in such a long time.

So long story short I weaned quickly off my Zoloft with very little side effects. I used Progessence Plus, as needed 2x a day, PLUS the Joy oil and Stress Away roll on blends. PRAISE GOD! I no longer need SSRI medication and am happier than I have been ever on those meds. God is the business of helping his people and I praise Him for bringing me Progessence Plus.

One more thing I will add, I delivered our son on no medication and he is 6 weeks old. I thought my hormones would be all out of balance, they are not, and I know its due to Progessence Plus.

The best is yet to come!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mood,emotions — "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: hormones — "Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."Link
3.Associated topics: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
4.Associated topics: postpartum-depression,hormones,stress,anxiety,depression — "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: postpartum-depression,stress,anxiety,depression — "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: hormones — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
7.Associated topics: mood,emotions,postpartum-depression,anxiety,depression — "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
8.Associated topics: mood,postpartum-depression,stress,anxiety,depression — "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

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