Going off my ‘untitled’ post. I’d like to add that I am doing amazing being off my Zoloft. It has been just over a month since I stopped taking it. The struggles I was having before going on Zoloft are non existent as of now and I hope it stays that way. I do have some more “natural” anxiety if you will but nothing like I had in the past. Sometimes when you need medication it could only be for a short time to help you get through a phase in life that is hard and you can’t do alone any longer. I know when I was seriously considering going back on Zoloft I was so scared because I felt like I’d have to be on it forever and that stressed me out. Here I am just over two years later and I was able to come off of it. So if you are thinking of taking a medication because you can’t deal anymore don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be forever. And if it does that’s ok to. Sometimes we just need that extra help the more natural approaches aren’t fulfilling.
I am definitely one for pushing natural approaches to medicine when it’s possible. But I also understand those don’t always work, I have experience first hand. So don’t beat yourself up if meditation, yoga and lavender oil don’t cure you, haha! I laugh because OMG those things didn’t help me one bit. I had a panic attack during a yoga session once, if that tells you anything. One of the calmest experiences you can have and my brain was like nope, get me outta here. So learn what works best for you. I know it took me awhile to figure that out. The process can be rough but you’ll get through it.