No guilt allowed here!! It's a really old line but would you deny a diabetic insulin? Sometimes all the herbal remedies in the world aren't enough. If we didn't take anti-biotics we would all be dropping off like flies. It is not giving in. It is taking care of yourself. I admit I was upset when my doc told me I would need to be on meds for the rest of my life but it is nothing to be ashamed of. Pick yourself up and pat yourself on the back for taking care of you.
You are correct,however there are alternative routes to take..there is an abundance of natural Antibiotics..most Western Doctor's do NOT tell their Patients to take Acidophilus with Antibiotics..Antibiotics not only kill the bad Bacteria,but the good as well.I developed a nasty Vag Yeast Infection,but also Candida because my Doctor didn't inform me what Antibiotics would do.I'm trying to take care of me the best I can,but I feel like a Traitor.
I sometimes think the peeps who make antibiotics and the ones who make thrush meds are in cahoots! I always take my acidophilus once I'm through with the anti-b. But you are right, there is not enough eduation on this. I hope you, as a naturopath will change this around for many people. You are not a traitor. You are a caregiver, and you need to care for you at this time.
Good Morning, this is Kitt. Well here is my take on guilt, it is a wasted emotion. I have wallowed in guilt and then self pity arrives. Wasting our energy in this way is counter-productive. If we have done something wrong we need to forgive ourselves and move on.
You have not done anything wrong is using a medication that you need. Yes there are all kinds of different believes and treatments. I am glad you are interested in natural healing but you do not have to do one thing 100% of the time.
In the long run is trading a synthetic medicine for a natural one still not taking a pill?Fear the onset of cold and flu season? You could get a flu shot or you could swallow a capsule made from echinacea, a purple-petaled daisy native to the Midwest.
I believe that people have the right to choose which route they want to take.
I also want you to know that you are supported by all here at HealingWell.
Gentle hugs to you,
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/1/2008 1:45:00 PM (GMT-6)
I didn't ask for so called tough love.As for my weight..I've made DRASTIC changes to my Diet,get physical activity and HAVE lost weight,so NO I'm NOT killing myself with Food.
You didn't have to be harsh and mean.There are other avenues to get a point across.When I read your reply my Mouth dropped open,I thought WTH and wanted to lash out.
I am so glad to read of your positive steps and every little step forward counts. A bit of compassion can go a long way toward helping people with life's challenges and reaching out can help alleviate feelings of loneliness. We're all different, but we're really all the same. At sometime or another, we all need or want help or simply someone with whom we can share our burdens or successes.
I am celebrating your successes with you.
Keep on moving forward.
I am sorry that you feel that Peacesoul was being harsh and mean. I really think she just cares and we ALL want to see you get through this difficult time. I most certainly do. Pick that jaw up beautiful woman!!! Congrats on making the diet changes. I am a recovering alcoholic and I know how hard it can be to give up your coping mechanism. It's the hardest thing I've ever, ever done so my hat is off to you sweetie. I don't know your history and I refuse to label, so please just keep on working through this. Banish that guilt. Not worth it.
I'm really sorry that you are upset. Please know that we are a caring and supportive forum. We all have opinions and I am sorry if Peacesoul made you feel that you were not safe here. You can email me if you have any concerns, please stay with us, we care for you and value you. Truly.
Post Edited (Sydnee10) : 10/1/2008 9:44:15 PM (GMT-6)
I do what I can given the means and resources I have.Life has been extremely unkind (still is) and indeed a struggle,but I wake every Morning,get out of Bed and go about my Day the best I can with what I have left.This Chic is going places in life and by taking 1 step at a time.
Thank you for positive encouragement..I appreciate more than you will ever know.
I am glad you are making positive strides. Kudos to you.
Peacesoul has deleted her original post so I would really like to see this incdent put to rest.
I am sorry things got a bit heated and you have come here for support and no one knows what anyone else has endured in this life to get to where we are.
Today is a new day and the sun is shining here in MN but it is a bit cold out.
Try to stay in the moment and remember you are supported here.