Hi all - I haven't been on here in a while. So much has been happening that I really just didn't have the emotional strength to get on here and regurgitate what I was thinking and feeling.
I went through a few weeks of awful withdrawl when I weaned off Celexa. I decided to go off it, along with my doctor's approval, mostly due to an allergic reaction I was having (bad drug rash). Also, the side effects were getting bad for me - total numb feelings, listless, tired all the time, no sexual desire, really no desire to even be touched, hugged, kissed, etc. As a result, I was feeling depressed about having no energy. I would work out just as much, but nearly pass out because I was too exhausted. All I wanted to do was sleep.
I opted not to go back on an a/d as of yet and am taking klonopin .5mg as needed. I initially went without it for a week and felt great, however, my boyfriend's mother passed away this morning. The last week or two have been very stressful at home and I feel emotionally drained as I've helped him through the worst of her illness. I've been relying on klonopin a lot more for sleep. I cannot seem to sleep well at night right now. I also need it to calm my stomach down - my IBS is acting up something awful. It has been since going off the celexa, which didn't surprise me, but the sterss is causing a lot of pain and now, a new one for me, some constipation.
It's going to be a long week. Boyfriend left for home today and I am alone until I drive the 4 hours to meet up with them on Friday. I think it may be a good reprieve for me, but I am sad I cannot be there with him as he goes through all of this. I cannot get away from work for that many days this week, though.
On another note, because my IBS has been such a beast lately, I finally decided to seek the help of a naturopathic doctor who was highly recommended to me by a former physical therapist. I really don't know what to expect, but am totally open to suggestions. Western meds have not been able to help me thus far. Natural supplementation has made a difference, so I'm hoping to get better education about my body and supplementing wisely (and safely).
Anyone ever been to a naturopath? Can you share your experience, good or bad?
Thanks for reading all this. It does feel good to get it all out there.
Oh and my therapy is still going quite well :) I had a session this morning which was a godsend given my emotional state.
27 year old female
Dx: IBS-D - 2004
GAD - 2008
Meds: .5- 1mg Klonopin
Supplements: Doctor's Choice Enzyme Therapy Multivitamin for Sensitive Stomachs, Provex CV Flavonoid, Digestive Enzymes