Friday, October 23, 2020

Comments by Indigo_E

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  • Oh, the techniques that helped me the most were also holistic. My approaches have changed as I continue healing. Right now mostly I eat a diet based on the Paleo diet, with a focus on low-sulfur/low-thiol foods. I believe that I am highly sensitive to heavy metals, especially mercury (a neuro-toxin), but I haven’t had the money to get this properly tested yet. However, the dietary changes have worked really well. I also practice mindfulness meditation. I do exercise like biking, walking, or yoga every day. I cultivate meaningful social interaction and have severed several unhealthy relationships. Life is good, despite the obstacles I still have to overcome. People like you have helped me reach this point and I am grateful.

  • I loved reading this story here, but I have followed your Beyond Meds blog for almost a year and a half. I found it in February 2012 when my intuition was screaming at me to stop taking the psychiatric medications that I had taken for five years. At the time I was taking gabapentin, abilify, and lamictal, but I had taken other neuroleptics and antidepressants in the past. Reading your blog, and many other resources like it, helped me through an isolating and scary time and reaffirmed that I was doing the right thing even when those around me were skeptical. I am really glad to hear that you are doing much better. My recovery has been up and down but after 1.5 years I am now healthier and happier than I have been since I was a child, although I am left with a lot of chemical sensitivities. I consider it an acceptable trade-off for having my mind clear and my life back, but the experience has given me the wish to advocate for others and for change within the system of psychiatry.
    Thank you for writing your story!