Sunday, May 31, 2009

Withdrawal

Today is the last day I take any medication I am currently on. I am not on any POTS or EDS meds.

It has been a slow decline off of the bipolar meds, and the withdrawal symptoms aren't wonderful - some aches and a bad headache, utter exhaustion, it's taking me a lot more time to accomplish things that normally would be quick and easy, and it is harder to process some things.

But, I have been through worse -one of the med withdrawals, while I was changing medications last year, included vomiting, tremors, horrible sweating and brain 'shivers' (literally, electrical pulses cause your brain to vibrate in your skull).

Not near as bad as I thought it would be, this time around. Once I am no longer taking anything, I may notice more symptoms popping up. Surprisingly, my mood is not all that horrible - just a bit short tempered and a little humdrum. Not bad!

To ensure my body will be at its best when I start my new regimen, I will be doing a fast. From all I have read, fasting is a great way to rid our body of toxins. Not only do I want to rid myself of the bipolar meds, I want to clean my system and get rid of all the toxins that I have built up from other old medicines, environmental toxins, food toxins (like preservatives, colorings, chemicals, etc.). I will start prepping for my fast in about a week. I want to give my body one more week to go through withdrawal from the bipolar meds on its own. Then, I think I will do a 2-day raw prep/3-5 day fast/2-day raw unwind. More on this later.

xo
dani

2 comments:

paul said...

First I want to say that you are a brave and a marvelous person. Reading this blog changed my mind and the way I feel about myself. I am Paul Solis, 23 years old. When I was a kid my mother told me I have EDS. Therefore, she never allows me to play in the soccer team or basketball team. She was kind right, a very early age I have broke my arms tree times and I had very serious lung problems when she gave me birth. She said that everybody gave me very slim chances of surviving, but I did though I was very small and bony. Even though, in my teen years my mother was overprotective, my body got strong. I haven’t broken any bone since fourth grade. Then I start playing soccer behind my mother’s back, no harm, not even a bruise. Even now, I am not the stronger or faster but I became a good athlete I did my first cycling century last summer in 2011 and I had jobs as a waiter and custodial, no problem doing it, no pain. However, my symptoms are there; I have swan neck finger, flexible joins, dental issues, astigmatism, and a very slim body. I am 5.5 weighting 112 pounds, now. When I graduated from High school I was 5.4 weighting 95 pounds. I always knew that I am different, therefore, I had double harder to accomplish the same that a regular person (my sisters, they are tall and very bulk bodies) But lately I have putting myself down and feel sorry about myself. But reading your blog made realize that I am miracle and I have no reason to complain. I am beautiful and special in my own way, and that is what only matters.
Thank you
Sincerely, Paul A. Solis

John said...

Hi,

I tried to contact you but I swear your captcha isn't working; I tried it like 20 times and I know I was entering the correct characters so I'm going to try to contact you here, sorry.

Hi, your site was one of the first ones I ran into when I was finally diagnosed with EDS- at least knowing was comforting.

I don't have as many issues as you, just gastro, insane pain and fatigue, well, maybe brain fog and some shit here and there where I just don't seem to work right but still not as bad as you.

Anyway, I made a website, (it's not self hosted but I'm thinking of switching it over) It's not about EDS but I included a page about it. I debated awhile if I should but it's part of me and I said fuck it, if people don't like it too bad for them.

Anyway, for more detailed info into how bad it can be I put a link to your site-I didn't think you'd mind, links are good.

So here is the link to the page I wrote: I guess you'll have to copy and paste the links

https://abottleofjoy.wordpress.com/ehlers-danlos-syndrome/

I'm going to put a little more info about you but I was wondering if you would mind linking to my main site?

www.abottleofjoy.wordpress.com

I really wouldn't mind some more people reading what I write; maybe it is decent, maybe not who knows but I'm done stressing about it.


I don't have many views or followers and I'm not monetizing anything so It won't do any harm and I'd really appreciate.

Also, if you don't want your link up let me know and I'll take it down.


Thanks a lot and I hope your feeling well - Hope to hear from you - you can reach me at jsaralione@gmail.com if you want/need
-John