Last Updated on November 25, 2020 by
What I did find was an extremely caring staff that in the end taught me many things. Most importantly, self-care and love.
I came to Alternative to Meds Center through “Divine Intervention.”
I was told by my counselor to take 30 days off work, or I was going to break. At the same time, I spoke to a friend that had just 4 days prior completed treatment here at Alternative to Meds Center. A week later I put my entire life on hold and was on a plane to Sedona. My original reason for coming was not totally med withdrawal, it was because I had spent many years taking care of everyone else but MYSELF!
Through excessive work, stress, horrible diet, no exercise, and lack of self-love that I almost broke. However, I also realized that the antidepressant meds I have been taking for over 25 years had probably really messed up my brain chemistry. I couldn’t think straight, have no short-term memory, no joy or happiness, no focus, and in a state of cloudy brain. I had NO feelings, being numb for many years.
Coming to Alternative to Meds Center was quite an awakening, with no caffeine, sugar and unhealthy food available to me. What I did find was an extremely caring staff that in the end taught me many things. Most importantly, self-care and love. Learning to nourish myself physically and mentally is worth its weight in gold. Although some things seemed very “woowoo” to me, I wanted to embrace it all, and it worked!
Not only am I medication-free from Cymbalta (any many other drugs over the years), I have most importantly been given a new opportunity at a clear, fulfilling, joyful, grateful, happy life with more clarity than I’ve had in many years.