Posted by bleauberry on February 26, 2009, at 17:50:01
In reply to Re: Being Med-Sensitive., posted by NewQuestions on February 26, 2009, at 8:16:40
> Do you think you should just stop taking everything and let the body heal?
Well, actually I'm not taking anything, so there is nothing to stop. And except for short little attempts at things in the last 2 years, I have basically not been taking anything.
Do I believe the body can heal? No. If you think about it, we were sick before we ever started on the road of medications, right? That is the place we would probably return to, not a place of being healed.
I feel as if my body is stuck in a place of illness that is too strong to break out of, and that it will take force by way of medication or supplement to break the cycle. That will require tiny starting doses, trying many things to find what is tolerable, and looking at a titrating journey and a healing journey much longer than the average person.
But then again, when someone is med sensitive, it doesn't require normal therapeutic doses to work. Tiny doses can work very well. We are sensitive not only to the bad, but the good also.
I saw at another forum a woman who is very sensitive. She is completely well on 3mg Lexapro. That's right, 3 (three) mg. She takes it in liquid drops to measure it that accurately. She says 4mg makes her more depressed, and 2mg isn't enough to work. 3mg is her magic dose.
THAT is med sensitivity.