Before you continue on to the Healthy Lifestyle resources, please bear the following in mind. If you are experiencing withdrawal from a benzodiazepine, antidepressant, z-drug or opiate, please note that many of the alternative and complementary therapies and practices mentioned in this ‘Lifestyle’ section of the website, such as using essential oils, earthing mats, supplements, taking herbal sleep aids and teas, are not recommended. Although reactions vary, they can cause exacerbation of symptoms that can make your withdrawal more problematic.
This section is relevant for those who are recovered and want to maintain wellness, or anyone living with chronic medical conditions including dystonia and dyskinesia, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as individuals coping with chronic anxiety and depression.
The other very important thing to note is that the information on this website is not intended to be used as medical advice or as a form of treatment for any physical, psychological or medical problems. You must consult your doctor regarding your symptoms and condition. The information provided here is for individuals who have already been diagnosed and I have not included symptoms of any chronic illness for this reason. Please don’t self-diagnose. See your doctor and do the necessary diagnostic tests.
I do not have a medical background and my intention here is to offer a variety of coping tools as well as information that may help with living with chronic illness. I share my experiences for informational purposes only and do not recommend anything I may be doing as a treatment for your condition.
Also, remember that we are unique individuals and our responses to lifestyle changes, supplements, ways of eating, exercise and other healing modalities will vary. Wellness is about exploring and listening to your body and coming up with your own tailor-made regimen. No one size fits all.