Ok, got an interesting story here!
Fr' anyone else out there fighting the big bad bugs, here's the lowdown of my history, though please do check my profile (by clicking on my user picture above) to get the bigger picture.
Been trying everything alt-med under the sun, been studying essential oils this year.
Saw these tew-day:
I had to >n<;; Steel myself to reach in there and try the touchy-feely so I could work it out.
Been suspecting pinwormies.
Had a cat at age 7, had massive snotty colds all that year. Was a farmcat.
Made about 30 small suppositories out of that mix, was using them for only 2 days. Saw these buggeries on.. oh.. tuesday, half of the way through the day? I had used about 6 of the 30 suppositories over the weekend. It made me weird and wobbly.
BTW, virgin olive oil (the piquant type) was SO GOOD for falling asleep last night (usually can't sleep past 3-5 AM T^T; )
I've been otherwise only using the essential oils topically (in a carrier oil like coconut or olive), 1-3 drops of stuff like eucalyptus, lavender, frankincense, myrrh, a cleansing blend..
When I found out how good pomagranate smells, I started exploring the aromatherapy stuff closer.
I did the suppositories 'cuz they should help hit anything in the liver pretty fast. I have felt pings and pangs around the gallbladder and pancreas.. And the back where the pancreas-nerves attach.
Cypress essential oil 1 drops 2x a day over the pancreas, and doaked a Q-tip in it yesterday to try and use in the nasal passage where I've several times been annoyed by a wigglysquiggly feeling..
Other factors that can be effecting anti-pinworm success- been 2 months, mostly raw veg. Using thyroid extract (RAW brand with ginseng) instead of doc's synthroid/eltroxin, and valerian & tiny amounts of st. John's wort to replace antidepressant. Friend from naturehackerproducts (Oh c'mon peeps, just add a dot-com! and there you go, it's teh internets~) pointed out to use a tribulus-terrestris/diatomaceous earth/activated charcoal mix too, but I'm not really good right now at being regular with dosaging.. Never met anyone before with that sort of background knowledge on biochemistry mixed with herbal and nutritional knowledge though.
Yup. IknowRite,Suppositories? Yiiiickh. Ohwells. :-)
Any 'sperienced dunnykin divers got some confirmation for me? :-)
This may be long but i hope people take time to read it. i want to start out by saying that my family is of native American decent and i know that we have always attracted spirits to us. until recently i have never been lucky enough to see one. I've had an invisible guest in every single home I've lived in. leading me to believe that its one that follows ME. this Im ok with because Im used to it.
I've also experienced other things which i
can deal with like smelling cologn of a deceased person I've never met or someone who Im missing.
there is also the curse of feeling emotions of others so strongly that its hard to distinguish if they are my emotions or not. i don't go to the mall at Xmas because i get aggravated and feel anxious. overwhelmed. i was diagnosed as bi polar or as having adjustment disorder etc but meds do nothing for me but make me tired or irritable. people say Im too emotional or mood swings. when someone in the room cries out in anger or frustration i become angered. watching sad movies and i don't mix. i literally feel like my heart is breaking and i cry in sobs. my family laughs at this of course lol! i know things about people and their feelings that i Prolly shouldn't know and can sense danger by being near certain people. i always say that person makes me ickie. and thats EXACTLY the feeling i get.
now my 2nd problem. for years now especially recently i somehow just KNOW things. not visions or promotions. on occasion Im able to tell someone your mom is gonna call and the cell rings of course its who i said. i always get the corner of the eye look when that happens. i seem to ALWAYS just KNOW when Im being lied to or what someone will do or say. but when confronted with what i just KNOW its always denied. i know when someone far away is upset with me. i have dreams of people i haven't talked to in a while and the next day they call. all of my romantic relationships have pretty much told me i was crazy. i always just knew when they were doing wrong. am i paranoid? or gifted
Tortured, human beings are born with instincts that are soon extinguished as they age. Empathy - the ability to "feel" the emotions of others and imagine those feelings is not a "bad thing," though it can really get out of control if we're particularly vulnerable due to childhood traumas, etc.
You've been properly diagnosed BiPolar? And, you've been prescribed medication that is closely monitored? Sometimes, this is helpful, but medications are not the sole answer to any chemical imbalance. I would strongly urge you to engage in counseling therapy with a PSYCHOLOGIST and not a psychiatrist. Psychiatry approaches the chemical and medical facets of the human brain while psychology addresses the emotional and behavioral facets of human behavior. There are techniques and methods that can help you to manage mood swings, cycling, and hyper-emotional states, but it requires dedication, resolve, and practice.
Nobody would ever "choose" to be BiPolar, Tortured. It's a very painful disorder and not something that anyone "deserves." Having typed that, you are the sole keeper of your own emotional and physical health. In addition to prescribed medication, counseling should be a requirement to help you learn how to manage your own emotional health.
Brightest blessings to you
Tortured, I would like to see you change your CZ ID because you are placing a negative connotation on yourself. I agree with many of the points in the response, above. Human "sensitivity" and instincts are there for "A Reason." That your own sensitivity has survived childhood reconditioning is, indeed, a "gift" of sorts. There is nothing "wrong" with being A Sensitive! It can be a challenge, but it's not an indication that you're "crazy."
The emotional issues that you're experiencing that you feel are a challenge can be addressed through proper counseling therapy with the "right" professional - that would be someone that doesn't necessarily support over-medicating and takes a more personal and holistic approach.
If we understand our core issues, we can learn many priceless techniques and methods of managing those issues without mind-altering chemicals. As an example, I was suffering from extreme anxiety, and I was prescribed a relatively "routine" anti-anxiety medication that was to be taken 3X's daily, or "as needed." Initially, I snapped these things in half and took 1/2 twice daily. After a short time, I began weaning myself off of this chemical because I was learning coping techniques in sessions that helped me to relieve the anxiety. I no longer take these medications because I learned how to manage triggers and reactions.
I'm rather in agreement with "labels" because I've seen NUMREOUS people rely upon a diagnosis to "excuse" their behaviors - in fact, it allowed for them to actually make some very "bad" choices and decisions, and then blame the "condition" that they had been diagnosed with. This is a result of psychiatry, which is the study of brain chemistry. I would urge you to consider counseling sessions with a psychologist that addresses human behavior and emotions to learn the core of your anger, etc. These things can be safely managed, Tortured.
Most important for you to understand is that not one of us on this planet is without some sort of issue. Each one of us carries our own imperfections and foibles, and this doesn't make us "bad" people! It's how we manage these foibles is what determines whether or not we mean harm to ourselves or others. You sound genuinely interested and committed to sorting yourself out, and that is NOT a symptom of someone who doesn't care or means harm. So, in essence, your sensitivity and creativity can be a beautiful thing if you take some steps to sort out the emotional core issues.
Brightest healing blessings
(NaturalNews) Are we putting too much pressure on our kids? According to Natasha Devon, the UK government's mental health expert, we are. Speaking at a meeting of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, which represents private school heads, she said that our children are in danger of being wrongly "medicalized" to treat depression symptoms when all they need is better counseling and less weight put on their shoulders.
According to ChildStats.gov, child depression has a significant impact on future life. It can affect school and work performance, impair peer and family relationships, and exacerbate the severity of other health conditions such as asthma and obesity.
In 2013, about 11 percent of U.S. children, aged between 12 and 17, experienced a major depressive episode. For adolescent girls, that number even went up to 16 percent.
Natasha Devon has been working in schools since 2007 and has talked to as much as 500 students a week. She discusses topics such as body image, banter, bullying and mental health. While she claims that there will always be children who are "genetically destined" to have a mental illness, she concedes many are just responding to things happening to them.
"If a child is being bullied and they have symptoms of depression because they are being bullied, what they need is for the bullying to stop. They need to feel safe again. They don't necessarily need anti-depressants or therapy."
She notes that today's children face greater pressure than any other generation. Cyberbullying, online p 0 r n and heightened exam pressures are all putting extra weight on their shoulders. Antidepressants do not solve these problems.
"It's my belief that many of these struggles could be avoided if we get our approach right," she said, as reported by the Daily Mail. "And if we don't, we're giving with one hand and taking away with the other. And we run the risk of medicalising childhood. ... You cannot apply an adult amount of pressure to a child's brain and expect them to cope."
When we were growing up, we surely had some pressure to deal with, too. But one needs some positive stress to accomplish things, right?
However, Devon said that today's children have more things that they don't need, and they have less of what they do need. Parents work long hours, and family life is limited to TV time. Schools have become very competitive, and being average or just good won't cut it anymore. And the ever present accessibility to the internet complicates the situation as well.
"Online, children face cyber bullying, advertising which tells them they're not good enough, p 0 r n o g r a p h y, airbrushed lives," Devon said.
Health services and councils are often failing to provide support for these issues. As a result, millions of children worldwide are on antidepressants, when they should just be getting the right help to relieve the pressure put on their shoulders.
"We need to feel safe, we need to feel nurtured, and we need to feel valued," Devon said. "And if we don't meet these basic needs in our children, we risk them growing up not only without a sense of passion but also with low self-esteem. We need to ask ourselves what is causing mental health problems in the first place."
Sources for this article include:
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/053988_Big_Pharma_antidepressant_overprescription_childrens_mental_health.html#ixzz48bMBq1Sv
Here's how to make her stop, and how to build a fire under the Georgia legislature to enact a law to prevent what you are going through.
Write a letter to her explaining that in order to clear yourself of the false charges she has made against you that you propose that both of you take a lie detector test to see who is telling the truth. The loser pays for the test, and has to make a public statement, either owning up to the charges she has made, or she admitting that she lied. Copy of this letter will be sent to the the child services, police, legislature along with another letter of explaination to each party expaining how this lie has affected your life. [friends and family treating you differently, being depressed, etc.
The important part is these have to be documented. The way to do that is to send them Certified mail. The recipient has to sign for them, so they can't say they didn't get the letter. Each has it's own Identifying number that you will type at the bottom of each, that will match up to the number on your certified receipt for each. These certified letters have a small fee over and above just postage.
Use your imagination on which way to go from here. If she doesn't respond one way or another in X number days, you will do, bla, bla, bla.
Hard to say how this will move the lawmakers, but she will be on notice, and you will have proof of your attempt to clear yourself.
Received this e-mail from my sister, edited for personal details:
X has been suffering with stress anxiety depression for several months now an don't seem to be improving. What r the best meds with the least side effects to take for a short time to help him a bit? Is lithium any good? He needs something to lift his moods. Any suggestions. Hopin to take him to docs this week.
For some context, my reply was the following:
Lithium is prescribed for bi-polar, and has some side-effects. All other depression meds have side effects, some (if not most) quite serious. That doesn't mean that nothing can be done. Look at some of the threads here:
It also helps to identify the root cause. For example, is he still smoking weed? If so, tell him to quit immediately. It's a well known cause of psychoses. Seriously messes up your brain chemistry, and you don't do that without paying a heavy price. He's prob. got some serious detoxing to do, one way or another.
If he's serious about getting better, one of the best ways is fasting, but that requires fantastic self-discipline, and not everybody can manage it. M/time, he can do a lot to help himself. Proper sleep, exercise, a good diet low in refined carbs but high in fruit, veg., protein and good fats, all help. And tell him to stay well clear of the friggin' weed, or else abandon any hope of ever getting better.
I'll send some more info under separate cover, and probably start a thread for him on curezone later on. He should get some useful advice from experts who know better than me.
So, over to said experts in the wider curzone community. Any other ideas or suggestions out there please?
I think you may have it backwards. I definately wouldn't give him meds. Look how many have commited suicide while on meds.
There is such a thing as choosing the right strain of cannibus. CBD strains are the medical strains. They eliminate the high, at least most of it.
Thanks for the response InCharge. It gives me the opportunity to clarify a couple of points.
Something may have been lost in translation here, but I am most emphatically NOT advocating lamestream meds for depression. I am actually trying to dissuade my sister from even considering them coz of the numerous of often serious side-effects. And yes, that includes death by suicide, not to mention being implicated in the US in mass shootings perpetrated by those under the influence of psychotropic drugs.
As for cannabis, the therapeutic use and value of CBD Oil (the active ingredient) taken orally for specific ailments is not in question. Smoking the stuff over prolonged periods for recreational purposes, whether medical grade or not, is.
I should also add that the bi-polar disorder diagnosis is not yet confirmed. He exhibits some mild symptoms of the disorder, but his main problem appears to be anxiety and stress-induced depression. Removal of the root cause of his stress (which I believe is mainly down to money and work issues) will probably go a long way to curing his condition.
The question then boils down to what natural coping mechanisms he can turn to for relief for his condition without resorting to 'standard care'?
For what it's worth, I include here advice received from a good friend, just in case others who are similarly afflicted find it helpful:
The problem is always the same. Drugs…..lithium batteries. So that’s covered.
If people who screw up their body don’t want to get to the root cause of their condition then it is almost a non-starter. And I gather as it's your sis who is asking she is possibly more concerned than your nef.
Anyway one routine which is supposed to help with depression is early rise and daily skin rubs with a strong brush or loofa (until skin goes bright red). And check the vitamin D as he might be in need of sunlight. Also very physical activities help as does less time on blue light emitting screens before bed.
But all this is complex as the root cause could be psychological too. Issues at work, or relationship, money worries, gambling, electrosensitivity. Count your lucky stars that you are as interested in health as I am. If it doesn’t save you it at least empowers ya.
Thank you very much refreshed. Yes, I do my best to help those I love. Isn't that one of the main driving forces that makes life worthwhile and worth the living?
Those links look both interesting and very helpful, and I'm sure mom is taking note. I've linked her into the thread so she can follow the discussion.
Thanks again for taking the time & trouble to contribute some excellent ideas.
Live long and prosper, and may you avoid The Donald Trap.......err, sorry, Trump.
Received this useful info from the friend mentioned above, which hopefully might benefit others as well:
Negative ion Generators:
1. Studies show high levels of negative ions can be as effective at treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as commonly prescribed antidepressants (obviously discuss any medication changes with your doctor).
2. Improved energy levels and focus. Research at the University of California showed negative ions normalize serotonin levels in the brain, potentially improving a person’s positive outlook and mood.
3. Better sleep. A French study found using negative ionizers could help you to sleep better. This is once again due to their positive effects in normalizing serotonin production in the brain.
I'm very sorry to read of your experiences.
Archus is 100% spot-on. Voodoo doesn't work. Spells don't work. Wishful thinking doesn't work. The only thing that works to recover and heal are 3 things:
* "No Contact" meaning NO emails, texts, calls, discussions, or speaking with HER family or friends. From this day forward, she never existed.
* Patience - allow yourself to feel and process your experiences and then remind yourself that this was a Learning Opportunity so that you can choose a better partner when you are fully confident in yourself and you are calm and balanced enough to know the difference between lust and love
* Time - I've been out of my second marriage for slightly over 4 years, and I only began to "feel" okay about MYSELFabout a year ago.
Everyone experiences heartbreak. Everyone experiences disappointments, loss, grief, misery, and tough times. I wrote a blog on this site about my own journey of recovery and healing titled, "Coping With Betrayal." It takes time to recover and heal, and practice to find balance. Life is not "all-or-nothing," at any given point. Even when it seems like it's a do-or-die situation, it isn't.
Take time to separate yourself from all of the drama/trauma. If you're in serious doubt about yourself, get involved in some counseling with a specialist that deals with emotional abuse. Take time, each day, to find positive language for yourself and this will soon become a learning experience for you to develop strong boundaries for yourself and for others.
Brightest blessings to you.
EDIT ADD: Archus mentioned how carrying this baggage around can do more harm imaginable, and it's quite true. At long last, the medical community is beginning to acknowledge what they've always known to be true about emotional health: stress kills and trauma causes stress.
I am so, so sorry that you're experiencing this and I completely understand and identify with the desire to "Do Something," regardless of what that "something" might be.
First, please be patient. I know that you're in misery, but mental health issues aren't like a gaping wound - symptoms are not always obvious, and there are many clients that are not 100% truthful or honest about what's going on. For instance, certain personal information about childhood experiences and personal choices are excluded because the client is ashamed or afraid. So..........be patient.
Next, be honest and truthful. Tell the mental health people everything, even if it makes you appear less than perfect. Unless you tell them that you are planning to cause harm to someone else, anything that you tell them (and, I mean anything) is kept in the strictest confidence - they are not allowed to discuss you, your issues, your treatment, or your progress with anyone, by law.
Next, have more patience. Emotional recovery, mental health progress, and treatments require time. There is no magic wand, no magic pill, no magic technique, no hypnosis, not one single thing that will solve all of the issues - there isn't. Come to accept that fact, even if you don't *Like* it, and be patient.
You will likely be given a number of tests and a mood journal - be diligent in recording in your mood journal. Dates, times, feelings, impulses, actions, etc..........get it all down.
It just takes time to sort things out. And, you may not *need* antidepressants - these medications are being prescribed at an obscene level because the medical experts that prescribe them simply don't have the knowledge or skills to address EMOTIONAL health. They just don't. It's a whole different discipline that requires greater finesse and knowledge base than other disciplines do. Sure, a doctor has a great deal of knowledge and training, but it's pretty rote - meaning that stitching up one laceration is going to be much the same as the next. With emotional health, each individual is different with different histories and behaviors, etc. Having typed that, there are a host of patterns that can point to specific disorders and issues, but it takes a lot of time, patience, and skill to address them.
When you feel the fear becoming overwhelming, practice the technique of "Getting Into The Now" which is to literally tell yourself where your left hand is resting, then the right hand, then recognizing the air current, the temperature, and everything that you see, physically feel, smell, taste, and hear until you begin to feel more calm.
Brightest blessings to you.
I agree with Archus, 100%. We can type about techniques and whether it's "normal" to live inside one's head until the proverbial cows come home, but it does nothing to peel back the onion layers to get to the core of the issues.
Trauma can (and, often, does) have a lifetime impact upon individuals, especially if there was prolonged childhood trauma.
The typical response that I've heard for the past 20 years about counseling therapy is, "I can't afford it. My insurance won't cover it." Well, that's simply not an excuse good enough in my world. Most counseling therapists and their firms will absolutely work on a "sliding scale" which can bring down the cost of one session to $10. If my income is such that I cannot afford health insurance, I can apply for medical assistance which will cover EVERYTHING from mental health services to dermatologists and prescriptions. I can also make decisions about cutting out things that I don't really need in order to live. Like a cell phone or gaming subscription. I will not die without these things. Without sorting out my emotional issues, I could literally be digging my own grave. Stress and anxiety kills, and that's a medical fact, not a theory or myth.
Whatever an individual chooses to do (or, not do) is their own business, but it is vital to understand and accept that it takes time, patience, and personal committment to recover from emotional issues, and it is best accomplished with a mature, knoweldgable, and skillfull counseling therapist. I'm talking about someone who has experience under their belts and NOT someone who has just graduated with their Master's Degree.
Again, brightest blessings to you...
Keep flushing. Look into heavy metal poisining and B vitamins to help the mind. Schizophrenia for example has been completely cured by Niacin B3.
What's your diet and other lifestyle like? Sleeping patterns?
Some different amino acids come into play with your mental problems, such as GABA for mood. Have you looked into that?
Those meds are hell on the bod and the longer you take them, the more difficult to detox from.
Sorry to here about your friend. It does sound like she may be paranoia schizophrenia however, I am not a Dr.
I too know someone who is a paranoia schizophrenia and to see them as "normal" and then... to lose their mind.....it is heart wrenching. I have often wondered what went wrong, and I know that most times a condition like this one is treated physcologicaly and the symptoms are just medicated over leaving the victim most often in a worsen state. ( this is what happened to my sister-in-law)
I believe that the brain is quite often overlooked as a physical organ (most times it is only the mind that is treated) and symptoms like this can be a result of toxi-molecular damage to the brain. Dr. Gant MD,Phd, NMD has done exstensive research on brain wellness and has treated 1,000 of people successfully with conditions all related to brain wellness. He is truly an amazing, compassionate man and is devoted to helping people. I know he is currently doing a research study on Bipolar. He also conducts various Pilot Research Projects that your friend might qualify.The information obtained by the Pilot Research Project will be used to support the feasibility of larger more controlled studies about neuronutrition. The staff at Pilot Research Project hope that this information about will hasten us to the day when non pharmaceutical, natural, science-based, safe and inexpensive treatments with nutritional supplements become the treatments of first resort for physical and psychological problems, instead of being treatments of last resort as is currently the case. You can get more info at www.addictionsfreehealth.com I also provided a URL to some information that you might find helpful. Wishing you all the best!http://addictionsfreehealth.com/cart/roadmap.htm#R_3_Reduce_Brain_Oxidative_S...
-regarding....."mercury poisoning, candida and other issues having the ability to alter the way the mind works and causing many symptoms that could be associated with mental illnesses." Most people even physicians believed that emotional upsets cause GI (gastrointestinal) problems. Most biochemical evidence suggest that this logic is backwards... it is problems with the GI tract that cause changes in brain physiology. an eg. of the Gut-Brain connection.
Looking at the biochemical pathway of serotonin synthesis
Vit, B3,B6, and folic acid and the mineral iron are required cofactors to adequately synthesize serotonin. Most of the same neurotransmitters that are in the brain are also in the gut. When there are problems with the gut… then that is were the neurotransmitters will get used up and will not make it to the brain.
…..serotonin is involve with inflammation cascades, therefore things like Candida, parasites, IBS, etc. can make us serotonin deficient. If we have optimal serotonin production they we can become emotionally relaxed. Deficiencies are associated with irritability, anxiety, excessive worry,/depression, sociopathy, violence, ADHD, and addictions.
And yes, like you said mercury and other heavy metal toxicities prevent synthesis of neurotransmitters. If vit. B6 is not present along with vit. C in adequate amounts that too will prevent the conversion from tryptophan…Serotonin…..and the final (if it is nighttime) Melatonin.
Stress depletes us of our stress coping hormones/neurotransmitters and we need to be replenished with amino acids from our foods or supplements.
Sorry, I don’t mean to get carried away and go on and on
One last thing...I just read that if a person has an excess amount of dopamine then they can show signs of Paranoia schizophrenia??? That’s it I don’t know any thing else specifically regarding Paranoia schizophrenia . I just happened to stumble across that last bit of info.
Hope you you find what you need for your friend
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