stress & meds

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by shari1677, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. shari1677

    shari1677 New Member

    I've been under alot of stress lately, which most of you know. Anyway, with added stress comes added symptoms, at least for me, which = a few more prescriptions.

    The doctor has added 2 more prescriptions, which of course is more $, which then adds more stress.

    It's a vicious circle!! I dont know how to stop it!
  2. SnooZQ

    SnooZQ New Member

    Most of the conventional med treatment for CFS & FM is treatment of symptoms. As you've discovered, in some cases this leads to more Rxs, more stress, etc.

    Which is why some of us have come off of that merry-go-round.

    There are many options beyond conventional medicine available to you, if you choose to explore them. Start educating yourself on the possible alternatives.

    There are a couple of books I would like to recommend to you. If $$ is an issue, your local public library may have these titles available to borrow, OR if not, they may be able to obtain the titles for you through interlibrary loan.

    1) Healing Anxiety and Depression, by Daniel Amen, M.D.
    2) Pain Free 1 - 2 - 3, by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

    Best wishes.