Friday, April 13, 2012

Week 1: The Great No Medicine Experiment

Ok so I debated sharing this on here but decided I could use all the prayers I can I get! I have decided to go off all the medication I take-for sleep (except I'm still taking melatonin), stomach, bladder and my fibro nerve pain. It's something I've always wanted to do and tried before with not so great results but this time I'm taking it really slow and praying I can handle being off them. I'm 7 days in and so far am almost off my stomach med with some discomfort. And I'm completely off my sleeping med with almost no side effects at all. I already consider that a huge answer to prayer.

I decided to go off my medicines because it's got to the point where every time I've got another problem I'm given more and more medicine. I'm too the point where I don't know how much of my pain & fatigue is me and how much in a side effect from the meds. I'm obviously not putting down medcine at all or people that take meds everyday (hello I'm one of those people!) but for me personally I feel like I will never be a healed, healthy person while I'm taking so much medicine. That and financially it would benefit me to not take medications so all that brought me to this decision. My dr is supportive of the decision. She has no idea how my body will respond so it's definitely an experiment of sorts.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to share this on here because if it doesn't work and I can't do it I know how disappointed I will be. And disappointment is harder to deal with when you have an audience. But I consider all of you friends and since I've already shared so much of my life with all you as it relates to my pain it only made sense to share this journey too. In addition to the no meds I am also trying a natural product that shown benefit in other people with fibro and if it works for me I will definitely share that with all of you too!

So if you think of me over the next week I would love prayer that I am able to go off my meds without any side effects or increased pain and that this step would be my first step toward healing.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us" Ephesians 3:20