Detoxing toruble

Laurie Community Member April 05, 2011
  • Hi RA Family,

     

    Every time I go to either my primary doc or rheumie, they give out more and more perscriptions trying to counter act the side affects of the last bunch without removing any of the other ones - so in the long run no one knows what is causing such painful, embarrassing, mortifying side affects like explosive diarrhea (in stores, cars, at home, in meetings, etc).  By the middle of last month, my rheumie decided we're (ME-!) will start detoxing the prednisone I've been on for 14 months, I decided to also ellimate one per week of the other side drugs to see if I can identify the problem.  I've now stopped 7 perscriptions; and am down to 4 mg/prednisone/day (from 40mg/day) and the side affects have stopped.  BUT detoxing is never any fun.  I'd wake up at night scratching till I had sores all over by body, break out crying for no reason 24/7, stopped eating everything healthy.  All the weight I lost I gained back and feel like an aging hippo.  and sort of feel like I look like one too.

     

    The good news is - detoxing doesn't last.  Keep telling myself - this will only last a little while, or, a few hours, or whatever I need to tell myself so I don't step back into all those pills again.  It's been about 6 or 7 weeks now and I'm better.  I didn't re-start any of those 7 perscriptions and have by now told my primary doc.  He was indeed startled that I would take the initiative to do this on my own - but proud too, that it worked, and that now I'm more interested in returning to much of the natural health care that I've lived with for 40 years.  Starting with food! and finding something that will hold my interest and "thrill me" like a new form of art.  I earned my living for many years cutting glass and can't anymore, so I'm seeking other forms of art.  Most of the meds that I quit were for emotional care - and I'd rather find other ways to learn to smile again, laugh more, and dance in the sunshine with friends.

     

    I should put in here, talk to your doctor first before quitting anything

     

    And learn to dance in the sunshine!!!

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    Apr. 06, 2011

    thanks for that last note, because I was going to throw in a bit of caution. Wink Like you, I have detoxed from drugs when it seems as if my body has had just enough and usually end up feeling the better for it and more able to assess which drugs are essential. However like you said, this should be done on the advice of a doctor - I'm glad that it worked well for...

    RHMLucky777

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    thanks for that last note, because I was going to throw in a bit of caution. Wink Like you, I have detoxed from drugs when it seems as if my body has had just enough and usually end up feeling the better for it and more able to assess which drugs are essential. However like you said, this should be done on the advice of a doctor - I'm glad that it worked well for you, but in general, people should consult a doctor before doing this. Some drugs need to be gradually decreased and others you can quit "cold turkey" and it's important to know which.

     

    So glad that you're doing better and feeling more like dancing in the sunshine.