Friday, July 16, 2010

What to do, what to do....

I have a big decision before me. This one involves meds vs supplements. I've not been posting much.. been over a month, I know... I keep cycling back and forth btwn being in a good mood (and very busy the kids/house) and being in an irritated or "I don't care" mood. So things have fallen by the wayside here. I've been trying different meds and getting the same results, any time I try an anti-depressant. Not good results, mixed episodes that leave everyone unhappy. I recently sent an email to the biomed dr, Dr. Yasko, asking for her input into my situation. She responded with quite a few new supplement recommendations, and stating that she would send me a test to send in. My thought is, she is sending this test for free (as with her site, if you order it, you pay before the kit ships to you...) and if so, that would be amazing.. if she expects me to send in payment, well, I just simply can't. That particular test is $300. NOT chump change. But this begs the decision... Prescription meds or supplements. If I go the Dr. Yasko route, it's going to be costly, but I will be under the care of someone who understands MUCH more about my genetics and med reactions, someone who can help balance out my hormones and chemicals. And very likely get me stable, though I will likely go through a die-off or "detox" period which will be rough on me no doubt. Did I mention it would be costly? I'm already spending about $300 a month in supps, for ME (doesn't even include the kids). But if I go the MD route, MUCH cheaper, closer to $40 a month, and likely going the route of an antipsychotic will get me stable, but there's side effects, many of them which will not be pleasant.. Think nausea and dizziness, and shakes, and weight-gain... To name a few..

So yeah.. I have a lot to think about. If I were rich, my choice would be made, I'd go the Dr. Yasko route. Nothing to think about. But.. I'm not.. I'm on a VERY tight budget, with nothing left to cut out... I prefer Yasko to the MD approach.. I just don't know how realistic that choice is right now....

*think**think**think**think*