When I was 12 years old, I went from taking zero medications to suddenly needing to take 96 pills a week. The world of medications, hospitals, doctors, and dreadful tests, quickly became all that I knew.
In my 20’s, this was my bin filled with the prescription meds that I took, in order to keep my Crohn’s in remission, as well as combat the side effects of other medications... and this wasn’t even including the weekly injections that I got as well.
While I’m all about the woo these days, and I love me some crystals and herbs, I hear far too often from readers who are beating themselves up for needing to take prescribed meds.
Some of these medications came with incredibly TOUGH side effects, and while it would be easy to blame them or hate them, I instead realize the true value that they hold.
These medications are why I’m here today. They serve a purpose, and they were there when I needed them the most. I straight up wouldn’t be alive without them.
After 19 years of being on every single medication that was ever created for Crohn’s, I no longer need to take any meds, but I understand the vital role that they can play, and how they save lives every single day.
It’s a balance, and part of the reason that I LOVE functional medicine, is because they fully understand how to create the balance. These days, herbs & supplements are my first line of defense, and they work incredibly well for me, but it took me time to get here.
Maybe herbs work for you too, but maybe they don’t right now. Maybe changing your diet makes all the difference, or maybe isn’t quite enough. Either way, it’s okay, and there’s no need to beat yourself up. You know your body better than anyone, and always rememeber that your current situation is not your final destination. 😘 #crohnsdisease #autoimmunedisease #adrenalinsufficiency #healthiseverything