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 Today was supposed to be about having a Tarzan day but I have other things on my mind. Before I begin ...

I know my family cares about my health and I do too but there are some changes I'm in the progress of making. Many things have become difficult for me to do since Covid arrived, one of those is that my usual ride to the doctors office is much more difficult to get on short notice. My solution is to ween myself off of my drugs because getting out there is more trouble than it is worth.

I know what he will say and do and I just don't want to hear it yet again. I get enough of that from my loved ones. Professor, I will not listen to any lectures on this from you or anyone else this is my choice & it is my body!


I have found a substitute for my Metformin that is working for me as that was the first of my medications to run out. I have been taking it for four weeks and it is working just fine. The next medications to run out are Escitalopram 20 mg & Rosuvastatin 5 mg. Of these, it is the Escitalopram that I am currently worried about. It is the medication I have been on the longest it is also an SSRI which means that withdrawal will not be overly comfortable. I am sorry Professor this is why I wouldn't tell you why I needed the pill cutter.

I am going to taper it doing half than a quarter then off. I have enough left to make it last another month or month & a half and in that time I will be substituting natural remedies like turmeric & cinnamon to help ease me forward I will be doing the same with my other medications as needed. I'm hoping to be all natural by the end of 2020.

I do not encourage this route for anyone else, nor will I. This is a conscious choice I made at the beginning of the month when I realized the Doctor had only renewed my prescription for one month. I will not call begging for my prescription to be filled when there are all kinds of things out there that can do what they can without all the artificial stuff.

Call it stubborn pride and you would probably be right but it is still my choice!

I've also been doing a lot of research as I head down this path as I know I need to be careful not to trigger an episode.


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