Murrietta Hot Springs

I went to the doctor last week to discuss whether I need my anxiety medicine or not.  I posted a few weeks ago about what the Lord showed me about my anxiety and visiting the doctor was my next step. I honestly feel like it was a wasted step but I wanted to go through the proper channels.

I spoke with the doctor about how I’ve been on Zoloft for 14 years and I really don’t think I need it. I asked if they could test my serotonin levels but they said that’s not very accurate. They said the only way to really know if I need it is to start weening off of it. I expected this and was getting anxious about it but I pushed myself and now I’m on half the dose. It’s only been a few days but I feel great :)! The weening process is slow and I won’t be completely off of it for about 2 months. I’d prefer to take it slow so my body can take it easy.

I bought a book at a christian book store called How to Handle Your Emotions : Anger, Depression, Fear, Grief, Rejection and Self Worth by June Hunt. While the only thing I suffer from at this point is Fear, I know the other emotions will be a battle so I felt it was a good fit for my home. The fear section really hits on what I experience and provides scripture to help me spiritually and mentally.

God allows us to fear due to practical reasons. He doesn’t create us to be fearful.  I would love it if you could pray for me during this transition.

“God is my Salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, The Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my Salvation”  (Isaiah 12:2)

“Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory” (Deuteronomy 20:3-4)

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May 16, 2012 @ 13:58

I am now studying all about essential oils. They have been around snce Bible times. There are several that can help anxiety If you would like to learn more go to my website or email me God will lead you and show you the path you are to take. Just remember to praise him each and every day Thank you for all you do

Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy

May 16, 2012 @ 19:24

Good luck. I'm glad to hear the weening is going well.


May 16, 2012 @ 20:28

I'm praying for you.. Just keep in prayer everyday about this and god will give you the strength to get through this without medicine. Just trust in him! I'll keep you in my prayers:) good luck!!

Tricia Nightowlmama

May 16, 2012 @ 23:19

one day at a time right. Hugs to you and sounds like things will go well. always remember to talk things out and be honest with yourself too if you feel like you have emotions creeping up on your phone him. There's no shame being on meds if u need them and I applaud you for taking steps in your life to ez your anxiety

Tina @ The Blessed Couponer

May 17, 2012 @ 05:24

Apryl, May God continue to be with you and look over you during this transition! I am in the exact spot that you "were" in ... on depression medicine since 1999. I have often thought of trying to ween myself and see if I could control the depression without the aide of medication, but I am too scared to try. I've prayed about it a lot and I believe when the time is right God will show me what I need to do; like in your case. I admire you for the courage and determination you are showing and I wish you all the best! :) May God Bless You Always!


May 17, 2012 @ 07:12

I agree with Tricia. One day at a time is the best way to do this.

Virginia from That Bald Chick

May 17, 2012 @ 07:16

I, too, have anxiety disorder. I, too, was on Zoloft for a long time (off and on). I weaned off about 4 years ago and have been doing awesome with prayer and visualization techniques. Just remember, one day at a time.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

May 17, 2012 @ 08:11

I'm glad you're weaning yourself very gradually like that. I hope the transition to life without meds will be good for you. :)


May 17, 2012 @ 10:17

Thank you for your honesty about your journey!


May 19, 2012 @ 16:14

thank you for sharing this personal issue on your blog...was an encouragement to me!

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