Treating Emotional Health with #Paleo
Once more into the fray!
I took another step towards renewed wellness today by seeing a therapist for an evaluation. Nothing is carved in stone just yet – that will take several more visits to fine-tune & rule things out, plus I’m still looking at other causal factors, i.e. hormonal imbalances – but it looks like bipolar 1 or 2 with some degree of PTSD. I go in this Friday for a medication evaluation – though they are aware I take my own combo, and have told me I am under no obligation to switch to their recommended meds, but it will be more information to decide on. Some group therapy sessions have been recommended for my situation – anger management as well as a bipolar support group. I start therapy with a psychologist next Tuesday. The other stuff – meds, group sessions,etc – I will explore, but not make any decisions on until we have a set-in-stone diagnosis & determine what, if any, roll my hormones are playing in this – and get that addressed.
So. Whew. All that to say I don’t have any *answers* but I do have additional direction. I started today with super-clean Paleo. I’m going to start therapy. I’m going to continue taking the herbal happy pills in the meantime, probably start charting my cycles and attempt to combat the outbursts that seem to accompany hormonal surges. & just continue to try to find answers and solutions.
I have a ton of research to do. I have to keep cooking. I have to get some better sleep (apparently I’ve been snoring again for at least a month, so it’s possible some degree of sleep apnea has slipped back in which could explain the extreme fatigue – hello, nap at 10am anyone?). I have to. I can’t give up. I can do this!!
Fake it til you make it, right. I can only put my faith in Paleo for all it’s done for me in the past & hope that it will work wonders for my body, while the shrinks work wonders on my mind.
Stay tuned, folks. This could get interesting.
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Tags: addiction, depression, detox, diabetes, elimination diet, emotional eating, hormones, paleo, Primal