Hi everyone, Christina here!
I thought I’d share with you guys something that has been a real issue, and I’m sure you may have encountered this too, or know someone who has at least once.
Travis gets frequent headaches and although his Neurologist believes in many holistic treatments (I’ll get into that later), Travis does require some prescription meds to help those headaches that prevent him from even getting out of bed on some days.
This tiny little medication costs upwards of $600 PER dose. Our insurance does not cover this (and we have really good insurance so I’d be hard pressed to find someone else whose insurance does cover it) and there are not ANY coupons out there (I’m a coupon Queen). None of those free little discount script cards help, either. So, Travis relies heavily on the free samples his doctor gives him when he sees the pain management Doctor which is about every other month. These packets sit on our shelves, tucked away. Because we have so few of the packets and never know when or if he will get more free samples, he uses them sparingly and we are forced to use other methods to get rid of headaches.
We use essential oils, I have about 25 I use for varying things from sleep, relaxing, sinus, muscle tension, headaches, germs, etc. I feel like there are 2 camps of essential oils people: The No and the Hell Yes. We are somewhere in the middle, sometimes we are in love with them and sometimes they do nothing. Same thing with the salt lamp… still figuring it out.
We also supplement with True Calm, Turmeric, Black Strap Molasses, L-Theanine, 5-HTP, and a few others. All of those you can research using google scholar and look for peer reviewed medical journals that have done studies on those ingredients. I know modern medicine does its best, but there are gaps in it and sometimes filling those gaps involves going back to what people used for thousands of years before a pill, successfully.
The ad shows the same L-Theanine supplements the Neurologist gave him. Comes with 60 Tablets. Take some in the morning with caffeine to help your focus and mood, and more before bed to help you sleep.
If you’re struggling with getting a prescription due to costs, think outside the box. I’m not a medical doctor but I am someone that has the skills to do research and look at medical journals, and you probably do too. I know this can be a very controversial topic and I do not want to debate because what works in our house may not work in yours and everyone is unique, however, I wanted to shed insight on how we have worked around roadblocks.
If you happen to have anything that you’ve found to work for you, please feel free to share.
Have a great week, everyone!
P.S. We are currently using the Plant Therapy Essential Oil: Let it Go in our diffuser as seen in the Amazon Ad below, and we both love it. Smells amazing and calms us both! A great one to have on as you blog or need to relax!