Trudy knew, deep inside, that medications couldn’t bring her where she needed to go. But what she didn’t know was that she had options. From the age of 19, she was medicated with multiple classes of psychotropics, hospitalized repeatedly, including on locked wards, and diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Because of limited benefit from medication, she
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Have you ever had a migraine headache? If so, you’re not alone; a staggering 1 in 7 people suffers from migraines, making migraine the third most common diagnosis in the world.1 Almost 25% of young women report at least one migraine in the past 3 months.2 Anyone who’s had a migraine knows how debilitating they
I distinctly remember the shift. It was my freshmen year of college, and I was 19 years old. I sat staring at my water bottle, too anxious to leave my dorm room until I drank a certain amount of it; right to the line. Then it would be OK to move on to the next
Many of the women I work with are initiated to themselves through a dark night of the soul during their medication taper process. I have become very comfortable holding space for this birth process, not unlike a midwife who reflects back to the entranced birthing woman her primal capacity for creative expansion. Sometimes, something has
Cindy was medically hexed with a Lupus diagnosis 18 years ago, after the birth of her son. In the wake of this, and because of sociocultural conditioning around the fate of someone with this potentially serious autoimmune condition, she shrunk her life to fit what she thought should be the experience of a sick woman.