In this Episode of Love your Diagnosis, I talk with Kate Mckintosh about her diagnosis of treatment resistance depression, anxiety and pmdd (pre menstral dysphoric disorder) which is a really, really bad version of PMS that leaves women with severe feelings of anxiety and depression which happen cycle after cycle and generally become part of a life that can be void of joy.
In this episode we unpack how Kate was existing in and outside of her diagnosis for many years. From denial and using drugs and alcohol to cope to being alcohol and drug free and finding acceptance of her diagnosis within understanding what pmdd is and does.
She has also found one of nature's medicine's to assist her, microdosing psilocybin, as one of her treatments and claims that "life has never been better".
For Kate the combo of pharmies, meditation, yoga and microdosing has changed her life.
Listen on for all the gold in Kate's account of her journey. Links at the bottom to research things further
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A little side note:
These shows are meant to create food for thought for people going through similar situations. Planting seeds of information about things that perhaps you never knew could and might assist in treating and managing the symptoms associated with your diagnosis.
Alternative treatments are out there to be used, alongside allopathic medicine, or instead of.
That part is completely up to you, but gaining knowledge is the first part in empowering yourself back to health.
I really hope you get some good ol' nuggets of info from these interviews so you can go and start researching yourself and perhaps even start experimenting on the treatment that feels right for you instead of just letting someone else direct your health decisions.
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LINKS TO MORE INFO:
International Association for Premenstral disorders