You’ve heard me say it before, but many pharmaceuticals act as a band-aide to cover up the side effects of an improper lifestyle. Not only a band-aide, but for many it serves as a license to continue down a dangerous path. True, genetics can play a role also, but as we covered previously, even your genes can be controlled with a healthy lifestyle. If you are truly serious about ending fatigue, one way is to see if you can reverse the symptoms that have led to any prescriptions you are taking.
Remember, symptoms are not diseases.
High cholesterol for instance is only a symptom that something is wrong. It doesn’t mean that you have a statin deficiency!
Here are just a few categories of medications that cause fatigue, and how it happens:
Blood Pressure Medications – (High Blood Pressure) By depressing the entire nervous system, as well as depleting the body of the vitamins and nutrients it needs to produce energy.
Statin Drugs – (Cholesterol) Due to inhibiting muscle growth and the production of energy at the cellular level
Benzodiazepines – (Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression) Due to their sedation effect
Proton Pump Inhibitors – (Acid Reflux) By depleting your magnesium stores
Antidepressants – (Depression, Anxiety and Chronic Pain) Due to inhibiting and blocking natural hormone production
Antibiotics – Due to destroyed good intestinal bacteria
Diuretics – Due to severe mineral deficiencies
Now, I’m definitely not saying that you should just stop taking these medications cold turkey and without the assistance of a doctor. That would be dangerous! What you want to do, is make sure that you are working with a doctor who understands the side effects, and is in your corner on trying to get off of them. Also, this doctor needs to understand what lifestyle changes need to be made, and/or have you work with their health coach for support. This may involve finding a new doctor who has the same sensibilities that you do. If you need help searching, just reach out to me, and I will see what I can do to help!