North Island Midweek (British Columbia, Canada)

by Ingrid Pincott

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lately I have been seeing more and more women in the 30-50 year old range who present with  chronic fatigue like symptoms and no stamina to handle stress. They complain of anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings and depression but they want to avoid prescription medications that have either not been effective or have too many side effects.

Jane, 42, was an example. She was irrationally very irritable with her children and felt she wasn’t coping well with the stresses of her full-time job and her responsibilities in the home. Her MD (doctor of medicine) had prescribed Celexa, but she didn’t like the side effects. A girlfriend had had success with a naturopathic physician for a similar complaint so she was in my office to learn how naturopathic medicine could help her.

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