lbosmer Posted February 21, 2013 Share Posted February 21, 2013 I did my first Whole30 in January and did really great up until about day 25 when my grandfather died. So needless to say that my Whole30 was actually a Whole25. During this time (days 1-25) I felt great. More energy, stable mood, sleeping great...all of the Whole30 successes we read about. During this time I was even able to begin weaning off my anti anxiety meds with lots of success. I had been taking 50 mg of Zoloft every night since 2010 and had worked my way down to 25mg every other night. After my grandfather passed I was able to handle things very well, even on the decreased dosage of my meds. Even though my Whole30 was not truly a Whole30 I felt that I would be doing one again in March to make up for it. Since then I have been eating Paleo. However, Valentines Day and a girls beach trip found me unprepared and I ended up eating regular food and drinking way too much. This Monday I had SEVERE anxiety accompanied with insomnia (why do these 2 things always go together?) I began taking my Zoloft again and even had to go to the doctor today and was prescribed Xanax for my current anxiety problems until my Zoloft is able to start working again. I immediately began my second Whole 30 this past Monday so I am on day 4 now and I'm still feeling anxious and so mad at myself for letting this happen. The main reason for this post is I am wondering how many of you have had success controlling anxiety while maintaing a Whole30 lifestyle and how many of you (if any of you) have had success weaning off and staying off meds for anxiety? What was your approach and how do you feel? I don't want to stop taking my meds given my current situation but really want to in the future. I truly believe that all the alcohol and bad food choices I recently made sent me into a tailspin emotionally. Thoughts, advice, encouragement please?! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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