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The problem with pharmaceuticals: When I received my chronic pain diagnosis, I also received a prescription, not for traditional pain pills as you might think, but for Neurontin, due to it’s ability to act as an “anti-seizure” drug for peripheral sensory (pain) nerves. Since my pain would flare sometimes to a 10/10, and the prescription worked, I was almost panicky when nearing re-fill time. The pain relief was so important, I initially dismissed the drugs side-effects. But after a few months, the side-effects (tearfulness, liquid bowel movements about 20x a day, weight gain, and others) were a real drag and I wondered if there were other options. The prescription did bring me out of a crisis and I was pleased about that, but I wanted more options to go prescription free. I discovered more options when I discovered doTERRA essential oils. I began taking the daily Lifelong Wellness supplements to build my immune system, Zendocrine for mouth pain, On-Guard for detoxing, Slim and Sassy to help with weight loss, and Past Tense Roll on and Deep Blue rub for head, muscle and joint pains. I’m happy to say I am receiving the “side benefits” from the essential oils and I’m no longer on any prescriptions!