I Want to Get off My Medications

“I want to get off of my medications.” Many people come to me wanting to discontinue their pharmaceutical medications either because they are experiencing unpleasant side effects or because they “just don’t like the idea of taking medications.” I often support people in getting off of medications but sometimes I talk people into staying on those medications because they may be the very best treatment. In other words, some medications are prescribed unnecessarily and others are life-saving treatments. Restore Balance to Eliminate Need for Medications I generally do not prescribe something to directly substitute a medication. Substituting herbs for a