Sunday, August 21, 2011

Left My Meds Thru Alexander Technique

Luke Ford writes

I don’t think Alexander Technique has anything to say about medication.

It’s a way of learning to move the way the body likes to move.

Still, it has profound effects on your whole being.

Here’s my story on how the Technique helped me get off medication. Your mileage may vary. I’m not a doctor and I’m not telling you what to do.

In 2001, a psychiatrist started me on the medications of clonidine and clonazepam.

According to Wikipedia: “Clonidine is a sympatholytic medication used to treat medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, ADHD and anxiety/panic disorder.”

According to Wikipedia: “Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug having anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, and anxiolytic properties. …Clonazepam is also used for the treatment of panic disorder.”

Since I started blogging for a living in 1997, I’ve had a largely solitary life during the week so on Shabbat I often get high on socializing and end up acting and speaking inappropriately because I feel so giddy about the opportunity to mix, particularly with young women. 

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