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Zyrtec addiction….

So my husband has been taking Zyrtec (Cetirizine) on a daily basis for well over five years. He recently decided that he would like to stop taking it, well that turns out to be easier said than done. You would think that since Zyrtec is available as an OTC drug it’s safe right?! Well, I’m not so sure anymore.

Jake’s on day four of what I’m going to refer to as Zyrtec withdrawals. For the first three days I made fun of him and actually encouraged him to run to the store and purchase more. Last night we sat down and Googled his symptoms, as it turns out there are a large amount of individuals that are addicted to the Zyrtec and trying to quit it. (If only we could come up with a remedy to assist these people we would be rich!)

So, a little bit about his symptoms. We’ve known anytime he neglected to take his daily pill as he would get really itchy at exactly the 24 hour mark. Well, being off four days he’s incredibly itchy. It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I really enjoy the show Drugs Inc. and it’s the closest thing I’ve seen to a drug withdrawal outside of that show. It’s kind of scary. The itch comes and goes and travels throughout his body. He’s experience this itchiness in his inner ear, head, neck, face, arms, everywhere.

My sister-in-law and fellow wellness advocate suggested he take a daily shot of two drops of each of the following essential oils: lavender, peppermint and lemon. Put these six drops in a shot glass and top of with water. This seems to help temporarily, about an hour and then the itchiness returns. I have also made him a rollerball concoction of the same oils that he can apply topically or put in his hands rub together and “huff” for lack of a better term. Again these things only offer temporary relief. This is interesting to me because another individual we know utilizes the same concoction of oils and they work for him. He however was not taking Zyrtec on a daily basis, but more of an irregular one. When he decided to stop taking the pills he did not experience the itches. (To be honest, I don’t really know they symptoms he had.)

I did extensive research last night trying to find information on homeopathic remedies that have worked for others. Either I really am the worst Googler ever (as Jake often tells me) or there is no one thing that works for multiple individuals. I ironically found a post on a blog where an individual stated they had tried DoTERRA’s TriEase Soft Gels and swears by them. At this point Jake has decided he definitely would like to kick the Zyrtec so I went ahead and purchased these oils. (I will have to update you once they arrive and he starts taking them.)

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Another suggestion offered up to us was for him to put straight lavender oil or diluted lavender oil on the itch as it is a natural antihistamine. This sounds ideal, but with the itchy constantly on the move it would not be plausible or affordable to cover him in oil from head to toe. Therefore, we have not tried this remedy out yet.

If anyone has personally gone through anything like this or knows someone who has we would love to hear your story. More importantly what was done to overcome this itch. I fear if we are unable to get this under control in the next few days that he will end up back on the pill which is ultimately the root cause of the present day problem. It all seems very cyclical to me.

UPDATE: After posting this I realized that DoTERRA has an introductory oil kit that has the three oils used in this concoction.


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Thank you!

Good Morning!

So I think there’s been a change in atmospheric pressure. I woke up this morning with the absolute worst headache and just had a hard time getting up and going. Seeing my essential oil book said that peppermint was to be used with caution during pregnancy, I decided to pass and take two Tylenol. As you may recall I’m pregnant and that’s about all that I’m allowed to take. Needless to say after two Tylenol and some contraband coffee, I still have a headache. I’m not very prone to headaches so I might be handling this one like a bit of a baby myself.

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As I get ready for the day I decide to check out the doTerra buy one get one (BOGO) offer of the day. After all today is the last day and I wanted to ensure I didn’t miss out on anything great. The offer today is purchase breathe get citrus bliss free! If I hadn’t just ordered a bottle of breathe on Sunday I so would have done this offer, but my bank account thanked me after I decided to pass.Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 9.39.12 AMScreen Shot 2015-11-20 at 9.39.25 AM

Then something catches my eye….I have a customer and they placed an order under me!!! Do you realize what this means? It’s my fifth day selling doTerra, I have not been overly active in discussing my new endeavors with anyone, but you guys! This means that someone actually reads my blog! I’m so super excited. For this complete stranger (I will withhold your name out of respect) have completely made my day. Even if you hadn’t made a purchase it’s so awesome to know that I may have at least one follower!

This is exactly what I needed this morning. It’s easy to start to question yourself and know if what you are doing is right. I had been on the fence for years about both my blog and doTerra. I seriously watched my mother-in-law and sister-in-law (both doTerra members) and answered a ton of questions before pulling the trigger. I started to dabble with the oils a little here and there. I purchased the kit on my own and read as much as I could. After witnessing first-hand the benefits of these oils and several years later I am fully onboard.

I’m not here to shove anything down your throat. I’m here as a semi-knowledgeable acquaintance that would love to share my experiences with you. If I don’t have the answer, which is more than likely going to be the case, I love to research and ask questions and get answers. I feel that learning should never stop….I’m not talking in just a classroom setting, but daily. If you look for it and seek it out, there is something to be learned every day. On this note, if you do read my blog and have ideas or suggestions for me please reach out to me I would be very interested in learning from you as well.

I just had to take a quick minute to share my pure bliss this morning and thank you. Slowly, but surely I will get my act together. I will post on a more regular basis and most importantly I will share my story and experiences with you.

Have a super fantastic Friday my friends,

Simply Amy