It’s been over 20 years since we started producing what is now EMPowerplus and supporting those who participate in our programs. In that time, we’ve heard a tonne of questions.
Here are 3 of the most frequently asked questions regarding transitioning from psychiatric medications to Truehope EMPowerplus.
Do medications interfere with EMPowerplus?
Psychotropic medications will interfere with the EMPowerplus over time. As brain function improves, you may become increasingly over-medicated. You my feel more side effects of the medication or increased symptoms of the original disorder. These medications should be gradually tapered off under the supervision of a physician and the trained support staff at Truehope.
What should I expect when transitioning from medications?
As you build up the key nutrient balance in your body, medications may become an issue. As a result, you may begin to feel over-drugged and experience more side effects of the medication. You may also feel that you’re worsening, not improving. This is the brain’s signal that it’s time to reduce these medications. Please do not adjust medications on your own. These medications must be reduced gradually, or withdrawal effects can be severe.
I’m tired of drugs. Can’t I just stop taking them now and switch to EMPowerplus?
No! When an individual takes psychotropic medications, the brain can form a dependency. If you stop them “cold turkey”, not only can withdrawal effects be severe but also you can become very ill. The nutritional foundation must be at a sufficient level to start the gradual tapering process. As the nutritional foundation level grows, more of the medication can be reduced gently, keeping you comfortable in this transition. That is why you need to have the support of experts trained in our nutrient protocols to assist you during this process.
It’s also very important that when you transition off of the medications that you have not only the support of your physician and the Truehope support staff but also the support of family members, friends, and, if possible, a good counsellor who can support you and your decision to own your own health.
If you have any questions in regards to transitioning off of medications, please contact Truehope at 1.888.878.3467 and our support team will be more than happy to assist you.