Ok, so since having had been so sick this last week, I decided that this would be a great time to put oils/medicine to the test. I have stopped using medicines in my house and have loved it. But I wanted to be able to post a for sure honest opinion to you all that the oils really help out more than medicine, in most cases, in my experience. Now please remember, I am not an expert or a doctor one bit. I just know what I know because of my own experiences. You may all feel differently, which is just fine!! :)
Sinus infections really are painful. I don't know whether mine was just really bad or if they really all are that painful, but I was in pain this last week! I literally sat on the couch and just cried because I was in so much pain and had no idea how to relieve any pain or pressure from my head. One evening, I made the desperate attempt and took some Tylenol an hour or two before I went to bed. My honest opinion, it did nothing. It didn't relieve any pressure in my head, it didn't help me sleep any better, nothing. So, maybe for others it works great, but for me, I'll stick with my oils. Then, on Sunday, I wanted to try using something to dry up my sinus' a little while I went to church so I wasn't a leaky faucet the whole time, sniffing and snuffing away. So, I took a little bit of benadryl because I know that it can be used for that. Well, an hour into church, I felt it hit me like a ton of bricks. I couldn't keep my eyes open! I know that Benadryl can make you sleepy, I guess I was just hopeful that I'd be just fine. Because I couldn't go to sleep, I felt even more miserable. And no, my faucet never turned off. Making me the one in the back of the room wiping my nose every two minutes in between coughing periodically. I got home from church and took a little nap before I made dinner. I woke up and felt like a truck had hit me! Making me feel worse than I did before!! Grrr!! So, here is my final analysis:I have decided that DoTERRA essential oils are for me. I will no longer use medicine because in my opinion, it doesn't help me and I felt so much healthier using my oils. I literally could feel my sinus infection moving up and out of my body. Starting in my cheek, then it moved to my eye, then my nose. Now I am left with just a little runny nose. No pressure. No headaches. I'm still tired but I am 7 months along, with 3 other little kids. I loved my experience with using my oils and will continue to stick with them! :)
What is your opinion of my experience?