Make One Change at a Time

I started quercetin a few weeks ago, but I reacted today.  I’m going to switch to a different brand that Susie from the chat group suggested. How long did I take vitamin C? Maybe it was not long enough, and I should try it again. My neighbour suggested a probiotic. I’ll try that as well.

Reflection Questions

  • Do you make haphazard changes (i.e., trying many different treatments at once)?
  • How much money, time and effort do you spend on potential new treatments?
  • When you try a new treatment, do you give it the necessary time and effort to know if it is helpful?

When you have distressing symptoms, you want to find something that will help – quickly! This desire may lead to haphazard changes. There are several problems with this, including:

  • If you have started several new treatments and your symptoms improve, you don’t know which treatment helped.
  • If you are jumping from one treatment to the next, you are not giving anything a chance to work.
  • Haphazard changes usually consume a lot of money, time and effort. 

Systematic experimentation - making one change at a time (or as few as possible) and giving each change the necessary time to work – is a better approach. This approach is slower, but your life will be easier, and you will know if a treatment is helping or not.

The private client articles will show you how to evaluate potential treatments and decide which to try. You will also learn how to create an action plan - which will help reduce constant thinking about food, symptoms, and treatments. If the thought, “Should I try quercetin?” is going around in your head –deciding if and when you will try it, will help you let go of constantly thinking about it.

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