Many medications and over the counters can create nutrient deficiencies over time, contributing to feeling fatigued or “off your game”. Are you taking any of the below medications or over the counters long term (daily for the past 6+ months)?
It may be worth checking in with your primary care physician or original prescriber to see if the medication is still necessary for you to take or if other options are available.
For example, there are many different options besides birth control pills for effective contraception and balancing of hormones for acne-free skin and normal, pain-free monthly periods.
Reach out to your local naturopathic doctor to review your medications and supplements and check if you have any nutrient deficits. Search by zip here: www.naturopathic.org
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