After the first session on the Lumina Nocturna: 1 hour
It’s a miracle that anything got me to relax because I have a difficult time with relaxing. I have had a history of anxiety and insomnia for decades although the anxiety has been worse in the last year. Even just sitting I haven’t been able to do in so long. Doing anything like reading or something like that is impossible because I just can’t sit still for any length of time.
About six months ago I went to the psychiatrist and told him that I think I am going to have to take something. I am a pretty health conscious person in general and am not inclined to take medications usually, but I had come to the point of deciding to try them anyway.
The psychiatrist gave me a number of things to try such as anti-depressants, but they all made me even more anxious. The psychiatrist even told me that I am crazy since he said that one doesn’t normally get a reaction like that from anti-depressants. I even felt suicidal.
He did not spend any time at all just talking with me. I couldn’t believe it. Later someone told me that many anti-depressants can make you feel suicidal, that it is one of the many side effects of a lot of them.
So right now after using the Lumina Nocturna, I feel relaxed. Normally I would be pacing and not just sitting here telling this to you. I can’t just sit still enough to watch television even.
Usually I have pain issues too, but I have no pain right now. Today was a good day for pain though. My pain is usually about a 7 or 8 on a scale of 1 to 10, and today I was about a 5 when I came in to your office. Now it is about a 3 ish sensation but not pain.
It’s always a miracle if you can get me to relax, so it is a miracle because I am relaxed. Thank you.
2nd session – ½ hour
Today, there was a nice sense of relaxation and the pain is better for sure. My pain was at an 8 today and right now it is down to a 2ish. I have two different kinds of pain. My back situation for the last 2 months had been painful because of fractures. I have osteoporosis. And then I also have bladder pain from chronic interstitial cystitis. I am not on any anti-depressants right now, but I would be if I were not so sensitive to them. So, the anxiety level that I had when I came in the door today was at a 4-5, and now it is about a 2ish.