First off, this is a no-judgment zone, so there is no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed. The answer is Yes.
It’s imperative that you share any and all drugs taken including prescription, over-the-counter (OTC), dietary supplements, herbal remedies, as well as illegal substances too. Since we provide herbal, homeopathic, and dietary supplement recommendations, we surely need to know if anything you are currently taken could cause an adverse reaction and we can’t do that without knowing your drug intake (and your health history).
This is also true as it relates to diseases and illnesses that you’ve been diagnosed with because certain herbs, nutrients, and medicines could be contraindicative to one another, to your current prescriptions, or to your current medical conditions. As a precaution, we actively refer to the latest editions of the AHPA’s Botanical Safety Handbook and Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions by Mitchell B. Stargrove, along with seeking advice through membership in both public and private holistic wellness organizations locally and abroad.
When a case is beyond our scope, we will suggest that the client instead see a more seasoned holistic practitioner or a licensed medical professional.