Reflecting back on my youth, I have been clinically depressed since age 15 and have consistently been in this state - I am now 28. I have tried all kinds of anti depressants and seen several psychiatrists. I have been through CBT, talk therapy and just have never felt normal since a young age.
I somehow forced myself to see an alternative naturopath last week and got several blood tests done as well. I was praying that one of the tests would come back positive, like I was allergic to gluten, or had a rare blood disease that made me prone to depression, just because maybe at least there would be a way to manage my symptoms and make me feel better. Well, everything came back normal.
According to the naturopath I saw, there is a chance that my depression stemmed and changed the chemical balances in my brain permanently when I started experimenting with marijuana when I was 15. She said there has been research showing a link with neurotransmitters being effected and not able to stabalize during brain development. Anyways, that made me feel great, like I messed up my ability to achieve happiness again for being stupid and trying to be cool with my friends.
Anyways, she started me on over the counter supplements which include, Vitamin B complex, Tryptophan and another one (a multivitamin) and I started about 4 days ago. I feel exhausted and even more depressed. Is this normal? Are supplements like antidepressants in the fact that you need to wait several weeks for them to kick in in order to consider it a fair trial?
I really have thrown in the towell though and just feeling hopeless. Can anyone weigh in on my questions in the previous paragraph about supplements pleaseView Thread
Hello, I am a father of two great kids and a husband. I recently went off of citalopram after 8 years or so,...
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Hello, I am a father of two great kids and a husband. I recently went off of citalopram after 8 years or so, cuz I thought I could do it, and my refills ran out. My doctor couldn't see me in time and he wouldn't renew over the phone. I feel like I need to be on something, even though I still got sad sometimes on it, overall I felt better. My mom is manic depressive. I just feel helpless, less like a man, because of the depression. My doctor even told me, basically, not in these exact words to man up and deal.
My wife, stuck in her own world, doesn't seem to care and says I need meds. I just need to vent, so I came here. I tried a therapist, but my insurance doesn't cover much, and it made me more depressed because it was making me broker. I'm not contemplating anything tragic, just wish the thoughts and fogginess would subside more often. I have a doctor's appointment Tuesday, so hopefully he will renew my prescription.
Ultimately I just wanted to vent and stop by to say hi.View Thread
I have had issues with depression for all of my adult life. No that my health has taking a couple of down ward jumps. Depression has gotten pretty much impossible to deal with. I have some major chronic pain issues. What I consider to be the deal breaker is this passing out B.S. Which has been going on for 14 months now. I woke up this past Monday in the hospital. I started passing out at work and then totally went out on the drive home from work. Thankfully my wife was driving! Now because of this I am not allowed to drive for at least 6 months. You would think that in 14 months the medical community would have been able to find out why this Sh!t is happening. To top things of I am allergic to anti-seizure medications & anti-depressants. With the pain issues they want to take my pain meds away. Looks like the rest of my life is going to really suck!! I hope it is very short. To really put a cherry on things I have lost my faith.
I don't function like other people. I don't know how to dust myself off and go at it again. What am I missing here?Getting and up and discovering the town seems like "work" to me. I have to force myself to 'tidy' up my place or I will just leave it dirty. I have no sense of pride in things. I don't know how to change that.View Thread
I stopped taking lorazepam 9-10-14 after nearly 2 years of 1-2 mg/night during cancer treatment and after. I had a sever Adverse Drug Event. Anyone else who has an Adverse Drug Event of any type from a benzo please report it to the FDA. You can call or do it online. The National Institute of Mental health has a warning about lorazepam and dementia. They are playing Russian Roulette with our brains and they don't care who gets hurt. Lorazepam is a blockbuster drug which means it sells more than a billion dollars a year. You can also report it at Propublica.com The 3rd leading cause of death after heart and cancer is medical errors. The largest group visiting the ER with an ADE is women over 60. Why? They get a prescription and don't realize that falling down and memory loss are caused by the little sleeping pill their doctor gave them. They never know they are addicted because they never try to stop taking them. That is when the real hell begins. It goes on for months and months.View Thread
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