Curing anxiety and depression without medication

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Avatar f tn I've in the process of recovering from depression and anxiety with AT. I did not turn to some holy religion or anything like that. I used omega 3, magnesium, Johns wort and b-vitamins. Along with hypnotherapy (which took the depression, but not the nerves/anxiety), EFT and Cognitive therapy I've started to understand and see a "way out". But it takes time and a lot of hard work. If you want to read more, see my post: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn this 5-HTP is made from a African tree, and works with the brain serotonin, to eliminate depression and anxiety, and it's natural and without side effects, the one that I took is the quick release capsule, after a week I was feeling great, I hope my story can help so many people, no matter what is the cause of your depression and anxiety, you don't loose nothing with trying something natural, another thing is you can't combine antidepressants with 5-HTP, you have take either one.
Avatar n tn When I was finally through the withdrawals from those medications which made me dysfunctional beyond my normal episodes of depression and hypomania, I obviously did not feel good. The depression and anxiety came back with all that lovely lack of motivation, panic attacks, etc. I then turned to street drugs and tried just about all of them, and hated all of them... except opiates.
Avatar n tn they didnt exactley expain to me (for years they have been telling me to see one) that it was depression and anxiety and that it was a chemical imbalance and it can be treated. I YIYE YIYE. i could have felt better years ago. so when you have depression and anxiety, things seem wierd. not everyone gets the sme exact symptoms but mostly. i hid most of the time i never wanted to see anybody. i cut my family off and i was close to ten sisters and brothers. i felt like i was going nuts.
Avatar m tn I forgot to add one more important ingredient to my recovery and relapse prevention which is entering the 4th year, my medication. As the days and weeks pass, I get stronger and better and the cycling is becoming a distant memory, whch includes the weight of depression. The best I can describe it is that I feel pretty steady and my mind is easy and flexible.
Avatar f tn Hey guys i just found this community, im housebounded its been 4months my question is is it possible to just stay home and take medication till they kick in then youll have the motivation to go out? can medication help you go out? if so what medication will work for me?
Avatar f tn My cousin has been depressed/taking medication since the age of 17 he's 31 now, and honestly he's just become worse, and whenever he tries to get off medication he can barely function. That's what freaks me out about going to a psychiatrist. I definitely want help, but I don't want to go numb. I'm still young, and I'm afraid if I start taking pills now I won't be able to function without them.
Avatar n tn It started 3 months ago,after I had an anxiety attack and rushed to the ER. High blood pressure and everything else that comes with such an attack - I did not even know what an anxiety attack was up until than. Well, I know now. Since 3 months I have been thrue hell. They put me on blood pressure medication because I have high blood pressure and I thought that was it. But no - I had side effects - dizzieness - chest pain - leg pain - that I still have and it gets worse.
Avatar n tn But trust me, the depression will eventually be able to be controlled, and with the right medication, and although you may never be pain free with the right doctor it can be controlled, and the life you get, however different from the life we thought we would have is really worth living.
Avatar f tn Don't feel bad. Depression and anxiety are side effects of Lyme. Mine got so bad I had to be put on medication. We are here for you to vent to, most of us have been there. Yesterday was one of my bad days. It is hard to get use to the fact you are not who you once were. It can get better.
480448 tn?1426952138 ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two effects CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
Avatar n tn it isnt pleasant, but there are many ways you can calm it down so it doesn't snowball into a huge event. i tried lucinda bassett's attacking anxiety and depression program and it gave sooo many helpful tips and tools. medication isn't part of this program, although she doesn't knock it. she gives you self-tools on how to live and handle things. it's an ongoing battle, but there are things you can do to help yourself and manage your thinking. this doesn't have to run your life! beat it.
Avatar n tn These things are individual and I think it wrong for doctors to pressurise people to take this medication without good reason (eg prior suicidal episodes etc)
Avatar f tn I walked out like a puppy with the tail between the legs. Then I literally went into the depression and anxiety attacks and emailed my Hep dx asking "what am I supposed to do?" He told me to make an appt and come and see him. I had ran out of my Xanax and so he gave me 1 mos. script for Xanax and referred me to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist prescribed the Paxil (miracle drug in my book) and continues to give me Xanax. The Paxil is so good I really don't need the Xanax.
Avatar n tn Yes, I did get depressed again, and started on medication again several years later, but in the intervening years I functioned very well without medication and without excessive anxiety. What made the difference was improved self-esteem, and recognizing a relapse when it came along. Substance abuse is different from using medication for a mental health problem, as anyone who works with dually diagnosed individuals (substance abuse/mental illness)will tell you.
Avatar n tn This spring and last (at the same exact time, when oak pollen was strong) I got the constant burping and anxiety. For me, taking some Tussin product helped somewhat. Anxiety and allergies seem to go hand-in-hand for me and can produce some weird symptoms. Sometimes it helps just to know that's all it is. Hang in there!
Avatar n tn Find another one ASAP, and find one that is well versed in anxiety/panic issues and the correct use of anti-anxiety meds. They ARE out there! It is without a doubt one of THE most difficult things for those of us with anxiety, (especially health anxiety) to accept the medical diagnose that we are 100% healthy. It is NOT one of our strong suits! But that is where talk therapy will really shine. And for the Love of Mike...............STAY OFF THE WEB SITES THAT LIST SYMPTOMS!
Avatar n tn Hello, I get chest pains all the time with anxiety and panic attacks and have been to the ER many times over the years. I have also been told that I am sensitive to chemical, and certain food and drinks, and even certain smells, like smoke and cleaning products. I use relaxation CDs, breathing exercises, sipping on ice cold water, reminding myself that it is only anxiety and that it will pass and that it has never harmed me and will not harm me now!
Avatar n tn When I was much younger, about 19, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. The doctors put me on Paxil...I was on them for about 2 yrs. and they stopped working so they switched me to another, Celexa. AND AGAIN after about 2 yrs I had to switch AGAIN! This time to Zoloft! After being on the Zoloft for several years (and not getting much relief) I started noticing that I kinda went emotionally numb! I didn't cry, I didn't yell, I didn't laugh, I just plain did not care...
Avatar m tn I am so glad I found this website and forum. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety 5 years ago and given Lexapro for my symptoms. At the time I usually binged on alcohol on the weekends. I was on Lexapro for about 9 months when I moved and got a new job and stopped drinking and felt much better so I went off the Lexapro. About 2 years ago I started having anxiety/panic attacks that lasted for about a week.
370801 tn?1264408618 After two years of reading countless articales, books and people's experiences with depression and medication .. I decided to try injecting myself with Vitamin B12 with a syringe. I literally, instantly started to feel better ... I stopped taking my medication after tapering off within two weeks. And I kept shooting the b12 every few days in my butt. A few weeks on .. I have more energy, more strength, more motivation and am happier and clearer than I have ever been in my life.
363281 tn?1518219421 Chest pain or discomfort Concern about the heart Feel like you have to force yourself to breath Find it hard to breath, feeling smothered, shortness of breath Frequent yawning to try and catch your breath Heart Palpitations – beating hard or too fast, rapid heartbeat Heart - Irregular heart rhythms, flutters or ‘skipped’ beats, tickle in the chest that makes you cough Pounding heart, heart feels like it is beating too hard Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight ba
Avatar n tn And recently, my current doctor said it was Reynaud's syndrome initially, and then decided with certainty that it was anxiety. Up and down and all around. Every visit is a new diagnosis and new pills to go with it. When they only spend about 10 minutes total talking to you and put you on pills first before really getting to the bottom of your issues, pills that could cause problems at work or even potentially wreck your life in the long-run, you've got to do some of your own research.
Avatar m tn Student who reported greater social support and lower anxiety and stress had higher antibody levels to the vaccine and a more vigorous T-cell response at the end of the third inoculation. In a second series of studies with caregivers of AD patients, similar down-regulation of several aspects of the cellular immune response was observed in caregivers as compared to well-matched control subjects.
Avatar n tn I started with palps for 5-8 hours daily and though it was coffee so I started taking things away and then they said anxiety and that was not exceptable so I kept pushing. I am an identical twin and my twin had heart murmur but I never had any signs of it. Until now. So I guess I was born with the hole but the aneuraseum they don't think so. Cause by some injury they said.
1323357 tn?1274826939 **PLEASE IGNORE ANY GRAMMAR MISTAKES THERE WAS A PROBLEM WHEN I PASTED THE TEXT** The feeling of depersonlisation is due to a shift in brain chemistry, and is due to anxiety/worry etc. Stress or fear produce a change in your brain chemistry ? an increase of adrenaline and decrease of dopamine - and this feeling of depersonalistion and derealisation is a result. You are not going insane and this will rebalance itself.
503727 tn?1210442710 I feel so unstable, and when I say unstable, I mean I feel like I cannot control anything and my panic and anxiety can just take me over. But have you ever noticed that even in the middle of the worse anxiety attack, if your in public with friends or something, you will aways excuse yourself properly before running off? I notice I do that, it's weird. Some may not, I dunno. The most important thing is that you are not alone and you are not crazy!
Avatar n tn i have been suffering from depression and anxiety for 5 months now and i wanted to know if their was a natural way of curing this illness without the use of any drugs.
Avatar m tn A few weeks ago I went on a trip and forgot to bring my LDN! I went three days without it and by the time I got back my knuckles had swelled up and split and my rash had come back- both were of which were SX from interferon treatment five years ago. They went away as soon as I got back on LDN. I believe they are autoimmune sx conditions, so no wonder that LDN works to keep them at bay. There is a yahoo group of hep C and B patients on LDN. Two are stage four cirhosis.