Depression treatment alternative

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Avatar m tn She said there were nodules present but were less than a centermeter and didn't pose any threats (all in the same conversation). Medication isn't an alternative to her. Is there a way the levels can be regulated through medication?
Avatar m tn To the poster, for treating clinical depression, it is widely known that the best course of treatment involves a combination approach of medication and talk therapy. You sound to have a very complex medical history though. ADHD, mood disorders and depression requires a good psychiatrist to manage. Good communication with your doctor is essential as you try different medications to improve the situation. Add each one slowly monitoring if you improve in any way.
Avatar n tn , these are just pharmaceutical company sales pitches for plain old depression. There are natural remedies that might help with depression and anxiety, but they aren't easy to do for oneself if you have no knowledge of natural medicine. They would include working on your diet, exercise, relaxation techniques, herbs, vitamins and amino acids that target serotonin, your adrenals, blood sugar, and the like. Different cultures have developed different whole body ways of tackling these problems.
Avatar n tn hi, everyone! This is going to sound strange. I've suffered from depression and anxiety for a number of years. Within the last year, I've noticed an increased feeling of fear and dread. I wondered I was bipolar, and the mania stage manifested itself by this feeling of terror I couldn't shake. Well, I was about to consult with my doctor about my increasing panic, and as luck would have it, I picked up some poison ivy.
Avatar f tn I don't know why the doctors would be refusing Hepatitis C treatment for people with Depression. Interferon can cause Depression but you won't be using Interferon. There are Interferon free treatments available. Even with Interferon treatments, the doctors treated people with Depression unless they were very unstable or suicidal. I have a long history of Depression and I treated in 2011-2012 for 48 weeks with Interferon, Ribavirin, and Incivek. I did fine.
Avatar n tn Finally, I know of NO other alternative treatment that I would be comfortable with. Truly, if your sides aren't too bad, this is a very "do-able" treatment protocol. Certainly, you may have some sides, but then again, they may be minimal and you can carry on and get the whole thing over with. It's a decision only you can make.
Avatar n tn Has anyone tried curing their thyroid tumor with treatment by Dr. Hulda Clark? My husband wants me to try this treatment first, before doing something drastic like surgery. It seems intensive, but I guess it would be better than living a life on hormones. Thoughts please. Thanks.
Avatar n tn I went off amitryptiline when put on tikesyon. I cannot sleep and I am suffering depression since going off this med. CCF put me on Ambien, which does not help. I am on migraine headache meds, which act as antidepressants as well. These include serooquel, neurontin, depakoate, which all serve as anit-depressants (and for bipolar), as well. In addition, my neurologist at CCF prescribed pristiq; I am at full dose, and it is not working.
464940 tn?1206827215 In my case my Depression is much worse than the many side effects I get from them so it's worth it for me. If the side effects are worse than your depression then I think meds might not be the best treatment for you. It's kind of a double edged sword I guess. Some people get really bad side effects from this stuff, so I can understand why it's not for everyone. I hope you find a treatment that agrees with you soon.
Avatar f tn About ******* has a wonderful support site for thyroid patients, and you might want to look around there for advice about thyroid problems and its relationship with depression. I've been to many alternative medicine doctors. There isn't one cure for depression, I think of being better as more of getting a good balance in my life. Take hi quality vitamins if possible. (One-a-day is not high quality.) Zinc and selenium are great for hypothyroid patients.
Avatar n tn I have had chronic depression my whole life.It runs in my family.I've tried every treatment and anti depressant out there and none of them worked and in fact made me worse. I take hydrocodone for my depression and have for been for 10 years now. It is the only drug that has ever worked for ME. I have no issues with it and my life these last 10 years have been great. I'm living again. Where as before I lived in misery.
Avatar f tn His early work led to the use of niacin for schizophrenia and as an cholesterol treatment. Dr. Hoffer died in 2009 at the age of 91, but he successfully treated many thousands of patients with high dose niacin for psychotic disorders. He presented some very compelling evidence to support treating most psychotic disorders as a vitamin B3 deficiency.
Avatar n tn Ultram was discussed in the 2001 forum as the best alternative (which I know was a while ago ... many new medications may now be available). NSAIDS were portrayed as leading to stomach problems. I am not a doctor or nurse (nor expected to be), but my boss wanted some alternatives to present to the doctor this week.
Avatar n tn ECT is a safe and very effective treatment for mood related problems(mania, depression). It has the potential to work faster than medications and for this reason is often suggested in a case where an immediate response is needed(ie suicide, significantly impaired functioning etc). ECT is safe and doesn't have the side effects of many medications. There is no pain involved with ECT. Patients are placed under anesthesia(put to sleep) for ECT. The average number of treatments are 6 to 8.
Avatar m tn I asked the doctor there whether I should seek an alternative treatment,like going to see an neurologist for further treatment,but they always say that the solution lies in taking these medicine from the Institution.I have practically exhausted all the medications(Prozac,Flufoxamine,Lexapro,Tricyclics) but they all work the same.I am sick and frustrated,Can you please enlighten me on this issue?
Avatar n tn I've had depression for 18 years, most of my life. Life was a hell full of mood swings before I got professional help. Psychotherapy and antidepressants are a blessing. Because of the depression, I don't have a lot of social skills or self-confidence so while the drugs control the mood so I can at least function, my therapist works on the rest and is my cheerleader, devil's advocate, and sounding board. He's there even though the going is slow and I backslide.
Avatar n tn I have been in so much pain since he cut my dosage down, and i can't live this way forever. There has to be alternative medicine? I am a 25 year old guy who feels like he is 85. Please help me, I woiuld really appreciate it.
1705055 tn?1391068356 I am looking for alternative medicine to treat my borderline personality disorder. also, my husband is bip2 mixed severe with psychotic tendencies.
1229112 tn?1268185693 **** Cavett (intelligent talk show host) is the only public figure I am aware of who spoke openly advocating shock as the treatment that helped him overcome depression. This is a strong tool, as are the drugs they will recommend you use. Take time to research all of this dear.
Avatar f tn Although studies are showing it to be effective for some types of depression too. I guess the verdict is still out on this drug. If I find out anything new I will report it here.
Avatar f tn In reading through your history, I see many symptoms that seem to be secondary -- ie, related to treatment or bed rest. This makes your case very difficult to manage. You are worried about your diaphragm, but it seems to me the emphysema is your most serious problem (It's hard to tell -- so much going on with you.) Unfortunately, dealing with pulmonary disease is way out of my range of knowledge, so I will deal only with the pain side of your condition. Who is managing your pain?
Avatar n tn In terms of other treatment strategies, lithium is a mood-stabilizing medication that may be useful as an adjuvant to antidepressants in the treatment of depression that has not responded to adequate antidepressant trials. Anticonvulsant medications such as Depakote have been found useful in treating bipolar disorders, but there is no consistent data supporting their efficacy in treating major depression per se.
Avatar m tn I have had epilepsy since 1972 which is presently under control with Dilantin (300 mg. per day). However, I also suffer from depression, extreme highs and lows (mood swings), anxiety, etc. My psychiatrist recently prescribed Seroquel and it really helped, but while taking a 50 mg daily dose it also induced a seizure. I am now left wondering if there is an alternative antipsychotic that I can take which will not interfere with how my dilantin is working and will not cause seizures.
Avatar m tn Its an old treatment for afib but I found beta-blockers worked well, its just that I like hill-walking and the two don't go together too well. I'm going to seek a consultation to change meds - perhaps even revert to Beta-blockers. I hope you get sorted too.
1734735 tn?1413781671 Only one I know of that is on the up and up is stem cell replacement, but even that, I don't believe falls in the category of an alternative - it's a treatment that has worked on some, but not offered as a general rule - more than likely have to be accepted into a study. A doctor out of Chicago here in the states is well known for it. Disease modifying drugs are our choices and I do believe they are serving me well. As for diet, I try to keep my weight down.
199177 tn?1490502134 Please welcome TooManyAdvil she is one of the community leaders of the pain management forum . She will be answering questions today and tomorrow about Alternative Pain Management and Medicines . She will be here for the next two days so we should all have time to ask our questions........... I am very happy to give any new suggestions or ideas in treating pain without the use of opioids or narcotics that I can. I'm definitely not a certified herbalist, homeopathic or DR.