Depression treatment without meds

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3199802 tn?1362254159 therefore, how could either one help?! Has anyone ever used any herbal meds for depression and/or anxiety without any presciption ones? I have triex all the OTC for sleep and it has not worked Anyway thanks for listening and responding!!
Avatar f tn Depression affects everyone differently BUT never gets better without treatment. Most depression meds don't address the physical problems so if you are suffering physically make sure you mention it to your dr so that they can be sure to cover all the symptoms.
Avatar n tn My mom was diagnosed with major depression 2 years ago & responded well to medications primarily Zoloft. A year into treatment all her medications were tapered & discontinued. She then had a relapse after 4 weeks, since then she has been started on different medications each time & her symptoms continue to persist. Currently she is on Zoloft 100 mg BID, Elavil 75 mg BID & Bupropion 150mg QD.
552012 tn?1272859591 I have been in treatment with therapy (in the past) and meds (currently) for depression. Is this a branch of the depression or is it a whole new animal? Are there any meds that can help with this? I find it very difficult to be in social situations too anymore.
602261 tn?1252586758 My problem is that I'm supposed to maybe start treatment after the 11th of Oct and I know a lot of depression meds take 4 to 6 weeks to start working. Once again any advice and or perspective on this would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn these meds can make a huge difference in peoples lives and for many will help them get through treatment since the tx drugs can cause depression.
1679320 tn?1306386514 Is it true that some people can literally not recover from depression without the use of medication no matter what they do?
1136436 tn?1261829761 Unless you have identified and corrected problems and issues in your life that were causing depression that is. Depression doesn't just disappear because we want it to. You have to work hard with treatment to achieve that. Therapy is the best method but medictaion is necessary for many to be avle to cope day to day. The real answer to your question is ask your doctor as they know you and how well you are.
Avatar n tn Yes,,,The depression for me was hard! I really have been very fortunate in my life to not have to experience that part much at all. The treatment had its ups and downs and many curve balls. I never got on AD's because it did come and go but I do remember the times that it was sometimes hard out in public to look people in the eye. I felt so ugly during tx,,,it was awful. It really helps so much to come here during that time to talk about it because so many experience it.
Avatar n tn Please Google depression and depression symptoms so you can read the full facts. Can you get rid of it without meds? Essentially all cured depressions are cured by other than meds. Meds do not cure depression, they relieve the symptoms when we feel bad enough to need meds. Relieving those symptoms supposedly allos us to think more clearly, identify the problems causing depression and fix those problems which in turn fixes the depression. That's the theory.
1442059 tn?1340244552 I have 2 much on my plate boyfriend very abusive i cant take it anymore seeing phyc on mon for my depression meds for treatment he was supposed to drive me now he says he wont i live out of town now what?
Avatar f tn The conculsion is the key element in the treatment. Without that there is to treatment and no help for depression. I want to let people know that ECT treatments are not like they are depicted on movies. They are very relaxing before and after. The patient is not awake for the procedure. After the procedure was done, often times patients ask if they are next. The nurse will tell them that they have already had their treatment and they can just lay there and relax.
Avatar f tn Since for us driven manic by AD, if you beat depression without an AD then no more depression for start the first face of the coin, and by not taking an AD then no second face too i.e. no mania. So by not having neither depression nor mania then no BP. Simple. I also demanded from the forum to start looking for an AD that doesn't bring mania. Although nobody came to rescue me by suggesting one, i tried in the meantime lexapro/cipralex, seroxat/paxil/ some tricyclics, stablon/coaxil etc..
Avatar f tn Depression is listed as one possible outcome post surgery for thyroid disorders. is this because of the high possibility of hypothyroidism after surgery which will cause weight gain? I would like to know more about the long term effects of Graves and how to get things back to the way they were. My boyfriend has been diagnosed recently and is still trying to get the levels under control before he can have iodine treatment or surgery. He wants the surgery and to be done with this.
Avatar n tn is there a way to grow out of depression without taking any medication?? how does depression actually occur and why does it bring so much physical change to my body?? i'm only 17 and i want to be motivated to do better in life, but i just can't find a way to get out of it. is it possible to retreat from depression 100%?
700212 tn?1240764420 As for antipsychotics, Clozaril is actually the most effective but is a last resort medication due to strong side effects (and weekly bloodtests) so psychiatrists use that one when others fail although when I was on it although I have schizoaffective I did not require an additional mood stabilizer and that's very common.
Avatar f tn It doesn't cause depression, but I had bad depression shortly after I was dx. I literally woke up one day and couldn't stop crying. My husband was deployed to Iraq at the time, I lived away from my family and I wouldn't take anyone's calls. I lost 10 lbs in a week..I eventually called my MS doc and he put me on Welbutrin. I have been on that for about 2 yrs. It's not bad enough that it's depressing to have MS, but MS also causes depression because it affects the brain.
Avatar f tn When so many weird things are happening it is probably hard to come up with a treatment, Chiari is not helped by meds, only surgery and even that can be limited. With the limited knowledge of doctors I am sure that they just don't know quite what to do. Since you have been reading you probably already know that you are lucky to get your diagnosis, it can be a very long process. I too hate ibuprofen because it upsets my stomach so much but it is what I take the most.
Avatar n tn They put you on anti-depressants, statins, pain meds, blood pressure meds, and all sorts of bandaid medications to cover the effects of a poor thyroid treatment, which include chronic depression, anxiety, weight gain, the need to nap, aches and pains, rising cholesterol or blood pressure, heart problems, “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”, “Fibromyalgia”, bi-polar, anxiety, hair loss, dry skin or dry hair… to name just a few. When you mention your poor energy levels, they tell you to “exercise more”.
Avatar n tn and it usually does change. i hope you do not have to stay on prescription meds for depression. therapy is a good idea too, but it can be hard to find a therapist you can relate to. good luck to you...
901137 tn?1267629789 For me having the diagnosis finally has made my life make sense if that's the least it's done. I'm on 5 meds, my depression is still really hard to treat, 3 of my meds are for depression, one for insomnia, one for my hypomania. I rarely have to take Ativan, but I take that more for restless legs, I had a mild case before I started on the meds, but got exasperated by one or more of the meds, so I take an ativan at night, the meds for RLS are nasty - so no thanks!
Avatar f tn I haven't visited this forum in quite sometime. I am 9 months Post Treatment and am battling Depression & Severe Mood Swings - I feel like I'm going CRAZY!!! Directly after treatment I was so happy that it was finally over, I did all kinds of things that I never would do throughout the summer, just enjoying life to the fullest. Now I'm angry or crying all the time, I've tried diet, exercise, anything to shake myself out of it, but nothing seems to help.
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.
1722607 tn?1335751458 Promacta is usually given after other medications or surgery have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. This medicine is not a cure for ITP and it will not make your platelet counts normal if you have this condition. Promacta is available only under a special program called PROMACTA Cares. You must be enrolled in this program and sign all required agreements in order to take the medication. Read all program brochures and agreements carefully.
Avatar f tn Felt real bad with fatigue, brainfog, moodiness, headaches, forgetfulness, depression, etc. You all now the post treatment side effects. And how desperately you're trying to move ahead in your life and get back on your feet and be able to do the things you once enjoyed. I say it lasted a well over two years for me. Last summer of 2006 I went through what it felt like a bad case of the flu. Body aches, headaches, very tired for about a month and half.
Avatar f tn I went on treatment for 7 months, and during it I experienced depression and severe anxiety and panic problems. Prior to treatment I had never had these problems. I am 20 years old and got Hep C from a blood transfusion when I was born. I stopped treatment in Jan 08. After a few months I felt normal, like I did before treatment, but lately I have been having similar problems with depression, not as severe but still there and interfering with my life. Is this left over from treatment?
2011699 tn?1328936953 You should do both before ever starting hepatitis C treatment. A serious potential side effect of Hep C treatment is depression. People who suffer depression while taking treatment, people who have thoughts of suicide or self-harm or people with a family history of depression should be encouraged to access support and counseling. Anyone with a history of depression should be monitored throughout their treatment to make sure that treatment is not causing a major depressive episode.
Avatar m tn It's better to start meds while the symptoms are still manageable. You've made it clear to yourself that it's really hard to manage without meds at this point if you're scared you might wake up in another country and are experiencing more intense symptoms already. You at least need to be on them until you've established a strong support system, learned your triggers, learned your symptoms, and other things. Then, and only then, can you even consider no medications.