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post #581 of 650
Did you know that an anxiety problem is actually caused by a thyroid problem? Your thyroid has needs as well as the rest of your body, take care of your thyroid and you will take care of a lot of other problems you are having.

The food for your thyroid is iodine, VERY important, if you imagine your health as a house, iodine is the foundation....

What herbsgirl has told you is really great, I'm so glad I'm not the only one on here trying to get others off the pharma drugs and onto natural things that ACTUALLY work.

You need the things herbsgirl mentioned PLUS iodine, please look into supplementation, you can get a bottle of liquid potassium iodide ( I started with that) for around 3 bucks at the health food store, it makes a HUGE difference.

Also to stop an anxiety attack in its tracks take half a tsp of coconut oil (extra virgin), it's like $10 for a jar at the health food store, you can use that instead of margarine or butter, its very healthy for you! Great on toast with some cinnamon and sugar mmmmmm.
post #582 of 650
Another update.........I am COMPLETELY OFF of Zoloft, and I feel pretty happy right now!

I upped my fish oil to

-Country Life Omega 3 mood-2500 mg EPA, 375 mg DHA-5 softgels daily
http://www.vitacost.com/Country-Life-Omega-3-Mood

- Doctor's Best Magnesium Glycinate- 600 mg- 6 tablets daily
http://www.vitacost.com/DoctorsBestH...ptionMagnesium

-average of 2,000 IU Vitamin D- 2 capsules dailyevery day. This is very important for depression.
http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Vitamin-...holecalciferol

-I use Liddell Anxiety Spray under my tounge if I ever feel like I need it, not every day
http://www.iherb.com/Liddell-Letting...0-ml/9647?at=0

-Selenium-200 mcg- 1 capsule dailythis is proven in study to be helpful for depression
http://www.vitacost.com/Natures-Way-Selenium

-NOW Special Two multi (high bcomplex)- 4 v caps daily
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Speci...Vcaps/787?at=0
http://www.beeyoutiful.com/super-mom.html (same as NOW special two)

-1500 Choline/ 1500 Inostiol 6 vcaps per day- for my PCOS, but helps mood too I think
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Choli...sules/513?at=0


Femaprin-one cap every day for hormones PCOS
http://www.iherb.com/Nature-s-Way-Fe...ules/1945?at=0


I feel better! I was having sexual side effects from Zoloft, having trouble getting ar**sed when I was with dh. It also made me feel numb or something! Glad for zoloft when i Needed it, but now I am glad for fish oil ,so I can hopefully forever be off of meds!

The magnesium glycinate is the best for depression. Mag Citrate is ok, and I use it when I run out of glycinate, but I am trying to take glycinate as much as possible now.
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subbing.
post #585 of 650

Enzymatic Therapy Cell Forte with IP-6 & Inositol -- 240 Tablets

Enzymatic Therapy Cell Forte with IP-6 & Inositol -- 240 Tablets ~ Is this the right stuff? reading it, it says it helps your imune system... Help I need something to balance my emotional state. I heard B-12 works if you put the fluid form under your tongue... This does have B-12 in it. Any more info on this product. Please help!
post #586 of 650
I was around when this thread was first posted and have added nutrients and suggestions here and there. I just wrote a retrospective post on my recent pregnancy. It links to some of the nutrient information that people are finding successful here but also talks about other lifestyle-like changes I made to avoid depression this time around: Second baby

I can't keep up with the OPs username.
post #587 of 650
Thread Starter 
Ha! What can I say? I'm tuberculine and require change to keep things interesting. I'm exercising creative muscles over here.

I am so glad you updated. I will have to check it out. I read a bit about your birth and haven't yet had a chance to screech congratulations in your general direction! How thrilling! You are doing some great work over there.
post #588 of 650
Yes, congrats, Amanda! So cool that you have been able to beat depression.
post #589 of 650
i am so happy to have found this thread. i believe i have been depressed since puberty, but i just recently realized it. i have everything i thought i ever wanted right now- staying home with my two girls, great dh... and still i just feel blah. then i look back and realize ive always felt this way. never excited for anything, never really happy or motivated to do anything. no energy. depression runs in my family big time (any anxiety, which i think i might also have but haven't researched as much), so im surprised i didnt figure this out earlier. i hate the idea of going on drugs as my mom has become totally addicted to them and now abuses them. so im glad to hear there are natural remedies. i look forward to reading the reccommended books!
post #590 of 650
inky, I hear you!

I've had the same blahhhh issue for a long time. The Mood Cure led me to l-tyrosine and GABA a few years ago, and they have made all the difference.
Good luck!
post #591 of 650
Thank you ladies! I feel very fortunate.
post #592 of 650
hmmm I'm intriuged....will have to look into these things. I'm just realizing I probably have PPD, it's just different from past depression and my sister's PPD (her's was severe and not wanting to live life).
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post #594 of 650
Hello, everyone! I'm so glad this thread is still going strong. It's so important for us to take care of ourselves.

Just wanted to post this finding: A lot of amino acid supplements contain B6, as do multivitamins, as do B supplements. We get all the B6 we need from food (usually) and too much B6 can cause numbness and tingling in the extremities. You need a lot to induce this side effect (it seems), like over 1000 mg, but if you take a lot of supplements you could easily get close to that number. If you already take a multi or B complex try to get your aminos without B6, just to be safe.
post #595 of 650
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Gotta read all the previous posts...this is JUST what I was looking for!
Justine
post #596 of 650
I've been doing 4-5 grams of inositol each day and am really liking the results. I have a feeling the big reduction in overall anxiety is also going to be really good for my adrenals.
post #597 of 650
Well I just did the mood cure questionnaire and I need help with all of them. I'm also not sure on what to do about sexual drive. I've had no kind of drive lol for a year now! poor poor dh. So my shopping list so far is:

tryptophan ( since she said 5htp is not recommended for nursing)
l-tyrosine
omega 3 fish oil
gaba
dlpa

Should I still take my placenta capsules and pregnancy vitamins? What do you recommend for the low sex drive?
post #598 of 650
LilMamiBella: You just had a baby (right?). It took me 2 years plus weaning before I got everything back. It's just a slow time. Perhaps ask DH to do some more gentle initiation and see if you can go with that. If you're holding back resentment and that's why you're not DTD, that's a whole other conversation.
post #599 of 650
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Originally Posted by KatSG View Post
Hello, everyone! I'm so glad this thread is still going strong. It's so important for us to take care of ourselves.

Just wanted to post this finding: A lot of amino acid supplements contain B6, as do multivitamins, as do B supplements. We get all the B6 we need from food (usually) and too much B6 can cause numbness and tingling in the extremities. You need a lot to induce this side effect (it seems), like over 1000 mg, but if you take a lot of supplements you could easily get close to that number. If you already take a multi or B complex try to get your aminos without B6, just to be safe.
thanks, that's good to know. I'm pretty sure I'm good, and I get my inositol and L-tyrosine pure.

So now I'm taking all this stuff for about a year and a half (wow!) (anyone interested can check my past posts on this thread) and my life is sooooo much better. I am a wholly different person, happy, calm, confident, beautiful. I was starting to think about cutting back on some of the supps, and about a month ago we went camping for a few weeks... well, I didn't really get it together to keep up with my stuff, and the result was really bad. I had a few days of crashing into a deep depression, feeling anxiety, overwhelmed, thinking about self-harm... So I'm realising the value of these aminos and stuff.
this thread has really changed my life.
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