No-drug regimen for depression/mild anxiety relief
July 22, 2014 2:19 PM Subscribe
I'm sick to death of the prescription drug med-go-'round for MDD and mild anxiety. I'm ready to stop.
posted by nubianinthedesert to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Yes. I've tried them all. SSRI, SNRIs, tricyclics, et. al. I'm done. I'm done with the nausea, the fatigue, the spaciness, the fatigue, the loss of apetite, the anorgasmia, the gas, the fatigue, the trips to the psych, the fatigue, the "WTF? How much does that cost?" I want another way. Currently four days into Lexapro. Already on Trazodone.
Situational stuff: Currently in the midst of dealing with a boss who is a micromanger who seems intent or demoralizing me daily.
-- Excellent health. Thyroid's great. Doc says my blood work is "perfect."
-- I've upped the exercise to 5 or 6 days a week. Some days harder than others.
-- Experimenting with amino acids. Can you give me your experiences?
-- See a therapist about twice a month. She works on "family of origin" issues mostly. Should I try a different form?
-- Very rarely drink. Maybe a glass of wine every other month. Caffeine daily.