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jojoPanda

744d

any alternative ways to relieve depression without medicine?? i take medicine,but i would like to get off medicine and go herbal or something

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    • Kat1303

      581d

      I take ashwaghanda gummies and they help some, but I would also talk to your doctor to see if they have any suggestions for you as well. They'll know better than I would

    • Kat1303

      581d

      I take ashwaghanda gummies and they help some, but I would also talk to your doctor to see if they have any suggestions for you as well. They'll know better than I would

    • ZappyRacc

      744d

      CBD has helped a lot of folks, myself included (tho my state is legalized so I'll do THC as well,) with mental health issues. It has no psychoactive effects, but can help with anxiety, pain, and insomnia, all of which can be comorbid with and exacerbate the hell out of your depression. It isn't habit-forming, there are no withdrawals, and it's also nice for immunity, inflammation, stomach upset, and more. Will it totally cure your depression? No. Will any pharmaceutical, or any drug for that matter? No. There is no known cure for depression. But I and several folks I know was able to cut out most of my psych meds and feel better by taking CBD in the day and smoking pot before bed (a good indica does more for helping me sleep than Seroquel or Trazodone used to.) THC is pretty selectively legal, but you can find CBD products made with hemp, where THC has been bred nearly totally out, or with CBD isolate. Your best bet is usually gonna be a product labeled "full- or broad-spectrum CBD," it means the product is extracted to include complementary cannabinoids like CBG (no high, but great for pain!) and CBN (a molecule described best by the word "bedtime" lol,) among others, and terpenes. The best effect you can get from a CBD product will be if it's got as much left of the original hemp flower as possible, because cannabinoids work better together (there's even a name for it, the "entourage effect.")

    • Sune

      744d

      Medication isn’t for anyone but if you do decide to stop taking it you should definitely let your doctor walk you through that process (I didn’t and it sucked). Exercise and meditation are great! I would also recommend a consistent sleep schedule (the main thing!) and eating enough protein (shockingly common!)

      • 87premie

        581d

        @Sune I also took myself off my medicine myself (& was off for almost 2 years)-- I should of talked to my Dr first- to see if going down a dose would of worked.

    • marie711

      744d

      I personally haven’t tried it but ashwaganda has worked really well for my partner !

    • Yuna

      744d

      I can’t say I know any herbal alternatives, but my two natural solutions would be to do more exercise and meditation. Meditation in particular works great for me, you’d be shocked by what a 3 minute meditation can do for your mood

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