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Maryssa

920d

I’m going off my medication because it makes me numb. I want to try something natural. I don’t trust medication.

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    • jjj1

      918d

      My best advice is this: people who successfully find the right medication combo, when it comes to psychiatry, from what I see often go through about 10 medication combos until they find the right one. Keep meeting with a psychiatrist, and hopefully it will really make a difference long-term.

    • Dracaryssa

      917d

      Not to say you shouldn't try any natural solutions (especially DBT skills - look those up - life changing!) But I would encourage you to give other medication options a chance. Every medication is different. Feel free to do your own independent research on Google before agreeing to a specific replacement med, because ultimately it's your choice. Meds don't work for everyone but finding the right one is amazing. Good luck!

    • kriter

      918d

      You could try asking your doctor to run some bloodwork to see if you have any vitamin deficiencies! Those can really worsen mental health issues. I have a diagnosed vitamin D deficiency, and I take vitamin D, magnesium, and vitamin B2/riboflavin. The magnesium and B2 are for neurological health (they COMPLETELY cured my lifelong chronic headaches, which I think really shows how effective supplements can be), but they're good for those with depression as well. Taking the magnesium at night just before or around bedtime can also help with sleep issues, if that's something you struggle with. I don't take any right now, but I've also heard good things of omega-3/fish oil supplements. I think that's just one of those, "make your body feel better and the mental health will follow" kinds of things, but it's a fairly simple change to make so so it's worth a shot! Do remedied to check with your doctor before starting any supplements though, because they can interact with any medications you ARE on, some over the counter medications, or even each other (magnesium and vitamin D interact, meaning we need to watch out long term for my bone health, as an example). Good luck though, and I hope you find something that works and gives you some relief! ❤️

    • jjj1

      918d

      My best advice is this: people who successfully find the right medication combo, when it comes to psychiatry, from what I see often go through about 10 medication combos until they find the right one. Keep meeting with a psychiatrist, and hopefully it will really make a difference long-term.

    • Sleepysleeps

      918d

      5-htp might help. CBD also. You’re right not to trust medications, my medications have messed me up so bad. Vitamins and supplements have never done me dirty.

    • SOPHIE1701

      918d

      Vitamin D and Bs are really important for people with depression to have enough of. If you have bloodwork done you can see which nutrients you're deficient in, if any, and take supplements accordingly. As far as the prescription side- I know you don't trust it, but I'm putting it out there- there are easy genetic tests such as GeneSight and Tempus that show you which medications you are genetically most and least likely to have side effects, such as numbness, on. A lot of people have more successful treatment this way.

    • Mila

      919d

      I take medications but in addition I drink a lot of relaxing tea. Keeps me warm and comforts me. Amongst the tea I drink are chamomile tea, green tea and lavender.

    • Maryssa

      920d

      Thank you

    • cupcake

      920d

      Try Saint John's Wart pills. It's all natural and you can find it online. It worked for me before I developed schizoeffective disorder, when I just had depression.

    • Ang

      920d

      The best recommendation I have when it comes to natural stuff is CBD (no THC). It does wonders for me and I have noticed improvements when taking it. I totally get it, since my current medication has bad withdrawals (it is fine otherwise).

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