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Rick, Perhaps it may be a good idea to consult with a physician before you try to have your wife take anything over the counter. Even natural herbs can be dangerous to some people.
I can understand your wife's position of being tired of trying different meds. Often those of us who have Major Depression and have had for years have a difficult time finding the right medication. However, for a lot of us we are able to get the right medication or find that "one thing" that can lift the depression. It is very frustrating for the person who has this disease and also to those who have to watch that person go through depression.
My suggestion would be to try to remain positive and give your wife gentle nudges as it goes for working with her doctor on this. There is help for depression; it comes in working with your physician (hopefully she is seeing a psychiatrist?) on their treatment plan and staying in close contact with any problems.
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate
i'm not a physician, just an educated layman. i can tell you what i have learned, but any decisions you and your wife make are yours.
studies have found that sugar is more addictive than most narcotics. it can cause depression (in extreem cases extreem depression and suicidal idiations. because it is so addictive, the american food industry (yes, it is an industry and not mom and pop farming their 50 acres) puts it into almost everything, even where "grandma's recipie wouldn't call for it. to get around labeling laws, they use terms like "sugar alcohol," "high fructose corn syrip" and the like. yes, breast milk is sweet, cow milk is sweeter, and baby formula is the sweetest of them all.
like michael moore, i don't necessarily practice what i preech. i love blue bell ice cream (dutch chocolate is to die for) and hershey's chocolate. in a pinch, i'll settle for m&ms.
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