I'm glad you kept posting, Dog Girl, and glad you saw to it that you
provided your fresh vegetables and other foods for diet improvement.
You're on the right track now, and I hope things go well for you. Jim
is right; you have a plan, try to go ahead and implement it. Ignore
the stuff that is just lack of knowledge.
According to my psychiatrist, diet does help with depression, and it was she who informed me that all of us who have depression or have had it should be more careful about eating fresh vegetables, salads, and lighten up on meats. We don't recommmend changes in lifestyles
that are not based on medical knowledge, so you are safe with your
You might wish to read ruthwhalen.com/caffeine to get a view of what her experierence was as a medical laboratory technician before she
retired (and continues to write now), particularly about people who are sensitive to caffeine or have an allergy to it.
You know what to ignore and what to listen to carefully.
I will tell you the advice I was given by my psychiatrist years ago in regard to things we need to do to help in relieving the illness:
1. Don't drink alcohol; it makes depression worse.
2. Don't drink or eat anything that has caffeine in it--that would include coffee, tea(which has theophylline, a close cousin to caffeine) or anything containing chocolate-- or any other product with caffeine in it. It makes depression worse. Drink water, please. (Recommended by a nephrologist.)
You might not be able to remove all prescribed medications from your
schedule, but you can certainly reduce the level of medications you need to take by following a healthy diet and by using purified water.
Often, people are asked to refer to the prescribed medication side effects listed with the prescription website. Unfortunately, some of the more serious and rare side effects may not be included in the website. So it helps to listen to what those on the forum have experienced with drugs prescribed by specialists if the doctors do not tell you what they are.
3. Take your meds.
4. Get your rest.
Thanks for your response to our suggestions. Hope you begin to feel
better very soon. And Thanks, Jim, for your support.
Many people have an insight into what is really the best path for them to follow; that's a helpful guide to think about if you are one who has an innate feeling about what is best for you to consider doing.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 9/4/2011 10:16:35 PM (GMT-6)