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Re: vegetarianism/mental health problems? Larry Hoover

Posted by johnj on July 1, 2003, at 17:39:08

In reply to Re: vegetarianism/mental health problems? bookgurl99, posted by Larry Hoover on July 1, 2003, at 11:22:38

Hi Larry,

How is everything going? On the road still? Thanks for this thread it is very interesting. I haven't been around very much since I have been feeling better and just have had many demands after work that I can't get to a computer :(

I have something interesting to add and ask you.
I have been told over the past few weeks that I look thin. I didn't want to make a fuss about it but I weighed myself...I have dropped 12 pounds, from 170 to 158. I am a skinny guy but I just thought it was due to sitting so much and not much excercise. Well, I was at my mom's house and she was telling me about a friend who they found out was allergic to wheat. I did some digging and I fit some criteria such as I have lost most of my ass and it hurts to sit.

I have noticed one thing and that is since I have added sublingual B-12 and a chewable B-complex, which I let dissolve in my mouth, I have felt really damn good and sleep is good too. I am still on 15 mg of remeron so I don't know if it was the remeron or the vitamins. I do suspect it is both, but maybe malabsorption could be a culprit.

The fact is without my fiber ceral, which contains wheat, I am very constipated. I will wait and see if I start to gain any weight back, but am at a loss at how to fix my diet so that I am regular. I allready eat lots of fruit and not much junk so I am at a loss. I mentioned this to my therapist and she wants to watch the weight issue closely. I just don't want to seem like I am searching for a biological reason for my depression. I know it is a big part but I don't even know if their are accurate tests for these things.

I am definately keeping tabs of my vitamins, they are essential. I think the sublingual types offer an advantage. What do you think?

Thanks and take care, and if you are on the road I hope you stay safe.

johnj


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