Posted by blueberry1 on May 11, 2007, at 19:09:48
In reply to Feeling better after stopping Lexapro, posted by Justherself54 on May 11, 2007, at 0:35:22
According to my new doctor, antidepressants and antipsychotics are neurotoxic, causing more damage than benefit in the long run.
There are so many causes of depression, most of which have nothing to do with the brain (high histamine, low histamine, copper overload, specific food intolerances, thyroid disease, glucose/insulin probs, intestinal parasites pooping in your blood, neurotoxicity from mercury fillings, copper water pipes, antidepressants and antipsychotics, omega 6 vs omega 3 out of balance (supposed to be 4:1), hormone deficiency.
For some doctor who has done none of these tests to assume you have low serotonin and give you an ssri is like throwing a dart at the target while blindfolded.
It's no wonder you are feeling better. Serotonin deficiency was NOT the cause of your depression.
Better to test for the cause and treat it rather than throw darts at the symptoms. The body and brain are then perfectly capable of healing themselves. Even faulty genetics can be overcome with correct manipulation of diet and supplements.
As long as the integrity of the neurological system is intact, it will work just fine until impacted upon by an outside force (one or more of those listed above).