Posted by bleauberry on August 18, 2008, at 20:30:45
In reply to Re: Do you people realize these meds make you wors, posted by HereToHelp on August 18, 2008, at 19:31:06
> Most of these meds work on Serotonin or Norepi. A few have an effect on Dopamine. Like I said before, there are many areas of the brain thought to play a role in anxiety and depression.
Yeaha, and the rest of the body too. Amazing how ignored things are, such as thyroid, adrenals, heavy metal burden, hidden inflamamation, hidden infections, hidden food intolerances, things like Lyme disease, on and on. All of these impact the brain powerfully. No testing. No probing. Just pull out a script pad for a heavy duty psych drug.
Like one of the responders said we are "guinea pigs". And phillipa says the ones she knows are better and med free.
Yeah. Medicine is like that. My daughter has scholiosis and back surgery/rod implantation to correct it. My Dad, a retired doctor who used to do that 30 years ago, says the techniques today make yesterday look crude, barbaric, and primitive. How about treating gun wounds in the Civil War with sulfur powder? Downing massive amounts of alcohol as the only pain reliever to remove a tooth? I imagine 50 years from now they will look back and say the psychiatry of 2008 was barbaric, crude, and primitive. But for now, it's all there is, just like back then, that's all there was.
> I'm just trying a different route now. I made an appt. to see a homeopathic MD. I see all the natural stuff onine i.e. the Omega 3,6,9 and the B vitamins, Kava, passion Flower etc. There is alot of hype about how faviorable these can be without altering the chemistry in your brain.
I like your approach. I did the same thing, but now believe in marrying the natural and the medical into one, rather than keeping them separate.
As for herbs, well, anything that you ingest in more than what would be considered a normal consumption is a drug. Be it valerian, passionflower, or whatever. These things contain powerful chemicals. The difference being that nature made them instead of a scientist. Do not assume these things will not change your brain just because a man didn't create them. There are risks with everything, natural or artificial.