Posted by Chris O on June 30, 2012, at 16:00:35
In reply to Re: Vitamin D supplementation benefit anyone?, posted by bleauberry on June 30, 2012, at 9:30:17
Thanks for the reply. "Chronic stealth infection?" Wow, that's a road I have not gone down with my chronic anxiety and depression and fatigue and overall blah-ness. But anything is possible, I guess. I've tried supplementing with D-3 and B-12--really ramped it up over the past month or so--but I'm not sure if it affecting me that much, if at all. I know that B-12 shots only have the mildest of effects on me, in terms of mood or cognition.
I've read your posts in the past. It sounds like you are more sensitive to, and/or positively affected by, supplements (herbs, vitamins, etc.) than I am. I think I've tried everything on the shelves in fairly high doses to treat my anxiety and depression, but nothing really works. I think you had mentioned success with rhodiola rosea recently. I know there was a time when I took a couple of bottles of New Chapter's rhodiola with absolutely zero effect. Anyway, short of trying Nardil or tricyclics, I'm pretty much at the end of my rope. Exercise helps, but not enough. I'm still basically unemployed, living off my wife in a chronically codependent way (her insurance, her income, mostly--oh, how romantic!). I have pretty much been humiliated and degraded my whole life by this condition, and nothing I try seems to help. I feel like I expend much more energy than many, many others I meet on a daily basis, yet fall deeper and deeper into a pit of dysfunction, or just that expense of energy does not deal with the core of my problem. Genetics? Brain damage? Unresolved grief from a completely lost childhood with a mother who was mentally ill and a family who acted as her partner ("oh, your poor, poor mother; she's had it so hard"). Anyway, thanks for responding. Good luck to you as well.