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So-so days, worse days, bad days: is this typical?

Posted by Mtom on December 24, 2016, at 12:04:23

I seem to vacillate a lot, without any rhyme or reason. I don't take antidepressants because I can't tolerate them - intense side effects - even antidepressant supplements like 5HTP. I've mentioned taking high dose Vitamin Supplements, omega-3s and Curcumin all recommended by Naturopaths, but I've gone on and off these in the belief they might contribute to the swings. Now, I'm not sure. Maybe these swings are typical of depression. I don't swing into anything resembling manic episodes, just from mild to moderate to strong depression. Do others experience this?

 

Re: So-so days, worse days, bad days: is this typical?

Posted by rjlockhart37 on December 24, 2016, at 18:15:29

In reply to So-so days, worse days, bad days: is this typical?, posted by Mtom on December 24, 2016, at 12:04:23

i don't usally have manic states, mine are more depressed yet irrtible moods, im awake but im discusted with everything and i feel like drinking alcohol

personally all the naturapth .... st. johns wart, sam-e are the only ones i've seen somwheat effective, all these others that the nutrition people say cures with natural stuff, it's like a placebo effect with me, and even make me irrtible while taking them

omega 3's are good for some mood issues, but they also can have a paradox effect where you feel dyhysphoric......

bad days i'v had to learn to deal with....feels like everyone is happy and i'm the only person that is not in sync with everyone

 

Re: So-so days, worse days, bad days: is this typical?

Posted by baseball55 on December 24, 2016, at 20:24:56

In reply to So-so days, worse days, bad days: is this typical?, posted by Mtom on December 24, 2016, at 12:04:23

If meds don't work and your mood is more or less constantly low, you might want to consider therapy with a CBT/DBT therapist. It has helped my depression a lot by giving me coping tools and practical actions I can take to (at least temporarily) feel better.

> I seem to vacillate a lot, without any rhyme or reason. I don't take antidepressants because I can't tolerate them - intense side effects - even antidepressant supplements like 5HTP. I've mentioned taking high dose Vitamin Supplements, omega-3s and Curcumin all recommended by Naturopaths, but I've gone on and off these in the belief they might contribute to the swings. Now, I'm not sure. Maybe these swings are typical of depression. I don't swing into anything resembling manic episodes, just from mild to moderate to strong depression. Do others experience this?

 

Re: So-so days, worse days, bad days: is this typical? Mtom

Posted by Horse on January 11, 2017, at 0:34:34

In reply to So-so days, worse days, bad days: is this typical?, posted by Mtom on December 24, 2016, at 12:04:23

Has cyclothymia ever been brought up? Yeah, anyways I do know about mood instability. I wouldn't know how I'd feel from one day to the next sometimes, and I'd have valleys of depression. This made it difficult to plan things. Lamotrigine is the only medication that levels this out. The up and down was exhausting.

 

Re: So-so days, worse days, bad days: is this typical?

Posted by Lamdage22 on August 5, 2017, at 0:05:08

In reply to Re: So-so days, worse days, bad days: is this typical? Mtom, posted by Horse on January 11, 2017, at 0:34:34

@Mtom

Yes it is typical. The same is true for me. We are not machines where you add a certain med and then you are "normal".

What good does a fancy diagnosis like cyclothymia do?

Nothing.


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