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Re: What do you do when meds don't work?

Posted by ensoul on July 1, 2002, at 22:40:18

In reply to Re: What do you do when meds don't work?, posted by bookgurl99 on July 1, 2002, at 20:22:12

> Have you looked for organic causes of depression, such as a thyroid problem, diabetes, or low adrenal function?

yes, I do have hypothrodism and take a med for, no on on the diabetes, yes it was checked
my depression is both envrionmental and gentic

> Have you tried changing your diet and habits -- allergies you may not be aware of, coffee, cigarettes, and a lack of fruits and vegetables, plus sensitivity reactions can make us all more prone to depression.

I don't smoke, doesn't go well with asthma, I'm on 2 prescption allergy meds now

> And then, there are the studies proving that daily exercise is as effective as antidepressants.

exercise is tough for several reasons, I have rxercise induced asthma, plus I caretake for my Mom who survived a brain tumor but suffers the after effects, my sign. other was recently diagnosed with cancer and I help him out too, plus I nerve damage in one hand, on the other side nerve damage from my neck down into my hand

> I know it can be harder to do all this with less money. But you may be able to try some changes that are inexpensive.
> good luck! i hope you find joy in life.
> bookgurl99

and thank you for replying, Lynn




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