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Old 11-21-11, 04:20 AM   #1
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I'm keeping a journal here about my struggle through depression using only alternative and more natural methods than drugs.


I'm half way there. 1 year ago I was a suicidal mess. I lived in a dark world of psychosis and visual hallucinations, self harming, dreaming of suicide every evening, having crying break downs for no reason. 1 year ago I also discovered that these intense symptoms of depression were a result of a hidden food allergy I did not realize I had. Actually, a few hidden food allergies. Removing my food allergies was the first step towards healing my depression, it took me 50% of the way there just like that. No more dreaming of suicide, no more urge to self harm, no more visual hallucinations and no more crying outbursts for no reason. If you want to know more about this, you can send me a message.

At that time I did not realize that removing these allergies would affect my mental state so drastically. That was the beginning of my journey out of a life-long depression, and many other ailments that I before thought were related to it.

Now I realize that my way out is through alternatives.... I have since tried many things, which I will mention as my days go on here. That's where I am now... This is my place to post my daily progresses and back-steps... Nobody has to read this, I just need the space to talk about what is working and what is not, so I can look back.
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Old 11-21-11, 04:32 AM   #2
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Here's to my first post *cheers*


I've been taking 5htp, L-tyrosine and L-glutamine for 1 week now. I added the L-tyrosine a little later than the other two, and I find that the dose of L-tyrosine that I'm taking is a little bit too strong, so I'm going to start taking a lesser dose of that.

So far, the differences are pretty good. I have more energy ( I suffer from fatigue), more motivation, I can more concretely make plans to do things and get myself to do them, and my insomnia is settling down. My cravings for food are very different, they have reduced a ton, and when I do eat it does not give me a 'high' like feeling anymore. I am an emotional and binge eater so that is very important for me. I have a feeling it will take more time for other effects to come around.

I also started taking B12, and immediately after taking one I felt better. Already taking vitamin D, and a zinc every now and then.

Today I did not do any exercise, as I planned to do. I did not do any studying either, which is increasing my stress for school..

I overate today in the evening out of sadness, even though I was not getting any enjoyment out of it, and it at least was all on healthy food. My diet right now is basically fruit, vegetables, beans, nuts/seeds, and buckwheat to make crackers and flatbreads. I am moving towards a certain type of diet for depression.

Lastly, how I'm feeling right now, is very lonely, very sad because of isolation and longing for love. Oh, i'm sure we've all been there.
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Old 11-22-11, 08:18 PM   #3
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I highly recommend eating more saturated fat and limiting wheat (just inflammes one's gut) and anything boxed.

:) Best of luck! I will be reading.
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