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14 Antidepressant side effects
2. Increased weight gain
3. Loss of sexual desire
6. Dry mouth
7. Blurred vision
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Thankyou for existing, Mental Health herbalist! My goal is to be able to help people onto the path of mental wellness through natural, gentle means, and seeing as this is exactly what you seem to be doing, it's great to discover you and your work! I'm inspired. Thankyou so much. PEACE :)
Ive been on anti depressants i mean i Got a depot injection if you know What that is and it has lighten my hair changed my hair like the stubble And hair on the head Im worried cause Its much lighter and weaker What Can i do do i have to wait six months just after that injection?
My Mom is tapering off Cymbalta which she has been on for 10 years. It was prescribed for anxiety and fibromyalgia. We fear her current short term memory loss is a side effect of Cymbalta and other medications she has been taking for years. Her doctor advised taking it every other day. I have read extensively that a slow taper is much safer and more effective. What herbal support would you suggest for her while she is starting this process? Thank you! I love your feedback that it is okay to be sad!
Well the skin will express blood toxicity. So how is your skin? But in some cases the skin will be ok and organs can be affected. The blood carries nutrients to cells and removes toxins. If the gut is blocked up and stagnant then the blood is unable to cleanse. The liver must be functioning well also so that the blood can be renewed and cleansed. So the blood become toxic when it cant dump toxins.
Antidepressants were given to me at age 14, because I was sad about my parents divorce and my mom’s new husband was abusive to me. For years I took them, because no new doctor I saw ever questioned why I was on them. I was emotionally numb and had panic attacks for these years. I attempted suicide at age 24, hospitalized where they gave me more (!) and finally, that was my wake-up call to get off them. Tapered off Antipsychotics & benzodiazepines, too. Still recovering, and at age 32, I’m finally finding out who I really am 💜 By the way, Dr. Peter Breggin is an outspoken advocate/expert in what these drugs really do to people.
Hey catgirl, i'm sorry to hear of your struggle, but happy to hear that you are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!
I myself have lived through self harm and an attempted suicide, and have struggled my entire adult life with various mental health problems- only to be prescribed medication after medication....to no avail. Medications caused me to put on weight; become extremely irritable; develop chronic insomnia and fatigue; chronic pain; lack of sex drive ( which compromised romantic relationships)- you name it! I lost jobs, relationships, and even my beloved creativity ( due to the numbing effect of antidepressants) .They pretty much did everything apart from make me feel better! Whenever i tried to communicate this experience to the doctors, however, i was met with complete dismissal. My concerns were basically treated as incontrovertible proof of my "craziness". How this is supposed to help one's general feelings of self worth- let alone their mental health- i don't know! But this seems to be the general attitude of doctors in regards to mental health.
Anyway, to get onto a more positive note: this year, i decided to reject pharmaceuticals ( they have never helped me anyway) and give my diet and lifestyle a complete overhaul. After not even 4 months of a strictly healthy diet, regular exercise, meditation, and soul searching, I feel like a new woman! I've lost weight; have more energy; and have regained my creativity and motivation. I am now 40, so much like yourself, i am late to the party when it comes to LIVING. Big chunks of my life have been taken from me which i'll never get back....But better late than never, huh? In a way, had we not had these awful experiences, we would never have been pushed to find alternative sources for healing, and may have remained forever ignorant of them. I feel our experiences have made us wiser and stronger. And...we're still here :) I think we get to feel good about that! **pats you on the back** We are now in the position of being able to help and empathise with others who have been through similar experiences.
Wishing you all the best in your NEW life!!!! May happiness and peace be with you.
Thanks for sharing your story here. I love to hear how people recovery from the insanity of prescribed medication for mental health. I really like Dr Peter Breggins work and have some of his books. There is a great advocate in Ireland called Leonie Fennel https://leoniesblog.com/
here's a funny thing though once i did prozac right and someone lent me a guitar . i couldn't play it but after a week of prozac i picked it up and belted out about a girl by nirvana lol that's weird hey
The Mental Health Herbalist I get Americans being crazy and conspiratorial about science and medicine, but the rest of the first world has free healthcare, heavily regulated testing and no reason to prescribe stuff that doesn't help.
But yeah, much more inclined to trust the industry that makes functional prosthetics for amputees, has wiped several diseases off the face of the Earth and regularly saves cancer patients than some quack on the internet.
Much like how I listen to chemists over alchemists, astronomers over astrologists and evolutionary biologists over creationists.
lyte werk productions Most side effects listed on medication aren't even remotely likely to happen. They're just there to avoid lawsuits. Medication goes through years of testing before it hits the market.
By all means, continue listening to this YouTube snake oil salesman.
Are you aware of any long term affects on your neurons from taking antidepressants? I have tried SSRI and SNRI antidepressants, neither worked and the norepinephrine increase from the SNRI made it impossible to get REM sleep. I used a wholefood mostly raw vegan diet, and Rhodiola rosea to successfully get my adrenal glands working again, and now I use suma, rhodiola rosea, dong and ashwagandha which are helping me stay positive and calm. I recently found out my back is in bits from getting (finally) a referral to a good chiropractor, and has likely been this way since primary school, and may indeed be the cause of my lifelong depression, anxiety and brain-fog or confusion. I'm going to inform the governing body of all the doctors who failed to find the obvious cause of my problems, I have been having numbness in my hands, and shoulder impingement and nerve pain, and by watching John Bergman's videos, realised I needed a vertical x-ray, not a horizontal CT scan, which wouldn't show any load deformation. I had a lying down CT scan years ago and it showed nothing, as all horizontal scans do, because we all look the same lying down basically. I'm in the process of painfully rolling out my fused vertibrae, very nearly all of them, with a foam roller and rolling on the floor on my back with my hands behind my head. If you're going to do this, be patient, and use a yoga mat so you don't remove all the skin from your spine on carpet before you realise how long it's going to take. It may well take you weeks to months to get full mobility back.
Thanks, I'm already using ashwagandha, it's great, it makes you feel more comfortable is the best way I can put it. I also use shilajit, interesting stuff, helps clear your digestive system out as well as being an amazing natural multivitamin and mineral supplement. I've never tried Brahmi, yet heard about it loads. St John's wort might be worth trying again, but between rhodiola and ashwagandha, I'm doing fairly well lately thank you for your help and concern
I believe you Adam, some people take that rage out on themselves and end up committing suicide. Many doctors do not care about their vulnerable patients. Natural is the best way to go. You should also look into ashwaghanda, I have a video on it on my channel. Its an adaptogen herb. Brahmi is also very good.
I forgot to mention the problems I've had with rage since I took an SSRI antidepressant more than 7 years ago. I used to be a doormat due to the depression and lack of dopamine and self esteem, but since the SSRIs' I've been more aggressive, losing control occasionally if I'm under alot of pressure or in a dark mood and someone gets on my nerves, which aren't many due to the long-term back pain. Some people may find themselves while on antidepressants or for years, possibly permanently, unable to control their rage, and under the right circumstances, hurt someone and or end up in deep trouble or in prison as a direct result of taking prescription medication for depression. I couldn't have more contempt for the those whom have studied "medicine" and who prescribe only dangerous poisons to people who legitimately need help. I believe that by calling it "medicine" they are in breach of the law in terms of advertising themselves as practitioners of medicine. You and I and many thousands more are practitioners of real medicine, used by mankind since the dawn of time, and is the reason we're still here. At this rate the medical system will wipe out most of the human race in under a hundred years of their hundred year old "practice".
Adam sounds like there is a lot going on for you and I wish you well on your healing path. Well done for all those natural herbs and foods. Yes I think there can be long term damage to neurons, but the sooner we start to recover and feed them with b vitamins and omega 3 and herbs and clean up our diet you will give them a chance to recover and reduce the harm.
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.