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mimosa8 wrote:I am a psyche nurse.
You do sound like you have depression.
What other factors are there? supports? hobbies, coping mechanisms.
If you didnt want to try antidepressants.. I would try samE (a natural one) or st johns wort.
Also get some exercise in.
Look at your diet. your brain needs certain amino acids to make neurochemicals (eg, dopamine. serotonin, noradrenaline)
serotonin is the feel good chemical
Noradrenaline/ dopamine is energy motivation etc.
If you do want to try AD's try ssri's first and be aware of their side effects.
Speak to your doctor, hope you find one that is empathetic.
Also get dr to do a blood test if you are low in certain nutrients it can mimic depresssion eg, thyroud function, vitamin b, iron etc.
Dont lose hope, things can change and you will feel better. You have always been supportive and friendly on this site and you are well liked.
All the best
Dave wrote:I tried the pills, and they also made me drowsy and MORE DEPRESSED! They do nothing but keep you down...A healthy dose of sunshine/diet and activity was all I needed. My outlook & opinions are pretty much the same...I guess the profesionals will have to write me off on somthing else...
Life as it,s ups and downs...hope you have a good run
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