How I Beat DepressionFirst off, I want to say that I'm not a doctor, nor would I want to be. More and more, it just seems they are pawns of Big Pharma, handing out presc
I mentioned sunlight because our bodies have this amazing ability to absorb light through the skin and convert cholesterol into Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays an important role in what they are finding now more and more to be many functions in the body. One of those functions is mental health. If you are suffering from chronic depression, chances are you may have a Vitamin D deficiency.
My story is this: I was alcoholic and became deeply depressed. In January, 2009, after a long night of drinking - I chose a huge bottle of red wine that night - I decided to end it. This was my third attempt. I was a delirious, stumbling drunk and I took a bottle of pills and mashed it up in water and drank it. I woke up the next morning with vomit all over me and my bedroom. I ended up in the hospital and I'm glad I did. I went through detox and was held for 4 days. I then went through a mental health program over the next 3 weeks. I was put on SSRI (seratonin re-uptake inhibitors) antidepressants. These have bad side-effects, such as making you unable to feel any emotion, quelling any sexual desire, and many more.
After a year of therapy and playing with different drug combinations, I happened to go to a Naturopathic doctor because I was concerned about my bodily health and nutrition. She sat and listened to me tell my whole story and she even cried when I talked about my suicide attempt. I knew she really cared about me and my health. To address the depression, she put me on 5000 units of Vitamin D3 per day.
Now, all that the antidepressants do is clamp your emotions down so they aren't going all over the place. And I already mentioned unpleasant side-effects. But I didn't mention that I was still having all those thoughts about how worthless I am, how meaningless everything is, and how I don't need to live anymore. After two weeks of being on Vit D, the thoughts all disappeared!
I know I'm not the epidomy of health these days. I don't get any exercise or sunlight and my nutrition is questionable. I stopped drinking coffee, though, so that is good, and I'm alcohol free for 2 years now. But Vitamin D has been the best thing that has happened to me since this all started and I still take it daily along with a couple other vitamins. Talk to a good natural doctor. And get yourself off antidepressants if you are on them. They pollute our drinking water, besides. Do it in a controlled fashion as discussed with your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking SSRI's, your seratonin will crash and you will have a deep instant depression. I know, I tried it. I weened myself off the SSRI's over about a 2-month period. And that was tough because it was screwing with my equilibrium as I withdrew from it. What ****** chemicals they are feeding us! Live to die a better death some day. I always say. Well, no. I just said that now.