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08-27-2007, 07:03 AM
I'm just wondering if anyone has gone off meds for depression since doing raw....actually, they were prescribed to inhibit disordered eating...so any comments on either of those issues are welcome :o
08-27-2007, 07:24 AM
Have been "diagnosed" by food disorders myself...
and had crazy mood swings and changes...
for which I've asked my ex-psychietrist for pill or anti depresion pills or something... after lots of trouble etc.. I got them.. and been the most miserable person on earth for half a year consuming them (looking back at it)
actually I've stopped using them a bit before going all raw...
because I just had enough...
I knew it's all in my hands and mind to change...
It's not something you get as you born... It's something that develops in you...
First my best advice ever is to go to see some profesional for emotions thoughts and feelings... I've been to a regular phsycologist... which helped me develop towards the next treatment I was planning for myself- which is emotional healing...
I found them quite cheep (the doctor was included with my health insurence or something... like a social psycologist? and got to the psychietrist from school- where i was diagnosed...) and the only thing I really paid for was the energetic healing... but it was worth it... and I totally prefer paying for my health - than for the drugs that will eventually kill me (the pills for depression were damn expensive)
the raw food diet really clears my mind.. I still have a long way to go with it... But it helps me a lot to get a deeper perspection on my emotions and feelings... It is as if they vibrate more... and I just need to greet them and be thankfull for them... even if they are sometimes bad or some kind depressing... You are a human being aftrer all... ?
Lots of love,
Good luck with your journy of finding yourself
and I have lots of belief in you that you can make it out of there....
Just be yourself... the real you that hides inside...
08-27-2007, 07:27 AM
Thanks Mary. I've been to tonnes of psychologists and psychiatrists and counsellors. I found them all essentially useless. One wanted to admit me to the hospital for three months.....wherein I would have to eat MEAT as they monitored me! no way! And then I found YOGA, and spirituality, and healthier eating....all combined have saved my life.
Thanks for sharing :)
08-27-2007, 09:26 AM
I was on meds for a little bit - it was Xanax though for anxiety - the anxiety was what caused the depression. I haven't taken them in a few months even though I still had the anxiety - didn't want the pills to mess my brain up. So now, after eating 70/80%~ raw, I can say I feel SO much better. I barely get the symptoms anymore and I'm so much more talkative and social and 'free' - speaking my mind without getting the pressure in my brain that comes with the fear/anxiety. Raw definately helps a TON.
08-27-2007, 11:04 AM
I just noticed, you've already lost like 10 pounds! wow. Yeah...I don't know if its anxiety or depression. I know I have the former as well...this sort of free floating....stress....
I'm on day 3, and I feel awesome....so let's hope!
08-28-2007, 04:47 AM
woop woop huray bellabella !!
day 3 ! ^_^ Isn't it just fun?
Lots of luck and love on your journey !
08-28-2007, 09:53 AM
I am off Cymbalta. Granted, I wasn't majorly depressed, but when I went off before, my partner could tell that I needed the drug (which also helps with nerve pain). This time, I am happy and vibrant even without the drug and have less pain than usual. (I still have some pain, but my arthritis is really bad.) I am so glad--other than shelling out money for the drug, I really have a distrust of the pharmaceutical companies. I think their main interest is their bottom line. I think over-dependence on various "pills" have really screwed up this nation.
Sorry if I've offended any pharmacists out there!;)
08-28-2007, 10:02 AM
I'm off Lexapro, which is fantastic, since it made me so tired all the time. Most of the time I just feel very peaceful and centered now.
Granted, you have to be prepared for bouts of sadness and other difficult times as you experience emotional detox. But the thing that holds me through those times is knowing a) this is a part of healing, and b) a mild euphoria usually follows when the detox period passes, usually in a day or two.
Good luck on your journey.
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