An interesting dilemma has occurred.  I went to the Doctor the other day, because the Sertaline I am on, just isn’t working.  Full stop.  I was a mess, crying, wondering what the hell was wrong with me.  As long as I kept myself busy, I didn’t have to focus on how bad things were getting.

The Doc rang the Mental Health Unit to discuss possible options regarding antidepressants, and promised to ring back and let me know what was going on.  I haven’t heard from her.

In the meantime, in desperation, my husband suggested I start taking the Vitamin B supplements that I was taking prior to Christmas.  I was a little bit cautious about that because I stopped taking them when the bottle ran out, and that was about the same time I crashed.

Well guess what.  After three days of being on Vit B’s, I am feeling a hell of a lot more normal (I am still on the Sertraline until the Doc tells me otherwise!)  So if the B Vit’s are making me feel better – what the hell were the antidepressants doing???

And why was I on antidepressants???  Am I not depressed?  Have I been pumping my body full of synthetic materials for nothing?  I am thankful that my husband has been helping me through this.  He is the one that wants me off the meds, and now I am starting to believe that he might be onto something.

Until the Doc rings me back, I am going to keep taking the meds, and the B vits, because this is working for me.

Depression… Or Something Else?
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3 thoughts on “Depression… Or Something Else?

  • February 20, 2014 at 9:23 am
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    Pleased that the Vit B’s are working for you, I know lots of people struggle to get enough of that. Will be interesting to see what the Dr says!

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  • February 20, 2014 at 11:07 am
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    I see Depression as being the ‘outcome’ (for lack of a better word) of a combination of things, including but not limited to diet and exercise. I made an effort to add more fish, eggs and lentils to my diet, since I don’t eat much meat.
    Very glad to hear that the B Vitamins are contributing to your wellness – I go with whatever works, do it 🙂

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