- 09-21-2007, 07:56 PM
- 09-21-2007, 07:57 PM
- 09-21-2007, 07:58 PM
09-24-2007, 07:03 AM
Are you a diagosed depressed person, do you have major depression and bi-polar. If not what the f#ck do you know. Please tell me your information in regards to anti-dep. meds being the worst thing in the world isnt from tv news and newpapers.
If so, well you must hate TRT treatment and be against it 100%. Most tv, newpaper, magazines, and new shows (60 minutes, 20/20) slam TRT treatment.
I went off meds and almost commited suicide and or hospitalized to protect me from killing myself. My sister was forced of from her anti-dep. because she lost he insurance and it took the govn. 2 months to give her the ok to get them thru the state as long as she participated in organized dep. meetings. Well 3 days before sh got her pills she blew her head off. So, unless you take the meds and are diagnosed with major dep. and or bi-polar shut the f@ck up.
Your OTC stuff might be ok for people who feel blue from time to time but supplements are just that supplements.
09-24-2007, 11:09 AM
09-24-2007, 07:28 PM
and just because something is OTC doesn't mean its worse or less effective, so stop your own biases. Of course anti-d's have their place...the question is whether they are actually addressing the CAUSE of the problem or just an effective bandaid. I lean towards the latter...but that doesnt mean that in the real circumstances of life they might not be the BEST THING for the individual at this present moment.
09-26-2007, 05:06 PM
This is the same problem I have. Subtype of Dysthymia. To know for sure how a particular anti-depressant works on someone I think you really just have to try it. I have tried WB and Effexor. Effexor came the closest but anything SSRI related makes me too sleepy. Anything above 75mg and I didnt feel well. Wellbutrin didnt seem to do anything for me. I hate the feeling these drugs give me though so I try to use exercise and other supplements (coffee, dl-phenylalanine , tyrosine) to keep myself boosted and motivated. Problem with most AD's are they are Serotonin based and I think most people with dysthmia type symptoms need more of a norephenephrine and dopamine boost. The best non-pharmaceutical thing I've found hands down is exercise since it boosts your adrenaline, dopamine and other hormones. Especially weight lifting.
Also, I wouldnt label anything below helpful unless you need it. I think that's implied here but you can make yourself worse by taking stuff just because you read it's good and most people are low in it, etc. Dhea isnt helpful if your levels are high. (mine) Guess what people always told me I should be taking first w/o even being tested? DHEA! Pregnenolone isn't helpful if you have high progesterone levels. I tended to be a guinea pig to myself in the past but most only made myself worse. I dont think you can treat anything if you dont test to know where you're at. Other than that your just guessing and wasting money. It's amazing how wrong I end up being when I guess.
09-26-2007, 05:10 PM
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09-26-2007, 05:11 PM
You switched from generic thyroid to armour you mean? I am going to give thyroid another try but using non-generic armour so I'm very curious about this.
Originally Posted by corndog
Started IM test-e & switched to Armour Thyroid = best I felt in years.
09-26-2007, 05:20 PM
Does everyone believe this? I keep hearing this said yet I have never read anywhere that that's the case.
I don't think that's the case at all especially if your taking hcg but would love to hear opinions based on research and facts. Would especially love to get Dr. Delgado's take on it.
So your on TRT for life
09-27-2007, 10:22 AM
Aculpep - Glad to hear that the test and Armour has changed your life for the better. Dont fall into the mindset that I did in that holy sh!t I am cured. Just as I was getting so used to feeling good and loving how I was feeling I got another head f-up.
Mine started with anger and a temper issue. It is slowly working torward the depression feeling that overwelms me so that getting out of bed is difficult. I would rather have broken bones or physical pain that this. I can deal with pain but this head sh!t takes over and no matter what people say you cant just turn it off and say Im happy and feel great. I wish but it doesnt work that way. So, anyway Im all over the palce here, yes I got my Dr. to switch me from generic Armour (called THYROID) to Armour Brand.
Keep up with your head meds and together with the test and Armour I think you will see a improvment in both your head and feeling healthy.
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