Post by Audio the obscure on Mar 16, 2016 12:00:08 GMT -5
I heard (and even my aunt told me this years ago) that pyridoxine or vitamin b-6 helps depression. I'm not sure if it helps with severe depression, but I am at my wit's end. I suppose I could try some supplements and start small and build up. I have some extra money now with living in this place. I'm apprehensive to try because if it doesn't work, I won't know what else to try.
The only symptom listed that I don't have is problems with concentration. I can concentrate for hours, as long as it's a subject that I'm interested in.
There once was a girl who was very friendly, saying Hi to everyone she met. But as the years went by she either was rejected or made a lot of enemies. Consequently she became more and more reclusive to protect both herself and those she would no longer come into contact with: protecting herself from rejection and the others from her.
I think any little bit helps. Be it vitamins, or reading a self help book. It's good to know that you're still trying to fight this depression. I believe you will be able to conquer it as long as you don't give up and keep on trying. As the saying goes, when there is a will there is a way.
Doing and saying the wrong things most of the time 24/7. Being me means having to endure people not liking me.
Post by Strawberry on Apr 20, 2016 19:49:39 GMT -5
Do you exercise much?
I've tried b-vitamins - it probably helps to a degree.
However, I'd highly recommend getting into exercise if you don't already. Running was the greatest mood-booster I've ever had. It probably varies from person to person, but I found that either high-intensity exercise or a long period of regular exercise beneficial...for me, I wouldn't necessarily feel a mood boost from regular exercise until about 45 minutes in. Running could get me there more quickly. However, I always seemed to have to push myself more to get the same mental benefit once my body got used to it. If that makes sense.
But I'd highly, HIGHLY recommend incorporating exercise into most of your days if you don't already. This can greatly reduce depressive feelings.
"He lived all alone within a house, within a room, within himself...A Most Peculiar Man." - Paul Simon
“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.” - John Greenleaf Whittier
I would back up people saying intense exercise, for me running can do it but I have to run for at least an hour for it feel intense enough for any great runner's high to kick in, but generally intense exercise makes you feel great.