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Old 09-09-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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FYI: There are two threads in Alt Med on the MTFHR gene mutation.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:19 PM
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Now as I know it, A/D drugs are mainstream so I hope this is OK here....my mind says it is.

https://jonbarron.org/depression/ris...epressant-use#

I've had two bouts of depression, 10 yrs from 1991 to 2002 and it was thyroid that was crying for HELP.
After years of "doctor shopping" I hit a smart doctor, the doctor who worked on my back for years. Imagine that, a doctor who knew more than the back issues.

Then in 2006, a lowness hit me and it was Vit D deficiency.

As the article says, we all have ups and downs and I've had my share and live thru some right now.

It's like we're a country of despondent people.
Wow...my doctor really is good. I went in several years ago for a physical and as we were talking he asked me if I was tired. I replied I have all the symptoms of depression, except depression.

He said...that's a blood test.

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism two days later.

He noticed my skin....
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Wow...my doctor really is good. I went in several years ago for a physical and as we were talking he asked me if I was tired. I replied I have all the symptoms of depression, except depression.

He said...that's a blood test.

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism two days later.

He noticed my skin....
Well, good, a doctor who saw a symptom. All the ones I saw endos etc lived by the numbers. Back in 1991 and having the depression, I KNEW nothing about thyroid and believed the doctors would help me. Yeah, kept writing A/D drugs.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:03 PM
 
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No, but there is a company called Nutri Meds and they sell thyroid and adrenal supps but I was fortunate to have the doc in my life when I did.
So which is it? Are you taking Naturethroid as you stated in post above which is a PRESCRIPTION medication not available at Nutri Meds or are you taking a "supplement" from Nutri Med?
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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Prescribing pills is not a biological treatment. It is not a treatment at all. It is using drugs to dull symptoms.

The idea of dulling symptoms with drugs has become very widespread in our medical system. It is very common for doctors to not even think about trying to find a cause. Their first idea is drug.

Sorry you haven't noticed this, but it is extremely obvious.

Talk therapy might help in some cases, but I doubt it is a general answer to psychiatric disorders. Schizophrenia is probably not environmental, and is probably not social either. It occurs at about the same rate in all cultures.

Some people, including me, think schizophrenia results from excessive spiritual openness, which was valued in primitive and ancient societies. Schizophrenics can learn to use their "gifts" to access the spirit world.

Now, of course, medical science has decided all ancient wisdom is superstition, and they know better.

Anyway, mental illness has many possible causes, and our modern psychiatry is pretty much useless for any of it.

Psychiatric drugs do help some people, but probably cause more harm long-term.
What an incredible load of BS.....

Medical science has decided ancient wisdom is superstition....have you ever actually talked to a schizophrenic ?

Mental health may not be my specialty but I spent time on a psych ward during my training and have seen many schizophrenics in the ED over the years....there is "no accessing of the spirit world" when an otherwise normal appearing 25 yo young woman tells you she is the mistress of the President and CIA is out to kill her (an actual interaction I have had)

Schizophrenia isn't a "gift" its a curse...ask any family who has seen a loved one lost to this disorder...

A "gift"?????? Wow....

Modern psychiatry may not have "all the answers" but certainly more answers than YOU possess CLEARLY
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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So which is it? Are you taking Naturethroid as you stated in post above which is a PRESCRIPTION medication not available at Nutri Meds or are you taking a "supplement" from Nutri Med?
Oh please, I take NT, and was telling one member about Nutri Meds and she reported she's used them already. Do you REALLY read the threads or just jump in? And why does what I do bother you?
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Texas Progressive
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I am forever grateful for anti depressant medication. For all the bad publicity they get I am a happy and content guy as long as I take my medication every day. No side effects, no down side. Every single time I have discontinued them I have become irritable, short tempered and sluggish. Never again. For me they are a godsend.
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