Herbs For Relief of Depression Symptoms
I did some research into natural herbs for depression after my trial with antidepressants didn’t work.I hit rock bottom just over a year and a half ago, and I went to the doctor looking for antidepressants.
I tried a two week sample package and after a couple of days I felt the worst I had ever felt in my life.
I was so nauseous and had no energy because I couldn’t eat.
I became very self-conscious. I would cry constantly. I honestly didn’t know how things would ever get better. This was not a good place to be.
By no means am I suggesting that if you are on antidepressants you should stop taking them. Also, I am definitely not saying that if you are seriously depressed that you shouldn’t consider taking them.
I just tried them, and they didn’t work for me. I’m sure you know that depression can get very serious to the point where its life threatening without treatment, and antidepressants and/or even hospitalization may be necessary.
Fortunately for me, it didn’t get to a stage where I was considering suicide. Although I still could not imagine at the time how it could get any worse.
I really didn’t understand anything about antidepressants when I went to see the doctor looking for help. How much do you know?
In general terms, antidepressants act to restore the normal balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. And the same with natural herbs.
At the time, I thought that antidepressants were the only solution for me. I have obviously found since that this is not the case. If you are considering taking antidepressants, James Gordon’s Destroy Depression System provides useful information on alternative treatment methods to try first.
Because taking antidepressants or natural herbs like St. John’s Wort will only improve symptoms (if they work for you) and not actually cure the causes of depression, we are far more likely to slip back.
(Important note: Do not start taking any herbs if you are currently on antidepressants. Consult a doctor first.)
I found St. John’s Wort useful because it took ‘the edge’ off. Natural herbs are a simple way to start feeling some immediate improvement. It usually takes a couple of weeks to really start to notice improvement in your mood.
If you are currently considering taking antidepressants, perhaps you might try natural herbs first and see how it works for you. You don’t need a prescription and you can find St. John’s Wort in pretty much every grocery store and pharmacy.
You also might try other herbal supplements such as MindSoothe that combines St. John’s Wort and Passiflora which is a calming herb that reduces anxiety.
But whatever you decide, ensure that you feel you have educated yourself enough prior to making a decision on your course of action. I also recommend that you consult with doctor prior to any course of action here. And if you do take an antidepressant or herbs and are starting to feel better, make sure you continue to work to eliminate the underlying causes.
To beat depression we need to take action to solve our problems, change our behaviours and improve our situations how we see fit. I found that the relief made it easier to start making positive changes in my life.