Does anyone use natural/herbal supplements instead of prescription drugs for treating depression, anxiety and OCD? Would you recommend it or not?
I have been taking SAM-e for years under the direction of my psychiatrist. Have had good luck with it. It is very expensive but it works.
I started taking CBD oil in addition to my regular meds. Trying to cut back on the xanax, it seems to be helping.
Hi Taffy. I know you said using natural or herbal supplements. The only thing I know is herbal supplements do not mix with prescription meds. I know that doesn't answer your question, just thought I put it out there. bear hugs, Lois
@A MyDepressionTeam Member I have had vitamin B shots a long time ago and they made me feel really good. My therapist said I can ask my doctor for one, and I'm going to. I can't have a lot of caffeine so I take the B Complex supplements, otherwise I'd be running around like a fool!! Thanks for sharing!!
Vitamin B1, B6, and B12, also help to lift my mood, and also prevent nausea and vomiting, you don't need to take supplements to get these vitamins, their found in most energy drinks, like RedBull.
I was actually given an injection for nausea and vomiting out in Thailand, whilst on holiday, called Genavit, people like my counsellor and the CDAT (Community Drug and Alcohol Team) nurses seemed to think I was joking and that it was funny, when I told them.
In the UK their not considered to be anti-emetic, nor do they seem to believe, that it helped to lift my mood, and that I felt on top the world for the week following the injection, so much so, despite it being an intra muscular injection, in the upper outer quadrant, or as some often say the butt, I'd have very happily had another one.
I'd have them every week if I could, but it's not allowed, and doctors in the UK won't give them unless they specifically find you're deficient in the vitamins, so I'm back rotting my teeth to get my B vitamins from energy drinks, my dentist is displeased with me, so I told him, to take it up with my doctor, I'm considering switching my dentist to someone more understanding :)