im not on meds now. i did take some on a short term about 6-8 years ago. i first tried lexapro then zoloft. didnt really do anything to me. then a few months later i tried paxil and xanax, still no effect. each time i quit with no results.
ive had blood work done to check thyroid and deficiencies but it always comes back as completely normal. my diet for years has been junk food. i tried changing it before and no effect.
my biggest problem is social anxiety. ive had that since i was a child. everywhere i go i feel that people dislike me. as a result i feel severely depressed. its nearly ruined my life. however, my severe anxiety really began around a situation with someone when i was 18. i wont go into detail but it was a situation where i could not express feelings toward a person. i carried that into my late 20s. i got some closure later but i still feel some anxiety over it. maybe it was regret intensified by anxiety, idk. im now 30.
you could say it is all purely psychological or in my head. but heres the thing....no matter when i say or think, i cannot stop the toughts in my head. those thoughts are caused by a feeling. its the FEELING that wont go away. maybe if i didnt have these feelings i wouldnt have social problems, would feel more calm, accepted and normal? i know that a pill will not make problems go away but it has helped other people deal with their problems.
for a long time i believed it was totally psychological and caused by my bottled emotions toward people. then i started looking into nutrition to treat it. ive heard of people curing their Depression with magnesium, with niacin, with vit d, etc. and thats what led me here. im doing the Iodine thing and i know i have got some stuff out. maybe i havent gotten enough out. idk its hard to say.
now i have changed my diet to avoid Sugar totally and taking borax and Iodine to kill candida. i have gotten results, just not the ones i want yet.