Depression sucks

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Depression sucks
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 9:14am

Ugh, here it is again, showing it's ugly head...depression!

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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 3:28pm
Good to know, I'll ask my doc what she things when I got to my appointment. I'd really like to do it.
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 5:34pm
I've been thinking about you and wondering when you'd get to see the doc. I hope it goes well. Let us know when you can! Big hugs to you!

Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 5:37pm
Talked to my midwife about this. We're starting vitamin D and st johns wort 2-4 drops daily). Natural depression ass-kickers!
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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 1:47pm
Thanks Brie, I appreciate that! I've been super religious about sitting next to my light box every morning for 45 min. I think it's helping, I'm feeling a bit of the fog lift. I'm having good days and bad days but I think the longer I keep with the light box, the better I'm getting. We'll see, I have a normally scheduled apptointment with the doc next month so I'll update her then and see what she thinks.
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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 1:47pm
I thought you couldn't take St. John's Wart when you were pregnant. I'll ask my doc about that too. Thanks for the heads up!
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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 2:15pm
I'm so glad you're starting to see something positive with the light box. That's great news. Hope you continue to improve! :)

Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 3:20pm
It says on the package not to. My midwife is the one who told me about it. I think in my case it is a balance of two evils. I want off the lexapro, have weaned down to 5 mg and will use the vit D / SJW combo to wean off the rest.

I would bring it up w your doctor to see what's best for your situation and history.
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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 3:23pm
Also - to clarify, it's st johns wort tincture. I got it online for $5.
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