Re: mental health issue
Please try and stay off the SRIs until you have exhausted every other possible avenue. I have been on them twice, at first they do seem to help, you actually feel normal, then they seem to take over your system. It is very hard to get off of SRIs once you have been on them a while, there have even been suicides committed by people trying to stop them suddenly. I was prescribed Zoloft and Celextra (sp?) on two different occasions. Both were extremely expensive. The Zoloft triggered severe migraine headaches. The drugs were prescribed when I was diagnosed with clinical depression, I took them trusting my doctors and wanting to feel normal again. When I stopped taking them, on my own I admit, the doctor said I would probably be on them the rest of my life because of my personality type, I became severely depressed. I was suicidal more than once, I could not handle even simple stress.
I have read that cleansing both the liver and the colon can help normalize the level of Seretonin in the body. I always thought it was produced in the brain, but apparently the colon is the chief site of production. The liver also plays a part in controlling and dealing with toxic emotions. When I first started reading in Curezone this seemed very far fetched, but I was so desperate I tried the cleanses because the depression was back worse than ever as well as constant pain from a neck and back injury. I had to leave my job, lost all insurance and alternative medicine seemed to be my only option. Thankfully, it proved to be the correct option. I still have to deal with occasional spells of depressive feelings, but they last hours or days, not endless months. I can function normally again. I can accept my situation now, but still have the desire, the knowledge and the ability to continue to make things better. With the SRIs, I was simply drugged into accepting my situation, now, I am empowered to change it.
Hopefully Andreas can give you more advice on your specific needs, perhaps his book "Freedom From Judgment" will help, I know its the next book of his I want to get, (I just can't afford it right now). I was tempted to post this under my anonymous number, but felt that by giving my user name I can help remove the myth that emotional and mental problems are something to be ashamed of and hidden. My eighteen month journey into cleansing has been difficult, had many ups and downs and occasional breakdowns, it is still far from over; but what a trip!