While considered a natural non presription defense against depression in some areas in others (like parts of Europe) SAM e may require a prescription.
I had been taking Celexa for 2 yrs. when I had finally decided to do some more research into antidepressents. That's when I found out about SAMe. I read the book Stop Depression Now by Richard Brown M.D. and decided to try it. I found it at my health food store. I took the recommended dosage of SAME, B Complex vitamins and Omega 3's plus Calcium Magnessium. Within 2 to 3 days I felt a difference. I felt more alive with a get up and go feeling. I immediately started to reduce the Celexa I was taking and came off it over a three week period. Now I only take SAMe and the recommended vitamins. After 4 weeks I have had no occurances of depression and anxiety. I feel like a new person. I only wish I had known about SAMe and the B Complex vitamins about five years ago. Now I want to somehow spread the word to others about SAMe. It might not work for eveyone but it sure works for me. Best of all no side effects. Take Care, Gord.
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Demystifying Depression is a great article which helped me understand some of the ways depression was affecting me.
Start a Blog
Many people who are depressed simply lack the ability to channel their energies or express themselves. Sometimes just by writing things down it is easy to feel better about things that happen to you.
If you think expressing yourself or writing your thoughts down might help you then you may want to start a blog. Blogger is 100% free and easy to use.
Here is my friend Heather's Health Bee, which is about recovering from depression and other related illnesses.