posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:24 PM
I don't know why they call them 'anti-depressants' when they do no such thing. At least from my experience. Turned everything on it's head, crazy
thoughts, insane dreams, and an overall feeling of being a zombie.
In fact, i felt more like I was constantly on an illegal drug of which I had been familiar with in the past. Only it was constant and not fleeting,
and without any good feelings that go with the illegal sort.
Which is not surprising, considering they both affect the brain in the same way, an influx of serotonin. SSRI drugs caused me to actually drink more,
to level off that horrible feeling, and therefore exacerbated the whole shebang.
One thing I've been taking recently, Taurine, has had a fairly positive effect on my anxiety and my mood. And it's a natural non-essential amino
acid (technically it's not an amino acid) which is found in a lot of sea food and muscle meat, and it really takes the edge off things. Subtle and
not over the top but noticeable. It's very good for the liver, eyes, blood pressure, heart and can induce a good nights sleep... all of which are
bonus effects for me.
and no, it's not a stimulant before anyone says "that's in those energy drinks, yuck!" - it's in the energy drinks as it offsets the jitters all
that sugar and caffeine bring on.
Bit of a side line on the topic, I guess.. but I'll try anything else before I go back onto AD's which tend to trap you in a waking coma...