I was consuming 60oz+ of Lemonade per day. This caused a massive fungus, Candida, overgrowth in my body. Which caused me to have crazy, intrusive homicidal and suicidal thoughts. I'd either hide in the dark closet or run out of the house in fear of hurting those around me.
I went to see a doctor, I let about 50% of what was happening because I knew that if I explained everything I'd end up in a Psych Ward and lose everything. That was one of my extreme panic attack triggers. The doctor put me on Lexapro for long term treatment of anxiety and Klonopin for acute episodes.
These medicines saved my life, I'd say desu senpai. They allowed me to figure out a pattern of my anxiety. Which was eating sugar or any yeast products. Every time I'd ingest any of those things, I'd go off the deep end. It might sound ridiculous to some of you, but I was beginning to come to terms of lifelong Loony house life.
Eventually, it took longer that it should, largely because of me noticing the pattern I tested positive for candida.
I stopped eating anything MSG, sugar or yeast. I felt amazing. I slip back daily into my sugar/bread vices and it directly affects my mental status. Though now, I know what to do.
>>26074802 I've met one other person who shares my exact experience.
i'm convinced our healthcare is focused on treating the symptoms but not the cause. Instead of being tested for anything I was right away given an SSRI and a benzo. Which I'm grateful for, because those things gave a shred of sanity. But I had to fight with the doctors to get to cause of my issues.
That depends. People whose depression is caused by their situation like most robots can easily cure their depression, because it's really just sadness. If you lead a good life and should otherwise be fulfilled- but still feel depressed- it can sometimes be nearly impossible
>>26074856 >i'm convinced our healthcare is focused on treating the symptoms but not the cause They do but it's people's fault it is like this. Treating the cause would require them to actually do something (eat less food, exercise, quit smoking etc.) themselves instead of just going to the doctor for a quick fix.
If your depression is caused by social problems and petty things that sum up to sadness and depression, you can fix them and feel better, perhaps even get cured. If you have the 'great emptiness' inside of you, it's harder. My depression got way worse after an existential crisis I had when I entered university. Now I really don't want to live, I just keep postponing my suicide because deep inside of me I feel there might be some sort of way to figure it all out. Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't be better to have been born as an ignorant Chad whose main concern was gettting laid. Ignorance is bliss, indeed. The more you think about life and mankind, the more you feel hopeless in this absurd we have to live in.
>>26074887 It's not an infection. Everyone has Candida, but over eating sugar causes Candida to overgrow. It's a pretty debilitating fungus. I'm convinced at least a third of all depression, anxiety, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia is related to fungus like Candida which prevents from properly digesting Vitamin B12. Which by the way is a factor in all of those conditions mentioned above. Obviously, once someone does have schizophrenia, telling them to pop some B12 isn't going to help.
>>26075239 I wholeheartedly agree. Though, I think our "capitalistic" way of living encourages doctors and pharmaceuticals to treat the symptom. If you have depression and anxiety problems because you're low on B12 or magnesium, it's much more profitable for me to keep you on SSRIs and benzos than just replenish your B12/mag. That same "capitalistic/consumer" way of living has encouraged us to get the quick fix, the pill, instead of making real changes. Like you pointed out.
>>26075453 >depression >"i want to kill myself because life is so hard.....but i don't want to make mommy cry :)" This is just regular, ordinary boredom, not depression. Even middle aged housewives have more serious problems than the shit described here.
>>26075812 what i was implying was that normies don't really think about their existence, purpose or least of all, what they really want to do. they worry about lesser topics, like sex, drugs, someone else. but once you've just hinted that not everything has lived up to what it was hyped to (also questioning your existence) >unironically triggered similar to what>>26075453 said, once you have past the line, there is no going back,ever.
and in the end, there's only two choice >kill yourself or >try to enjoy the ride >mfw you realized the truth
>>26074550 I'd say severe/chronic depression varies from person to person. I for example, have always had depression and bipolar disorder and it's caused by my genetics. So saying it's "treatable" isn't necessarily the correct terminology, for me at least. You always feel like something's wrong, or you always have those fucking thoughts in the back of your head. Always frustrated, psychotic at some points. It's whatever. But at the end of the day, once you start thinking deeply about the universe and shit, and where your life is heading and where this life as homosapiens is heading. You begin to wonder why the fuck even are we here, what's the fucking point in anything. What's beyond the universe? It makes you want to taste death and kiss it on the lips. You almost lust for it. >>26074560
The only way you can beat depression is if you change the way you think. You have to flood your brain with positive thoughts, whether you believe them or not, just do it. At the very least it will stop the negative thoughts. You have to create a loop of positive affirmations, at all times throughout your day. After a day or two you will feel amazing. Your negative thoughts have been so deeply ingrained in your mind that you think about them automatically from the moment you wake up to when you go to sleep. You have to create deeper, more positive pathways in your psyche.
It's going to be hard at first, but eventually your mind will get the idea and start automatically firing positive thoughts instead of negative ones.
You're not your mind and you're not your body. You control them both, but if you don't, they will control you.
I think it really depends on the type of depression you have. Something my psychiatrist brought up that I thought was really funny was how anti-depressants work. They can improve/stabilize moods, get rid of aches and pains, give you more energy, etc... But there isn't a single pill on the market that makes you not want to kill yourself. This is why alot of medication is linked to increased suicides. People are in a deep hole and clinically depressed, as well as suicidal. Once they take the pills they have a new found energy and motivation, which allows them to accomplish their goal.... of killing themselves.
>>26076139 Kek, honestly I might as well be. Fuck school. I hope it gets shot up honestly. Come to think about it, my life would probably be better as a fragi tbfh. Not saying my life is bad. But that's the thing with fucking being mentally handicapped. Fucking drives you crazy.
>>26074550 Yes, but it requires chemical intervention.
The woman with the highest IQ lived in a cave homeless, and took SSRIs because she understood the meaning of depression was simply brain chemicals. She also wondered about sexuality, she felt guilty but ultimately decided being fucked was what she got off on as a woman, and allowed a man to purchase her as a sex slave. She is happy now and not homeless. Its a true story. She managed to have internet connection from her cave in the woods too, she was a smart girl.
>>26076157 Right on, the power of your own thoughts is pretty great. i was on pills but I didn't like those. What's been working for me is not thinking about the future and just taking it one day at a time. I tried doing the positivity thing and it worked, but I would get exhausted after a while and hit really deep lows again. I'm trying to stay more even keeled and calm. Whatever happens happens, but at the end of the day I live in a decent place with a fridge, internet, and heat. I'm gonna be ok.
>>26076157 This is accurate, it worked for me for a while.
My issue was having my faux thoughts crushed everytime something bad happened to me. I'd live in a fairy world that I thought would never end, then it ended. Each time was harder for me to recover, I've now been a NEET for 3 years, and the pretty carrot on a stick that was my future is dead in the dirt.
Try to get out there and do things guys, if you don't, it'll just give you more reasons you can't.
Actually there is still no scientific consensus that serotonin is causally related to depression, and if anything the scales are tipping away from a causal link at this point. It's quite likely that a serotonin imbalance is a symptom of depression, not a cause. It's no coincidence that the one study that strongly supported the causal model was published a handful of months after the first generation of SSRIs had been developed, but before a use had been found for them. By taking the results of that study and running with them, SSRIs were sold as a "cure for depression" and became a multibllion dollar industry but there is still not much evidence that they work better than a placebo, and in plenty of cases they are less effective. One of the common side effects of Zoloft is depression and suicidal ideation, for example. I've seen that one first hand in a friend who was using it to treat OCD and it was horrible.
>>26076415 Yes, try it. What do you have to lose? At the very least you won't have to listen to any negative shit all day, you won't dwell on the past and you won't worry about the future. You'll be in the present all day. Try it out.
>>26074550 "Beat" in what sense? It's a persistent mental condition. So if by "beat," you mean "eliminate", then no, you can't beat it. However, you can manage and prevent the symptoms of depression. >>26076157 this anon here sort of has the right idea. By adjusting your pattern of thinking and conditioning yourself to make it routine, you can drown out thoughts that are symptomatic of depression. Beyond that, having healthy routines like going to bed and waking up at relatively regular times can help. Working out helps. Doing things to offset the traits that come packed with depression can get you managing it. Do it for long enough and you might be able to make beating the depression simple routine.
>>26074550 I just manage it by constantly staying busy at work, exercising, and weeb/geeky hobbies. But the second you slow down it hits you. It'll never go away, it just gets worse the older you get desu...
>>26076734 Would you believe me if I said I used to think the same way?
If you're anything like I used to be, when it came to your views on women, they were influenced either by watching women getting wrecked in porn by multiple cocks, reading articles/stories about female infidelity posted on here or watching videos of women acting like children or bitches. If you're taking that shit in 10-12 hours a day, how can you not end up hating women. You have to give yourself a break from all of that shit, man. Do it for your own health.
Or not, but I mean, women are more than half of the population. That's a lot of people you're forming a negative opinion about. Why hate them when literally don't have to?
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