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08-16-2016, 06:48 AM
Hi! I'm new to this site. Just stopped here to say hello.

08-17-2016, 09:41 AM
Hey Kristein,

Welcome to the forum. You have piqued my curiosity as to whether you suffer from an anxiety spectrum disorder, or depression yourself, or if it was to help your brother.

My previous post about both of those topics may be viewed at:



Other possibly relevant posts:

ANXIETY or PANIC ATTACKS: http://anxietyforum.net/forum/showthread.php?34755-Panic-attacks-that-last-for-hours

"Vitamin D3 Cured my Anxiety, Depression, and Panic Disorder", (by another forum member) is at http://anxietyforum.net/forum/showthread.php?12695-Vitamin-D3-Cured-my-Anxiety-Depression-and-Panic-Disorder&highlight=vitamin

VITAMIN D: http://anxietyforum.net/forum/showthread.php?34912-I-can-t-breathe-or-relax&p=228476#post228476

"The Quick Guide to Stopping Panic Attacks", (by another forum member) is at http://anxietyforum.net/forum/showthread.php?9512-The-Quick-Guide-to-Stopping-Panic-Attacks&highlight=admin

BIPOLAR DISORDER / BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER - DIFFERENCES: http://anxietyforum.net/forum/showthread.php?35064-Life-with-a-mother-who-is-bipolar-Please-help&p=229346#post229346

I'm informed that an excessive alcohol intake flushes B group vitamins and magnesium, as well as depleting omega 3 fatty acids, which can cause, or exacerbate anxiety and depression.

My information is that bipolar disorder can sometimes be caused by antidepressant / anxiolytic (anti-anxiety medications) use in people who have not previously exhibited symptoms of mania / hypomania and depressive cycles, but am unaware of it being caused in other ways, and would be interested in checking out your sources.


A previous post about bipolar disorder follows:

Take the quiz, at http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/bipolardisorder/howtotell/self-testing.cfm if unsure, and if the results are positive, ensure you get an expert diagnosis from a mental health professional, not doctors, who are much better dealing with physical ailments, and don't diagnose complex disorders like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder often enough to develop any real expertise. Bipolar disorder usually involves major mood swings, which occur without apparent cause, and often over many months, or a matter of years, rather than days, as with most people (unless rapid cycling). If you decide to use allopathy, (modern Western medicine) I recommend trying Lithium Carbonate, or Lithium Citrate (regular tests are necessary, for these) before trying the other mood stabilisers, but if you aren't good at taking medications regularly, drinking adequate water, and keeping up your salt intake, something else, such as Lamictal may suit you better. Check out "lithium" at http://www.drugs.com & http://crazymeds.us/ (the webmaster is bipolar, and very knowledgeable about medications for it; kindly contribute a little, if helped, to maintain the website) and always research medications first, (read, and keep the labels/information sheets) so you will be aware of the risks, and on the lookout for side effects. If I wasn't bipolar type 1, and wasn't overly troubled by hallucinations, or serious delusional states, I know I'd first try the orthomolecular, and Omega 3 fish oil supplements, vitamins, minerals; herbal remedies, and a mostly raw food diet, for around 6 months, to see if they were sufficient.

Even if not, they can be maintained, as complementary treatments, which may enable a reduction in the medication(s) ultimately required, with their risks, and side effects. Check out http://www.nutritional-healing.com.au/content/condition.php?category=neuro&condition=Bipolar+Disorder Note: St. John's wort has been known to trigger mania, or hypomania, as have antidepressants, and the two should never be combined, due to the risk of serotonin syndrome. I'd aso eat in accordance with my "nutritional type". Enter that term in the searchbar at http://www.mercola.com (book), or a 20 question quiz is via http://www.naturalhealthcoach.com/tools If not considerably improved, after several months, consult your primary mental health care provider; you may be one of those who need medications to prevent this progressive illness from getting even worse. If bipolar type 1, an antipsychotic medication may also be needed. Everyone should take the Omega 3 supplements, or preferably "krill oil" for its other health benefits: use the searchbar at Mercola.com . Some people refuse medication, using supplements, and a selective, mostly raw food diet (I do not recommended trying this, if bipolar 1, unless you aren't overly troubled by hallucinations, or serious delusional states, and have a mind disciplined enough to recognise them and act sensibly). Don't use medications and supplements together, without medical advice, except for Omega 3, which is safe.

Maintaining the treatments for the depressive phase (if not using, or using minimal mood stabilisers) may well reduce the impact of the depressive phase, when it recurs. Considerably more is on the main page about bipolar disorder, at http://your-mental-health.weebly.com/c.html and view page 3. BOOKS: Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs, by Gracelyn Guyol, & Break the Bipolar Cycle: A Day-by-Day Guide to Living with Bipolar Disorder by Elizabeth Brondolo and Xavier Amador, & Bipolar Disorder: The Ultimate Guide by Sarah Owen and Amanda Saunders, & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition by Monica Ramirez Basco Ph.D. and A. John Rush M.D., and the other best ones, from your bookstore, or www.amazon.com

08-17-2016, 12:24 PM
Welcome! Hope we can support each other!

09-10-2016, 11:22 AM
Hi, and welcome! I hope you find this site helpful :)