natural remedies for mood swings….

I was looking on line and there is so much confusing info……Is anyone treating mild symptoms of depression, mania, anxiety, etc with natural remedies? My doctor says I don’t need medicine, and just gave me a small sedative for nights to sleep when I need some help. I just feel like I need something to "take the edge off" the stress and help me cope a bit better, ease the intermittent anxiety and calm down the effects of pressure from the outside world. I do have mood swings, but never severe depression or severe mania. I just need a natural mental health tuneup to get myself in check, you know? Anyone out there been through this? I just am a little confused with everything out there. Lithium orotate, choline, 5 htp, omega 3’s with omega 6’s, kava kava, it just goes on and on. Thanks.
it is not a sugar problem, i have a very healthy doctor prescribed diet for health issues….i do have tons of stress, and i dont think it is hormonal as i have already had menopause 7 years ago…..i guess it is just stress…..

3 comments

  • JustMe

    A good B-Complex would be helpful. The B vitamins feed the nerves and have a profound effect on mental and emotional stability. Stress, medications, sugars and alcohol all rob the body of B vitamins.

    Also, all natural Stress Relief Complex. It helps us to adapt to stress and does not cause drowsiness, It creates a very alert state of mind while remaining relaxed and tranquil and has no Kava.

  • oldtimekid2

    Well, there are a few possibilities. If it’s due to hormone fluctuations, there are a few things that may help like Dong Quai, Black Cohosh, Vitex (also called Chasteberry), Wild Yam, Damiana Leaf, Motherwort, and/or GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid, an Omega-6 fatty acid commonly in Borage Oil and Evening Primrose Oil).
    However, if it’s based on stress, the 5-HTP, Kava Kava, or Lithium may help more (of the options you mentioned). You could also try SAMe or St. John’s Wort instead, but you probably won’t want to take either of those with other anti-depressants.
    Good luck!

  • Violet Pearl

    Balance your blood sugar.
    You sound like you have a problem with it. Hypoglycemia is an ailment characterized by irrational behavior, emotional instability, distorted judgment, and nasty personality defects. Some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia are:
    Fatigue
    Insomnia
    Mental confusion
    Nervousness
    Panic/Anxiety
    Mood swings
    Faintness
    Headaches
    Depression
    Phobias
    Heart palpitations
    A craving for sweets
    Cold hands and feet
    Forgetfulness
    Dizziness
    Blurred vision
    Inner trembling
    Outbursts of temper
    Sudden hunger
    Allergies
    Crying spells
    http://hypoglycemia.org/hypo_test.asp

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