I was wondering if any of you guys have been to see a naturopath for depression (or anything else, really), and had a positive result.
I've been on and off every damn chemical antidepressant you can think of over the last 3 years. Every GP I saw just kept throwing them at me, and either they didn't work, or the side effects were too debilitating to continue on them for long enough (being a single and alone mum, I need to be able to function at least a little during the break-in phase). Anyway, after my last failed attempt, I decided to google more natural ways to deal with depression and came across naturopathy. I thought "what the hell, it couldn't hurt!" and had my first appointment today.
I really didn't know what to expect when I went in there, but the dude was surprisingly confident that he can help to get me back on track painlessly, and relatively quickly - Naturally, I'm skeptical.
He sent me home with 3 nutritional supplements (and $180 less in my pockets) - Proxan, Inkephalin and kava. Kava I'm familiar with, but the other two have me stumped. The way he explained them made them sound like they were completely amazeballs, and it made me wonder if they were so great, then why aren't more people more aware of this approach rather than throwing a bunch of artificial and dangerous chemicals down their throats? (It eventually dawned on me that it could possibly be because of the influence of the pharmaceutical companies and their $$$... Anyway, I digress...)
So, I guess I'm just wondering if anyone here has had any success stories (involving depression or otherwise) to share. I'm sitting on the fence as far as whether or not it's a bit wishy washy, and I feel like I'm clutching at straws. BUT, I find myself feeling desperately hopeful, like, if this doesn't work, then nothing will. Otherwise, I'm doomed to a life of misery, or at the very most, a mediocre life of chemical dependency.