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Anxiety, Depression and Migraine Headaches

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Posted by salserajen on 5 years ago

Could a reboot help eliminate my anxiety, depression and migraine headaches? I do take natural vitamin supplements for the anxiety and depression, and only take benedryl and ibuprofen when I do get a migraine. But my headaches have been coming back with more frequency over the past few months and it is not a cycle that I ever want to revisit.

Thoughts?

salserajen

This topic contains 16 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Kouzelna 5 years ago.

Replies To Anxiety, Depression and Migraine Headaches

  • James

    5 years ago

    I can only speak for the depression. I'm on day 7 and I've noticed that I have been feeling a lot better. Days 2 and 3 suck, but after that I felt happier.

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi salesrajen,

    We have had fellow Rebooters find juicing helps with their depression/anxiety. However, it will be different for everyone! These articles provide information on juicing, depression and anxiety http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/4-foods-to-brighten-your-mood/

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/staying-stress-free-throughout-the-holidays/

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/eating/health-conditions/depression/

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/fruit-and-vegetables-may-help-fight-depression/

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/the-happy-diet/

    As for migraines- I feel your pain, I too suffer with them and they are just horrible. This article may help you. I find with migraines that every case is individualised with certain foods being triggers, so its all about trying to figure out what triggers them for you and eliminating it.

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/eating/health-condit...

    I hope that helps and that you feel better soon!

    Josie @ Reboot Nutritionist Team

  • salserajen

    5 years ago

    Thanks for all of the information. I currently take 2 vitamin supplements which I have taken for over 5 years and plan to continue to take them, unless there is some grand miracle. :) I take Deproloft and Calm G (aka THEAnaq). I was headache free for a couple of years, and for some reason, they are creeping back and my anxiety is not as regulated. I think that a reboot is going to help. It can't hurt! (But will consult my physician to be on the safe side...)

  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago

    I had terrible headaches back when I had high blood pressure, but they went away after my reboot. Keep an eye on your BP during your reboot and see if there is a connection.

  • salserajen

    5 years ago

    Hi Dan. Thanks for your reply. I generally have low BP. But definitely plan to see my medical doctor before I start a juice fast. His office is so close to home, I may ask him to monitor me a bit more closely. Glad that you had success with your reboot! Great job!!!!

  • SluggoCRX

    5 years ago

    Hiya, If juicing alone doesn't help with what you asked about maybe you'll find this helpful.

    I saw this movie called "Food Matters" and about 35 min into the movie they talked about psychological problems and how extra vitamins can help. They talked about the founder of AA (I believe it's Bill Willson) and how he was helped by talking hi doese of Naicine and then lead into how a the Dr in the movie helped someone with Depression this way. The Following is the last 2 min of the 7 minute section:...

    So in case just this juicing doesn't help you have another avenue to look into, even if not the movie is awesome and free on Hulu & Netflix.

    Best of luck, Happy Juicing, Phil

  • Kouzelna

    5 years ago

    Hi salserajen,

    Sorry to hear about your struggles. I've had clinical depression for 35 years as part of a larger illness, and have some tips for you. If you're still having issues with this, you can send me a message and we can chat about it.

    Good luck and hope you feel better!

  • salserajen

    5 years ago

    Thanks to Kouzelna and Sluggo for your replies!!! My juicer is scheduled to arrive today and I will embark upon my reboot tomorrow...

  • Kouzelna

    5 years ago

    I hope it will go well with you. With so many years of depression experience behind me, I can tell you the secret is to first discover with a doctor's help what is "normal" depression, and what is clinical depression. Normal depression can be helped or solved entirely via proper diet (elimination of stimulants, and adopting an 80% or more whole foods diet as opposed to a processed foods / meat diet predominantly), stress reduction, and addressing your problem issues and learning new strategies to cope with and/or solve them.

    Clinical depression is the kind that has to be solved by drugs, sadly. There are two other things which will assist greatly(!), though not typically replace drugs. First is to first get your Vitamin D levels checked. Most Americans are low in Vitamin D. I was, and once it was brought to normal levels with my endocrinologist's help, I began taking daily D3 supplements according to the dosage he specified for my body. My depression, after 35 years of suffering madly from it, went away. That's not always the case though.

    The second thing is daily, vigorous exercise. Not always the easiest thing to do. But my doctor's always said that in study after study it works better than any drug, and it's proven by the people that hand out the drugs for a living. So that's also a big help. But the bottom line is that for 99% of people with clinical depression issues, it will eventually come back to proper drug management and all that goes with it. And there is nothing wrong with that at all. It's simply part of life, like a person with diabetes who takes insulin to stay alive. Add to that exercise and proper diet, and you can greatly lessen the amount of medicine you take and have a much better quality of life.

    My suggestion is to start with the Vitamin D test. It may solve all your problems right there. It did for me... 35 years too late.

  • Mermaid3011

    5 years ago

    wow. I am so happy for you t have experienced such an improvement! I too suffer from clinical depression, being on medication for the rest of my life. But if I could only reduce the amount taken that would be a miracle!! Thanks for sharing your experiences!!!

  • Kouzelna

    5 years ago

    Go for it Mermaid! Spend the time and/or cash and get your Vitamin D test. It seems like nothing. But if it's low, you may have your answer. Or at least be able to lower the meds, which is always a really good thing, I know! Please see my later post, a pretty long one, discussing meds, diet and exercise in depression management. I hope it will really help. Knowing these things has changed my life, and I only wish I knew them a lot sooner. But salserajen is right, got to keep looking forward and be grateful for what I have now. The past is gone, and in my life so darkened by this disease that's always a good thing for me. Now that this is under control, I feel as though my life has actually finally begun. :D

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