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Member Since 09 Nov 2006
Offline Last Active Mar 04 2007 01:17 PM

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In Topic: Help With Inflamation

17 February 2007 - 02:27 PM

Just for general anti-inflammatory stuff: Fish oil and turmeric are good regular supplements to add (fish oil for the high EPA/DHA omega-3's). Also, Acupuncture is great for dealing with inflammatory reactions -- it helps your body's normal healing processes rebalance, so you may not see immediate results, but it will get significantly better over the long term.

Probiotics have helped me so much I can't even tell you.

In Topic: People With Clinical Depression And Anxiety

14 January 2007 - 05:01 PM


Just wanted to double back and report that I have been trying the St. John's wort and it has been helping. I'm not sure if it will be enough in the long run but right now I'm taking only 600 mg. a day and my doc wants me to go up to much more than that. (To 900 in 3 doses and eventually to 1800 in three doses). This coming from an psychiatrist (MD and head of a major hospital psychiatry dept in NYC).

I'll let you all know how it goes. I'm hoping that some of the symptoms that I am feeling are caused by depression/anxiety b/c nobody seems able to find a medical explanation for them.


Also, I feel like this thread should be in "coping.."


In Topic: Scared Of Lunch

09 January 2007 - 07:05 PM

I started a new job a few months ago, and I spoke to the person who arranges such things before we started so that she (the organizer) was the only one that knew and she arranged for there to be options (we went to a place where there were options and even the waiters knew but didn't say anything). I'm sure not every situation would work so well, but if you can find out who the main person is who arranges these things...it worked well for me! (And get this--another person who was starting at the same time ALSO WAS A CELIAC! CRAZY!!!)

Good luck!

In Topic: People With Clinical Depression And Anxiety

08 January 2007 - 01:14 PM

I'm curious if anyone has taken St. John's Wort for depression?

I used to take Lexapro and tolerated it well, stopped, and when i went back couldn't take it.

In Topic: Mindfulness Meditation

08 January 2007 - 01:01 PM

I have heard of the buddhist walking meditation--but don't know too much about it. Any recommended resources?
I have not been good about eliminating other possible offenders from my diet, so I will try some of those too.

Hey Allison,

I'll start by saying that while I haven't been to one of those workshops, I do meditate (at least an hour a day, usually more like 2 hrs. . .and before you say you don't have time to meditate 2 hrs a day, my trip to work involves a forty minute walk, during which I do a Buddhist walking meditation which you can do whenever you walk anywhere - even two minutes is fine) and it helps immesurably with my general emotional state and energy levels. Unfortunately, it doesn't help with the vertigo, limb tremors and general shaky physical state - the only thing that does anything at all for those symptoms is complete avoidance of gluten, oats, buckwheat, millet, corn and soy. The good news is that this really really strict diet completely eliminated the vertigo, tremors and shakes. If I were you, I'd try eliminating those one at a time in the next few weeks and see if it has any impact on the vertigo etc.

And I highly recommend Buddhist walking meditation if you have trouble with stationary meditation - it is much easier, and in turn makes stationary meditation easier.

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