As I’ve talked about previously. This is something that hits close to home with me. After being on tons of different medications over a decade I was left with severe apathy and numbness to everything in my life. I realized this was a real thing/problem when my grandmother who I was very close to was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and put on heavy chemo. By the time I got to see her in the hospital, she was nothing but skin and bones. All of her life had been sucked out of her by the chemo. Her bright brown hair turned brittle and grey, her vibrant smile turned to a ghost with no tone, her muscles non-existent, and at that point no ability to communicate or remember who her grandchildren were. She stared at me like I was a complete stranger. Even with all of that, I felt nothing. I watched the chemo slowly erase whatever was left of her over the next month until there was nothing left. Even when I stared at her tombstone I didn’t shed a tear. I’ll never forget this moment in time.
Fortunately, now that I have balanced out my chemistry, brain, and body I start tearing up with emotion whenever I share this memory. Once I got back to who I was, I was able to mourn her and grow from the experience. I am grateful that I am able to pass this on to other people now.
Never give up on being who you know you are. Don’t let anybody tell you it’s a psychological issue. That is the 1%. There is 99% more to the story and depression is just an alarm going off in your body that is telling you something is wrong. Nobody with depression has a depression medication deficiency. What they do have is an imbalance in their physiology that a proper health detective might need to help them find a solution for.
Type of Depression that Attacks When Night Comes
I will keep this short and simple. If you are someone who is having issues with depression during the evening specifically the most common causes have to do with hormonal and brain chemistry rhythms. I am not going to dive into any more depth than that, because I don’t want any of you going out and trying to fix yourself with any broad concepts I provide. You will have much better luck by going to see a proper functional medicine practitioner that will test all of the things that influence these chemical rhythms. And yes the list is long so finding someone who is good and familiar with this stuff will expedite your path of being happy in the evenings again.
I think I’m depressed, what do I do?
If you ever find yourself asking the question “Am I depressed?” then the answer is most likely “yes”. Now what should you do next? Well you should see someone who can help figure out why you are depressed. Problems are always easier to solve with proper help. We are very familiar with examining all the different variables that lead to depression. Most cases we are able to help people get back on track to a life without depression. Some rare instances we have to get help from other specialists which just means you have a team of healers working on your unique case. Depression does not need to be a permanent thing. A majority of cases will do best with holistic approaches over traditional based on what the research shows as well as what we’ve observed over the years. If you have any more specific questions about you feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email. We offer 15 minute complimentary consults for this very reason which you can sign up through below.