A Piece of the Puzzle

Judy Health Guide
  • For the last couple of months, I've been having a harder time than usual with depression, while trying to decrease my antidepressants on the road to getting off of them because I've been on them so long, I've started to wonder if they're part of the problem.


    The other day, I saw my chiropractor and was telling her about feeling so crummy and she asked me if I was taking Vitamin D3.  Yes, I have been for a long time.  I've been taking just over 1,000 mg. a day.  She told me I should be taking 5,000 mg. a day during the winter, so I went home and took some and, weirdly enough, that awful, oppressing heaviness started lifting that same day!  I thought perhaps it was placebo effect, but three days later, I'm still feeling better than I had been for some time.  So, I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience.  I'm normally skeptical about things working so quickly, but maybe this is one of the factors in my depression.  I'm not sure I have all-out SAD, because I can get depressed any time of the year, but maybe the lack of Vitamin D from too little sunlight plays a bigger part than I thought.

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    Time will tell, I guess.  I'm not expecting that it's the cure-all, but anything that helps even a little is a good thing.

Published On: November 25, 2011