Day 2 of taking the 5-HTP with St. John’s Wort. I don’t know if it is helping yet or not, but today was a better day over all for me. And to sound all hippy-ish, I actually feel good about taking a naturally occurring amino acid and herb to help alleviate my depression symptoms. I have high hopes that the 5-HTP will do the trick, because the chemical alternative of anti-depressants are not appealing to me at all. Not only would I have to incur the cost of a doctor’s visit, depending on the medication, they can be quiet pricey. So, here’s to hoping.
As I have been trying to wrap my head around the why, how and when I became depressed, I discovered…I hang onto everything. Every hurt, pain, and disappointment caused by myself or someone else. Here is the catch 22: Do I hang onto these things because I am depressed or am I depressed because I hang onto these things?
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander; along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.