Re: depression? please help.
It certainly sounds like depression to me. You should have this confirmed by your family doctor. And while you are there you can ask about St. John's Wort, Sam-E and any other herbal treatments he or she might know about. There are others listed in the board somewhere, but those are the two most commonly mentioned and the only ones I can remember at the moment.
Please be aware that you should be even more careful with herbal treatments than you would be with conventional medications because herbals are not regulated and there can be major fluctuations in consistency from one batch to the next. Pharmaceutical drugs are closely regulated by the federal government (of whatever country you are in) and they are rigidly consistent from one batch to the next. And if anything goes wrong with a drug that gets missed during inspection but is found out about later the government with do a highly publicized recall of all bottles with the lot number of the bad batch. You don't get that kind of protection with some herbals. However, there are certain brands that you can trust (Nature's Way is one that comes to mind).
I wish you the best of luck, and I hope you are able to find something that works for you.
Last edited by Alex6657; 12-02-2006 at 12:59 PM.