Depression on SS

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  1. Seaneen

    Seaneen Short and pink

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    I don't mean to bring anybody down but does anyone else find that pre-existing depression or just general malaise gets worse on this diet? One of the reasons I keep stopping it is because I feel quite down doing it. I have manic depression so it's probably just my natural swings, but something about SS makes me low.

    Is it just me that feels this way?
     
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    I used to suffer from severe depression and panic attacks. I hadnt long stopped my meds before starting CD.

    I had a discussion with my doc about it and he said it may enhance symptoms slightly and he didnt think the meds would be affected.

    I think everyone is different tho' I felt terribly depressed and tearful throughout my first week on CD, i still have the odd down day but, i was warned that mood swings can be one of the side effects of CD.

    Hope you manage to overcome it. x

    Debs x
     
  4. blue_grapefruit

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    I feel exactly the same as you. Always get depressed on SS. Hoping the summer will help though xxx
     
  5. karenO

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    I have had a couple of severe bouts of depression in the past but i was finally able to stop taking medication a year ago.

    Its hard to say because i sometimes still have "bad" days when i can be in a terribly black mood and can also have raging mood swings but i dont think they are more frequent since starting CD, but certainly, i have had my moments especially in the first couple of weeks.

    Hope you can get past this x
     
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    Looking at your BMI you arent that far off changing up through the plans anyway.

    Stick with it hun x

    debs x
     
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    I will click the heels of my red shoes together for you..tommorow is another day..
     
  8. Seaneen

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    Thank you, glad to know I'm not alone in this. I don't take antidepressants because they trigger mania in me so I have to be super-careful in my lifestyle choices. I just felt like I was being negative about SS!

    Thanks for the replies to what is a bit of a tough subject :) Love to you!
     
  9. Sez

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    This thread has helped me a lot, thank you. I have been feeling what I guess is depression for some time now, & was about to finally bite thew bullet & contact my GP.

    Thanks for showing me that this diet can exacerbate this condition, as you have made me determined to get checked out & see if I am right &/or can be helped. xx
     
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    Good on yer, bird :) I am really glad you're seeking help.
     
  11. emmaleighjohnson

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    My depression has got a lot better since having more time to focus on myself and since I stopped self-harming with food. I'd get depressed, binge and get sick and get more depressed. I get depressed... I now can't binge so the cycle is stopped.
     
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