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  1. I'm so sorry you're going through this! Postpartum depression and extreme muscle fatigue are inextricably linked. People also have extreme neurological symptoms linked to the extreme fatigue. After a little bit of Googling, you'll find a lot of commentary on the connection between postpartum depression/fatigue/neurological symptoms and extreme vitamin B12 deficiency. I'm not claiming that you have a deficiency but it wouldn't hurt to try a B Complex supplement and clean up your diet if you can. Also, you did just have a baby and that can have extreme effects on your body and mind... as a lifelong anxiety sufferer, I refuse to get pregnant because I don't know if I could handle it. Also, being in a state of constant fear and inactivity during your pregnancy could have had strong effects on your psychological health. Our bodies are so sensitive and so easily effected by so many factors. There's nothing wrong with you... it seems like you've gone through a lot and your going to have to go through a lot of healing. Don't be hard on yourself. Seek therapy if you can, it can help so much if you get a good therapist who cares about you. Take care of you!
  2. LOL. Looking at phantom/minor symptoms on the Ole Googs is bad news, for sure! BUT the internet has been the ONLY thing in my life that's actually helped my continued recovery. I've learned coping techniques, remedies, communication skills, relationship help, dietary treatment, etc,... I gained all of this just because I Googled: "afraid dizzy heart attack" after breathlessly dragging myself off of the floor during a panic attack. lol. Thank god for DR GOOGLE!!!
  3. I was given a couple anti-anxiety essential oil blends and one of them made a tremendous difference...the other one was 3 times as expensive and it didn't do anything. Essential oils supposedly work because the particles found in the fragrances are small enough to cross the blood-brain barrier. My mom puts lavender oil on the bottoms of her feet before she goes to sleep every night. I recommend buying a few less-expensive oil blends and see if one of them works for you. I think a good blend would include one or more of these: vetiver ylang ylang tangerine roman chamomile wild orange lemon balm The blend I liked the most had a strong citrus base to I guess citrus works best for my particular body. I THINK that the best way to apply it is behind the ears and on the feet (the soles of the feet whisk the oil into the bloodstream).
  4. Binge Eating Disorders are common! Everyone has really good suggestions here. A binge is eating more than 1000cals in one "session" and someone who has a binge eating disorder feels helpless to the impulse. @yellow butterfuly: I experience(d) the same situation. I think the thing that helped me break the cycle was eating a steady stream of fruit. Sounds weird, but I ate a piece of fruit/had juice at least every hour and I think it helped keep my blood sugar stable enough to not get a binge trigger. I haven't starved/binged/purged in over 2 years.
  5. @ladybug Enjoying the cold over in CO? Looks gnarrrr
  6. Thanks joycicle and Jonathan123!
  7. Hi Sailor! I'm sorry you can't get it there! It's basically serotonin in a bottle and Serotonin Syndrome is pretty devastating for some people. More than two pills a week will set me into a tailspin. <<idk is this an Aussie site that has it without script? <<this?
  8. I've tried Rescue Remedy and although it doesn't actually relieve my stress as the label claims, I've found it extremely effective to treat my PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). I have to pretty much mega-dose it. Over the course of the week I'll go through and entire tin of pastilles. Does anyone have experience with the Oak? I'm thinking about picking some up. Thanks for this thread!
  9. HI!!! I think that GABA is converted into CoQ-10 in the body so that it can cross the blood-brain barrier. I take CoQ-10 and 5-HTP when I'm feeling particularly "vulnerable" and the combo seems to help me gather my thoughts.
  10. Hello! I just signed up too. GAD PTSD Bi Polar I'm enjoying the site so far. See anything discussions I should look at? <3