Michael Leiber wrote:I'm not that sedentary. My problems are more manic than anything. I have bouts of happiness sometimes and bouts of anxiety others. It doesn't take much to set me off sometimes. The interesting thing about me is often times depressants act as stimulants.
As far as checking with a physician, you can skip that. I don't have much money and I don't have insurance. I also prefer natural remedies over chemical ones, which is another reason why I came here and didn't go see a doctor.
P Thickens wrote:Sounds like ADD and manic/depressive disorder. How old are you, how much sunlight are you getting, and how much large muscle movement (serious, involved exercise) do you get in a day?
Michael Leiber wrote: I'm 29. I was diagnosed with ADHD as a kid.
Michael Leiber wrote: I do still have issues consistent with ADD such as difficulty focusing on conversations or tasks, problems with short term memory, and occassional brain fog.
Michael Leiber wrote: I don't get a lot of sunlight because I work nights, but I've been trying to get out during the day whenever I can..
Michael Leiber wrote: That's a lot harder with the shorter winter days we're having. Within the last few months I've started doing cardio an hour a day 2-4 times a week as I can fit it in and light workouts (push-ups, crunches, ect.) about 3 times a week.
Michael Leiber wrote:I need help finding an herbal alternative. I have issues with stress, anxiety, and depression to a point that it's affecting my marriage and my interactions with others. Over the weekend a friend came over and while she was here she gave me some medication telling me that it would calm me. To be honest I felt the calming effect of marijuana without the high. My wife said while I was on the medication I was "cool". When I asked the friend what she gave me she told me it was Lorcet Plus. After searching online I discovered that is a narcotic pain medication consisting of hydrocodone and acetiminophen. I don't want to take pain pills and risk becoming addicted to them and I thought for sure there would be an herb or two that would provide me with this same calming effect without taking illegal narcotics or developing an addiction! Please help!!!