Ill Effects Of Depression


If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. Kris Carr

I already knew that depression causes effects within our body things that sometimes we pass off the effect/s as something else.

There are a couple of things that I am trying to wrap my head around:

Lack Of Energy

I saw my GP this morning and mentioned to him about this lack of energy.  I had been searching for some natural remedies that might help.  I asked him about something I had found called “Free Testerones”.  He advised me not to take them for they may have some serious side-effects also.  One that he mentioned caught my attention, that was it could cause harm to the prostate.  So, no free testerones for this guy.  I would offer a word of advice, that before you try anything speak to your doctor first.

Weight Gain

When I entered into high school I weighed ninety-nine pounds and stood around six foot one.

I now stand around five foot ten due to compression in my back.

I eventually gained some weight over the years but always remained slim. Two years ago I weighed about one hundred forty-five pounds.  Being inactive because of several bone fractures started a weight gain.  I now weigh around one hundred ninety pounds.

I now have a better understanding about how our body image affects our disposition. I look in the mirror and see nothing but a blob of fat.  Triggering a wave of despair within me.  

Going to the gym is out, and finding a diet I can work with seems impossible.

So, I have learned two more side-effects of depression!  YUCK!

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  1. V

    Look into Vitamin B12 if you haven’t already. It could be a natural helper that you’re searching for. Just google how Vitamin B12 and depression can correlate. It’s worth the read.

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    1. Rethinking Scripture

      B12 here is not covered. It is an injection and I like you cannot afford the cost of the prescription.
      Thanks V for the tip!


      1. V

        The shots are expensive, yes.

        B12 also comes in a supplement that you can buy and take once a day with breakfast. You can buy 60-80 pills around here for 10-15 bucks depending on the store you shop at. One pill a day is what I take.

        $10-15 bucks is a lot easier of a pill to swallow (literally) from price point perspective. It could benefit you, in which case, GREAT! If it doesnt benefit you, you’re only out ten bucks and there are no side effects. It’s a supplement so if you intake more than your body can process you literally just pee it out.

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      2. Rethinking Scripture

        V, I did not know that it comes in a pill form.
        I was going from past experience of when I was prescribed B12.
        I will look for it the next trip shopping.
        Thanks again V!


      3. V

        You can find it in the vitamin aisle – if you decided you ever wanted to try it!

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