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My Recovery from Depression

Posted on : October 29, 2014 by Hardy Nutritionals® No Comments

Jeri B.

Happy, fun-loving, energetic, and intelligent is how I would describe my life before depression. I had a career and many varied interests that I enjoyed with family and friends. This was me twenty-two years ago before my world came crashing down due to my depression--diagnosed as bi-polar syndrome.

I had never experienced any symptoms of feeling sad/depressed, hopeless, worthless, or mentally and physically fatigued when these symptoms hit. I didn't even know what was wrong with me. A good friend recognized my symptoms as severe depression and carried me to a Christian psychiatrist. The psychiatrist was shocked at the stories I shared with him and told me to go straight to the hospital because I was a danger to myself due to suicidal thoughts.

I was put on antidepressants that worked for two years then out of nowhere I was crippled with depression again. Over the next twelve years my psychiatrist continued to change and add medications for me to include antidepressants, anti-anxiety, and other medications for insomnia and migraines. The problem was, I got no relief from my many symptoms but experienced most of the bad side effects from the medications: falling to sleep while I was driving, severe memory loss, and two suicide attempts (to name a few). My family doctor recognized that I would be better without any medications.

About this time I read about Daily Essential Nutrients in a magazine. I called the 1-800 number and the Hardy Nutritionals counselors proceeded to help get me off my meds. It was when I met a certain counselor at Hardy Nutritionals who was compassionate and knowledgeable that my life started turning around. We talked everyday about my symptoms as she encouraged me that I could get off my meds and how to increase my Daily Essential Nutrients to level off my mood swings. I never could have done it without her! I stuck rigidly to the program she recommended for me. It was a very hard time but my Hardy Nutritionals counselor kept me hopeful and confident that someone understood my plight and I would be myself again.

After three years of slowly improving, I am now better than I have been in decades. I've gotten another college degree and I am enjoying a happy, full life again. I am eternally grateful for Daily Essential Nutrients and the Hardy Nutritionals counselor who gave me back my life.

- Jeri B.

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