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TypeAMan
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 7:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi All:

I did a search and see all the references to St. John's Wort and Type O.  However, I'm a type A Secretor, and was just wondering if there are any issues with taking SSRI's (even in herb form like St. John's) to help with mild depression and mild anxiety, in conjunction with exercise and proper diet?  I took St. John's Wort for a couple of days and I felt groggy and it just didn't feel right, that's why I'm concerned.

However, in reading about some other SSRI's, and the directions on the back of a St, John's bottle, one needs to take this type of medication for considerable time (month or two) to feel the benefits?

I have been officially diagnosed with mild depression and mild anxiety, but this was also prior to beginning an exercise program.  I'm only 12 days into the exercise program, in some ways I feel better, in many ways still anxious and down at times.

Any thoughts on this subject - even thoughts about a particular SSRI that may have helped another Type A secretor out there would be appreciated!

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read the tutorial......
on blood type and stress hormone lowering exercises right for your type.....
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/1.htm


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anxiety according to Dr D'adamo is cortisol related and not seratonin related. OCD pateints have also been known to have low levels of melatonin.

make sure the exercises do not over exert you..too much exercise is not good for A's

B vitamins B1, B5, B6 and B12 will help as well as siberian ginseng and Gingko Biloba


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TypeAMan
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Thank you all so much for the warm welcome.  Appreciated!  

While OCD was mentioned/suggested above, I've been formally diagnosed (two different doctor's opinions) with GAD and Mild Depression and I've taken all the online questionnaires as well to validate those opinions.  Not something I wanted to hear, but it is what it is based on medical standards.  

So, besides exercise and sunshine, are there any other success stories for reducing or eliminating GAD and mild depression?  Any supplements someone has had success with even for a shorter duration of time - perhaps to get me jump started or "retrained"?

Thank you again!

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how much time have you given this lifestyle to do its thing?

adhere to your guidelines as best you can, you won t be sorry!

check out the health series books as well as the online protocols.


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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welcome on that board , half of mine

did you ever tried fishoil, or some 5HTP if St. Johnswort won't work that quick for you It is a plantbased medication and normally works wonderful in most of all bt's...sauf O's
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TypeA Man:

I do well on St Johns Wort, Ginkgo and Eleuthero.  All of them work for me as to anxiety and depression.  Some ginsengs work with American the best but asians not so much (for me). Consider trying the Attentia sold here from NAP.  Or Cortiguard.

5HTP did nothing for me and same goes for theanine.  But they may work well for other A's.  
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Aman-I take StJohns and have been for some time.  Deaths and mental illness  among close family members has taken it's toll.  
St Johns was recommended to me by my DO.  For a short time I had to take Lexapro when certain situations reached their climax.
I find alternate nostril breathing and meditation help immensely.
Of course sticking with BTD goes without saying.
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TypeAMan - I go through bouts of depression and I take a variety of supplements depending on just how I feel.

Nordic Naturals EPA - I take three caps every night at bedtime.  It seems the EPA is more effective than the DHA.  This has a cumulative effect and takes a few weeks (4-6) to kick in.

Vitamin D3 - If I can't get out in the sun for at least 1/2 hour during the day I take 2-3 400IU caps at bedtime.

Gotu Kola - If I'm feeling crabby and anxious or "sobby" I take three caps early in the day.  This normally always brightens my mood within a couple hours.

I'm also a firm believer in drinking the juice of one fresh (not bottled) lemon mixed in 8-10 ounces of water every morning.  This gives me a nice energy boost.

PS - I've tried the St. Johns and it definitely "takes the edge off" but makes me a bit lethargic and sometimes a bit too mellow.


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Sorry, I forgot to say I always feel great the next day after I've had a large dinner of just assorted steamed veggies with some ghee drizzled over them. I tried the veggies with pasta and/or protein but just straight veggies do the trick for me.

I sincerely wish you good luck, I know how depression (even mild) can put a damper on your whole life.  Hang in there!


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Thank you all so much!  Susan, Ruthie and Mitchie - great information from some type A's.  Appreciated!

I will start experimenting with some of this stuff, while still making exercise and BTD my primary focus.

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