Monday, March 25, 2013
I have been really depressed over the past 3-6 months and found out that my vitamin D levels were almost depleted. My doctor prescribed a 10 week course of the vitamin D and I just finished my last weekly pill. I have to say upping my vitamin D, really helped give me back some of the energy I was lacking over the winter and helped with my winter blues. This vitamin actually helps restore serotonin levels to the brain. I had no idea it did that.
I also found out that serotonin is produced in the gut, so if you have stomach problems (I do) then it will affect your levels too. That might explain why I have suffered from depression for years while continuing to I have stomach issues. (would love to investigate more)
Yesterday, I went in for my follow up blood work to see where my levels are after the treatment. I am interested to see the results. I emailed my doctor to let her know I would like to continue the treatment one more round since I am feeling so much better, to the point I actually started to exercise more consistently (something I had lack interest in for the past few months).
Will keep you all posted on what I find out.