6 Conditions that Feel Like
Depression and Anxiety but Aren’t
You’ve been to many doctors already, including psychiatrists and psychologists, trying to fix your depression and anxiety. Nothing seems to help much. It’s still happening. Has any doctor investigated the physiological factors that could be causing these feelings of depression and anxiety? I’m mean, REALLY investigated, thoroughly? Have you run urine neurotransmitter tests? Have you done a 24 hour saliva cortisol test? If not, then it hasn’t been investigated. Call today to get started – 512-201-4042.
And sometimes it isn’t really depression and anxiety, though it feels like it. These problems can make you feel those feelings, even though you’ve got no reason to feel depressed or anxious. Do you recognize any of these in yourself?
1. Vitamin D Deficiency
Research shows that low levels of vitamin D corresponds to depression. Dr. Mayfield can check your levels of Vitamin D. She uses only certified Vitamin D3 with accompanying Vitamin K2, which allows for maximum absorption.
A sluggish thyroid is often mistaken for depression. You feel exhausted, worthless, irritable, and incapable of making a decision. Dr. Mayfield can evaluate your thyroid thoroughly, along with supportive adrenal responses, to see if you need natural thyroid help. If your last bloodtest for thyroid was only TSH and did not include T3, T4, reverse T3, Thyroid Antibodies and more, then it hasn’t been evaluated. And some people even have all those numbers within normal ranges, but still have symptoms. There’s more to your body than a number from the blood.
3. Low Blood Sugar
Some people are more prone to blood sugar “crashes”; when your body suddenly feels faint, irritable, and moody. Having blood sugar fluctuations every day can make you believe you are depressed, when really you need to evaluate your diet and GI tract.
Irritability, forgetfulness, sadness and lethargy are common symptoms of dehydration. If you wait to drink until you are thirsty, it’s too late. Your body is already dehydrated at that point. Sipping water all day long is the key to proper hydration. You should be drinking ½ your body weight in ounces of water daily.
5. Food Intolerances
Certain foods can trigger inflammation in our bodies, and each person has different triggers. While some people might have dramatic responses to allergies, other people get sad and anxious. Dr. Mayfield offers panels to uncover hidden food allergies that can trigger low moods or anxiety. And sometimes the problem isn’t the foods, but the underlying inflammation that must be fixed first.
6. Caffeine Withdrawal
What goes up must come down.That high you get after a cup of coffee isn’t without its consequences. You just don’t associate the anxiety and depression you feel three hours later with that coffee you had earlier. For those who are chemically sensitive to all amphetamine-like substances that raise dopamine levels, the subsequent “down” translates to tears, shaking, panic attacks, and worse.