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10 February 2009 @ 09:14 am
all is illusion  
A depression has settled upon me and lodged itself deep inside my brain. Nothing special going on to cause it, so it's almost certainly just chemical. It's funny how quickly I can lose the ability to care about anything. It's really like a switch has been pulled. At least I've been through this enough times to know I'll come back out the other end at some point.

Oddly, it's only at times like this that I ever feel I could be a Buddhist. My attachments to the world are refreshingly minimal at the moment and my suddenly emptied brain seems primed for meditation.

I'm sure there's a well-established link between depression and religious conversions.

 
 
Listening to: The Zombies - "Friends of Mine"
 
 
 
traballenguastraballenguas on February 11th, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
There you go! Actually, though, turkey has tiny amounts of tryptophan (I guess the key is the ratio of tryptopphan to another amino acid, which I can't remember). Try the capsules. Or the 5HTP, which is supposed to be more effective.

In general, I take the maximum recommended amount at the start, and when I notice an effect, I trim down to a low dose. But YMMV.