Can The Black Dog Be Shoo’d Away With Diet And Exercise?

Can the Black Dog be Shoo’d Away with Diet and Exercise?

Dear Robin:

I am a 33-year-old professional, never married, no kids.  My hope is to get married and have a family someday but I’m not in a rush and that might be because I suffer from intermittent depression and sometimes it can be pretty awful. My childhood was not the best but I’ve been working with a therapist for the past 18 months and we are really making strides.

My problem is I met a man I like a lot a few months ago.  He knows about my depression and has been supportive up until a few weeks ago when I told him my doctor and therapist were recommending I try an antidepressant to alleviate the onslaught of depression and maybe even stave it off.

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Chantix: It Might Work For You But It Messed Me Up Good

Chantix: It Might Work for You but it Messed Me Up Good

Dear Robin:

My wife and I read your blog on smoking and exercise and it hit home for us. She has put on weight and wants to get in better shape and I have been a smoker for 20 years and want to stop.

We are going to try your approach to help each other.  Great idea!

You mentioned medications in that blog – what do you know about Chantix?  I’m thinking of trying it.


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