M.B., Sanibel, Florida
Answer: Yes. Sometimes we grow tolerant to a drug so it seems like the magic effect is gone. Or a drug could remain fully potent, while the body continues to decline because underlying imbalances do not get corrected. Chronic illness often goes hand in hand with poor sleep, stress and pain so treating these will also help improve depression. Since Zoloft isn’t helping anymore, try 5-HTP, a natural over-the-counter antidepressant.
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.