Tony and Luella, I have written in the past about my wife's melanoma treatment, which at the moment has been successful but with side effects. She has an overriding problem which has us baffled. Along with intolerance to just about every medication so far, she has long-standing depression and anxiety, maybe starting from post partum depression of 50 years ago. She has always handled it well, recognizing what it is and mostly rising above it. An exciting new treatment to hold the presently arrested melanoma at bay has been proposed by her oncologist. However, she is reluctant to start something new because she is afraid of running into the usual side effects. I didn't propose she try Rose Laurel OPC because if only one tablet per day knocked my stomach out I knew for sure it would be extremely rough on her delicate stomach. The most recent medication for her anxiety has resulted in loss of sleep and other problems, as usual. We seem to be running out of options. Bottom line is that she apparently cannot tolerate any medications!
She has also started acupuncture for chronic back pain which we hope will ease that problem and I intend to ask the Chinese doctor if he can help there
So, -- in your knowledge and experience does anything stand out as a safe, effective and natural way which might treat her depression and anxiety?
We do appreciate your caring responses to our concerns and thanks for any comments you might have.