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answered 10:41 AM EST, Tue January 28, 2020
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I started having intense depression and anxiety out of nowhere about a week ago. About three weeks ago I was in a pretty significant car wreck where I was banged up a little, and about a month and a half ago I had a bad mushroom trip where I believed I had died. I have also done some competitive MMA fights as well, but I haven't done any in a few years, and do kratom on a regular daily basis. Any thoughts on what could help my situation?

Jim LaPierre Says...

Hi there and thanks so much for your question.

You've certainly have had a lot going on of late

My first thought is to always get checked medically

I'd suggest seeing your Primary care physician for a consult

just to err on the side of caution.

The recent car crash was I'm sure overwhelming

Coupling what may have been a traumatic experience with the

overwhelming emotional experience of the experience you had on mushrooms

Those two events alone would leave one susceptible to a depressive episode.

I don't know your history and am mainly curious as to whether you've struggled with

feelings of depression in the past?

Either way - it feels like this is a good time to take stock and become introspective.

Do some journal writing about where your life is - what if any unmet needs exist,

what still hurts? Is your life moving in the direction you want it to? Are you living in

a way that provides fulfillment and satisfaction?

It doesn't have to be the case that something is wrong to increase your investments in you.

I hope you have loved ones who support you and who offer feedback about what they're seeing in you.

If I can answer further questions please email me: Jim@sobernow.com

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