First of all, I'm going to paste a short brief I read about dopamine deficiency.
You’ll develop a Need-for-Change Panic. You’ll begin thinking a change in lifestyle (Midlife Crisis!), a divorce, an extramarital affair, a new job, or a Corvette will change your mood. About 70 percent of jobs are lost at this time as depressed individuals gradually fade away from their life. Most extramarital affairs occur at this time. http://www.womensaccounts.com/mental_health_Carver_neurotrasmitter.html
Ok, here's where I'm at. Thinking a job change would make me happier, freer, AND I'm 36. Prime time. So, according to the article, I need to balance dopamine levels, and I've done quite a bit of reading.
My question? When is a "job change" worth it? I don't know what to do.
I will be starting iodine supplementation today, as I've heard this has a dramatic effect on depression, fatigue, and overall "with-it-ness". And not enough dopamine leaves my head swimming, not able to communicate effectively and consistently.
Also, I'm weaning Zoloft. I've been on it for 3 years, and I want to "feel" again. I'm coming back, but there's more work and time involved.
Who else out there is also very mental health minded? I told my wife, "everything I do (healthwise) is for my mental health". There was no shock or judgement on that. That's why I research, search, wonder, and try things. I want something I don't have. Peace... with myself.