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  1. Hi, Lysandy (new Whole30er) here... but for what it's worth I successfully completed a similar (but different!) program about 5 years ago that was for 21 days... and felt awesome! {I include that simply to give some context to where I am in starting my W30.} Since then, I've mostly returned to a semi-SAD diet with probably above average amounts of whole foods peppered in. I have a HUGE sweet tooth (chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite slash weakness), and have probably indulged in at least one "dessert" a day every day for as long as I can remember... Life+some choices I've made have contributed to much higher than "normal" emotional stress levels over the last few years, and long story short, last November (2016) it was recommended (URGED) by my therapist that I start some sort of antidepressant medication. This was not the first time it had been recommended, but it was the first time that I actually surrendered. I started on generic Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) 10mg a day and planned to go up to 20mg once my body had been "primed" after a week or two... which was sort of my idea based on some things I had heard about initiation of SSRIs considering my BMI of 20 (a.k.a. on the lower end). Once I felt "stable-ish" on 10mg, I tried to go up but, frankly, could not tolerate 20mg AT ALL as in: experienced severe side effects. Eventually, I resolved to remain on 10mg as I had begun to feel my depression symptoms lift even on a "half dose." Also, for what it's worth, I did switch generic brands after about a month upon sharing my concerns with my Nurse Practitioner... and experienced a HUGE reduction in even the minimal side effects as well as an increase in efficacy at the same dose, so I do feel like the brand I'm on now (Teva Pharmaceuticals out of Israel) works best for me. Fast forward to this past month... I've been able to take some giant leaps forward in putting some of the emotional pieces into perspective and embracing some more sustainable coping mechanisms... and I feel even more hopeful about what the Whole30 will bring about. I honestly feel pretty good now (only 3 months after starting antidepressants) and would LOVE to discontinue taking them. ESPECIALLY SINCE SOME (ALL?) OF THE INACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN THE BRAND I TAKE ARE NONCOMPLIANT. I just looked on the manufacturer's website and they are as follows... (boldness added by me for ingredients that stuck out right away as noncompliant) Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Simethicone, Gelatin, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Blue #2, Black Iron Oxide, Antifoam DC, Soya Lecithin, Shellac So my question is... WHAT TO DO?! should I take this as my cue to go off? Obviously, I know any advice I receive on this forum can't be taken as "medical advice" but I genuinely just want to hear some perspective from anyone who may have been in a similar situation. I truly believe my depression is in part related to my current diet, and I'm finally ready to find out for real. Last little bit of {perhaps} relevant information: I am a Registered Nurse who believes that food is medicine, even though I haven't practiced what I preach very well lately!