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Old 12-31-2017, 11:34 PM #1
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So after moving to another state. I found that the medical system has failed me again at being able to get easy access to my medicine. I have had enough. I am tired of the long waits, the frequent phone calls, standing in line at the pharmacy, the agonizing side effects of my medicine, the constant fear of someone breaking into my car, locker, lunch bag to steal my medicine, and trying to find a decent psychiatrist.

Before I was taking:

1 mg Risperdol at breakfast
20 mg x 2 Adderall
Bupropion SR 150 x2
Seroquel 200 mg at bed time
Ativan 4 mg as needed
Sonata 10 mg as needed (Can't always rely on my alarm clock shaking the ambien out of my brain to wake me up)

So, I took a new approach. Now I take.

Probiotic- 1 Billion
Fish Oil- 1000 mg
Multivitamin
Stress Formula
Valerian Root- up to 2250 mg
Black Snakeroot (OMG, this stuff is so freaking bitter, i have to drink it, before my taste buds make me puke) I take it when I am showing symptoms of mania.
GABA- 1000 mg

The total cost for my vitamins and supplements is $65 for three months. I have to say, they work better.

One, I dont have the hangover affect.
Two, watching my sleeping patterns with a fitness device, I have a normal sleep pattern, fall a sleep about the same time, and wake up about the same time. I have about 4-6 REM episodes a night.
Three, no more nasty side effects. Just the bitter taste of black snake root but it goes away rather quickly.

I have Bipolar Unspecified Cyclothymic, General Aniexty Disorder, ADHD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have been on this regimen for a month now, and feel 100x better.

This not a temporary fix either. I can go from completely normal to a full blown psychotic episode in as little as three days. Normal amount of bipolar episodes for me a year is between 12-24. Longest Depression was 6 months. Longest full blown Manic was 15 days and did not sleep for 12 days. I have been very stable and highly function. Maybe on the bored side.

Is there anything else anybody has tried and found luck with any supplement, or has played with these supplements as well, anybody like to share their dose range?
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I use some of the supplements you do, in addition to my prescription meds. The combo works nicely for me.
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I'm happy to hear that the holistic approach has worked for you. Personally, I'd be terrified of going into mania. I stopped taking Abilify in January or February of 2011 and by March I was hospitalized for psychotic mania, and had two more hospital stays after being discharged from the first hospital. It wasn't until August 2011 that I finally felt stable and like myself again. I wish you the best, though, and hope this trend continues for you.
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I ordered a pill that contains horny goat weed leaf extract, among other sugar mixtures.
Hell, the price was right. Free. 4.98 S/H.
And a secret membership of ninety dollars a month, which I wasn't aware or. Name is Testo-Rev.
My daughter the lawyer, got them even cheaper. Really free. Not even shipping or handling.
Paying with AMEX helped too.
Now I'm the laughing stock of the family. But 4.98 richer. And maybe healthier for a month or so.
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Cowbow87, Thank you for sharing this information. I had no idea. I look forward to trying your recipe.
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Cowboy, where did you obtain the information about which supplements to take?
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Cowboy87,

How long have you been stable on this regimen?

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Cowboy87,

How long have you been stable on this regimen?

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This is a very good question. I'm curious about this, too.
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That message was written on New Years Day. Cowboy might be penned up in the "crazy corral" by now. That's an awful lot of meds to drop.
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That message was written on New Years Day. Cowboy might be penned up in the "crazy corral" by now. That's an awful lot of meds to drop.
I look and look for old threads and you hafta blow my cover. Hehe.
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