Okay, third week and a bit of this supplement. Went from worrying about my positive symptoms spiraling out of control and a possible hospitalization in the near future to practically no positive symptoms. Very few intrusive thoughts. Negative symptoms are definitely better at this point. I’m still as stressed as I was three weeks ago, so can’t really give the credit to changed life circumstances.
Using in conjunction with Geodon 80 mg per day and Wellbutrin XR 4 tablets per day (can’t remember dose), just 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. Plus sarcosine, 2 scoops in the morning and 2 scoops in the evening. Oh, can’t forget my ACE inhibitor.
Yeah, so there are unexpected side-effects. Cognition seems to be improved, feels like this stuff turbo-charges my sarcosine. Almost like my brain revs a touch after the combined dose. It’s rather wicked. Also, I’ve problems with chronic pain in my neck, back, and right side, notably my right shoulder. That’s from being partly embedded into a wall by an explosion in my 20s, messed up my joints and my nerves somewhat. Range of motion in neck and shoulders dramatically improved now that much of the pain has gone away. Back pain down by at least 80% now. I’m doing things I wouldn’t have tried six months ago: Bending at the waist and shoulder presses with resistance bands. Am enjoying drawing my bow again, not gritting my teeth. I’ve got painkillers on tap for the really bad days and I usually have one or two per week. Been over a week since the last bad day and it’s nice to leave the lid on the painkillers.
Negative side effects? Not that I’ve noticed yet. Just blown away with not only the massive reduction in positive symptoms, but the unexpected and very welcome pain management that came as valued added, so to speak.
I really REALLY hope that this continues to work, the boost to my quality of life is dramatic. Being completely honest, I was expecting this to work as well as the Niacin, fish oil, etc. In other words, not at all. So happy to be wrong this time.