I had 2 psychotic episodes about 8 years ago and was diagnosed with schizophrenoform.
I was on 200mg Solian and changed over to abilify 10mg.
I have felt mildy depressed since the episode, and never felt like I was enjoying life.
I tried the following things and I feel amazing:
- Reduced abilify to 5mg (psychiatrist suggestion)
- Swimming everyday (stopped running 3-4 times a week on the treadmill)
- No bread, No rice, No potatoes, No pasta, No sugar
- Swisse wild krill oil (professional) (Must be professional the ordinary swisse stuff is useless imo)
5 - Poached eggs and oats for breakfast
6 - Smoked salmon + fat free yoghurt for lunch+ salad
7 - Lean protein + salad or vegies etc for dinner.
8 - 1-2 pieces of fruit for snacks
Program is 1700 calories.
The instant relief of depression came from Acupuncture (which medical centre in Australia does for free) I feel Amazing after it, I have not felt this good in 10 years.
I have lost about 6kgs,(lost the weight before acupuncture) also I went and saw a psychologist who did exposure therapy and it sorted out my fear, phobias and extremely mild paranoia.
I have had massive improvement in cognition and overall outlook and motivation.
I am not sure which part of this program makes me feel so good maybe it all worked together as a package.
I am happy with program so far, but would like to hear suggestion on how to improve it.