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Found some old (but not expired) NAC. Took 1200mg


#1

I’ve got some on the way too. I’ll take it for 12 weeks like this study and see what happens. So far nothings happening. Not even a placebo effect. :slightly_frowning_face:


#2

Hope it gets better for you. NAC is some good stuff.


#3

So you are taking it for paranoia?


#4

Negative symptoms.


#5

It hasn’t helped with any of my negative symptoms.


#6

According to the study after 12 weeks :

NAC-treated patients showed significantly improvement in the positive (F=5.47, P=0.02) and negative (F=0.20, df=1) PANSS subscale.

I’m not expecting anything though. Just an experiment.


#7

Good luck…


#8

I think this is going to be a long 12 weeks. So far I feel light headed and my mind feels a bit muggy.


#9

I stopped taking it. I found it didn’t do that much.


#10

Well the new batch of NAC I ordered arrived today. I might be getting a placebo effect from the NAC I’d already been taking. I feel like I want to go out. I’m not going out as it’s too much hassle. But at least I have a desire to go out.


#11

I took NAC 600mg today for the first time. It is nicer than L theanine in my opinion. I won at countdown today, in fact I thrashed them. I am definitely feeling it. It is not as limiting at l theanine made me feel. It is pleasant. A little light headed, but not depressing at all.


#12

This feeling is just getting worse. I think I might end the experiment. I was on NAC for just 20 days.


#13

How much were you taking each day? What exactly were the negative feelings - can you explain a little more?


#14

I was taking 1200mg a day just like in one of the studies. It made me feel uncomfortably foggy headed for most of the day. It just didn’t work out for me.


#15

This article suggests there’s a particular genetic profile for who benefits, and they estimate a third of people… so unfortunately that might be what’s going on.


#16

Maybe that’s it. But I’m wondering if it has a subtle interaction with abilify because the way I felt was like abilify withdrawal.


#17

I just started taking it 600 mg a day :thinking: I don’t like to take it because I have to eat a lot of protein with it.

I donno.


#18

Can it do some damage?I’m taking it for a flue.


#19

N-acetyl cysteine is LIKELY SAFE for most adults, when used as a prescription medication. It can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea or constipation. Rarely, it can cause rashes, fever, headache, drowsiness, low blood pressure, and liver problems.

Bleeding disorder. N-acetyl cysteine might slow blood clotting. There is concern that N-acetyl cysteine might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.

Surgery. N-acetyl cysteine might slow blood clotting. This might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking N-acetyl cysteine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

https://www.m.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1018/n-acetyl-cysteine


#20

Why do you eat protein with it?

According to what I’ve read you can take it with or without food.