yeah its true. you have to do your own research pretty much. 3 years ago I took high doses of niacin consistently for a couple years im talking 5 to 6 grams of it a day. i learned about it from dr.abram hoffer.
I believed in it so much that it would work it was the only thing that was keeping me going when I was hearing voices 24/7 and seeing weird stuff. after about 6+ months it started to work.
but it came back and it would go away and come back and cycle continues.
my parents were against medication so I also had made the decision not to take it either.
during those 3 years and up to now which is around 5 years. I did a ton of work on my beliefs, I deconstructed everything I believed in and re programmed myself basically.
last winter I could no longer take the niacin as it was affecting my stomach. So now Ive been taking nothing since around december.
and ive steadily improved still. -
So my thoughts on the Niacin is that it was largely a placebo effect just buying me enough time to do all the hardwork on my mind.
placebo effect or not though it worked for me and thats just how my journey has been.
i still have negative symptoms though, I never really had negative symptoms until about 2 years ago , my thoughts are its because my brain was working in overdrive with all the positive symptoms and now its crashed a bit and needs time to recover.