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May have found my solution


#1

So, I began my new treatment three months ago with new medication, Latuda, and old medication, Prolixin/ Fluphenazine, and meds alone were not enough to help with my symptoms. I have been tolerating my schizo affective depressive type disorder for 11 years now. I have tried multiple supplements, some helpful and some not, yet I came across this website two months ago to see what new information I could see. It took me about two months and a week to come with this topic; and surprisingly the inspiration to tell anyone on here what I am about to say. First off, I want to thank everyone who has expiremented with all the supplements available for researching on this site. Without any of you I would still become back-tracked with what I needed to know and try.
From when I was working as a licensed pharmacy technician I learned firstly about medication and then later supplements, but my mind was almost blown away with the information on this site. I never knew the building blocks of every protein in our DNA, amino acids, would be the major cursor to how to stabilize my disorder. So, I will show you what I was taking before here:

Fish Oil
Sam-e
Prevagen
Rhodiola Rosea
Medication prolixin/Fluphenazine
Berberine
Melatonin
And many more

As you can see there is much I have expiremented on and all of it was costly, being nearly 112 dollars in one month.
Yet after just these past two months I have discovered what has helped. These are:
L-theanine
Fish Oil
Medication (Latuda and Fluphenazine)
Sarcosine
Glycine

All of which reduced the cost to 50 dollars in one month.
The pinpoint as to how I see why any symptoms were almost unbearable is LACK OF SLEEP AND QUALITY OF SLEEP.
I only noticed this about 4 to 5 days ago that my lack of sleep and quality of sleep has always, ALWAYS been deficient. Now with l-theanine and glycine being taken at night I am able to fall asleep easier, stay asleep, go to REM sleep and dream, and wake up refreshed with only 2 to 3 cups of coffee in the morning to prep me up for the day.
So, again, I want to thank all patients and administrators on this site for helping me understand my disorder’s biology! Without any of you I would NOT have felt this better until many years later.
Now all I need to do is find a way to lose weight. I read on one person’s post that the right kind of sleep helped them lose weight easier. I will give this combo a few more weeks and see any other results.


#2

How does fish oil help you ?


#3

Fish oil helps with multiple things from the side effects of medication. Not only for cholesterol, it helps protects neurons in the brain from being fried or pruned because of its anti-inflammatory effect. Also, fish oil coats the best one with a certain fat for prolonging their life span.


#4

Ok, so after using these for a few days they weren’t working to par. Now I have changed a few things of what I’m taking.

Medication (Latuda and Fluphenazine)
Fish Oil
L-theanine
Gingko Biloba

So far this is better. I take fish oil and l-theanine at night and everything else in the morning. So far I learned from the last batch I was making too much glycine. Now that I know l-theanine also makes glycine among other amino acids I am sleeping somewhat better even though I wake up in the middle of the night. The Gingko biloba helps with my negative side effects and cognition. I’m seeing reality for what it truly is! That and I don’t have as much anxiety. I just wish I didnt wake up in the middle of the night… But this still beats what I was doing.


#5

Alright! Here is another update to what’s going on. So… This is what I’m currently taking:

Latuda - 20mg
L-theanine with coffee - 100mg
Sam-e - 200mg
Phosphatydalserine - 100mg

I did take this combination with sarcosine but I got headaches and near seizures so I stopped it. So far with this combination I am slowly feeling better. I have quality sleep with a choice to go back to bed or stay awake without repercussions. I am able to identify things more clearly, my depression isn’t as bad and I’m able to remember things slightly better. Even old memories are coming back.