First I have to admit that I’m still on Aripiprazol, 5mg a day and I see myself not stopping this medication, yet. This does not mean I have done a lot of research, because doing so gives me hope there is cure.
The supplements I currently take give me peace of mind and with those supplements Im able to learn new stuff, Im a computer programmer so I need to be up to date with new stuff all the time. On Aripiprazol I feel restless and my hands shake sometimes, but since I had taken the supplements, in the amounts listed below, this all went away.
I want to share this list, so others can give me feedback or others can use it for themselves. What I have learned is that most supplements I take have an affect on the nmda receptor.
My psychiatrist claims I need to drop amino acids and herbs, I need to rely on vitamins and minerals (and fats). So I take this literally and I found that vitamins and minerals do help me a lot. Especially omega 3 and magnesium. I do take however a pea protein shake each day, since it has balanced ratio’s I have no trouble taking this.
Approx. 10 grams a day
I know of Sarcosine can be a cause of prostate cancer, so I avoid taking it:
3x50 mg per day
Fish oil (filtered)
3000mg - 4000mg per day
Between 5.000 and 10.000 IU a day
I have low levels of vitamin d.
Between 10 and 15 mg a day
Like alpha gpc (125mg a day)
I have taken a lot of supplements in the past, my first psychosis was approx. 2 years ago (I was under a lot of stress that time, was living to work, did not rest well enough, had trouble sleeping). There are supplements that worsen my situation, and especially during that time (before I knew what psychosis was). These also seem to counter the effect of Aripiprazol:
Supplements that make my symptoms worse
Tyrosine & Phenylalanine
Both increasing dopamine in the brain, Phenylalanine seems to affect me the worst.
Citrulline, Arginine (in high dose)
There is a link between psychosis and too much nitric oxide.
All I can say is that high doses vitamins and fats work for me.
That’s a good list of supplements. I used to be doing something like that a year ago, particularly with the Vitamin C / Niacin megadoses a la orthomolecular medicine.
I only take Daily Essential Nutrients by Hardy Nutritionals now. Been about 4.5 months now. Trying to wean off Haldol totally, but head pressure mounts and I take like 0.25 mg to control it.
Also experimenting with Turmeric + Bioperine and Loratadine (Claritin) to control the pressure and symptoms.
Going to try a PEMF device on my head to hopefully cure the remainder of my head pressure.