Has anyone seen an orthomolecular doctor? Or has anyone tried mega dosing with vitamins? I know a lot of people don’t believe in it but the claims made were so spectacular that I ended up buying niacinamide, vitamin c, and B6. I don’t take high doses of the stuff–just the normal amount. I really don’t know if it helps but I have been feeling better recently (this could be because I got off Prozac). It’s only been a month or so, so it’s definitely too early to tell. I looked up the uses of niacinamide, vitamin c, and b6 and it looks like it could help schizophrenia. Vitamin c has antioxidant properties and improves immune system and niacinamide reduces inflammation and oxidative stress. Like I said I don’t really know if it’s helping or worth the cost but I’m pretty desperate. I’m interested in anyone trying such therapies and if it helped. Like I said I know a lot of doctors don’t agree with the studies done by orthomolecular doctors but their results were so positive that I just had to try it.
I took a lot of megadoses of a ton of different vitamins, at the advice of a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.
I did this over a course of years, it did not help the schizophrenia. It did however make me feel better physically. Which to me is a big plus.
We’ve had specialists / medical researchers look at the evidence of all of these supplements and we have a full report here - I recommend you read up on what works and what doesn’t seem to work. Of course everyone is different - but if I had limited amounts of money, I’d go for the supplements that seem to work and have the best science behind them:
if you plan on taking niacinamide and vitamin B6 you have to consider a few things :
First of all be careful with vitamin B6 is toxic ! and it’s not hard to run into problems even at doses not too high . I have not examined the subject , but if I remember correctly it could also depend on the form of vitamin used .
Use the kind of no- flush niacin , even if it costs more . The flush niacin is due to inflammatory prostaglandins , and inflammatory prostaglandins are a contributory cause of schizophrenia .
Also be alert to the potential of mega - doses of vitamin C (which I consider useless … what’s the point ? ) Because it doubles the risk of kidney stones .
I tried ortho alternatives and they helped me reduce my dosage of Haldol. However, they cost so much money to do it properly and you don’t get off antipsychotics completely so whats the point. The orthomolecular advice from practtioners is very expensive…save your money.