Hi, I’m new here. Just wanted to make a post on something I discovered related to antipsychotics and stress.
I’m currently taking zyprexa(Olanazapine I think it’s called?), and I’ve nocited that one of the side effects of this AP is that it can make me stressed. I’m not sure how to describe it, it’s just this kind of general anxiety, it can make it hard to fully relax.
Anyway, I discovered recently that taking an omega 3 supplement (I take an algae-based omega 3 supplement, one capsule contains 125mg EPA and 250mg DHA.) can lower some of the stress from the antipsychotic I’m taking. I’ve been taking one capsule a day for a couple of weeks now. I tried taking 2 capsules one day and that actually gave me slightly increased anxiety though. 1 seems to be fine. I’m vegan btw, so I wasn’t getting any omega 3’s from fish etc.
Now my question is if anyone has any idea what could possibly be the mechanism behind the decrease in stress/anxiety I’m experiencing. Could it be because of of lowered inflammation? It’s kind of hard to know, I guess first you need to know the mechanism behind the increased stress from the AP, before you can guess on the mechanism behind the reduction in stress from taking the omega 3 supplement.