Over the last 3 months, I’ve been trying some new supplements for my health. Some of them have worked out better than prescription medications.
First was ginkgo. A few months ago, I posted a study where ginkgo was shown to alleviate negative symptoms in a subset of patients with schizophrenia. And I can actually say that it’s worked very well for me. It’s made me much more alert and energized. I’m now showering, cleaning, socializing, and exercising every day. It’s also improved my mood and flat affect.
Next was valerian and magnesium. I initially started taking them for sleep, but found that they were very relaxing. So I’ve started taking them 3 times per day. They work so well on relaxing me that I’ve been able to stop taking clonazepam! Majorly happy about that.
Finally, vitamin D and GABA (an amino acid). I’ve been taking them for insomnia, along with the valerian and magnesium. Again, the combination works better for me than Lunesta. So I’ve been able to stop that med too!
Being on less meds has given me a lot more energy and with less side effects. The supplements are more expensive than my meds, but most definitely worth it for me.
I’m not advocating that anyone stop their prescription meds. But just relaying my experience with alternative treatments.
If you’re interested in any of these supplements, talk to your doctor and do some research before starting!
I hope someone else can benefit from my experience