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I believe you can still test hormones through metametrix. And yes, as you repair it is very normal to have tired stages!
Thnx, FF. I'm gonna eat my placenta and if that doesn't work, I'll test...*sigh*

Going to bed!!!!
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Did anyone find any of these supps gave them anxiety?
I've been feeling terrible jittery nerves for a while now - you know, the gut-twisting, hand-shaky nervous feeling you have just before a huge test you haven't studied for, or when you're running late for a flight, or something.
I'm taking all these things, and the depression is definitely easing, but the anxiety is just getting worse and worse
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Did anyone find any of these supps gave them anxiety?
I've been feeling terrible jittery nerves for a while now - you know, the gut-twisting, hand-shaky nervous feeling you have just before a huge test you haven't studied for, or when you're running late for a flight, or something.
I'm taking all these things, and the depression is definitely easing, but the anxiety is just getting worse and worse
Yes. I found tmc doses were too high for me. I am still tweaking, but I went off everything for 24 hrs and started over adding one supp at a time/one supp per day...so mon--gaba, tues--gaba l- tyrosine, ect. for me, it's the l tyro...tmc has a troubleshooting guide...nak...I'm feeling better, no more jitters, but am not all there ppd-wise..(hormones).gl.
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Originally Posted by majikfaerie View Post
Did anyone find any of these supps gave them anxiety?
I've been feeling terrible jittery nerves for a while now - you know, the gut-twisting, hand-shaky nervous feeling you have just before a huge test you haven't studied for, or when you're running late for a flight, or something.
I'm taking all these things, and the depression is definitely easing, but the anxiety is just getting worse and worse
hi....I know nothing about your current situation but i thought I'd throw this out there. Do you think you could be bipolar? Not bipolar I, ('classic bipolar') but bipolar II or 'soft bipolar'? The reason I ask is, many bipolar people have increased anxiety/energy when they treat their depression-this happened to me. It might be worth reading about. Bipolar II is mainly characterized by depressed symptoms and a few hypomanic symptoms. Hypomanic meaning "i feel great" not delusional at all. Again its mainly just cycles of depression that when tx'd as regular depression, causes anxiety etc...



http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/frameset.html


http://www.psycheducation.org/
post #547 of 650
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Originally Posted by organicmama328 View Post
hi....I know nothing about your current situation but i thought I'd throw this out there. Do you think you could be bipolar? Not bipolar I, ('classic bipolar') but bipolar II or 'soft bipolar'? The reason I ask is, many bipolar people have increased anxiety/energy when they treat their depression-this happened to me. It might be worth reading about. Bipolar II is mainly characterized by depressed symptoms and a few hypomanic symptoms. Hypomanic meaning "i feel great" not delusional at all. Again its mainly just cycles of depression that when tx'd as regular depression, causes anxiety etc...



http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/frameset.html


http://www.psycheducation.org/

this happened to me too. I was recently diagnosed as bipolar II also.
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My TMC book finally arrived last week and I have been avidly reading it. So far, I have only taken the 5htp, (I will definately need to get other supplements for the 'blahs' and stress). Question: It says to start with 50mg and then to take another an hour later if there is no postive mood change, then to take a third for the same reason another hour later. I did this, (so I ended up taking 3 x 50mg), but there was still no change. Today is the fourth day that I've been taking 150mg twice a day and cannot notice any difference. Should I continue for a week and then stop? Increase the dose, (although it doesn't suggest to do so)? I am starting to think that, although my score was plenty high enough to warrant taking 5htp supplements, that maybe I wasn't depressed enough, (I have been MUCH MORE depressed in the past). Another thing to note is that I weaned myself off of Zoloft and stopped taking it the beginning of February, after taking it for 18 months.

Any thoughts welcome,

Thank you
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Hi!

The only thing I know..one has to wait and that 5htp needs time..and that body and brain have to get used to 5htp as well..

I noticed the effect after 2 weeks.. I also took "True Focus"

A Doc told me than that Gingko helps to increase the effectiveness of 5htp..so I took Gingko as well..it helped, so that I needed less 5htp..
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Originally Posted by Shirada View Post
My TMC book finally arrived last week and I have been avidly reading it. So far, I have only taken the 5htp, (I will definately need to get other supplements for the 'blahs' and stress). Question: It says to start with 50mg and then to take another an hour later if there is no postive mood change, then to take a third for the same reason another hour later. I did this, (so I ended up taking 3 x 50mg), but there was still no change. Today is the fourth day that I've been taking 150mg twice a day and cannot notice any difference. Should I continue for a week and then stop? Increase the dose, (although it doesn't suggest to do so)? I am starting to think that, although my score was plenty high enough to warrant taking 5htp supplements, that maybe I wasn't depressed enough, (I have been MUCH MORE depressed in the past). Another thing to note is that I weaned myself off of Zoloft and stopped taking it the beginning of February, after taking it for 18 months.

Any thoughts welcome,

Thank you
Altho Ross cites many "immediate changes" in some of her clients, I've found that typically natural approaches to healing can take longer. I'd give it two weeks to a month. It seems like a long time, especially in this world of instant fixes! I'm feeling better as time goes on and as I tweak my doses and the times I take them. And don't be afraid to change it up a little. I was taking tryptophan at bedtime, but then couldn't sleep. So I take my t. in the afternoon and gaba before bed. HTH!
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Thanks for the input .

I guess I had the feeling of failure in the back of my mind, because like you said Dannic, Ross does talk a lot about immediate changes, and of course I had hoped that I would be in that category .

There is SO MUCH to read in TMC. It is hard to do everything it suggests all at once, and difficult for me to break it all down and know what takes precedence, and what to tweak and then on top of that to not get overwhlemed before I even start, and then not do anything, (typical of me ).

So, I have begun with the 5htp and I started GABA yesterday, (again, no instant calm for me), but my sweet cravings are going strong which I am sure undermines any of the good from the supplements. Ross does recommend supplements for that too, but I am not sure whether I should cut out wheat and dairy first to see if that helps, before taking the supplements that supposedly help reduce cravings .

I wish I had more time to finish the book faster and to take in all the information I do read, so that I get on with the program faster.

One step at a time, one step at a time.......................

PS I'm sorry if I put everyone to sleep with my blathering :yawning:
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I end up going back and reading the book all over again, every few months!
Though as time goes by and I get more and more stable, I read it less and less often

I'm guessing the long-term pattern will be reading it once every winter, right about this point where it seems like it's always been winter and always will be...

I need to go back and read about sugar & l-glutamine again. I finally bought some, but can't remember the usage advice. I have a big bag of yummy dark chocolate almonds on the counter. I'm thinking I'll wait until they're gone, then try to kick the sugar monkey off my back. :
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YUP. I think the format in tmc actually slows me down as I have to hop all over to find the info...
l-glutamine and chromium piccolinate for sugar cravings...I'm not sure about c.p. and preggo or nursing tho...my days are lots better, but not all there yet either. I still have a late afternoon dip. I think I need to eat more often as low sugar is an issue...crying babe...
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Originally Posted by organicmama328 View Post
hi....I know nothing about your current situation but i thought I'd throw this out there. Do you think you could be bipolar? Not bipolar I, ('classic bipolar') but bipolar II or 'soft bipolar'? The reason I ask is, many bipolar people have increased anxiety/energy when they treat their depression-this happened to me. It might be worth reading about. Bipolar II is mainly characterized by depressed symptoms and a few hypomanic symptoms. Hypomanic meaning "i feel great" not delusional at all. Again its mainly just cycles of depression that when tx'd as regular depression, causes anxiety etc...



http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/frameset.html


http://www.psycheducation.org/
thanks for that. it does sound a lot like me, so I'm looking into it.

Just another question; I think somewhere back in the deep dark recesses of this thread, someone mentioned something about caffeine and alcohol... do they negate the effects of the supps? is there anything else to avoid?
i've reduced my carbs and sugar intake dramatically, increased protein...
still battling anxiety, which is getting crippling at times. but it seems the depression isn't quite as intense.

and it all seems directly related to my access to the internet :/ when I'm online; I feel fine, when I dont have a connection (which has been for most of the last month - thanks to a b!tchy neighbour with a pair of wire-cutters), I'm crawling the walls.
Does TMC say anything about supps to counter MDC addiction?
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bumping for the newbies
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hey mamas--i think i posted on health and healing cuz i couldn't find this thread, but i wanted to report that after trying inositol and l-tyrosine with no real results, i tried just 5-HTP and it has made a huge difference. i no longer feel like i might need an anti-depressant. i'm still moody a bit, but i have always been a moody person and don't really count on getting rid of that feature of my personality any time soon!

anyway, i have had great success with 5-HTP and i am nursing. so for anyone who is unsure whether to do it while nursing, i can report i have had no issues. i take 50 mg (i think? one capsule) in the morning.

i am also taking in the a.m.: fish oil, B-complex, iodine, multi-vitamin, iron supplement, cranberry (for UTI stuff), and chinese herbs from my acupuncturist.

in the p.m.: cal-mag, selenium, more iodine, more chinese herbs, more cranberry, GABA.

i might be leaving a couple things out...but i think that is mostly everything. oh, adding back in, i also take a lecithin capsule either in the morning or at night for recurrent plugged ducts.

for awhile i was taking some bach flower essences, but i ran out and was feeling good, so i stopped them. i occasionally take rescue sleep at night before bed.
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okay, it's my 6-week update... you can scroll up and see the full list of what I'm taking, it's a huge list, and I don't know which of the pile of supps I'm on is the kicker, or if it's the combo, but something is WORKING!!!! :
I'm feeling great, like unbelieveable. I barely know myself. I'm happy, calm, blissfull, balanced, patient, forgiving, loving, laughing... I barely even come on MDC anymore
woohoo!
post #558 of 650
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Originally Posted by majikfaerie View Post
I barely know myself. I'm happy, calm, blissfull, balanced, patient, forgiving, loving, laughing... I barely even come on MDC anymore
woohoo!

I know just what you mean!
I have more energy to tackle this crazy house, and the internet doesn't have the hypnotic effect it used to.
I don't even care that spring is taking for-Ever to come this year
This time of year used to just wreck me.:

post #559 of 650
so how's everyone doing? Just thought I'd bump this...hopefully, I'll get back here soon and update...
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do you ladies

take your inositol in the morning or at night?
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