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post #561 of 650
ooh, thanks for bumping this thread.

I take my inositol both morning before breakfast and night before dinner.

update from me: things have been really great for me, it's all working and I'm feeling the best I have my whole life...
UNTIL
I ran out of L-Tyrosine.
I started getting back into the feelings of being stressed, angry, unable to cope, hormonal, emotional, freaking out...
It seems Tyrosine is being discontinued from every supplier in australia. I haven't been able to get any, and from the last place I could find some, I ordered 250 caps, and they sent me a refund and one 50 box saying they can't get any more
so I'm ordering from overseas.
anyway, I can't say for sure which part of my reigime is working, but the Tyrosine is definitely necessary. Once I have a good supply of tyrosine, I'm going to try dropping the SAMe

All what I take:

one supplement complex called Proxan, 1x day:
5-htp 100mg
S-adenyosyl methionine 100mg
potassium phosphate 50 mg
mag phosphate 50mg
puridoxal-5-phosphate 5 mg
b12 400mcg
folic acid 400 mcg.

Another complex called Mood Manager with SAMe 1xday:
B6 25mg
B12 50mcg
folic acid 90 mcg
SAMe 200mg
L-Tyrosine 12.5 mg
fish oil 500mg

L-Tyrosine 500mg 2x day

Inositol - a big spoon of powder 2xday

magnesium - 1x day

EPO 1000mg 1x day I increase to 3x day during ovulation and a week before my period (when I can remember)

Omega 3 fish oil 2xday

VitC 3-4,000mg day

Vit B complex 1x day

um, I think that;s it. it's a lot. but it's worth it.
post #562 of 650
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Originally Posted by Destinye View Post
I have used Inositol to treat hairloss in dogs if that helps!
It is recommended for hair loss treatment in humans too :-)
post #563 of 650
I've read all 29 pages of this thread today and have some hope that I can naturally treat my anxiety! Thank you!

I was given some 5-HTP by my chiropractor several months ago for my fibromyalgia symptoms but was afraid to use it since I'm still nursing my ds now age 16 mos. I'm going to give it a try tonight and hopefully I will sleep...the past three nights I've had such anxiety that I feel as though I'm having a heart attack and am afraid to sleep because I'm afraid I won't wake up.

I just ordered The Mood Cure and got overnight shipping so I'll start reading tomorrow. I took the quizzes on TMC website though and was high in all four categories. I look forward to figuring out a good protocol for me.

Any advice you have will continue to be helpful.
post #564 of 650

breastfeeding?

is it ok to take 18g of inositol while breastfeeding? plus 5TP how much should I take of that?

I've read 18g is best dose for anxiety.
thanks so much in advance the advice! I really want to start it now but because my anxiety is mainly about the kids - I need to check it's ok to take while breastfeeding ( I think that's what they call ironic!)
post #565 of 650
i don't know for sure, but there's been lots of posts about taking these supps while BFing, and so far it seems that it's okay, though ther's no medical evidence one way or another.
post #566 of 650
what is a natural food source of this? i'm flat broke but would like to see if this helps me any.

thanks

sam
post #567 of 650
I wanted to post my story here. A while back I went to see a holistic dr. because I was having really bad depression, anger, anxiety, as well as physical symptoms like exhaustion, joint pain, digestion issues, etc. She ran a variety of tests on me including a nutrient analysis and the results were that I was low in inositol (among a couple other things). She put me on a regimen that included inositol as well as things like fish oil, st johns wort and other non-mood related things. Finally, she advised me to completely avoid, dairy, gluten and refined sugar. I really think that all of these things are working together in my treatment. When I follow my regimen I feel 100% better but if I mess up any one part, like forgetting to take my supplements or cheating on my diet my symptoms begin to return. I definitely feel that inositol is an important part of my treatment, but if you can't afford any supplements, you might try modifying your diet to see if that helps. It took about a week for me to notice a difference and the dr thought that if I was able to avoid these things for 6 months or so that I would be able to slowly reintroduce them then. Just my experiences.

Also wanted to say that she was aware that I was/am nursing my toddler and was fine with me taking the supplements I mentioned. The report that i got back from my nutritional analysis listed dietary sources of inositol as whole grains, nuts, citrus fruits, organ meats, seeds and cantaloupes. Not too specific but there you go.
post #568 of 650
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Originally Posted by witt View Post
is it ok to take 18g of inositol while breastfeeding? plus 5TP how much should I take of that?

I've read 18g is best dose for anxiety.
thanks so much in advance the advice! I really want to start it now but because my anxiety is mainly about the kids - I need to check it's ok to take while breastfeeding ( I think that's what they call ironic!)
My dr put me on 200 mg. The nutritional analysis report says that the "usual dietary intake is one gram per day. Oral doses of up to 1-2 grams daily are well tolerated."
post #569 of 650

help!

I started taking GABA, 5-HTP, inositol and other supplements as recommended by The Mood Cure a few months ago. My anxiety greatly decreased and I was finally able to sleep without panic attacks. Two weeks ago, I found out I am pregnant with my 4th baby and I immediately stopped taking everything. I am now overwhelmed with anxiety and finding it very difficult to sleep. Is it ok to take these things during pregnancy?? Has anyone out there taken them with no problems? I feel like I need to take them but then I get anxious thinking that I might hurt the baby. Please respond with any advice!!!
post #570 of 650
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Originally Posted by rjrmommy View Post
I started taking GABA, 5-HTP, inositol and other supplements as recommended by The Mood Cure a few months ago. My anxiety greatly decreased and I was finally able to sleep without panic attacks. Two weeks ago, I found out I am pregnant with my 4th baby and I immediately stopped taking everything. I am now overwhelmed with anxiety and finding it very difficult to sleep. Is it ok to take these things during pregnancy?? Has anyone out there taken them with no problems? I feel like I need to take them but then I get anxious thinking that I might hurt the baby. Please respond with any advice!!!
congratulations!
and
if you read back through the whole thread (a huge bite, i know), there's a lot of discussion about taking these supps duing pg, and it seems that the general opinion is that it's okay. you might like to try searching the thread for a keyword of "pregnancy" and see what you find.
post #571 of 650
Another thanks and sub to this thread. I'm guessing both DH and I (and probably lots of other people I know!) could benefit from amino acid therapy. I've bought inositol and L-tyrosine, and am awaiting the Amazon delivery of the two recommended books. Many of the suggestions on the thread mesh with other recommendations for other issues, which only convinces me further that many things are interrelated.

I dosed up on lots of stuff this morning (and had taken the inositol and L-tyrosine last night, too), and within a couple of hours the day was much better, and ended up being quite nice (which was good, it being my birthday and all!). Looking forward to the book and figuring out what else we need!
post #572 of 650
I'm slowly reading through this post...so please bear with me if these questions have already been asked/answered.

Regarding 5-HTP...how long does it usually take to see/feel results? Has anyone had any negative side effects from it? I think the biggest one I've read about is nightmares.

Thanks!
post #573 of 650
Mostly bumping!
Just realized this is the time of year I used to really suffer!

This is my two year anniversary since reading The Mood Cure and making a lot of changes- I barely ever take GABA or l-tyrosine anymore, and I'm doing really well! :

I mostly feel like a normal person
(in the good ways, I mean )
post #574 of 650
I am feeling overwhelmed by everything these days. I hate who I have become. I have 3 boys. 2 months, 2 1/2, and 3 1/2 years old. I never had post pardum before but my 2 month old was born 5 weeks early. Everything has been different. Not nursing him, pumping, worrying over development. Today I have to take him to the physical therapist. I don't know what to do. My husband has become my enemy. I can't stand talking to him, I feel alone and worst of all I am not being a good mommy. I just want the old me back. I'm reading this post but I don't know where to begin. Where do you get these supplements are they really better than prescription? How quickly to these things take effect. 2 days ago, i had the worst anxiety. It took me hours to calm down. I had wished I had a xanax or something to help me calm down. HELP me please!!
post #575 of 650
I have had Postpartum depression 3x now, and I strongly recommend the following... you should be able to get them relativley cheap....

Just these 3 simple supplements will help you ALOT.....

1. Omega 3 mood- 3-4 gelcaps per day with meals
http://www.vitacost.com/Country-Life-Omega-3-Mood

2. B Complex 100
http://www.vitacost.com/Natures-Way-...-B-100-Complex

3. Natural Calm Magnesium Powder 3 tsp per day
http://www.vitacost.com/Peter-Gillham-Natural-Calm-16oz

The magnesium should help your anxiety almost immedietly. The Omega 3 mood will help in a week or two. I noticed my anxiety getting better within 2 weeks. Omega 3's, a high potency vitamin with lots of b vitamins, and Natural Calm kept me off of depression medicine during my pregnancy. I am hoping to wean off of my depression medicine in a few months and I know that these will help.
post #576 of 650
Just a bump!
post #577 of 650
Subbing!
post #578 of 650
So I've been taking a combo of, St.Johns Wart, B12, Folate, all in one pill : I hate taking tons of pills...lol.
I also have my omega 3 fish oils. Would it be okay to add some type of Inositol supplement? Could I get it at whole foods? I saw something about the Naturally Calm...I really really love that stuf!!! Sooo much...I need some more.
post #579 of 650
Update on my treatment plan. I am getting off of Zoloft and staying natural! Yay! My baby was born in October 2008.

I am taking

1) 4 capsules of Country Life Omega Mood (2 grams EPA)

2.) High B complex multivitamin

3) Femaprin

4.) 6 capsules Doctors Best Magnesium Glycinate

5) 2,000 IU Vitamin D3

I am feeling not too bad!!!!!!!!!!
post #580 of 650
I think I'm going to get some of this stuff today! I took the test and scored 61 (eep!). The OB gave me zoloft which I really don't want to take. I think I'll try a few of these things and see if it helps!

Can I find inositol and L-tyrosine at a health food store? I have a good plant based Omega supplement (that I haven't been taking *ducks*) but I want the other stuff too!

I wish I could've realized that I was actually having panic attacks... It's sad that we all miss what it really is!

ETA: How much should I be taking? The capsules I'm looking at are 500mg each...
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