kcpurplehope Posted October 13, 2010 Share Posted October 13, 2010 i apologize if this subject irritates some people, but i have had experience with every med, treatment (inc ect) under the sun and ive never heard of this deplin stuff before. so, if the topic bothers you, please don't flame me. i just want some more info and testimonies about whether this med is helpful, necessary or just creatively getting us to buy an otc/vitamin/mineral that is creatively disguised as a prescription. my doctor just gave me deplin to try. he says it helps with depression. according to the literature, l-mthylfolate is useful for crossing the blood/brain barrier. it also says that 1 tab (7.5 mg) l-methylfolate has the bioequivalent of 66 (800mg) folic acid tablets. i know that i fall into some of the catergories that would cause my folate to be low. from the info my doctor gave me says that using the deplin for brain folate deficiency boosts the production of serotoin, norepinephrine and dopamine. i think i unerstand the concept behind this and i think he is giving me the deplin because i have been having some severe (almost psychotic)meltdowns more frequenlty than ever. i guess that i just wanted to know if people have had experience with this stuff - good, bad or othrewise? i know the literature says that it is equivalent to taking a zillion folic acid tabs but i was wondering if it is like when a doc gives you a prescription for a higher dose of naprosyn when you can really just take a couple more alleve tabs instead? this is what i am on currently: effexor xr 300mg (am), lamictal 200mg (am,hs), 100mg seroquel (am, noon), seroquel 600mg (hs) plus multivit, nexium, synthroid, calcium, xanax/clonapin prn and ritalin this combo works well for me. i used to be on 900-1000mg of seroquel a day (im 5'2" and 100lbs) with the effexor and then the lamictal bumped up to 200 bid. after 12 years of taking meds that just kept my nose above water, this combo has changed my life. i got down to only 600-700mg of seroquel (which i was so proud of because i hate being a slave to pills) but because of the increase in massive meltdowns, my seroquel has been bumped back up. im not thrilled but after all of these years, i understand that i have to take this crap to keep me not only sane but alive. like i said, i hate having to take meds every 4 hours and i just wanted some opinions on the deplin and if it is worth it. thanks for listening! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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