I've made a decision and I wanted to document it here to share my experience with others as I go along.
I'm a pretty heavy smoker of some green herbs. You get the hint without me actually typing it out and having the word be modified by the board. ;P
I had my aha moment that this drug is a variable in my mental health that is constantly changing. Where the doses of all my other medications stay the same, I'm constantly changing what I smoke. Anything you buy on the street has not been tested for quality control. It has varying levels of THC and CBD. Some strains could be beneficial, and others could be detrimental. For those of you who don't know. THC acts as a dopamine agonist in the brain (as far as we know). This affects a positive change on depression and for some people anxiety as well. However, it can also evoke paranoia and hallucinations as well as other psychotic symptoms that are very reminiscent of schizophrenia. CBD on the other hand is believed to be a fairly potent dopamine antagonist. It has been shown to have a pharmacological profile similar to clozapine, and many have found CBD to be a solid holistic approach to addressing their mood disorders such as PTSD or anxiety.
I want to exact a level of control over my use of THC/CBD products by switching to CBD oil. My goal is to over time use CBD oil to wean myself off greens and perhaps ultimately have it replace some of my medications depending on how well it works. To be clear, I do not under any circumstances believe that CBD can replace all of my medications. That is not what I'm saying. However, I do think that with a certain level of control, it can be a beneficial part of my medication cocktail.
For those of you who would ask, I am doing this under my doctor's supervision. I am not going to stop taking medications without my doctor knowing, and I am going to increase CBD doses with his supervision as well. To start, I have purchased two bottles of vape juice from KoiCBD. They are 30ml bottles containing 100mg of CBD each. They come in 100mg, 250mg, 500mg, and 1000mg. I'm guessing this is total per bottle so that would mean the bottles that I bought were 3.33mg/ml. I have to track how much I consume so that I can let my pdoc know, so I'm going to be using a 2ml tank and tracking how much I go through in a day.
Wish me luck!
By Jean Valjean
Just quit a low carb diet after finding myself extremely anxious and depressed. I stumbled upon some solid research in peer reviewed journals that low carbing can have a negative impact on serotonin levels and is not recommended for people with BP. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Hi. I am about to start MAOi treatment next week. Could you please advice me on:
Texturized Vegetal Protein (soy meat) Not fermented.
MSB (glutamate in all form and shapes, including maltodextrin, hydrolized protein, etc)
Sweeteners (Aspartame and company)
I have several low tyramine diet guides, but they often contradict each other in a point or another, like peanuts, chocolates and avocados. I wish there was a FAO guideline already!
thanks for your help, guys!
I got so frustrated with trying to lose weight while on Risperdal that I decided to try to make my own diet app:
So far I have been losing about 0.25lbs a week for the past 250 days (with some ups and downs:
It still has some glitches but I really like it because it uses voice entry mostly which I think is the easiest way to track calories.
There is also a $0.99 version that has keyboard entry
I have a friend who is working on making an iOS version.