I just recently had all my nutrient labs done upon request to my gp, after realizing I had that mthfr gene mutation, curious about all my vitamins. Turns out I’m low on the folic acid, b6! Which plays a major role in mental health...important role in serotonin and everything!
Lack of 6 increases anxiety, mood swings, all kinds of stuff! And b12 I’m midway cause I get that shot twice a month due to having gastric bypass 9 years ago and can’t keep it going.
But yeah b12 obviously does a lot with mood, energy etc too. One of them will instigate insomnia too, but can’t remember which one now, but it’s probably why Lunesta, 300 Trazadone, xanax ALL don’t keep me asleep! Have to take Seroquel on top of all that crap now! Hopefully adding these vitamins in now will get me sleeping.
So get your vitamins checked if at all possible.
There is a guy at my group that has been supplementing his diet with large amounts of Vitamin D. He is doing this under Doctors order and care. He is BP1 with psychotic features. ( same as me)
He supplements for a few months and then not anymore. Mostly to combat winter depression. He runs low on vitamin D when he does his blood work.
It has helped him in the past. I guess its best under a Doctors care cus it can increase your chance of a manic episode. (google)
I really dont know much. I googled it. Lots of info so it's a thing. Some studies say its helpful for Bipolar Depression, others not.
Does anyone have experience with vitamin D supplements? Or know anything more than what is available online?
I sure would like to have something I can take only in the Winter to combat depression.
I really dont want another med added to my cocktail, its confusing enough. A vitamin that helped would be nice.
Hey you may have noticed that I tried Potassium with good results.
now I have "designed" a "protocol", called "Uber's protocol" for improving symptoms of schizophrenia, which does wonders for me.
In my protocol I suggest to stay on antipsychitics but take some nutrients (all within the RDA) alog with that. It's even backed by some (pseudo) science!
take a look, I need traffic to get on top of google ;-)
Anyone know of any kind of supplement (vitamins, herbs, etc) that help reduce mania?