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Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on April 2, 2022, at 3:32:15

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by Lamdage22 on April 2, 2022, at 0:42:05

> > > Which nutrients do you think are most important in maintaining mental health?
> > > - Scott
> >
> > All nutrients you are deficient in. There are few if any nutrients that don't play a role in mental health. Some directly, others indirectly. Physical health has more influence on mental health than most people think. I'd say blood test the nutrients that people are most often deficient in.
> >
> The nutrients not only people in general but people with your specific condition are most often deficient in.
>

What specific nutrients are you thinking of? I have tried vitamins and many other supplements without noticing any change.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 2, 2022, at 3:41:47

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by undopaminergic on April 2, 2022, at 3:32:15

> What specific nutrients are you thinking of? I have tried vitamins and many other supplements without noticing any change.
>
> -undopaminergic

My opinion:

Iodine deficiency is common in europe. D3 deficiency. B12 can be low. Iron can be low. Magnesium. Zinc.

Then neorotransmitter precursors Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine. With these caution may be advised with certain psyhmeds.

Take K2 MK7 all trans also if you take D3. Also EPA/DHA is often low.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 2, 2022, at 3:48:05

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by Lamdage22 on April 2, 2022, at 3:41:47

These are the basics in my mind. If you are not an excellent negotiator, testing these will cost. To me it was worth it.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by SLS on April 2, 2022, at 16:52:35

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by undopaminergic on April 2, 2022, at 3:32:15

> > > > Which nutrients do you think are most important in maintaining mental health?
> > > > - Scott
> > >
> > > All nutrients you are deficient in. There are few if any nutrients that don't play a role in mental health. Some directly, others indirectly. Physical health has more influence on mental health than most people think. I'd say blood test the nutrients that people are most often deficient in.
> > >
> > The nutrients not only people in general but people with your specific condition are most often deficient in.
> >
>
> What specific nutrients are you thinking of? I have tried vitamins and many other supplements without noticing any change.
>
> -undopaminergic
>


I myself have had only minimal success from using vitamins, supplements, or nutriceuticals. The one substance that I noticed a marked improvement with was L-methylfolate in the form of Deplin. It was significant, but transient. I think it helped for about three months. I guess that's why it never caught on. Since my knowledge of basic nutritional needs and using supra-therapeutic dosages of nutrients, I was looking to learn something from Lamdage.


- Scott

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 2, 2022, at 23:24:25

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by SLS on April 2, 2022, at 16:52:35

I recommend getting tested. You can't say supplements don't work because they do, IF you have a deficiency. If you don't there is no point in supplementing. Iodine is best tested in urine. I think I had more deficiencies than average.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 3, 2022, at 0:20:20

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by Lamdage22 on April 2, 2022, at 23:24:25

Some here spend thousands on Transmagnetic whatever, so why not spend 150 on a nutrient test.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by rose45 on April 3, 2022, at 12:19:46

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS rose45, posted by SLS on April 1, 2022, at 20:09:36

Im still alive, Scott. Thank you for asking, but totally suicidal, although I dont think I will ever do it. But cant face however many years are left for me to live in this state. My memory is practically non existent,
and I can't do the simplest of things but Im afraid to come off the lamotrigine which I know is the culprit as I tried, and the depression and anxiety got so much worse. NHS want me to add lithium. I already am unable to come off tcp,lamotrigine and olanzapine.Is there any hope for me? I just cannot see any.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS SLS

Posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 9:54:26

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS rose45, posted by SLS on April 1, 2022, at 20:09:36

> Hi, Rose.
>
> > > A "bridge" is meant to be a temporary treatment to mitigate any suffering that occur during a washout period.
> > >
> > > For me, I think there are 2 drugs that make good candidates tor being a bridges.
> > >
> > > 1. Zyprexa (olanzapine)
> > > 2. Saphris (asenapine)
> > >
> > > Although Abilify (aripiprazole) might work well to mitigate an antidepressant withdrawal syndrome, discontinuing it is problematic and produces anxiety as its own withdrawal syndrome.
> > >
> > >
> > > - Scott
> >
> > Isn't Olanzapine also very difficult to come off?
>
>
> That's a good point. I have not had a problem with olanzapine discontinuation the few time I took it. Maybe I just got lucky. Is anxiety a withdrawal symptom of olanzapine discontinuation?
>
> I don't think I ever asked you how you were feeling.
>
> Don't worry, I won't start now...
>
> Silliness aside, are you hanging in there?
>
>
> - Scott

Im hanging in there but in a very bad way. The NHS want to add lithium. From what I gather from your posts, lithium is not an essential part of your recovery ?
Do you think it can kick-start the tcp which is no longer working ? Lamotrigine did kick start it many months ago, but then stopped working and has now completely destroyed my memory and Im finding it very hard to come off it. In fact, Im finding it impossible to come off tcp, or lamotrigine or olanzapine. Just dont know what to do.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on April 4, 2022, at 10:24:05

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS SLS, posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 9:54:26

> Do you think it can kick-start the tcp which is no longer working ? Lamotrigine did kick start it many months ago, but then stopped working and has now completely destroyed my memory and Im finding it very hard to come off it. In fact, Im finding it impossible to come off tcp, or lamotrigine or olanzapine. Just dont know what to do.
>
>

It sounds like it can't get much worse, or I wouldn't ask, but have you ever tried psychedelics?

-undopaminergic

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 11:33:25

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS SLS, posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 9:54:26

Rose, Lithium can calm your suicidal thoughts down quite a bit. Can you get low dose? I am on 225. I recall SLS thinks it is essential for him too. Few side effects at low dose. Hope this helps.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 11:36:37

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS SLS, posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 9:54:26

What is tcp?

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS Lamdage22

Posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 11:49:47

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 11:33:25

> Rose, Lithium can calm your suicidal thoughts down quite a bit. Can you get low dose? I am on 225. I recall SLS thinks it is essential for him too. Few side effects at low dose. Hope this helps.

I will try to limit it to low dose, even if they dont agree..... Why are you taking it ?
But my main problem is this dreadful anxiety, which used to be covered up by the tcp when it was working. Not sure if lithium can help with anxiety?

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 12:27:49

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS Lamdage22, posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 11:49:47

Specifically against suicidal thoughts. And for neuroprotection. It is basically a mineral. You'll find it in water in varying conncentrations. Not sure about anxiety, maybe not as much. But suicidal thoughts hurt. At least me.


> I will try to limit it to low dose, even if they dont agree..... Why are you taking it ?
> But my main problem is this dreadful anxiety, which used to be covered up by the tcp when it was working. Not sure if lithium can help with anxiety?

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 12:32:43

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 12:27:49

I like liposomal GABA for anxiety. It is a version of GABA that crosses the blood brain barrier. There is a product that also has Theanine in it. It doesn't hurt. I can't sleep without it.
https://www.quicksilverscientific.com/all-products/gaba-l-theanine/

Not getting any money from them. You guys know I'm real.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on April 4, 2022, at 12:33:50

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 11:36:37

> What is tcp?

TranylCyPromine. Or Transmission Control Protocol (which gets used every time you access a web site).

-undopaminergic

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 12:35:49

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 12:32:43

Is there any history of psychosis or mania? If so, caution with psychedelics or stimulants. Thats just my cents.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 12:42:04

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by undopaminergic on April 4, 2022, at 12:33:50

> > What is tcp?
>
> TranylCyPromine. Or Transmission Control Protocol (which gets used every time you access a web site).
>
> -undopaminergic

Probably the former in this context.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS rose45

Posted by SLS on April 4, 2022, at 13:22:53

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS SLS, posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 9:54:26

Hi, Rose.

> >
> > I don't think I ever asked you how you were feeling.
> >
> > Don't worry, I won't start now...
> >
> > Silliness aside, are you hanging in there?
> >
> >
> > - Scott

> Im hanging in there but in a very bad way. The NHS want to add lithium. From what I gather from your posts, lithium is not an essential part of your recovery ?

.

No!

Lithium *is* essential for me!

However, lithium produces an antidepressant effect for me *only* at 300 mg/day. Once I increase the dosage to 450 mg/day, I begin to deteriorate. It's amazing. I found some literature that suggests an explanation for this. Lithium demonstrates a bimodal effect on both glutamate neurotransmission and clinical response.

> Do you think it can kick-start the tcp which is no longer working ? Lamotrigine did kick start it many months ago, but then stopped working and has now completely destroyed my memory and Im finding it very hard to come off it. In fact, Im finding it impossible to come off tcp, or lamotrigine or olanzapine. Just dont know what to do.


I have responded best to Parnate when it was combined with either desipramine or nortriptyline.

- Scott


 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS rose45

Posted by SLS on April 4, 2022, at 13:27:01

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS SLS, posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 9:54:26

Hi, Rose.

> >
> > I don't think I ever asked you how you were feeling.
> >
> > Don't worry, I won't start now...
> >
> > Silliness aside, are you hanging in there?
> >
> >
> > - Scott

> Im hanging in there but in a very bad way. The NHS want to add lithium. From what I gather from your posts, lithium is not an essential part of your recovery ?

.

No!

Lithium *is* essential for me!

However, lithium produces an antidepressant effect for me *only* at 300 mg/day. Once I increase the dosage to 450 mg/day, I begin to deteriorate. It's amazing. I found some literature that suggests an explanation for this. Lithium demonstrates a bimodal effect on both glutamate neurotransmission and clinical response.

> Do you think it can kick-start the tcp which is no longer working ? Lamotrigine did kick start it many months ago, but then stopped working and has now completely destroyed my memory and Im finding it very hard to come off it. In fact, Im finding it impossible to come off tcp, or lamotrigine or olanzapine. Just dont know what to do.


I have responded best to Parnate when it was combined with either desipramine or nortriptyline.

If you have never tried Nardil, I strongly encourage you to do so. It is much better for anxiety than is Parnate. For me, Nardil makes me feel much "brighter" than Parnate. Nardil is also "pro-social". I did not find Parnate capable of doing this, even when it produced a remission of depression.


- Scott


 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 13:36:59

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS rose45, posted by SLS on April 4, 2022, at 13:27:01

I can second that.

> If you have never tried Nardil, I strongly encourage you to do so. It is much better for anxiety than is Parnate. For me, Nardil makes me feel much "brighter" than Parnate. Nardil is also "pro-social". I did not find Parnate capable of doing this, even when it produced a remission of depression.


 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 13:53:48

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS rose45, posted by SLS on April 4, 2022, at 13:27:01

It has cool pro GABA effects. In a way that is more sustainable and less addicting than Benzos.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 13:56:17

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 13:53:48

If I could, Id like just the GABAergic effect and not the MAO Inhibition. That got me in a problematic state.

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 17:42:26

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS rose45, posted by SLS on April 4, 2022, at 13:27:01

> Hi, Rose.
>
> > >
> > > I don't think I ever asked you how you were feeling.
> > >
> > > Don't worry, I won't start now...
> > >
> > > Silliness aside, are you hanging in there?
> > >
> > >
> > > - Scott
>
> > Im hanging in there but in a very bad way. The NHS want to add lithium. From what I gather from your posts, lithium is not an essential part of your recovery ?
>
> .
>
> No!
>
> Lithium *is* essential for me!
>
> However, lithium produces an antidepressant effect for me *only* at 300 mg/day. Once I increase the dosage to 450 mg/day, I begin to deteriorate. It's amazing. I found some literature that suggests an explanation for this. Lithium demonstrates a bimodal effect on both glutamate neurotransmission and clinical response.
>
> > Do you think it can kick-start the tcp which is no longer working ? Lamotrigine did kick start it many months ago, but then stopped working and has now completely destroyed my memory and Im finding it very hard to come off it. In fact, Im finding it impossible to come off tcp, or lamotrigine or olanzapine. Just dont know what to do.
>
>
> I have responded best to Parnate when it was combined with either desipramine or nortriptyline.
>
> If you have never tried Nardil, I strongly encourage you to do so. It is much better for anxiety than is Parnate. For me, Nardil makes me feel much "brighter" than Parnate. Nardil is also "pro-social". I did not find Parnate capable of doing this, even when it produced a remission of depression.
>
>
> - Scott
>
>
> I thought you said that you take lithium now mainly to stave off Alzheimers.... maybe i misunderstood.

Nardil was the first med I was ever put on, and it lasted 22 years before it stopped working. I then went on to parnate which I preferred. It suited me very well and had less side effects than nardil. But it stopped working after I reduced it, and now I am unable to come off it, even though it is no longer totally working. The pain is too great. Same is true for lamotrigine.

Re.lithium, do you do the blood tests regularly... or did you just take 300 mg from the start, without the blood tests?

Lithium doesnt really help with anxiety does it?


 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 23:56:31

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by rose45 on April 4, 2022, at 17:42:26

> Lithium doesnt really help with anxiety does it?

Maybe a little bit. Everyone is different. Are you not interested in reducing suicidality?

 

Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS

Posted by rose45 on April 5, 2022, at 6:13:03

In reply to Re: combining nardil and parnate ) SLS, posted by Lamdage22 on April 4, 2022, at 23:56:31

> > Lithium doesnt really help with anxiety does it?
>
> Maybe a little bit. Everyone is different. Are you not interested in reducing suicidality?


My feeling of suicidality comes from not being able to accept that I have to live from now on as I am now. Its more from an intellectual understanding, if that makes sense.

I asked Scott this same question, but do you have regular blood tests for lithium, or did you just decide to stay on a low dose, and do not need blood tests?
>
>


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