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Re: Hey, Cass, are you feeling any better?

Posted by JohnL on August 13, 1999, at 17:59:01

In reply to Re: Hey, Cass, are you feeling any better?, posted by Cass on August 11, 1999, at 14:24:07

Hi Cass. I don't know anything of your situation or drugs. But it sounds like things are kind of rough, yeah? You mentioned SAMe. I'm just here to put in my two cents that I think that is a reasonable and safe consideration. You'll know in 3 days to a week, 2 weeks at the longest, if it is of help. It can be taken for three purposes: 1)To get quick relief while waiting for an AD to work, 2)To allow a lower dose of the AD, 3)To replace the AD. I have tried SAMe in that order. I find 1) and 2) to make a noticeable difference. I don't think it will ever replace the AD. Sometimes I think it's just my imagination, but when I stop taking it I definitely don't feel as good as when I do. It kickstarted my Prozac quickly, and I think I'm able to keep a lower dose because of it. I'm only into week 6, so I really can't be an informed source. I still have a long way to go. But I do think it is a safe and easy thing to try. It just might be the bridge you need to get over the hump.

I noticed today Wal*Mart has it. Nature Made brand. $19.96. Take on an empty stomach. Start two pills first day. Three the next. Hold steady at four and see how it goes. You can go as high as 8 a day. But it is pricey, $1 per pill. But like I said, it could be the bridge to provide quick relief. It's so short-acting, that whether it works or not, you can turn it on or off like a switch. If you're feeling really bad, I personally think based just on my own experience it can give you the strength to get over the hump. I notice no side effects, except I feel more energy. I think it's worth a look-see. I would be cautious if taken with an MAOI. But other than that it is a very benign compound our own bodies manufacture. And unless it's my imagination, it really helps. Even if it is my imagination, if it helps, who cares! Worth a try. Just my opinion. Wishing you felt better. JohnL.




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