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Re: Fish oil linkadge

Posted by Abby7 on February 28, 2003, at 12:50:13

In reply to Fish oil, posted by linkadge on February 27, 2003, at 14:25:15

> Fish oil is a powerful antidepressant, and
> has few side effects (fishy breath) while
> it may not be as effective as the drugs
> he takes, it can dramatically improve mood.
> I am now 18 and have been experiencing depression
> since about 12 yrs. While SSRI's helped, I really turned around upon starting fish oil. Many of the people here can attest to its help.
> Good Luck
Thanks for reply. Actually I have tried adding omega 3 fatty acids after reading a study conducted by Andrew Stoll. Based on the study, I've been trying to add 3 to 4 grams of the EPA component of the omega 3's each day which amounts to quite a few capsules. We only started a couple of weeks ago & have missed some days here and there. Could you share what exactly you tried, in what amount, & how long before a response? thanks.......
Also, relative to psychotherapy, we've been doing that for the past few years also, along with medication. It's been helpful for coping skills but the root of the problem is the biochemical imbalance.
A particular problem is, I believe, his sensitivity to these meds. I know many people are helped by the 50 mg level of zoloft, but when we've gone from 25mg to 37.5 in the past week, I'm seeing what I believe is zoloft's impact on dopamine (more irritable, on edge, up later at night) but no impact on serotonin as his mood his still poor. Based on this, I'm afraid that going to 50mg would only result in more irritability





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