Posted by Tomatheus on August 11, 2012, at 23:30:16
In reply to DHEA how long to work?, posted by AlexCanada on August 11, 2012, at 22:17:45
> DHA I assume you mean DHEA? I take 50mg tablets about 3 times a day for the past 4 days. Might be some improvement but I'm not sure since I have been dealing with other factors.
> How long did DHEA take to start working for you? And specifically how did it actually make you feel? More interest/motivation/drive/pleasure? I deal with melancholic depression.
I actually did mean DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, which is one of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil), and not DHEA. But I've taken DHEA. The first few times I tried the supplement, I noticed a definite reduction in my depressive symptoms (lack of energy, psychomotor retardation, hypersomnia, difficulty concentrating, and anhedonia) that lasted for approximately three days before the supplement seemed to lose its effectiveness. When I tried the supplement more recently, I noticed similar effects but also feelings of agitation that were more pronounced than usual. I think I took one 50-mg tablet daily when I tried DHEA. But for me the effects of the supplement were something that I felt right away, and they were most pronounced during my first few days on it.
Dx: schizoaffective disorder
Treatments: Abilify, 6 supplements, & counseling