Posted by Isuba on November 24, 2004, at 0:41:21
In reply to I am taking Lamictal and, posted by bruce_w6 on March 2, 2004, at 17:00:11
> I am taking Lamictal and was wondering if adding Lithium orotate will stop the mind racing. I am at 100 mg of Lamictal and don't know if a highr dose (when I reach it) will stop the mind racing.
> I can't remember when I have had a good nights sleep. I am trying to go natural meds if I can.
> Melatonan puts me to sleep but I am awake 2-3 hours later with my mind back to racing and I can't fall back to sleep.
I have been taking OmegaBrite now for 8 months. It is very good. I have Bipolar I with Psychosis. I take 4 capsules per day with 500mg Vit. C and 400 IU of Vit. E. http://www.omegabrite.com/ The main ingredient is Eicosapentaenoic Acid or EPA, which is a type of Omega-3 Fatty Acid. Each capsule of OmegaBrite has 350mg of EPA, 500mg Total contents. 4 caps would be 1400mg of EPA that I consume every day. It is excellent. Racing thoughts are gone. Manias and risky behaviors are gone. Delusions and psychosis are like 99% gone. I still have the occasional mild higher energy state but it's almost a non-issue. For like 4-5 Months I had no depressions worth mentioning. HOWEVER... when the first fall/ beginning of winter came, that I was taking this fish oil... finally a BIG major depressive episode broke through. So it doens't completely take care of the depressive end. But I don't think I'll ever have another mania or racing thoughts risky behavior, trying to do too many things at once and getting confused or overwhelmed again. And THANK GOD FOR THAT.
NOTE: Safety Note: Make sure you find a product that does not contain Mercury, or other heavy metals or toxins... Make sure they filter them out. Would suck to get the mania and psychosis and stuff under control and then end up with long term Mercury Poisoning...
There is another comparable product on the market similar to OmegaBrite, called OM3... but I have not personally tried it out. http://www.isodisnatura.co.uk/om3.htm
I think I will now do more research on Lithium Orotate, and eventually try it if all checks out ok, in my eyes. I have just discovered it tonight.
Thanks a lot, and let's put the greedy pharmaceutical companies back in their goddamned places. ;)