Posted by MoparFan91 on June 30, 2005, at 1:10:20
In reply to Re: Inositol for OCD, posted by LOOPS on June 29, 2005, at 13:10:44
> Hiya -
> I used inositol with GABA in the past - around 500mg 3x daily with 500mg GABA. I found it make me very emotionally volatile, but helped with sleeping. I started having major mood swings after awhile on it, which totally settled after I realized from my journal it might be the inositol - so switched to lithium orotate for a few days which totally restabilized me. I'm not officially bipolar, but have many mood swings/depression/anxiety.
My bipolar (even unmedicated) basically looks like many mood swings throughout the day along with steady depression and sometimes anxiety moments. Those things have kinda made me doubt my bipolar diagnosis at times because I never had long periods [days/weeks/months] of hardcore mania (like the ones I hear about with psychotic delusions, grandeur, spending sprees, going "days" without sleep, climbing the walls, etc.) The more intense highs I had were only when I was on SSRI's. Otherwise, I never really had them. I get pretty bad depressions, though, but mostly the mood swings I have during the day look much like just Cyclothymia rather than full-blown bipolar.
> Right now I'm having good results with EFAs.
What doses of those are you taking?
For me, I'm taking 1 TBS of Cod Liver Oil for Omega 3 (this has a little over 1g of EPA) and 2g of Evening Primrose Oil for GLA.