Posted by ghuber on July 26, 2005, at 9:27:24
In reply to Re: Inositol for OCD, posted by LOOPS on June 30, 2005, at 8:09:30
I took Inositol in dosages between 9-18 grams for a total of one year after withdrawing from SSRIs. It worked fairly well... Towards the end of the year I added 1-2mg daily of L-Tyrosine which threw off my serotonin/dopamine balance and made me start to obsess (I have depression, OCD and anxiety) I decided to go back on drugs because I was bad shape... I found that upon starting SSRI's I was VERY VERY sensitive. That was almost a year ago -- I can only tolerate about a max of 3mg of celexa now, I use to be able to tolerate 30mg. My pdoc and I discussed this; our conclusion is the Inositol desensitized the serotonin receptors in my brain causing a hypersensitivity to the drug. It's been almost a year now and I am still at 3mg of Celexa... I'm investigating amino acid theropy as the Celexa does not agree with me very well.
Also, if you take a mood stabilizer like Lithium, you should not take Inositol. Lithium actually depletes Inositol in the brain, which is one of its mechanisms. It has been stated that Inositol is not good for people with Bipolar depression.