Posted by Lao Tzu on February 11, 2011, at 15:28:44
I have schizophrenia, and though it is difficult to deal with at times, I have been fortunate in many ways. I have a supportive family. My medication helps most of the symptoms, but not all. I take a lot of vitamins and they help as well to keep my mind functioning better. Some of the vitamins that are really helpful are B12, B6, B1, E, C, zinc, and selenium, and some fish and borage oil each. Over time, I needed to determine optimum dosages of these vitamins, and it was very frustrating. I couldn't quite determine beneficial dosages, but over time I learned about the dosages that were most effective for me. It took a long time, though. Nowadays, I do feel a lot better, but some symptoms persist, such as low motivation, low socialization, not working, and at times, a little depression and anxiety, but these two are not overly troublesome. I deal with it the best way I can. I am currently working on trying to change my thinking, which may contribute to the anxiety and depression. I bought a book on changing your thinking. I don't know if it would help a person with schizophrenia, but it couldn't hurt either. So if you are schizophrenic, know that medication and vitamins will help you, but know that it will take some time to figure it all out. I've been through a lot of hell, and I think I am stronger because of it.