Posted by Lao Tzu on March 14, 2011, at 16:56:25
In reply to Re: High potentcy vites for Schizophrenia, posted by Christ_empowered on March 12, 2011, at 18:56:03
My symptoms were milder when I was younger too. I think it all started in my college years, which was about 1991-92. I had terrible anxiety back then and throughout my career years. I think that I didn't excel in my career choices because of the anxiety. Oh well, that's in the past. I also think that I didn't look for companionship until I was medicated, specifically with benzos (Ativan was like a god-send to me). Unlike most schizophrenics who develop the illness in their 20s, my full-blown psychosis didn't start until I was 33. That's usually the time that females develop it, not males. Males get it younger usually than females. I started getting involved with ghost hunting, taking pictures of old historic places, going to cemeteries with my digital recorder, hoping to catch some voices on tape and then analyze it on my computer. The funny thing is that that's exactly what ghost hunters do, and they aren't necessarily psychotic. I was recording voices that weren't actually in my head. I even have a pretty significant photo of a ghost in period clothing. What puzzles me is how interconnected our own internal voices are with the voices of the dead? Was I more in tune with the other side just because I was naturally sensitive to it? My family thinks the whole ghost thing is ridiculous, but to this day I wonder exactly what was I experiencing back then? Was it all in my mind, or did I touch something beyond what we know as physical reality? Back then I delved into metaphysics and spirit energy. I don't do this anymore because I'm not convinced there is any significance to it, but in the back of my mind, I still wonder if some people experience things that necessarily don't jive in the real world. Maybe I was caught in two different realities. I know, this sounds really strange, right? I even knew someone where I worked (who by the way was not psychotic) who had recorded voices of disembodied spirits and was a member of a local ghost hunting group. Anyway, that's in the past, but I still have saved my one photo of the ghost on my computer. I took it with a standard 35mm camera, nothing fancy, and I took it at night. I thought maybe I was just imagining it, but to me it's plain as day, a little fuzzy, but definitely the face of someone.
Back to the supplements. I have tried high dose Niacin in the past, and that eventually failed. I think some psychotics benefit from Niacin or niacinamide, especially if you have histapenia (over-methylation). I think I'm more of a pyroluric, benefitting from things like B6, zinc, manganese, and GLA. Do you use folate or folic acid as part of your treatment? Again, folate is great for histapenic people, but contraindicated for histadelics. I know personally, I can't tolerate use of folate probably because my folate levels are either normal or high. I do benefit somewhat from vitamin B12, but I take a very low dosage everyday, only 375micrograms is my optimum dosage and works very well for me. Thank you for your posts. I enjoy reading them as well. I think this a great place for communicating with people. I've actually been here since 2008, and I'm always interested in what people have to say, but I don't read all of the threads, and I try to put my two cents in where I can.