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Re: No meds

Posted by SLS on September 2, 2017, at 5:10:46

In reply to No meds, posted by Markwell on August 31, 2017, at 16:46:46

> I have and always have had a difficult time with meds. Can anyone recommend a book or aware of a dr that treats without meds.

> I was off meds for about 3 years but just couldn't make it work.

What exactly did you try during this period of time?

In my mind, herbs and supra-nutritional dosages of many "supplements" are really acting as drugs and can have negative side effects and can become toxic along with their potential to produce therapeutic effects. St. John's Wort is not "natural" in the body any more than is Prozac. Still, I would rather get well by taking substances that do occur in the body naturally and without medication. So, if you are interested in using "naturopathic" treatments, I think you are beginning the process the right way in wanting to read books and gather your own information that does not rely on the guesswork of people who you know nothing about or who have no formal training. For instance, I have no formal training, and would not rely on my limited knowledge and guesswork. However, finding a competent doctor who specializes in biological psychiatry can be difficult, and is sometimes a matter of luck.

It is not natural to have a mental illness. It often takes something that is not natural to treat it successfully. If you have not had any luck with the choices made using allopathic medication, perhaps there are alternatives that would work. I doubt that you have tried every treatment regime that can be constructed using a combination of different medications. My bias is obvious. I am more confident that I need potent medication to get well rather than herbs and supplements. I do, however, like the idea of combining supplement substances with medication. For instance, adding N-acetylcysteine (NAC) to Lamictal can produce a more robust therapeutic response than using Lamictal alone.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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