Posted by g_g_g_unit on October 26, 2009, at 1:29:30
In reply to Re: question for brainbeard. » g_g_g_unit, posted by metafunj on October 25, 2009, at 9:34:30
> I did more research and the incident of hypomania occurred in a woman who was depressed after a traumatic brain injury. She was taking fluoxetine, buspirone, ginkgo, st. john's wort, and melatonin. My guess is St. John's wort is what added to her mania since I have taken ginkgo before and it only has mild mood boosting effects. In fact I only noticed the positive effects of ginkgo after I stopped it.
> For that reason I would not worry about B-6, since I felt better on ginkgo. If it was removing to much I probably would have felt worse on it. If you do try it, ginkgold is the only brand in the US that is made the German Commission E standard.
i supplement with B6 anyway.
i didn't bring up hypomania did i? regardless, i posed the question in alternative, and was just curious if you could or brainbeard answer - what's the difference between hypomania and overstimulation? i mean, just before Parnate i took SAM-e a couple of times and felt really buzzed and talkative, yet never "out of control" to any degree. i've never been DX'd with Bipolar, fwiw.
i know SAM-e can be stimulating, but i was just wondering what warning signs to look out for that might distinguish hypomania? maybe since i've been depressed for so long i was just confusing it with happiness :/