Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1093547

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i'm going to try NAC

Posted by Jeroen on December 17, 2016, at 7:26:34

N-acetylcysteine (NAC). While it is beyond the scope of this article to offer an intensive review of all agents, we do wish to briefly mention NAC, which affects the glutathione antioxidant system. In patients with BP, a subgroup analysis found that NAC led to remission of manic symptoms.30 Most studies, however, suggest that NAC has more robust effects on depressive symptoms.31


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Re: i'm going to try NAC

Posted by SLS on December 17, 2016, at 12:15:31

In reply to i'm going to try NAC, posted by Jeroen on December 17, 2016, at 7:26:34

It can take 4-6 months for NAC to produce noticeable improvements in the negative symptoms of schizophrenia along with positive symptoms. NAC is also shown to improve depression in MDD and BD, but can take just as long to occur. I believe the dosages used have been around 2000 mg/day. I don't take it because it might accelerate metastasis of melanoma in high-risk individuals. I had several severe sunburns when I was younger.


- Scott

 

to SLS

Posted by Jeroen on December 17, 2016, at 13:07:33

In reply to Re: i'm going to try NAC, posted by SLS on December 17, 2016, at 12:15:31

SLS what's that?

 

Re: i'm going to try NAC SLS

Posted by Phillipa on December 17, 2016, at 22:27:23

In reply to Re: i'm going to try NAC, posted by SLS on December 17, 2016, at 12:15:31

Scott did you have melanoma or just the severe sunburns? P

 

Re: to SLS Jeroen

Posted by Phillipa on December 17, 2016, at 22:29:14

In reply to to SLS, posted by Jeroen on December 17, 2016, at 13:07:33

Jeroen to answer what you asked Scott Metastatic Melanoma is cancer of the skin basically that has spread to other organs of the body. Usually via the lymph system. Phillipa

 

Re: to SLS Phillipa

Posted by SLS on December 18, 2016, at 14:53:15

In reply to Re: to SLS Jeroen, posted by Phillipa on December 17, 2016, at 22:29:14

> Jeroen to answer what you asked Scott Metastatic Melanoma is cancer of the skin basically that has spread to other organs of the body. Usually via the lymph system. Phillipa

Jeroen,

My risk of getting melanoma skin cancer is pretty high because of my history of getting sunburns when I was younger. NAC doesn't cause melanoma. However, if I do get melanoma, NAC could possibly make matters worse by allowing the cancer to spread (metastasize) faster as described by Phillipa.


- Scott


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