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NAC anyone try it

Posted by markwell on November 16, 2011, at 15:23:11

My pdoc is at a loss on what to try for an antidepressant. Nov 1 he started me on 2000mgs nac.
I'm bp1 and this is the only thing I will be taking for depression. I'm taking 600mgs of tegretol for a mood stabilizer. Has anyone tried nac? I dont have any side effects except an occasional case of heartburn. Can it be used as a stand alone AD? I appreciate any insights.
Mark

 

Re: NAC anyone try it

Posted by Johnnybaklava on November 17, 2011, at 11:42:26

In reply to NAC anyone try it, posted by markwell on November 16, 2011, at 15:23:11

It's my impression that it's a wonderful complement to an anti-depressant more than a stand alone. But I haven't taken nearly the amount you have. I was taking 500mg, so your effects will be greater, I'm assuming. It was something I didn't notice a great deal when I was on it, but I noticed it when I stopped: a dip in mood. So I'd take it again and it would go away within a couple of days. I don't take it anymore mainly because I was taking it for a while and thought I should take a break. I take a reduced form of glutathione a few times a week and I get a similar response. I might try a higher dose.

 

Re: NAC anyone try it

Posted by BrainDamage on November 19, 2011, at 5:22:14

In reply to NAC anyone try it, posted by markwell on November 16, 2011, at 15:23:11

Wow its amazing that your Doctor would try that!
No chance of that in the UK..........

I personally love NAC, although others, such as Linkadge don't get on with it

There's a study suggesting it helps in Bipolar depression, but I doubt it would work well as a standalone, what ever the dosage............

 

Re: NAC anyone try it

Posted by markwell on November 19, 2011, at 6:49:39

In reply to Re: NAC anyone try it, posted by BrainDamage on November 19, 2011, at 5:22:14

I don't do well with antidepressants so that's why my pdoc is giving this a try. So better as an augmentation? The ad effect is subtle? I was hoping for more.
Mark

 

Re: NAC anyone try it markwell

Posted by SLS on November 19, 2011, at 8:38:50

In reply to Re: NAC anyone try it, posted by markwell on November 19, 2011, at 6:49:39

> I don't do well with antidepressants so that's why my pdoc is giving this a try. So better as an augmentation? The ad effect is subtle? I was hoping for more.
> Mark


If NAC is going to work, it can take as long as 4-6 months to see results.


- Scott

 

Re: NAC anyone try it

Posted by markwell on November 19, 2011, at 9:14:05

In reply to Re: NAC anyone try it markwell, posted by SLS on November 19, 2011, at 8:38:50

Yea that's a concern. I've been depressed for 2 years with no relief so at least I'm doing something.
Mark

 

Re: NAC anyone try it

Posted by markwell on November 19, 2011, at 15:23:06

In reply to Re: NAC anyone try it markwell, posted by SLS on November 19, 2011, at 8:38:50

Yea that's a concern. I've been depressed for 2 years with no relief so at least I'm doing something.
Mark

 

Re: NAC anyone try it markwell

Posted by Phillipa on November 20, 2011, at 17:44:30

In reply to Re: NAC anyone try it, posted by markwell on November 19, 2011, at 15:23:06

I was given a CD that was given to my pdoc by the drug companies she asked me to listen to it. Very long but it seems that they feel it can help prevent Alzheimers or slow down the progression. I didn't hear it mentioned for depression? Phillipa

 

Re: NAC anyone try it

Posted by bleauberry on November 25, 2011, at 11:34:09

In reply to NAC anyone try it, posted by markwell on November 16, 2011, at 15:23:11

I wouldn't count on nac being any kind of great antidepressant for you. I mean, in this game anything is possible but I just don't see that happening with nac. It is however a good supplement, I believe, to include even in tiny doses with just about anything else you do. I would be wary of this if someone had a history of amalgam fillings or any known or suspected absorption of metals....lead from auto industry decades ago, lived near polluting factory, etc. That's because in those cases nac is going to stir up a lot of those stored toxins and recirculate them. It doesn't have enough power to cling to them tightly all the way to excretion. Some people get worse on nac and that might be one reason why.

If your doc is at a loss then I assume you have tried 2 or 3 different brands of rhodiola rosea?

 

Re: NAC anyone try it bleauberry

Posted by former poster on January 22, 2012, at 1:34:07

In reply to Re: NAC anyone try it, posted by bleauberry on November 25, 2011, at 11:34:09

....I would be wary of this if someone had a history of amalgam fillings or any known or suspected absorption of metals....lead from auto industry decades ago, lived near polluting factory, etc....

That is a pretty broad range of people. Where did you get this information from?


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