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I been off med for 2 years now and i'm still suffering from anxiety and can't handle any kind of stress without getting back into a wave with extreme feeling of hopelessness with suicidal thoughts and crying spell. I'm looking for a supplement to help me cope with stress, a friend of mine told me about Ortho Adapt and i want to know if this will help my symptoms?

 

2004-2010 on antidepressant i tried many kind; Paxil 20mg, Wellbutrin 100mg, Celexca 20-30mg, Effexor 37.5, Seroquel 200-250mg. Between 2004-2010 i moved a lot and different towns and provinces so i consulted  4-5 doctors and was not really followed by any of them.

2010-2015 off meds cold turkey, I slept for 3-4 months and my mom's basement I don't think I ever really recovered from it. June/2015 I spent 6 weeks in hospital. June2015 to august/2020 back on meds Lexapro20mg, Seroquel 25-50mg, i never really felt well after my hospitalization.

June/2016 detox fasting of 11 days in Thailand, I stop seroquel. 2017 I end up in India for a year and tried a quick taper of 2-3 months, became really unstable, very anxious and depressed so I went back on lexopra20mg. 1/Dec/ 2018 quick taper - Dec/31/2018 off med, Jan/30/2019 reinstate  5mg, 15/april/2019 back on 20mg. 24/oct/2019 back on seroquel 25mg major anxiety. 1/feb/2020 stop seroquel.  April/2020 i start taping to 10mg June/16/ 5mg - july/2020 2.5mg august/2020 till now off med.

 

 

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First, this is a compound (and it's expen$ive!).  So if you react to it, you do not know what you are reacting to:  the ashwaganda?  the liquorice extract?  The porcine glandular?  The B-5?  The Rhodiola?  The ginseng?

Any of these can cause reactions. In combination, 1+1=10 potential reactions.  1+1+1+1+1+1 = 60 potential reactions.

 

If you wish to try these supplements for calming your adrenals, I would not recommend liquorice, ever - as it is associated with palpitations and heart arrhythmias.  It astonishes me that they put this is so many supplements, and it gives me an indication that this is a kitchen sink attitude - throw a bunch of stuff together and market it.

From my experience, the benefits of these as single supplements, in order:

Porcine glandular - I take this  (I have no thyroid or ovaries, and so need glandular support for my adrenals)

Ashwaganda - I take this

Rhodiola - I have used, but it is activating and expensive.  Some people have gotten good results from this, I got some results, but not enough to justify the price.

Ginseng - I have used this, but more as a "tonic" than a supplement.  Overuse can be stimulating.

 

I'm sorry for your struggles.  I recognise your desperation, but running to bottles of stuff like this can cause more problems than it solves.  And - rob you blind of your money.

 

When trying supplements, try one ingredient at a time, and start slow, with a sliver (I think it was Alto said what fits on the tine of a fork) to ensure you don't react to it, and gradually build up to a full dose.

 

 

 

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"Easy, easy - just go easy and you'll finish." - Hawaiian Kapuna

 

Holding is hard work, holding is a blessing. Give your brain time to heal before you try again.

 

My suggestions are not medical advice, you are in charge of your own medical choices.

 

A lifetime of being prescribed antidepressants that caused problems (30 years in total). At age 35 flipped to "bipolar," but was not diagnosed for 5 years. Started my journey in Midwest United States. Crossed the Pacific for love and hope; currently living in Australia.   CT Seroquel 25 mg some time in 2013.   Tapered Reboxetine 4 mg Oct 2013 to Sept 2014 = GONE (3 years on Reboxetine).     Tapered Lithium 900 to 475 MG (alternating with the SNRI) Jan 2014 - Nov 2014, tapered Lithium 475 mg Jan 2015 -  Feb 2016 = GONE (10 years  on Lithium).  Many mistakes in dry cutting dosages were made.


The tedious thread (my intro):  JanCarol ☼ Reboxetine first, then Lithium

The happy thread (my success story):  JanCarol - Undiagnosed  Off all bipolar drugs

My own blog:  https://shamanexplorations.com/shamans-blog/

 

 

I have been psych drug FREE since 1 Feb 2016!

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