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Old 03-29-2022, 08:35 PM   #1
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I remember I tried this treatment method a while back. It seemed like I was making real progress, but at times it appeared counterproductive. I have a book by Abram Hoffer MD, entitled, Orthomolecular Treatment for Schizophrenia. In this work, the author suggests that fasting can be used to treat Schizophrenia. I tried fasting while on a strict dietary regimen for my Schizophrenia, but during the fast, I was having psychotic symptoms. At the time, I thought that it was all part of my "convalescence". Apparently, overt evidence dictates otherwise. I actually thought it was part of my "catharsis", and that it was "necessary" for my "well-being". A critical examination of my behavior clearly indicates that I was not getting "better". I desperately looked for signs of amelioration, which I did find. But these introspective "findings" were merely ostensible and, egregiously, superficialities. I tried autonomous Orthomolecular Psychiatry, and it failed me pitifully. It may work adequately for other people, but it proved not to be substantially efficacious for me.

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Old 03-29-2022, 10:50 PM   #2
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I don't really know anything about this subject but I am sorry that it didn't work for you. I hope you are doing better these days.
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Thanks for the support, unaluna and Yaowen. I am doing maybe slightly better these days. The paranoia and whatever the hell else I have is still going on. But I am hoping that will change soon. Perhaps if I give myself more time to adjust to my somewhat recent medication change, I will be doing better. I appreciate your concern and support.
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I remember I had tried this protocol with an actual practitioner who was trained in this. He ordered a neurotransmitter test for me via NeuroScience Inc. After reviewing the findings with me, he then recommended a nutraceutical regimen for me, which I stayed on for ninety days. After completing the ninety-day protocol, he ordered another neurotransmitter test for me through NeuroScience Inc, again. This time, the results showed my neurotransmitter levels improved. My Dopamine and DOPAC levels were no longer off the charts, and my Serotonin level was much higher (it had previously been extremely low). I remember also noticing feeling better after completing the ninety-day regimen. Could it be because I was actually following a method that had been researched and backed by scientific findings? Could it have been placebo? Who knows? A little while after I stopped seeing this practitioner, I contacted NeuroScience Inc. and inquired about conventional practitioners who also worked with the company. A representative then got back to me via email and gave me a list of mental health practitioners who also worked with NeuroScience Inc. I then scheduled an appointment with the closest practitioner near me. When I saw this professional, I had asked her about her experience with NeuroScience Inc. She then told me that her practice used to work with the company, but they were "not seeing the results" they were looking for. And that was that. I never went back to the practitioner who did work with NeuroScience Inc. And since then, I have been seeing only conventional practitioners.
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If nutraceuticals really worked, then that would mean a nutritious diet would also work. I was on a vegan nutritarian diet for sixteen months, and I was still having psychotic symptoms. I was also on a very low dose of Risperdal at the time. It just goes to show that medication is something I should definitely stay committed to. It's not perfect, but as long as my illness is under control, I suppose that it is what it is.
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