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Preventing an elevated or “manic” episode

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:17pm
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As many of you know, this is a very stressful time in my life.  Some of you have received private emails from me on what is going on. Let me just tell you ….LOTS!  Lots of ill family members and other very stressful events.

Two nights in a row I woke up at 1 a.m. thinking it was morning. I became fearful that I was going to have or already had and “elevated” mood.  One night I took leftover tablet of  Zyprexa. The next night I took a left-over tablet of Lithium.

Yesterday I saw my holistic MD so that we could nip any “mania” in the bud.

Here is my patient plan:

  • 5-HTP 50 or 100 mg. Take at bedtime, on empty stomach (Although at this time I may take much more.)
  • Discontinue L-Tyrosine (Can be energizing.)
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1,000 mg 3 x day
  • Magnesium 400 mg 2 x day
  • Balance B-50 (may be energizing at this time)
  • Discontinue most vitamins at this time as they may be energizing.
  • L-Glutamine 1-2 teaspoons in drinks x day.
  • GABA 500 SL or PO as needed for anxiety
  • Sleep Essentials (Swanson’s blend) for sleep…but can take during day for anxiety
  • Melatonin
  • Taurine 500 mg 1-2  2-3 x day.
  • TMG 500 mg 1-2 2-3 x day.
  • Emergency prescription for Lithium in case I need it.

Key SL-sublingual (under tongue) PO per os (by mouth) mg - milligrams.

Spinning shoes

Spinning shoes

As many of you know, this is a very stressful time in my life.  Some of you have received private emails from me on what is going on. Let me just tell you ….LOTS!  Lots of ill family members and other very stressful events.

Two nights in a row I woke up at 1 a.m. thinking it was morning. I became fearful that I was going to have or already had and “elevated” mood.  One night I took leftover tablet of  Zyprexa. The next night I took a left-over tablet of Lithium.

Yesterday I saw my holistic MD so that we could nip any “mania” in the bud.

Here is my patient plan:

  • 5-HTP 50 or 100 mg. Take at bedtime, on empty stomach (Although at this time I may take much more.)
  • Discontinue L-Tyrosine (Can be energizing.)
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1,000 mg 3 x day
  • Magnesium 400 mg 2 x day
  • Balance B-50 (may be energizing at this time)
  • Discontinue most vitamins at this time as they may be energizing.
  • L-Glutamine 1-2 teaspoons in drinks x day.
  • GABA 500 SL or PO as needed for anxiety
  • Sleep Essentials (Swanson’s blend) for sleep…but can take during day for anxiety
  • Melatonin
  • Taurine 500 mg 1-2  2-3 x day.
  • TMG 500 mg 1-2 2-3 x day.
  • Emergency prescription for Lithium in case I need it.

Key SL-sublingual (under tongue) PO per os (by mouth) mg - milligrams.

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