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alternatives to medication?

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  • Posted By: Ixinane
  • November 2, 2006
  • 10:21 PM

I have been diagnosed with Bipolar and mild schizoprenia, I was wondering if anyone would know alternatives to medications to lessen my symptoms, they tend to get in the way of my daily life on their bad cycles and I don't want to be on medication again (last time I was put on zoloft and it was horrible)

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  • please check out the website: greatplainslaboratory.com it has a ton of into. on their about mental illnesses and how so many are caused by allergies and imbalances in your body. My 5 year old son is living proof of this also. He had every symptom in the book, The Bipolar Child and many many other symptoms and we did the comprehensive IGG and IGE food allergy profile from great plains and found he was allergic to 55 foods and we believe has celiac disease also. has been a year now since we have started trying to keep all the allergens away from him and the change is a miracle. Now he still has some trouble for sure but I was thinking he could never go to school and would end up committed by age 10, because we couldn't handle our son--it breaks my heart to say. When we slip up with the foods the symptoms and rages come back for 2 weeks until the allergens clear his body again. please read the website; there were other stories their of people dx. with schizoprenia also who got better.The other thing that helped us before we found the allergy problem was fish oil. google the link between mental illness and the benefits of fish oil. there is a section about this in the bipolar child book also. certain doses are beneficial but too much brought on mania in our son.good luck. try to get to the root of the problem. all the drs. wanted to medicate our son and label him; God helped US find some answers w/o meds.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 11, 2006
    • 03:07 AM
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  • Type in TrueHope into Google. It is a combination a several vitamins and minerals. Has research to back it up.. A great product but is expensive. If you get the number and call them they will give you all the info. Very nice folks. It works, I know from personal experience with my husband.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 03:28 AM
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  • The basics have been left unsaid. First: SLEEP - get MORE than you think you need (try over 8 hours consistently)Second: EXERCISE - can't stress how important this is to mental health.Third: DIET - eliminate caffeine - it's sneaky and is in a lot of foods you don't even think of (i.e., chocolate, some fruits etc.)Fourth: Look into coping strategies you can use at home (I would recommend meditations such as progressive muscle relaxation)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
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  • For the Bipolar you need a job that doesn't lock you into firm schedules. As for schizophrenia well ... it is kind of an act of the will to not go along with the thoughts and urges. You have to train your mind to recognize schizoid trains of thought starting up and then firmly resist going along with them. Any train of thought is easier to resist at its beginning, don't just float along with them and allow them to gain momentum. Its basically like an addiction to those type of thoughts and resisting it is like resisting any other addiction - difficult, but not impossible. The more you can refrain from them and resist them, the weaker they will become. There are no quick fixes, it will be a disciplined long term battle. Also, try to go along with normal life drives. Schizophrenia tries to kill sex drive, kill the drive to socialize, kill enjoyment of food, and kill all similiar natural drives. Try to resist going along with that, force yourself to put effort into normal drives/activities, they will propel you into experiences and perspectives that fight the schizohrenia.
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
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