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  1. Indicator

    Trying to Help my Mom (Hypothyroidism)

    For some years now my mom has been taking Levothyroxine (T4) for her hypothyroidism. She is also bipolar and takes Risperidone and Valcote (sodium valproate). She is pretty functional and active but the main problem that I see is that she sleeps a lot, anywhere from 10 to 12 hours every night...
  2. haidut

    High PTH, low vitamin D implicated in bipolar disorder (BD)

    A great study highlighting once again the importance of calcium, vitamin D and especially the pro-inflammatory parathyroid hormone (PTH) for mental health. While there are many studies (both observational and intervention ones) examining the role of vitamin D in mental health, this is one of the...
  3. mujuro

    Replacing Decade-long Quetiapine With Cyproheptadine (bipolar Sufferer)

    Hi folks, Just placing this thread here, more or less as a placeholder for developments in this journey as they arise. Not much to disclose so far, as I'm less than a week into this "experiment", for lack of a better word. The reason I have begun this now and not any time prior is because I've...
  4. Jwicks1995

    Seroquel/Quetiapine - Cortisol/Anti-Seretonin

    I have Unipolar Depression, Anxiety & Major Gut issues. Mirtazapine seems to have failed due to the Noradrenergic profile having a negative effect on my extremely high anxiety. Cannot even handle 15mg it seems...I want to try Seroquel, I understand it affects 5HT1A & antagonizes various 5-HT...
  5. haidut

    PUFA And Serotonin Promote Each Other, And Likely Cause Mental Illness

    I neat new study that draws a direct parallel between PUFA-driven inflammation, serotonin and depression. As the study demonstrated, high levels of the PUFA arachidonic acid (AA) are highly correlated with lower density (expression) of the serotonin transported (SERT, 5-HTT), and the...
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