9 June 2017 - 20:43
Hi all I've not been on in ages cos I'm trying to avoid reassurance for my POCD.
but I really wanted to share something in the hope it might help someone.I like my supplements, vitamins etc, so I was looking for a supplement for OCD cos my sertraline isn't completely helping. I broke down and told my boyf I couldn't cope anymore and he thought I meant I was suicidal and he burst into tears, so I figured I need something to help me more cos i can't see him so upset. I found a supplement called Inositol and read it's good for OCD in higher doses. I found some really cheap 1000mg tablets online and ordered them. Now I dunno if its placebo or not, I'm not a doctor and I'm not advocating anyone take these without medical advice. But three days in, I'm taking 5-6g a day and after the first two days of feeling drowsy, today I feel great.
ive watched videos on Facebook of little girls (the focus of the OCD) singing on TV etc and it didn't occur to me til after that I hadn't had one intrusive thought. That's not happened in 2 years.
I notice the odd thought creeping in but find it barely bothers me and I can dismiss it quickly, the groinal response has all but disappeared, which is great as it was with me 24/7 before.
on top of that, cos my mind is clear I've been able to be really productive with other things, getting jobs done I've been putting off for ages and I feel calm and happy.
could be placebo, who knows, time will tell, and 3 days is too early to know if its gonna stay this way, but to have a great day for the first time in years, I'm grabbing onto it with both hands for however long it lasts!
I take sertraline, lamotrigine, ginkgo biloba and a multivitamin every day on top of the inositol and it's not created any side effects.
if you decide to try it, do your own research and decide for yourself, but if this helps one person feel better then Im happy!