It’s now been about 12 days since I’ve been taking the natural supplements St. John’s Wort as well as fermented tryptophan boosting foods.
I am going through the same weirdness like I did with generic Prozac, mentally; but with minimal side effects.
Its a Tue today. On Sunday, few days ago, I had to reply to my wife “My brain is not working”. Today I feel better, but I am still in the “loading up” phase of the natural version of Prozac, which is classified as an SSRI, or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor.
So in the medical journals the time of the “upswing” or build up of the SSRI in my brain is a delicate time. I can confirm that. At night I have a hard time going to sleep. In the morning I have little desire to get out of bed. The worst is at night, when my mind becomes a devil’s workshop and I keep out strange and crazy thoughts by watching lots of Netflix. I am only sharing this in case someone else like me is reading this. If you are feel free to connect with me.
The experience so far makes me guess that something is happening, and I hope that eventually my Serotonin levels will reach a good level. It might be 20 more days or 40 more days. I don’t know how long the special foods will take; I am guessing 30-60 days as well.
This is my story, as I try to stop a a very common mental health issue in my personal case. Today was relatively a great day. Sunday was not. I am hoping in next few days most of this will pass.
I’ll blog about it in some time again....
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