OCD

Hello,

Can you comment on a good program for OCD? I had endometriosis but am in menopause at age 53 and I have adrenal burnout with high glutamate which I try and bring down with Taurine.

Thanks, Lisa

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May 29, 2017
OCD
by: Joy

Hi Lisa

The correct use of progesterone, vitamin D3 and magnesium would be an excellent start to helping with OCD.

I suggest 200mg of Natpro progesterone cream per day, you may need more. It will also help with your adrenals as it is a calming hormone. How much salt are you consuming per day? Not table salt, that belongs in the trash can, but either Himalayan or Celtic salt.

What is your vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, it is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies and most beneficial for those suffering from anxiety and depression. Co-factors are vital with taking D3.

OCD responds very well to the amino acid Inositol, please consider taking about 4000mg per day, you might need more. This stops OCD, see here and here.

Please cut back on carbs especially sugar which seems to make things worse.

Please read these web pages and the references.

How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance


Vitamin D3

Magnesium

Anxiety

May 29, 2017
Me too...OCD
by: Anonymous

I also have OCD, which is worse with stress. I just recently started taking this supplement - NAC. Here is the one I bought:
NOW NAC 600 mg, 250 Veg Capsules

I take 2 of them in the A.M. and they seem to help! When I take them, I find it easier to 'push aside' my random, intrusive OCD thoughts and focus on the NOW, the present. I take them in the morning on an empty stomach, with my coffee.

I have tried SO many other natural supplements for OCD, to no avail. 5 HTP, L-Theanine, St. John's Wort, and so many others over the years.

Another thing you might want to look in to, is probiotics. I did after I read this article:

"Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach"
https://www.theverge.com/2013/8/21/4595712/gut-feelings-the-future-of-psychiatry-may-be-inside-your-stomach

Your gut has a nerve that is attached and 'talks to' your brain. The nerve relays certain messages to your brain, so your gut flora is very important. Most of us have awful gut flora, very unbalanced. The good flora must outweigh the bad flora or our gut is unhealthy. That msg gets to the brain and we can have increased anxiety. I take this probiotic, it's quite strong and has helped me:
Renew Life Extra Care Probiotic, Ultimate Flora, 50 Billion

Will follow this post...=)

May 29, 2017
Supplement for OCD
by: Lisa

Hi Lisa,
I have generalized anxiety and have a little bit of OCD tendencies sometimes. I took Inositol, 1,000 mg for about 6 months. For me, there were pros and cons to it. While it did make me feel a lot more calm and clear headed, it made me have hot flashes. At first, it was only if I got anxious about something, I should mention, I have type 2 diabetes, my doctor put me on Tresiba, and that's when the hot flashes and night sweats got really bad, that causes sweating as well. I also noticed I was starting to get brain fog.

That being said, it did wonders for my hair, I slept well, made me relaxed. I really think that it just doesn't mix well with Tresiba. With the adrenal fatigue (I think I have that more so than diabetes, but doctors don't listen!) I would definitely check with a doctor before using it, but in the time I took it, it did help a lot!

Best wishes to you!

May 30, 2017
supplement OCD
by: Anonymous

I just have to comment, if I may, on what was just said about inositol causing hot flashes. That is simply not true. What was needed was more progesterone. If you don't use enough progesterone, hot flashes as well as a multitude of other problems can arise. Inositol is calming and stops hair shedding. It is wonderful. But hot flashes, no, it does not cause that!

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