I have OCD (think MONK) and have read that the adrenal glands have something to do with OCD. This make sense as to why I obsess over things at times when my symptoms are worse. I also at times have to stop reading about my illness because the negativity of it gets "stuck" in my brain. Like Brain Lock or something.
I'm thinking about taking an SSRI but I'm scared it's going to affect me in a negative way because of my adrenals.
Is anyone on here noticing more obsessive thoughts with this illness and is anyone on meds?
SSRIs are very dangerous. Look in to neurotransmitter inhibitors instead such as glycine, taurine or GABA. These are a lot safer and effective. Ashwagandha can also be used since it both increases GABA levels in the brain and supports adrenal function.
that's why deproloft is working for me as an adrenal patient. here are the ingredients, a very balanced blend
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 5 mg.
Folate (as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) 400 mcg.
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalmin) 550 mcg.
Pantothenic Acid (as Pantethine) 130 mg.
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 68 mcg.
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) 250 mg.
L-Tyrosine 200 mg.
St. John's Wort extract (flowering tops) (Hypericum perforatum) 150 mg.
Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 50 mg.
Rhodiola extract (root) (Rhodiola rosea) 50 mg.
5-Hydroxytryptophan 26 mg.
i can't recommend it highly enough for mood, in lieu of anti-depressants, along with diet changes. although it took awhile to kick in. once i felt better, ocd symptoms left
Thanks, you frequently have very useful information. What a wealth of knowledge you have! I'm not sure if you have an illness, are a moderator, or what, but if you are ill, how do you remember so much?
One of my biggest issues is my memory!
No I am not ill with anything, but I have been working with alternative medicines for about 20 years.