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  1. Hey everyone, This is more like a rant post or an "open to discussion/what are your ideas" kind of topic post but has anyone seen the new documentary on Netflix called 'Fantastic Fungi'? I had to watch it with family members who recommended that I watch it and it was super triggering to watch. What starts out like a interesting watch about how fungi and mycelium can help the world and environment (e.g. cleaning up oil spills, getting rid of carbon emissions, allowing plants to grow) then turns into what feels like a push for this pro-psychadelic usage for medicine specifically magi
  2. The rest of that article puts niacin in a positive light but it's just that one sentence that kind of throws me off...
  3. what other options are out there that could be beneficial other than niacin? Also, can I just ask coming from somebody who skimmed over the article (so forgive my ignorance) if it is referring to niacin (nicotinamide) leading to neurological deficits in low concentrations and neurotoxicity in high concentrations of it? "A key factor is the bioavailability of nicotinamide, with low concentrations leading to neurological deficits and dementia and high levels potentially causing neurotoxicity" (taken from the abstract of article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5966847/) To me,
  4. I appreciate you taking the time to read what I had to say and I hope you weren't offended by me questioning what you had to say. Like I said, I am no expert whatsoever when it comes to this stuff. I just came across some contradictions and controversy regarding Abram Hoffer's work when looking up this niacin treatment so I wanted to hear what you had to say regarding it. Thank you for responding respectfully as well as including a ton of more research examples - as that's exactly how I wanted you to respond to me - by challenging what I had to say. I may ponder the decision a bit more on whet
  5. Some sources: National Library of Medicine (March 2009). "Niacin". MedlinePlus Encyclopedia. National Library of Medicine. Large doses of niacin can cause liver damage, peptic ulcers, and skin rashes. Even normal doses can be associated with skin flushing. It can be prescribed as a treatment for elevated total cholesterol and other types of lipid disorders, but it should only be used with medical supervision due to its potential for severe side effects. https://web.archive.org/web/20080329160117/http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Orthomolecular_Medicine.asp?sitearea=ETO htt
  6. Hey @Fawkinchit, I'm not trying to tell you you are wrong or question your knowledge of things whatsoever; you clearly have done a lot of research when it comes to HPPD - however: You cite Abram Hoffer as the doctor who proposed this idea of Niacin to treat behavioral disorders, mental disorders, and many other conditions under this type of medicine called orthomolecular therapy (source Niacin: the Real Story by Abram Hoffer, Andrew W. Saul, Harold D. Foster). In general, the scientific and medical community criticizes and disregards this branch of medicine as legitimate. Specifically pe
  7. This is great news @Blossy that it seems to be working for you! I'm thinking of trying it starting tomorrow. @Fawkinchit, how long would you recommend one taking 500-1000mg daily for? I've heard Niacin can have a negative impact on the liver if used in large quantities regularly...
  8. I tried this and it didn't work. I don't think taking clonazepam is worth it as tolerance develops easily with benzos and withdrawal can be awful.
  9. So do you feel like this is an answer to a cure? I've been thinking of trying niacin as a supplement but are there any potential risks or side effects of taking high doses?
  10. ^This. This is what scares me about half of the doctors I see. I never took a medical degree or an interest in science until acquiring this disorder but have somehow more knowledge on drug interactions and medications than actual psychiatrists who prescribe meds. Makes you think that most doctors are only doctors because of money and not because of actual interest in the subject.
  11. I feel like this disorder forces us to learn and acquire some of the basic fundamentals of being a doctor
  12. Also if I may ask Jay, what was your reason for trying these supplements in particular?
  13. Thanks Jay. Yeah I'm thinking of trying this as well. Just desperate for some kind of relief.
  14. I know this post is over 4-years-old but I am suffering extremely bad chest pain and feeling like my heart is pounding out of my chest constantly. Cannot sleep without taking sleeping pills... it's really that bad Do you continue to take these supplements to this day Jay and are they still helping with the chest pains? Anyone else struggle with really bad chest pains especially at night?
  15. After 3 years with HPPD, I have acquired a new symptom. Severe chest pain off and on like I’m having a hard attack. Benzodiazepines do not even help. Even though my doctor says it’s due to anxiety and having a panic attack. Already felt pretty disabled and debilitated by this symptom but now this is just the cherry on top. Anyone else suffer from this. It’s almost like psychosomatic chronic pain in my chest that I experience.
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