I post again my regimen on a separate thread so it can be easily accessed without having to scroll down 100+ posts.
After 2 years, I’ve lowered most supplement and became more strict on the diet.
Please focus on the diet, which I believe can help many of us, more than the supplements which are more specific to my case. The diet did most of the work. The supplements are just there to, well, supplement the diet which might be missing vitamins and minerals. That’s except for the sleeping supplements. Insomnia is my only remaining issue so the following is optimized to get rid of anxiety and get some sleep.
Here is my complete regimen:
Upon waking up:
5-HTP 50mg (Do not take with SSRI or anti-depressant or if your disease is related to anti-depressant)
Half pill of most Vitamin B (1,3,6,12, biotin)
Nicotinamide MonoNucleotide (NMN), a NAD+ precursor.
Sex herb of the week, which I cycle: Pine Pollen, Trubulus Terrestris, Horny Goat Weed
Careful, some have had adverse reactions to these. Try little and wait before increasing to normal dose. If you have bad reactions, stop.
Coffee with coconut milk, no sugar. I use 0 carbs sweetener, it may not be good for all.
3 tbsp Ghee, pinch of salt
Blend in a jar with an electric whip.
Right After Coffee:
Half Multi-vitamins for men
500iu or 1000 iu of vitamin D3
25mg of zinc (half a pill)
One day I take Boron 3 mcg
The other day I take Vitamin A 5000iu
Careful, some have had adverse reactions to vitamin A.
I do at least some exercise every day. Exercise is mostly resistance training but also some cardio.
3pm on empty stomach:
Vitamin B3 Niacinamide
Sex Herb of the week.
Pre dinner at 4pm
Often, I will eat two time within a 1-2 hours window.
The first meal is meat with 1 duck egg and ghee (some low sodium salt)
Dinner around 5pm, sometime only meal of the day:
Fat ground beef 150 gr (or some other fat cut of steak), 4 tbsp of ghee, 1 free range duck egg, 50gr of steamed spinach and the equivalent of 1 tbsp of dry lentils, cooked into a puree (I make large batches and freeze), lemon juice and low sodium salt (60% potasium, 40% sodium)
Fat can also be partly lard or tallow.
I first melt the ghee with the lentil puree with lemon juice and low sodium salt. I whip to a cream and add beef and spinach.
I eat with 100 gr of unpeeled cucumber, 12 olives and often 1 can (50gr) of mackerel (tomato sauce drained). I always sleep better when I ate mackerel.
1 glass containing 150ml of the magnesium mix below, and sparkling water.
I don’t drink any liquids so I don’t have to wake up and pee at night. That really messes up my night and the next day.
I only drink the morning coffee, the magnesium mix and water. Nothing else.
I need 3-4 hours to digest the food before taking sleeping meds or herbs or they will mix with the food and mess up my night
3.5 mg Clonazepam (sleeping pill)
20 mg Hydroxyzine (anti-histamine)
10 mg Melatonin (also fixes epigenetic damage by itself)
1000 mg Valerian extract
500mg Lemon Balm extract
500mg Passion flower extract
500mg Hops extract
That won’t even make me yawn or sleepy until I take:
Before sleep and at least 30 minutes after taking the previous pills:
2 tbsp Oatmeal (Rolled Oat), 2 tbsp of water, 1 tbsp of ghee, 1 tsp of Inusitol (vit B8)
Facultative: 0 carbs sweetener and/or vanilla, pinch of salt
Mix than add ghee, Microwave 30-45 seconds and mix again
This raises insulin and lowers cortisol. The insulin and drop of cortisol usually knocks me out and I barely have time to do my evening meditation before falling asleep.
I keep 700mg of Inusitol in a pill, and 250mg of Chamomile extract, 250mg of hops extracts in another pill next to my bed. When I almost inevitably wake up after sleeping 5 hours, I take those 2 pills and go back to sleep. I’ll finish the night dreaming and waking up a few times. This is not the dreaming zombie state of tossing around and barely dreaming surface dreams close to reality. What I get is derived from that but it has gotten much better over the years. It’s actually quite pleasant to have all those dreams every days.
Also note that despite taking lots of sleep meds and supplements, I didn’t build up tolerance and sleep quality is improving with time. I intent to reduce those meds and herbs when sleep is good enough
Magnesium mix :
In a 1.5 liter bottle: Magnesium Chloride 10 gr, Potassium Chloride 5 gr, Creatine 5 gr, 150 ml apple cider vinegar, fill with water to the rim. I take no more than 150ml a day, before 6pm so I have time to urinate the extra magnesium. mix with soda water to fill the glass. It’s delicious.
As you can see, I am not cured. But all neurological (no more anxiety), physical and sexual symptoms are gone except for slightly lower sex drive but still above others of my age (I’m 53) and insomnia which is kept under control and stable with the meds and herbs.
I have a good quality of life and could live the rest of my life like this. However, I see slow improvement in sleep so I believe within 2-3 years I will be better yet.
Is there a cure ? I don’t know. But I found a way to make my life normal and be alert and productive during the day and sleep at night.
Also note this regimen is adapted to my symptoms: I have heavy insomnia and nothing else aside from minors inconveniences that won’t last long. If I had mostly sexual symptoms and no trouble sleeping, no doubts the supplements would be different. The diet would be the same though.