I think I’ve put myself into a slight state of psychosis thorugh the supplemntation of many supplements, herbs, stimulants and pills taken over the past year to help depression and motivation issues.
At first it was good I had lot’s of energy and became very talkative and active whereas before I was the opposite. Now I am very hyper, paranoid, anxious, aggiatated, aggresive, manic etc…I need to calm my brain back down.
I have stopped all dopamine boosting supplements and need advice how long this will take to reverse naturally, if at all and is there anything I can do to speed recovery.
I don’t want to see doctor for pills.
Well, I stopped most a few months back but have only cut them all out since this week.
The only things that calm my brain down and make me feel normal at the moment are strong codeine painkillers, sleep remedies, or intense long physical exercise. My brain signals are constantly on fire like I’m on cocaine all the time. It’s driving me insane. I’m hoping that things will go back to normal naturally.
Well before doing all this I was quite a shy, introverted and anxious person. But not really that depressed (just a bit lonely due to these factors being unable to make and keep friends).
That’s when I began to take the stinulants. And they helped me become more outgoing but it’s gone to the other extreme. So, I wouldn’t say I’m bi-polar. if it weren’t for these pills I’d still be a rather quiet worrier. I now feel bi-polar as for day’s I can be hyper and can’t sleep and then become exhausted making me depressive. BUT I’m 100% sure it is because of the pills, and supps I’ve been taking in recent time and not a natural disorder
Example of my change. Beforehand I couldn’t even talk to a girl let alone get a date. I would’ve done anything for one girlfirend. Well, in the last year I’m struggling to get rid of the girls and cheat on them and treat them like crap. I’d walk about with this total arrogance and feelings of self-confidence and feelings of superiority to everyone. It was good a first but this has put me in bad situations at work with bosses and just confrontaions with people. (plus now I’ve got other bad effects) I need to calm down!