The supplements that actually work - personal experiences
(12-16-2019, 01:16 PM)roberto Wrote:
(12-02-2019, 06:54 PM)SC87 Wrote: Modafinil works if used properly, I also noticed that at least for me it's an appetite suppressant, if I take one in the morning I won't feel hungry or sometimes won't even eat until around 5 or 6 when it's starts wearing off for me.

What's your regime for this? I used to be on it a lot, but stopped when I found myself becomind dependant upon it for motivation, even thugh this is apparently chimically impossible.

A persistant UTI recently has sapped me of willpower and physical strength, and I was considering splitting a tablet to assist, as well as stop me eating too much whilst not exercising.

(12-03-2019, 02:02 AM)Superfly Wrote: DMSO -- Dramatically speeds healing of soft-tissue injuries (muscle strains/pulls, bruises, tendonitis, etc.)

https://www.vitacost.com/dmso-pure-dmso-...so&ta=dmso

Not a supplement, but a tool for the medicine cabinet you won't learn about from your doctor.

Any experience with this orally?

I've just taken a quarter of a teaspoon in tea to try to speed up healing of the UTI I mentioned above. So if I don't reply...you know why!

Also taking D-mannose (the active thing in cranberry juice that helps stop the bacteria adhering to the urinery tract. Really easy- just add a teaspoon of powder to your tea as it's also a sugar.

Does anyone have any more things to try for a UTI? I've had it for a month now. It's not too bad, no pain when peeing (or very rarely)- main symptom is sore muscles in the lower back, and occasional aches from alternate kidney areas, usually when lying down. Docs couldn't find anything in a pee sample, and I'm allergic to a lot of antibiotics so they're not too willing to prescribe.

I had this at the same time of year two years ago, and it must have went away slowly.

Well eleven months on and I'm STILL suffering with the above. I dont' think it's a UTI either- had multiple urine tests all showing nothing. It varies in severity but when it's bad I wake up every couple of hours to pee, and often just say fuck it and get up for work at 4AM as I can't sleep. Getting up and moving around removes symptoms (apart from my back feeling 'delicate' or aching if I arc it) for the day and I wouldn't say I'm in constant pain daytimes. But my strength has tanked- I just haven't the energy to exercise. Doctor wants to scan me with MRI to check for discitis but fucking Corona means it doesn't look like that will ever happen.

Constant pain in my back if I arc it.
Awareness that I must tighten my core when lifting anything to protect my back.
To summarise-
General weakness, untypical of me a year ago.
Trouble sleeping. Severity varies, I'm convinced it's due to inflammation putting pressure on my bladder and causing me to get up to pee when not required. When it's bad, I'll lie on my side for a bit, then the muscles will start to hurt. Turn to the other side, same again after ten minutes. Lie on my back and my guts ache. On my front and my back aches, plus I'm conscious of my pulse in my stomach, that feels like things are inflamed.

Diet doesn't seem to make any difference.
Alcohol actually helps me sleep better- not good.
Had a flair up of this in Summer 2017, and then again when I posted November 2019. It was bad through the spring, better over the summer and now returning.

Any ideas guys?
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Did you have your prostate checked? Sounds like you need to see a good doc for this.
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(10-18-2020, 07:51 PM)taxhaven Wrote: Did you have your prostate checked? Sounds like you need to see a good doc for this.

Yup. One of the youngest my poor doc had ever checked...
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If no fever or Pain when you ejaculate, it’s unlikely to be your prostate. Sounds like low back issues. Try putting a pillow under your knees if you were sleeping on your back.
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Yeah, if it's feeling sensitive when you lift things, pursuing that scan is the next step. It might just be a bulging disc, and at least if it isn't, you'll know. They're still not at least scheduling these things in the UK? I'd think you could get a firm date.
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@Roberto, I feel you mate, the problems that last tend to affect you mentally. Find a good doctor, with the NHS some doctors are good and many are shit, I wonder in which country they graduated...

My advise, drink loads of water, continue taking cranberry extract (for UTI), you can add pumkin seeds extract (sometimes a prostate infection can cause some pain) and for the inflammation try turmeric.

Also gently stretch your back regularly, a bit of heat on your lower back can ease the pain.

It is important to find a good doctor who is very methodic but also open to natural remedies and understands the importance of a holistic approach of health, not some idiot who will drug you out with a bunch of chemicals.

Good luck!
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(10-19-2020, 06:37 PM)Lino Wrote: @Roberto, I feel you mate, the problems that last tend to affect you mentally. Find a good doctor, with the NHS some doctors are good and many are shit, I wonder in which country they graduated...

My advise, drink loads of water, continue taking cranberry extract (for UTI), you can add pumkin seeds extract (sometimes a prostate infection can cause some pain) and for the inflammation try turmeric.

Also gently stretch your back regularly, a bit of heat on your lower back can ease the pain.

It is important to find a good doctor who is very methodic but also open to natural remedies and understands the importance of a holistic approach of health, not some idiot who will drug you out with a bunch of chemicals.

Good luck!

Thanks guys. I have been hitting the tumeric (and pepper) for months now, but it does nothing. Cranberry juice is rank, so I skipped straight to the d-mannose that it contains, in powdered form.

My doctor is great- but he's referred me as urgent twice for a scan and no dice. Can't get anything privately except a covid test currently either.

I'm fairly sure this is not a UTI. I'm convinced it's some form of inflammation internally. I'm now trying to go keto (last did it seriously four years ago) as I have around a stone I need to loose anyhow. I'm also doing cold showers only.
They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety- Benjamin Franklin, as if you didn't know...
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Been putting a small handful of goji berries in hot water each afternoon, the health benefits are apparently numerous and awesome. Does give me a little boost but that could be placebo/wishful thinking. Either way I'm keeping it up.

Current regime and random thoughts:
Fish oil + ZMA (going to stop ZMA as I'm sleeping better now. May replace with a multivitamin with a decent amount of zinc in it).
Green tea.
Lemon water and lots of water in general.
Apple cider vinegar.
Lots of vegetables daily - broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, the odd sweet potato here and there.
Making an effort to eat fish more regularly. I have less desire for red meat and feel great when I eat seafood more often.
Flax seed meal on my museli in the morning.

As an experiment, I'm cutting out booze until Christmas. Will see if I notice any benefits.

I am in a great place mentally and physically. It's all doom and gloom here with the lockdown, but I'm in the best shape of my life and have been more productive than I have been in years.
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Trying to incorporate chicken livers into my diet. Pretty disgusting but I can get into it over time. 1000% of your vitamin A and full of iron and B vitamins.
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Liver is so good man. Nature's multivitamin.
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(10-18-2020, 02:36 PM)roberto Wrote:
(12-16-2019, 01:16 PM)roberto Wrote:
(12-02-2019, 06:54 PM)SC87 Wrote: Modafinil works if used properly, I also noticed that at least for me it's an appetite suppressant, if I take one in the morning I won't feel hungry or sometimes won't even eat until around 5 or 6 when it's starts wearing off for me.

What's your regime for this? I used to be on it a lot, but stopped when I found myself becomind dependant upon it for motivation, even thugh this is apparently chimically impossible.

A persistant UTI recently has sapped me of willpower and physical strength, and I was considering splitting a tablet to assist, as well as stop me eating too much whilst not exercising.

(12-03-2019, 02:02 AM)Superfly Wrote: DMSO -- Dramatically speeds healing of soft-tissue injuries (muscle strains/pulls, bruises, tendonitis, etc.)

https://www.vitacost.com/dmso-pure-dmso-...so&ta=dmso

Not a supplement, but a tool for the medicine cabinet you won't learn about from your doctor.

Any experience with this orally?

I've just taken a quarter of a teaspoon in tea to try to speed up healing of the UTI I mentioned above. So if I don't reply...you know why!

Also taking D-mannose (the active thing in cranberry juice that helps stop the bacteria adhering to the urinery tract. Really easy- just add a teaspoon of powder to your tea as it's also a sugar.

Does anyone have any more things to try for a UTI? I've had it for a month now. It's not too bad, no pain when peeing (or very rarely)- main symptom is sore muscles in the lower back, and occasional aches from alternate kidney areas, usually when lying down. Docs couldn't find anything in a pee sample, and I'm allergic to a lot of antibiotics so they're not too willing to prescribe.

I had this at the same time of year two years ago, and it must have went away slowly.

Well eleven months on and I'm STILL suffering with the above. I dont' think it's a UTI either- had multiple urine tests all showing nothing. It varies in severity but when it's bad I wake up every couple of hours to pee, and often just say fuck it and get up for work at 4AM as I can't sleep. Getting up and moving around removes symptoms (apart from my back feeling 'delicate' or aching if I arc it) for the day and I wouldn't say I'm in constant pain daytimes. But my strength has tanked- I just haven't the energy to exercise. Doctor wants to scan me with MRI to check for discitis but fucking Corona means it doesn't look like that will ever happen.

Constant pain in my back if I arc it.
Awareness that I must tighten my core when lifting anything to protect my back.
To summarise-
General weakness, untypical of me a year ago.
Trouble sleeping. Severity varies, I'm convinced it's due to inflammation putting pressure on my bladder and causing me to get up to pee when not required. When it's bad, I'll lie on my side for a bit, then the muscles will start to hurt. Turn to the other side, same again after ten minutes. Lie on my back and my guts ache. On my front and my back aches, plus I'm conscious of my pulse in my stomach, that feels like things are inflamed.

Diet doesn't seem to make any difference.
Alcohol actually helps me sleep better- not good.
Had a flair up of this in Summer 2017, and then again when I posted November 2019. It was bad through the spring, better over the summer and now returning.

Any ideas guys?
Have you tried Lysine? No less than 2000 mg a day. Don't take it all in one swoop. Take them 500mg at a time. I go for NOW but you can try whichever brand you prefer. Also, take Vitamin D. Let me know, cheers.
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(Yesterday, 12:17 AM)churros Wrote: Trying to incorporate chicken livers into my diet. Pretty disgusting but I can get into it over time. 1000% of your vitamin A and full of iron and B vitamins.

Beef liver has similar content I think. Don't know if you like that. Beef liver and onions is easy to make.

In Portugal I had moelas a few days ago, which is chicken gizzards. Very delicious. Got to see if I can get my hands on some gizzards here.
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(10-06-2020, 03:15 AM)swooping101 Wrote: Any advice on how to get started microdosing, and which ones are best for beginners looking to get that "creative flow"?

Sorry for the late response. Yes, I would definetely use the LS* stuff. In many countries you can buy the legal alternative 1*P-LSD. I would recommend paper tabs as they are easier to get the dosage right with. 
To me microdosing is great for creative stuff and even socializing but I wouldn't use it for stuff that requires a lot of focus. I would try 5 - 20 ug. Also microdosing is just awesome on a down day (for e.g. hangover). Also make sure to cycle it as you will otherwise build tolerance quite quickly. 

Maybe when you never got a full dosage microdosing is not the right thing but still worth a try considering there are basically no harmful side effects (it's one of the most researched drug in the world). I would strongly suggest a documentary about LSD to get over the bad stigma that is associated with it.
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