Just an update on how hubby is doing. He is feeling better than he has been for years! Something seems to have had a positive effect and he is positively energetic and laughing and talking and back to helping with housework, and joining in with the family. He has even got into our spa pool with me that we have had 3 years which he has always refused to do before, and has been playing music which is a sign he is feeling better. Yesterday we went for a 3 hour stroll around town, stopped for lunch at a cafe and walked home. Last year he would have flaked out on the bed after a 45 minute walk. So I am pretty happy.
Last winter he was very anxious and sick , always fluey and even suicidal. He hid away in his bedroom and would not join into anything. Any kind of conflict with our teenaged son would make him sick the next day.
He has been improving slightly since the beginning of the year but I changed a few things around a few months ago and added a few things and the improvements seem to have snowballed. This is his timeline. It is impossible to tell which helped most as some effects are gradual and they were added together.
In November he got his Apolloneuro which is a device that has helped with his anxiety. The effect was subtle and gradual.
In the early year he got his red light coronet hat and uses it twice a day and improvements continued.
Then he did a 3 month course of toxaprevent which is supposed to remove toxins and infections in the gut. It was hard to tell if it made a difference but gradual improvements continued.
A couple of months ago he changed to the new Hardy’s daily essential nutrients with added vitamers which is designed for people with the mthfr genetic mutation of which he has a double mutation.
Then he got off the final tiny bit of mirtazapine and sertraline that he has been weaning off for 2 years. It was such a tiny amount the doctor didn’t believe it could be doing anything but previously he had stopped it on a slightly higher amount which was still a tiny fraction of the original dose and he suffered so much he had to restart at the tiny dose.
Then a few months ago he started on 2x30mg ambroxol x2 per day
And 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
And 500mg of rhodiola rosea
He has swapped fish oil to one with high epa 1200: DHA 300 ratio.
And added hemp oil 2000mg per day, liposomal vitamin c, citrus bioflavonoids, krill oil.
The accelerated improvement was over the last few months but could have been in part due to the rest of the changes. It could also be due to the mirtazapine and sertraline being out of his system.
I feel like the rhodiola made a difference but it could have been coincidental.
He still takes many other supplements still too so it could have been additive with them .
He is now coping well with any stressful situations like conflict with our son and the worry of covid and the bridge club being closed.
See photos below for full regime