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Investigation into potential treatments for improvement (2017)

Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:26 pm
by fablecloth
My frustration at having PSSD has lead me to revisit my determination to try things that work in dealing with PSSD. I'm sick of wasting my life waiting for a cure. That might come, but we don't know when. In the meanwhile, I intend to systematically try things that at least *help* to reduce its severity, with the aim of making life with PSSD a little more bearable.

Anyone is welcome to contribute here, with *actual* efforts they've tried. But not historical trials, only things tried in 2017. There are separate efforts underway to research potential treatments, and this could be seen as the second stage of those efforts.

The emphasis here will be on practical outcomes. Think of this as more of a "what can we ACTUALLY do to try to improve PSSD" effort, as opposed to "what might in theory help/cure PSSD".

Given this is a team effort, honesty is key. If you are not able to continue with your effort, or give up, or aren't as methodical as you're supposed to be, that's okay. Just let us know - what's more important is the bigger picture that builds up over time.

An effort like this will hopefully give us a somewhat reliable report of potential treatments, as well as provide a means for us to keep occupied in a positive and productive manner. I know having a concrete goal to work towards will provide me with a useful distraction.

Hopefully together we can gradually develop a "treatment"/"coping" regime that provides reasonably reliable improvement in symptoms.

Re: Investigation into potential treatments (2017)

Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:18 pm
by fablecloth
Over the next couple of months, I will be trying:
  • Regular exercise (3 days per week weights; 2 days per week cardio)
  • Gingko biloba (240MG, twice daily)
  • Fish oil
  • Regular meditation

I've experienced improvements in the past with regular exercise. I'm hoping I can emulate that and that over time this will lead to lasting improvement.

I'll report in semi-regularly with my progress.