This is a first for myself in any forum so please forgive me if I come across ignorant/uneducated.
Ive been dealing with Bipolar ll for the last ten years - for the first five years, self medicating with hard drugs mostly stimulants, peppered with the occasional psychedelics. Finding out the hard way that I have a very addictive personality especially for stimulants to the point that I did jail time, not the proudest times in my life.
Albeit, that was the first five years.
The next five years I've been search for any spiritual/holistic way to balance my moods & I've tried most diets under the sun. Pescatarian, vegetarian & vegan with which have definitely worked to some extent. Supplementing with mega doses of vitamins which have also worked to some extent but I don't have much data to confirm, leading myself to believe it's placebo. I've been soul searching by traveling - India being my most recent trip to find some sort of spirituality but to no avail, often coming back quite low, really low because I've expected answers to be answered - unfortunately not.
So guys, I might be clutching at straws here but I love the proverb "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" here I am asking for any information maybe personal experience regarding Bipolar ll.
Question: Do you guys know of "Any" herbal/ritual/experience/ceremonies/hollistic practices or supplementation that might help me find the balance I've been searching for?
Happy to qualify any other info need regarding myself, please ask.
ps: open to try anything for the greater good