It’s been a year and one month since I’ve started sarcosine!
A little back story on it: I first heard about sarcosine via a twitter post. After a lot of research and a LOT of convincing my wife; I decided to order it. I worked my way up, like they recommended and I leveled off at two grams in the morning, two grams at night.
Before I tell you what I’ve accomplished whilst taking sarcosine, I need to give you a back ground on me. Throughout my life I was not a good worker. Sure I could bust my ass one day but the next, I was down for the count. Motivation was a real problem for me. My attendance was never consistent and I’ve actually been fired for taking to many days off. I always knew I could be a great worker but my schizophrenia habitually held me back. All that changed once I started my journey with sarcosine.
After a month, I was noticing an actual difference. I could tell you all about how it made me feel or how great it helped my mind but I’ll let the facts do the talking. It became easier for me to do my job, after a hard day I seemed to recover faster. Time went on and I found it easier and easier to work harder AND longer. Suffice it to say that I had begun to excel at my job.
This came at a good time as my relative that I was caring for was declining. It also didn’t help that the third person helping my wife and I, decided it was to much and chose to forgo seeing it out til the end. I was forced to cut my hours down to three days a week and, with help from my wife, (who was working full time and helping me) began taking care of my relative nearly full time. Needless to say that it was my greatest challenge in life and something I’m proud to say, I saw through to the end.
The end came and my life ground to a halt. I was dreading the moment and thought for sure it would send me into the abyss, spiraling down due to my illness. I’m almost embarrassed to say that it didn’t happen. I stayed strong but I felt I betrayed him. This man meant the world to me and I felt my doing well, didn’t do him justice.
Moving forward, after going back to working normal hours, I slowly healed. I didn’t break as I thought I would and I realized that sarcosine, coupled with my meds and vitamins, actually made me stronger mentally. I felt as if I have never been stronger. I felt as if I passed my test and it was time to move up in the world.
I gave the restaurant another almost six months, out of respect. After all, they helped me along my journey but I was determined to reach a higher level.
Against advice from my wife, I chose to apply to an auto parts store. There I meant a man that would start me on a path, that I chose to follow. Unlike the restaurant, this job likes to promote and I’m proud to say that I am awaiting my promotion to a manager. I don’t mean to brag but I’ve been at this job about five months; having never worked in the auto industry, I feel that I’ve proved myself to them. I’ve shown a level of commitment and tenacity that I thought I wasn’t capable of.
This is honestly the greatest time in my life. I strongly believe had I only been taking my meds, I wouldn’t have reached this point. I’m more capable than ever and I owe it all to the extra precautions I’ve taken, such as Sarcosine.
It’s truly been eye opening; realizing you need something more. Whether it be taking medication, going to therapy, or a simple amino acid coupled with other vitamins. Never be ashamed to get help because you never know how well your life could be, until you’ve dealt with your demons. You have it in to, you have the potential to be great. Why let a little stigma shame you away from living your best life. Your mental illness is valid and just as real as any physical illness. Whether It’s depression, anxiety, bi polar, schizoaffective or schizophrenia. If you need help, you should get it.