Brad Wardell's views about technology, politics, religion, world affairs, and all sorts of politically incorrect topics.
Published on January 17, 2011 By Draginol In Health & Medicine

As some of you know, I’m a kook. As I get more time, I intend to indulge in this further but with life being so busy, I only get to do the smash and grab type of kookiness.

This past year I got into supplements and I’ve managed to stick with that. 

The big ones I recommend are:

1. CQ10 if you’re on a Statin drug (which I’m on to control cholesterol). These reduce those general “aches and pains” people get as they get older.

2. Fish oil pills in general. These just generally reduce inflammation.

3. Multi-vitamin.

Now, I take a lot more than these 3 but I cannot verify with certainty that they do something beyond give me expensive pee.

I take two prescription drugs that most definitely make a difference.

The first is LexaPro. This is a fairly commonly prescribed anti-depressant. In my case, they make me less irritable.  I’m probably no more irritable than the average person but because I run a company it is important to me that I am … well, nice.  I’ve heard stories about Steve Jobs being nasty to people. That’s probably how I’d be. I don’t have a lot of patience and can be pretty irritable.  This helps a great deal with that.  This is one that a lot of people would benefit from.

The second is Wellbutrin. This one is a new one that I’ve started taking temporarily since this Fall.  I kind of wrecked my health a bit over the Summer with one of our game projects. I worked over 100 hours a week over the Summer when I had to take over most of the key functions of the project and it still ended up being a failure on release. This has the effect of handling the post-release effects that I expect to reduce and eliminate by the end of this year.  But I recommend this to those who are experiencing mild to significant depression. It’s only useful if you’re low on serotonin – which I am.  Otherwise it can have some nasty effects.

There’s still a fairly significant stigma for people taking medications that are related to depression. That’s a shame since it can really improve life quality.  If you have any questions feel free to talk here.

Comments (Page 2)
on Jan 23, 2011

I can quickly and easily cure virtually anything in the home that someone may come down with.

Really?  What's your cure for stage III breast cancer?

on Jan 23, 2011

bodhi -

I wish you all the best.  And lots of luck.

You're gonna need it.