Nikkie111 wrote:Fo2 if you do end up doing Chinese skullcap pls give it hours away from meds as it really increases their potency and you might have odd results
Thanks, Nikkie. I haven't thought about interactions between herbs and meds. I will probably give my son a break, no new things. We are doing another EEG test next Monday, andI don't want herbs to interfere with his anti-seizure meds. I tried Ashwaganda for two more days (Monday and Tuesday). I gave 1/2 capsule the nights before. On all days, immediately following the dose, my son became very emotional, easily crying, hostile (the effect was somewhat similar to Theanine). In the morning the effects seemed to wear off, but the school reported that he was emotional, crying, and hitting both days. So, after total of 3 days of trying Ashwagandha, I am calling it quits. It is not the right herb for him. Some people also reported becoming very angry on Ashwagandha. I think it is because of its sugar lowering properties (Thenine does it too). Perhaps if my son ate well, that wouldn't be a problem. I will probably try Bumex after the EEG test next week. It actually increases blood sugar in addition to its cognition boosting properties. I also want to try Bacopa (this one actually reduces anger according to user reports), Vinpocetine and Skullcap, in that order.