If the Dilantin works for you, and we know it works directly in the brain by slowing brain activity, then I would say go forth, but please do so only under the supervision of Dr. Phillipson. Dilantin has one very nasty side effect.... over time your gums may overgrow, and begin to cover your teeth. To prevent this, brush your teeth VERY rigorously at least twice a day.
Depakote, an anti-manic, anti-seizure medication which is much like Tegretol. There has been research that shows early promise that it may in fact even reverse some of the anatomical changes seen in early Alzheimer's Disease.
Depakote (also known as Valproic Acid) is a very safe medication, is very inexpensive, and has a very solid track record.
Glad to answer all your questions u2, but would appreciate whatever extra compensation you can offer....
Absolutely take Omega 3. I take 2 each day (a.m and p.m.). Not only will it help your memory, it reduces your cholesterol, helps keep you arteries clean, and serves as a natural anti-depressant.
The key is to buy "pharmaceutical grade" Omega 3, not the junk you can get at WalMart. I use Twin Labs brand. Most health food stores have it, and you can also buy it on line. Be sure to take them everyday.
u2..... Omega 3 makes the brain function better, but as far as it helping OCD, I have never seen any literature on it doing that, although it definitely would not hurt.
OCD is best treated by increasing Serotonin levels as high as possible. As indicated earlier, Prozac in large amounts, or Prozac and Luvox.
Earlier this year we had a young woman who could not stop washing her hands. She had been on everything by other Docs. We put her on Prozac 40 mg. and Luvox 100 mg, and her OCD symptoms diminished by 70%. She essentially got her life back.
Stick with what has been proven. Adding Omega 3 could only help.