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dr myhill, the brain effect, which type are you??

Discussion in 'Neurological/Neuro-sensory' started by heapsreal, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    Jan 2013 - Frozen shoulders and knees were going out on me.
    I had to use a motorized cart.

    Went thru physical therapy for a few weeks but had to stop due to pem. At first my arms couldn't be raised out to my sides even with my shoulders. I barely made an progess in pt.

    Eventually, maybe a year afterwards I could finally wash my back using a washcloth again. My arms couldn't go that far back. I still get sore shoulders from doing laundry, etc. Knees are fine but I walk regularly.

    I had almost the exact same problem in 1990. Add ataxia, most of my muscles were in constant spasm. Etc etc. A massage therapist came to my house 3 times a week for a few months but it was futile.

    I couldn't lift my head off the bed until 2006-7. Or do any sit ups. I had to roll out of bed. Now sit ups and lifting my head are easy. My weight was/is 130 ish.

    I gave up gluten sept 2005. Ataxia vanished sept 2006. ☺

    Tc .. x
     
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  2. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    I too would have liked to read more people's replies - perhaps it would be good to do a poll with the Myhill page to refer to?

    Anyway, I would say I am predominantly acetylcholine, but there are a few things that don't fit - I definitely don't retreat into a dream world but I have aspects of the 'too little' and aspects of the 'too much'. The addiction stuff rings true. Not sure about charismatic though! :lol:

    I haven't read the stuff very thoroughly as need to get on with practical things (QED?). I do feel better on a diet high in healthy fats and suspect that corticosteroids would help, but don't fancy the side effects so try to boost levels more naturally.

    Will come back and read more. Interesting.
     
  3. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    I would think most people would have problems fitting into a category.

    I'm mostly a serotonin tho stuck in a me/cfs body.

    I became a programmer analyst (interfaced with users, wrote specs and programs) after working as a computer programmer because I liked interacting with people. In most companies, computer programmers are given specs by analysts who don't know how to write computer programs.

    I didn't grow up knowing I liked techie stuff tho. Computers weren't invented back then. I was forced to like cooking, sewing and cleaning. Lol.

    Tc. X
     
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  4. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    I didn't grow up expecting to get into science. I went to an all-girls school where the science teaching was uninspiring. I liked biology (loved nature) but was steered away from that to a considerable extent by the compulsory animal abuse, which I would not countenance.

    We are indeed shaped a lot by our upbringing and the norms surrounding us, but I never could really fit into the role of domestic goddess, however hard people tried! :vomit: Rather be up a tree or playing with clockwork trains. :D

    I think that scientist should be added to the career list for acetylcholine types. I'm creative and innovative but not into art or any good at it!
     
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  5. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    Same here. I couldn't participate in the animal abuse either. My schooling was public and mixed tho.

    My biology class was open book open neighbor even during tests. We weren't expected to care about science.

    I aced Math and got into Math classes where the homework took hours. I thought it was fun but what a waste of time for a child. I needed to learn about science, history, etc. LIFE ...

    I enjoy arts and crafts but mostly as a spectator. I did macrame when it was cool. I prefer paintings that depict reality. Normal Rockwell, etc. If a painting needs to be explained I'm not interested.

    Tc ... x
     
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  6. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    Hi @minkeygirl

    I forgot to say that I brought up his name because he's scanning people's brain in order to dx their problems.

    I have no idea if his theory is accurate but thought others might know. The only reference I saw in the Washington post to how he uses these scans was to explain to a patient that their brains were on fire. I believed he prescribed the child Adderral and said the scan helps his patients be compliant with taking their meds. Huh ?

    I'm not sure that's appropriate. Hopefully he recommends removing toxins including glutamates from his patients diet. Dogtorj has info on glutamates.

    It would be interesting to know what Dr Perlmutter, the renegade neurologist, thinks of this.

    Tc .. x
     
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    I have thought that for some time. You make ME worse (trigger it if you like) by repeatedly inducing and worsening PEM. If you quickly recognise fatigue and rest (low drive) then full blown ME seems less probable.
     
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  8. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    You can 'watch' a thread so that you can find it again and be notified when there are new messages. No way would I be able to keep track if I didn't do that.
     
  9. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Some papers citing neurotransmitters in ME/CFS found in ME Research UK Database (search term 'neurotransmitter'):

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20656623
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nbm.1512/abstract
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17945348
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17561689
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16934791
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16934791

    searched to page 821 then too tired to do any more!
     
  10. xchocoholic

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    Hi @Leopardtail

    Maybe not. But I started out with full ME.

    My DD was 2 when I became ill in 1990 so I wasn't able to rest as needed and kept up by using caffeine, pain pills, etc.

    I'm not recommending this but that was 24 years ago and I actually recovered a bit in the last 9 years via diet and finally sleeping regularly.

    Sure I'll probably never get well but I feel better now than I did for the first 16 years before giving up gluten, etc.

    I only responded because some people can't slow down.

    Tc .. x
     
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  11. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Following @beaverfury's post #30: Sorry if this has already been said, but I understand that serotonin (and other neurotransmitters?) production is at least partly dependent on the gut and, I think, the gut flora and diet. I forgot the exact details but do a search for tryptophan (or serotonin) and kynurenine/kynurenic acid (spelling corrected).

    A number of us have found that we have improved our mental status (notably reduced anxiety) through a leaky gut diet and supplements, which supports the gut-neurotransmitter info.

    On a slightly different topic, I find that anticholinergic antihistamines are very calming, and beneficial for sleep, supporting the view that I have too much acetylcholinergic (is that a word?) activity.
     
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    In case anyone missed this bit (as I did but had concluded anyway):

     
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    I do the opposite. I stimulate the a7 nicotine system. Usely it is only relaxing but sometimes after I have taken the med I get a real deep relaxation. Now I have improved enough I sleep like a baby.
     
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    ENID - the original book discusses both 'inborn' personality independent of the effect of illness, and current illness to identify any deficits. He identifies physiological and dietary requirements that address your natural needs. It also discusses how deficits in Neurotransmitters can cause (for example) constipation. Neurotransmitters are required by every organ of the body that has nerves going into it. Dopamine for example regulates blood flow between heart and lungs.

    Bear in mind that our physical ailments can rob our bodies of vital nutrients without which our bodies cannot function well, and the lack of neurotransmitters - this book allowed me to identify that a close friend have severe dopamine deficiency and L-dopa produced major improvement in his health.

    This is entirely about physical health, no psychological twaddle whatsoever.
     
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    Being Dopamine deficient can increase serotonin production. Too little GABA would increase its effects.
     

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