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High Glutamate

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by kel88, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. kel88

    kel88 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Question, should all disease be affected by the same issue, high Glutamate?

    While i become more and more sick i have got RLS ( low dopamin , high Glutamate) , it looks like im AHDH at the moment ( High Glutamate low Dopamin), and my symptoms look more and more on parkinson ( High Glutamate low Dopamin), and dementie ( high glutamate and maybe low Dopamin?) ..

    I read a good articel about ADHD and there they say that ADHD meidicine have something that stopped glutamata and become a very good treatment.

    http://www.corepsych.com/2010/11/adhd-and-glutamate-neurotransmitters/

    Maybe its also a good supplement for us? And that combinated with maybe some B3/NADH for boosting dopamin ?

    Because of methylation problems you cant make good dopamin right? Would that be the issue that glutamate raise?

    I react good to taurine ( only ive got a CBS homozygous problem). Would that be because that lowers glutamate and higer GABA?

    I find a good post also at phoenix rishing about Glutamate/glutamine and the role
    Of B3.

    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/how-to-lower-glutamate-pharmacologics.23648/

    NADH/ B3 plays also a role in alzheimer huntington and parkinson...

    And we have all low glutamine but high glutamate its al because of the convertion that doesnt work well?

    Is the problem all bad methylation? Because bad methylation affect dopamin support( neurotransmitter support ).

    What do you guys think?

    In our country we also have a site of ME/CFS. And there you can read also that much ME patients also have ADHD or ADD. ( because of low dopamin and high glutamate).

    So there has to be a connection!
     
  2. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Yes, I think that PWMEs generally have high glutamate levels. Some things that might help is NAC, lithium, theanine and magnesium threonate.
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    You can also take GABA to directly affect the GABA:glutamate balance. This thread might be helpful, plus a few others I've collected:

    Yasko: http://gordonresearch.com/articles_autism/role_of_excitotoxins.html
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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    I have high GABA levels as well as glutamate levels on neurotransmitter testing.

    Taking supplemental GABA (or GABA agonists) increases my anxiety symptoms considerably. It appears that either too little or too much GABA is problematic.
     
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    Gaba was bad for me. Trying to supplement away the symptoms of excitotoxicity has not worked for me in general, although I have found Ashwagandha to be helpful at times. There is a possibility that removal of metals from my mouth has had a positive effect on my glutamate balance but it is too early to fully evaluate.

    Restoring gut integrity and microbial balance is what I am presently aiming for because of the obvious connection (for me) between things I've ingested and excitotoxic symptoms, the worst and most persistent and damaging being caused by forms of ingested glutamate. Other exacerbations have been difficult to attach to any specific trigger other than general physical stress/PEM/medication reactions, etc.
     
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    kel88 Senior Member

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    Thanks you guys for the links and al the info!! :)
    And more anxity from GABA? Ohh thats strange.. I didnt know that that was
    Possible! I always thought GABA had a calming effect??

    My biggest problem i think is low dopamin.
    Symptoms looks like parkinson and RLS and depressed!

    I was also looking for tryptofan or 5 htp.
    Than i read again about tryptofan is change in kunurenine and that was also a problem in parkinsons disease, and that kynurenine also activated NMDA receptor. ( so not only glutamated activated this...)

    http://www.researchgate.net/publica...and_kynurenine_pathway_in_Parkinson's_disease

    And serotonine is the master neurotransmitter and is also responsible for dopamin i read somewhere else..

    So maybe i have to try 5HTP , because with tryptofan i only creat a bigger problem!

    And to boost dopamin maybe i will use PEA!
    Anyone from you guys did try PEA? :)
     
  8. melamine

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    @kel88 - A major source of neurotransmitter problems is the gut. Optimizing your diet and addressing whatever problems are likely to be present there is an essential first step in "fixing" neurotransmitter issues. Glutamate sensitivity is thought to be a result of "leaky gut".

    I have found higher than normal doses of Ashwagandha helpful as a temporary measure for excitotoxic symptoms but don't have enough information or experience with it to recommend it one way or the other for that purpose other than to say that it's considered safe enough to experiment with if you like.

    In my opinion, trying to change neurotransmitter activity by adding or subtracting substances that are supposed to directly affect individual ones will tend to have a temporary effect at best, and often not even that, because they work in a dynamic, complex biological system in which mistakes of that kind will tend to magnify the original problem, or create other unwanted effects. You also end up doing a lot of speculative guesswork that will only divert you from doing things to address the likely cause, which will not help immediately but should help in time. If anyone disagrees with this, maybe they will chime in.
     
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    kel88 Senior Member

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    thanks @melamine for youre reply!!
    does ashwagandha also give you a boost in mood or only for excitotoxic symptoms ? :)
    do you also have a1298c mutation (low bh4?)
     
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    I'm afraid there are so many other things that can affect my mood, including excitotoxic symptoms themselves, that it's hard for me to say without having experimented longer. I don't use it regularly. I guess you could say I'm still experimenting with it. As far as I've observed, it's had no effect on my mood other than the relief kind that comes from alleviating a worrisome symptom.

    I don't know what mutations I have - have never been tested and am focused on other methods of recovery that don't involve knowing those.
     
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    I have not tried it myself, but I'd be careful with it. You can build tolerance to it.
     
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    kel88 Senior Member

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    Rand is that so? How do you know that? You know someone who did use it? Maybe i will try low dose of else ketotifen :)

    Melamine thanks for the info! :)
     
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    Just reading from other people's experience from it on other forums. When you hear it more than once, then I think some caution is warranted.
     
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    kel88 Senior Member

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    Thats true! Before i order it i will look for some revieuws and start slow thanks @Rand56
     

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