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Mental 'blankness'

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by outdamnspot, May 5, 2017.

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    outdamnspot Senior Member

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    I recall that in a presentation Dr de Meirleir gave, he correlated one of the overgrowths or undergrowths (which, exactly, escapes me) with mental 'spaciness' or 'blankness'.

    Ever since I went onto Symbioflor 2 a couple of months ago, I have noticed specific cognitive problems: particularly a kind of perturbing 'blankness' that makes processing information (e.g. text, TV shows etc.) difficult.

    Curiously, I then did a course of Haritaki which robustly improved my physical health but seemed to exacerbate the cognitive problems: Haritaki kills E.Coli (amongst other things), so it seems odd that both Symbioflor (an E. Coli probiotic) and Haritaki produced similar symptoms.

    I've noticed now that even when I am not taking anything, the symptoms persist. Shilajit, a herb that reduces serotonin/increases dopamine, fixes the issue, but can worsen my mood and insomnia.

    Has anyone experienced anything like this?
     
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    outdamnspot Senior Member

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    I decided to try the Symbioflor 2 again, after several short courses of different herbs that purportedly help kill Strep.

    I had a week of rather welcome euphoria, improved mood, sleep etc; however, it also crashed my adrenals. The mood effects have worn off, but it's still making me quite weak, whereas I felt revved up but a lot physically stronger last time (which may have been a herx?).
     

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