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Protein problems

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by Graham, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Graham

    Graham Senior Moment

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    Does anyone have any insights into a problem with protein digestion?

    A friend has been getting overwhelming panic attacks and muscle cramps for some time now, which do respond to a certain extent to Beta-blockers or benzo. This friend accidentally found out that reducing protein intake reduced symptoms. Cutting out meat portions for 2 years meant no symptoms, but also a steady weight loss.

    Blood tests, including endocrine levels, are normal - could it be a brain/autoimmune thing?
     
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  2. Learner1

    Learner1 Forum Support Assistant

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    Could be autoimmune.

    Could be digestion related - has he/she looked into digestive enzymes, stomach acid and microbiome?
     
  3. Graham

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    Thanks L1.

    Why, oh why, is my brain so messed up I posted this in the wrong section?
     
  4. Dabam

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    This is something I am looking at in my own diet I get really bad anxiety from high protein meals especially chicken and turkey.I am beginning to wonder if it's down to l- tyrosine raising dopamine levels to high and knocking everything out of sync.
     
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    People who try to increase their protein intake for various reason will add digestive enzyme which help them assimilate protein more efficiently.
     
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    it could be a problem with ammonia as well. Had he been checked for blood ammonia level?
     
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  7. Dabam

    Dabam

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    That's a point .....I used to take Lactobacillus bulgaricus which helped.I also found out it's good for reducing ammonia levels.It can raise histamine levels and although it's good for me (I have low histamine) it may not be good for others
     

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