Posted by McPac on July 19, 2003, at 14:19:08
In reply to Re: Larry Hoover » McPac, posted by Larry Hoover on July 19, 2003, at 7:56:39
a nurse at Pfeiffer told me to go and get some SAM-e and start taking it.....I did NOT buy that "Cellfood" brand, lol....I just bought some SAM-e from iherb.com (it wasn't too costly)....it always says to take folate, B6 & B12 with it (maybe some other vitamins too?)....well, I can't take a folic acid supp (as per Pfeiffer) but I do take methionine, B6, B12 & TMG---that should turn the Sam-e-created homocysteine back into methionine, correct? (in other words, I shouldn't have to worry about the SAM-e causing a homocysteine problem if I'm taking these other supps, correct?).....I was looking for a natural supplement to act as an anti-dep.....the vitamins/supps that I'm taking don't really seem to "lift" my mood much at all, they seem "weak" and "unnoticeable"...most herbs (like SJWort) are "off limits" due to my meds so I thought I'd try some Sam-e for the hell of it.............as for Pfeiffer, I've gotten some (most) of my test results back recently and I didn't see any/much improvement.....the MAIN thing they say they're treating me for is high histamine...well, last October (when I first went there and BEFORE their treatment plan) my histamine level was 129....just a couple of weeks ago (AFTER handfuls of vitamins/supps EVERY DAY for 7 months) my histamine was 186!......the nurse said it might be due to the different season (Summer)........well, all I know is that the number went the WRONG way, and SIGNIFICANTLY higher no less.......my Zinc was at 96 (BEFORE taking any Zinc) and it was at 91 AFTER taking 85 mg of Zinc EVERY DAY for 7 months!....makes no sense to me.......then the nurse says not to get caught up in the numbers, that they're treating the "person" and not numbers....funny though, it seems like they like to use numbers when the number is a favorable one yet they say forget the numbers when it's not a favorable one.........nurse also said that there are many things that they can try and their treatment starts slowly because they have to see how my body is going to react to vit's/supp's.....she mentioned possibly raising the TMG and methionine supp's....she also asked if I'd be willing to try vitamin B12 injections......I just really don't know what to think of Pfeiffer....the things that I read about their methods sound very good, I'm just not sure if I really notice much at all...she says they've just started treating me, that it takes time.......I have felt MUCH more tired, lethargic since taking all these vit's/supps---I don't know which ones could be doing it???? There have been other times in the past when I've taken vitamins (even when not taking much vitamins at all) that I've felt MORE tired when taking vit's.....I definitely feel much more fatigued since taking all their vit's/supps....one other thing is that I have felt significant pressure/blockage in my ears since starting their plan...again, I don't know which vit's/supps could be the problem, all I know is that since starting their plan my ears almost constantly feel this pressure/blockage in them......off the top of my head, I'm taking vitamins A,C,D,E, B6, B12, methionine, TMG, (the B6 metabolite thingy p5p (whatever), Zinc, fish oil, calcium, magnesium, inositol, manganese....I think that's it.....doesn't seem like powerful mood enhancing agents to me, seems rather lame or mild as far as mood enhancing supps.......which is why I thought I'd see if a little SAM-e had any effect at all, thought it might have a little more "pop" to it........take care Lar!