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Re: rEEG System Helps Guide Prescribing

Posted by franco neuro on February 15, 2005, at 1:01:46

In reply to Re: rEEG System Helps Guide Prescribing ravenstorm, posted by Ritch on February 14, 2005, at 13:08:07

Man I'm glad I saw this thread. I just had a QEEG (Quantitative EEG) done about 6 weeks ago by a doc in NYC. It was an eye opener to say the least. I decided to get off the medication merry-go-round about 2 years ago and become an informed patient. (And let me tell you, coming off of elavil after 5 years was a major bitch.)

Thank God for the internet! Started reading about neurotranmitters and amino acids and such. Learned about Dr. Amen and the various forms of brain imaging. As luck would have it, one of the books i read was by this doc in New York. I live right outside of the city so off i went.

So, to make a long story even longer, when i got to his office they had me taking personality tests (MBTI), an i.q. test, an ECG and an ultrasound of my heart, and they took 6 viles of blood. Last but not least they hooked me up to the much anticipated QEEG. Which he calls "brain mapping". Six hours and a couple of thousand dollars on my credit card later, i finally got to meet with His Holiness.

The QEEG came back showing that i have extremely low brain voltage. He told me my problem was dopamine. Rather the fact that i have so little of it left in my brain. This would explain why i feel like a walking coma. It would also explain why Paxil, Neurontin, BuSpar(candy), Trazadone, Xanax, etc. never seemed to be getting at the root of my problem. It would also explain why the tyrosine i started taking last summer has helped me a lot with my chronic pain. So there it is. Bring on the Wellbutrin! Hopefully in 6 months or a year my brain will be floating in dopamine. Man i hope this turns out to be what i've been praying for all these years. This feeling like crap stuff is getting real am i...




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