Posted by KaraS on June 21, 2005, at 17:37:43
In reply to Re: KaraS, posted by ravenstorm on June 21, 2005, at 14:06:06
> Thanks for the babble mail. I haven't been well enough to be on the computer for a few days.
> I am a bit concerned about the person who had to keep trying out different meds even after the rEEG. I mean, I thought that is what the rEEG was suppossed to eliminate: the trial and error process. What went wrong with her tests. Or could she not stand the side effects of the meds. That is my concern. A medication might "match" to fix my symptoms, but what if I am so sick on it I can't take it? (I get severe stomach problems, nausea from almost everything!)
> Thanks! Keep us posted
Unfortunately, not being able to physically tolerate medication(s) that will probably work for you (based on the rEEG) is always a concern. The rEEG will only tell you what it thinks will work for your brain, nothing else.
The reason I was given that it took so long for this particular person to get results was that she had several other issues going on that weren't yet addressed by the time she started the rEEG. It turned out that once she started working with a holistically oriented MD and she got tested and treated for many other things that were throwing her system off, that she started to respond to the rEEG recommendations. (I don't remember all of her issues but I know that she had hormonal problems, thyroid issues that hadn't been recognized and a problem breaking down or utilizing one of the B vitamins (B6 I think?) along with allergy issues). Dr. Emory does have you test for thyroid problems when you start out with him or you can give him prior results. She used tests from a previous doctor or lab that weren't all that accurate. In her case, she ended up having her new MD and Dr. Emory working closely together and coming up with solutions for her. She now takes Parnate, amino acids, hormones, Armour thyroid, vitamins and supplements, B12 shots, enzymes and uses a lightbox. Her "cure" involved a lot of other things besides what Dr. Emory deals with because her situation warranted it. She now considers herself 100% better though.
I hope that my situation is less complicated and that the rEEG alone will be enough for me. I personally feel that for a lot of us who are treatment resistant, that there probably are other factors invovled for us, however, so I wouldn't be surprised if I need to have some other things in my system checked out.