Posted by DSCH on October 27, 2003, at 10:30:48
In reply to Re: TMG because I resemble Pfeiffer's histadelic t » DSCH, posted by Franz on October 27, 2003, at 10:00:40
> I can relate to the 'under-methylated' type too (you see, we start to have something in common), but not entirely.
For me it breaks down like this...
Libido: High (big yes there, the worse I am the higher it goes, to the point where I can hardly think of anything else at times, it drops when I get better)
Allergies or sensitivities: Inhalant (yes as a child, now I believe I have some food ones too)
Social manner: Quiet/Shy (yes)
Head and body hair: Sparse (wrong)
Anxiety tendencies: Outwardly calm, with internal anxiety (yes)
Nervous legs: No (correct)
Obsessive compulsive: Yes, Obsessions but not compulsions (maybe)
Sleep deprivation: Yes (hypersomniac tendencies, didn't feel rested by long sleep)
Skin: Itchy and warm (yes, I have mild familial cold uticaria)
Pain tolerance: Poor (maybe)
Hair and skin: May be similar to or darker than other family members (correct)
Hyperactive tendencies: No (correct, but maybe not when I was a kid)
Frequent headaches: Yes (nope)
Body fat distribution: Normal (probably)
Salivary flow: High (maybe)
Ease in reaching orgasm: Relatively high (yep)
Frequent infections: Yes (nope, I am extremely healthy in this regard)
Dental health: Good (yes, my dentists have always remarked on my hard enamel)
Appetite: Low (no, variable)
Memory: Poor (variable)
Fingers: Long (yes, and with nail white spots)
Reaction to anti-histamines: Positive (only take them for allergy attacks, chorpheniramine makes me drowsy, diphenhydramine makes me feel ill)
Mood response to SSRI anti-depressants: Positive (maybe, but they make me even more listless)
Dominant symptom when psychosis present: Delusional thinking & catatonia (maybe)
> I am trying DMAE now which is supposed to be problematic for 'under-methylated' types, have you tried it?.
No. Interesting that it is not recommended by Pfeiffer while Sahelian refers to it as a methyl donor in the same class as TMG/DMG. I do not know why this is the case.
> I liked SAMe, but is is too expensive.
I tried it once back in 2000-2001 before I had a major crisis episode. Can't say how well it worked before I dropped it.
> You mentioned lecithin in another post. I like it, you may want to give it a try sometime.
I am thinking about it. GNC stocks an interesting product called PS 100 which has a bunch of the different phosphatidyl's.
> Regarding TMG, what do you mean with "activating"?. Is that a feeling of energy like one can get from coffee or ginseng or the nervous state you mentioned?.
> I have TMG powder, the label reads 1/8 teaspoon equals 375mg. 1/8 tsp looks small. How do you meassure it?.
Mine comes in 750 mg containing tablets that are quite large. I am presently cutting them roughly in half.
> B vitamins ae good for me, if that means anything.
They are good for everyone it seems. :-)
> Are you on any medication?. I am taking a very low dose clonazepam at night and sometimes day, but it tens to be sedating. A supplement I like for sleep is valerian, it is relaxing and it feels nice, a bit better mood.
No. What I have posted is EVERYTHING I take into my mouth with the exception of foods.