Posted by Francesco on November 30, 2003, at 18:17:25
In reply to My (non-MD'ed) conclusion: moderate, skewed RoF » francesco, posted by DSCH on November 21, 2003, at 20:15:58
I'm reading Healing the Brain of our friend, Dr. Amen. Now that I know a little more I can say that your deductions seem to me completely right.
> Since Anafranil and tryptophan help your "concentration" I think that's a sign of cingulate trouble (overfocus into dreamland?).
That's how I felt on Anafranil (overfocus into dreamland).
> Therefore, I think RoF-ADD makes the most sense now. In your case I think (sans meds) the cingulate problems dominate somewhat. On most meds you help the cingulate but then the temporal lobes get worse.
That's what is likely to happen. I'm not that 'temporal' without meds but they 'appear' when I take serotoninergic. Is it possibile that serotoninergic create it ? I don't think so. What do you think about it ?
> If you take stuff like gingko, GABA (or picamilon), niacinamide, omega-3, and magnesium, you might be able to start tolerating some tryptophan or St. John's Wort.
What is meant by Omega-3 ? epa/dha or something else ?
A serotoninergic + GABA (or an anticonvulsivant) seems be a good first step. But would this fix also my prefrontal cortex problems ? (I mean procratination and all the other noradrenergic issue) ... If it ain't so should I also add some stimulant med or suplement ?
Anyway it seems that I'm a step from 'truth' about my problems with your very careful and kind help. Sorry for this 'sleepy' post but I had to take a benzo this evening because the worsening of my temporal issue on triptophan made it necessary : / Hope to substitute benzo with something more appropriate as far as possibile.
I'll keep you informed, let me know how is going on with you.