Posted by tealady on June 30, 2005, at 19:18:30
In reply to Re: Inositol for OCD, posted by LOOPS on June 30, 2005, at 8:18:41
> Hi -
> I'm still playing around with EPA/DHA dose. I basically take 2-3g EPA, and not much DHA if I can help it. I take varying amounts of GLA as well, depending on how I feel. I find I have to keep changing this. Too much GLA in relation to omega 3 makes me depressed, but too little and I start experiencing anxiety.
> I have noticed some strange things with regards to flax seed oil as well. I don't usually take this, because it sends me into a kind of mixed mood. However, combined with sufficient GLA it doesn't do this so much. And in fact, recently I have noticed when I add it in, my sleep improves - better than just on the fish oil.
> I also take some liquid lecithin, and yes, cod liver oil as well (varying amounts, never really over 1000IU vitamin D).
I found just 1gEPO a day suits me. and I took 1 dessertspoon ground flaxseed (the oil is supposed to go rancid too fast) on my oats in the morning if I have them. Didn't like fish oil.
Just wondering do you have antibodies like antiTPO, or antimicrosomal or AntiTG or hashimotos or other antibodies at all?
It's just that afer I came here I was reading so many girls bipolar type symptoms and they seemed identical to maybe antibody type flares others think they experience (me too). So I went back to the thyroid forum and put my idea that perhaps for some of us females the antibodies give us bipolar type symptoms in the early stages, then the thyroid gradually burns out and the depression and tiredness weighs in more gradually more strongly..basically too wiped for the bipolar to give much of a high at all.
Seems, as with all my thoughts, the scientists/medical fields may now be making similar suggestions. Like many many years after bipolar perhaps there is a correlation with people diagnosed with hypothyroid/hashimotos etc...not sure and too tired to bother with any refs..its just an idea.
So just wondered if any of you girls do have ever had antibodies showing in blood tests.
The thyroid function should still be "normal" :-), its just the antibodies cause what I call hyper/hypo" surges..or others call bipolar or whatever..I get lost with all the terminology.
Of course even those with antibodies can make full recoveries especially in the early stages especially if they can get away from stress etc.
Thyroids have a remarkable capacity to regrow afer the damaging antibodies have been overcome...or even after being chopped out oif tisue remains. I suspect it's part of our bodies repair system.
thing is its stopping the antibodies that's important...(way easier said than done)
Also supps/diets/exercise etc can influence how our body functions to a degree, but there's way more neuortransmitters than anyone has discovered orlittle only studies I think and the interplay/feedback is way more complicated...of course only my thoughts. So while one can say this supp ups/down regulates this or this or changes metabolism isn this way or that depnding on where you're viewing from..there is a lot of other stuff going on as well, so its not as simple?? cough, as it may seem I think.
Just some of my strange thoughts