Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1095815

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How to get in to see a Neurologist STAT!

Posted by Voldemort on November 10, 2017, at 17:24:37

Hi guys, so ive only posted on babble sporadically in the past year or so. Ive been dealing with severe symptoms and i think ive stumbled upon some info that may be very relevant to my mental health situation. Info about autoimmune autoantibodies resulting in brain dysfunctions that result in psychiatric conditions. And that the the elevated autoantibodies in the brain are never considered 99.9% of the time. This is starting to be considered more in brain disrases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers, as well as Schizophrenia and Depression as well. I think my severe condition may be related to an abnormal immune reaction affecting my brain function, especially considering i had autoimmune encephalitis, caused by an infection that attacked my brain in 2001 tgat resulted in a 5 day coma. But my immune system began attacking my brain, along with the infection. I could write pages and pages on my experience since then...

Autoimmunity playing a role in psychiatric disorders is relatively recent discovery. Here is a link to one of the many research articles ive been reading:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5089825/

Anyway, back in April i had thought my primary care doc made an appointment for me to see a neurologist, and that my appointment wasnt until November. I called 2 weeks ago to check on the specific day my appointment was on, only to find out it had never been made 😠. Pretty upsetting waiting all that time thinking i had an appointment this month. So now monday i will be making a new appointment, and cant stand the thought of waiting much longer. Even waiting another month seems unbearable. I need to get my condition figured out, because i am suffering.

 

Re: How to get in to see a Neurologist STAT! Voldemort

Posted by SLS on November 11, 2017, at 7:22:23

In reply to How to get in to see a Neurologist STAT!, posted by Voldemort on November 10, 2017, at 17:24:37

> Hi guys, so ive only posted on babble sporadically in the past year or so. Ive been dealing with severe symptoms and i think ive stumbled upon some info that may be very relevant to my mental health situation. Info about autoimmune autoantibodies resulting in brain dysfunctions that result in psychiatric conditions. And that the the elevated autoantibodies in the brain are never considered 99.9% of the time. This is starting to be considered more in brain disrases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers, as well as Schizophrenia and Depression as well. I think my severe condition may be related to an abnormal immune reaction affecting my brain function, especially considering i had autoimmune encephalitis, caused by an infection that attacked my brain in 2001 tgat resulted in a 5 day coma. But my immune system began attacking my brain, along with the infection. I could write pages and pages on my experience since then...
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> Autoimmunity playing a role in psychiatric disorders is relatively recent discovery. Here is a link to one of the many research articles ive been reading:
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> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5089825/
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> Anyway, back in April i had thought my primary care doc made an appointment for me to see a neurologist, and that my appointment wasnt until November. I called 2 weeks ago to check on the specific day my appointment was on, only to find out it had never been made 😠. Pretty upsetting waiting all that time thinking i had an appointment this month. So now monday i will be making a new appointment, and cant stand the thought of waiting much longer. Even waiting another month seems unbearable. I need to get my condition figured out, because i am suffering.

Besides biologics (I hate that term for these drugs), you might want to look into anti-inflammatories that work in the brain. Besides being an antibiotic, minocycline is an anti-inflammatory that works in the brain. I know for sure from personal experience and observing others that minocycline has antidepressant properties. You might want to look into it.

Please continue to post of your progress and any literature you feel is pertinent. I, for one, would be very grateful. Thank you.


- Scott

 

Re: How to get in to see a Neurologist STAT!

Posted by Voldemort on November 11, 2017, at 23:24:15

In reply to Re: How to get in to see a Neurologist STAT! Voldemort, posted by SLS on November 11, 2017, at 7:22:23

Thanks Scott.ive gained lots of interest if autoimmune conditions affecting the brain, and think it should be tested for regularly in treatment resistant mental illnesses. Some users posting on here might have luck looking into this. Psychiatrists seem to have a routine of hearing your symptoms, and then just prescrielbe a medication known to treat those symptoms. This approach might be fine for a certain % of patients. But treatment resistant patients need a psychiatrist willing to put a bit more thought in their aporoach.


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