Mary Reed protocol for ocd
Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:46 PM
Thanks in advance for any helpful information.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:15 AM
If you hear anymore about it, please keep posting.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:46 AM
Edited by Wombat140, 01 April 2012 - 08:46 AM.
Born 1990. Always had slight Asperger's traits but got along fine. Severe OCD struck almost overnight in 2003. Varied randomly from month to month since then, almost gone once or twice, but never completely. Very bad indeed since spring 2012 and shows no signs of improving.
Symptoms: all sorts of things (written words, smells, things people say) mysteriously "will not do" and require a compulsion to be done before I can go on. No obsessions - in that way, and in physical nature, the rituals are almost like tics except that they're always a response to something particular. Extreme sensitivity to particular sounds, although that comes and goes over months.
Now suspect it might be PANDAS - in August 2012 I finally managed to locate a doctor who knows about it. Tried Azithromycin, co-amoxiclav (Augmentin) and tinidazole, to no clear effect. No test results as yet - fluffed two attempts to get blood sample taken, so we're playing it by ear until symptoms subside enough for that!
Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:22 PM
Since reading about Mary Reed's protocol I have started my DD12 on the following regimen
2 tsp flax seed oil in AM
5 vitamin complex: Bontech's TS Control
1 - 5HTP
2 tsp flax seed oil
1- 5 HTP
In between those I give her one dose of toxin binding cholestyramine.
She has been taking it steadily for about 3 weeks and these are the changes I have noticed:
Falling asleep faster (sleeps on her side for the first time in her life)
Acne/boils on chest and back starting to clear up, facial acne starting to get better
Swollen face, puffy eyes diminishing
Calmer, more engaged, laughs more, seems happier
I have not noticed that her OCD, particularly counting and balancing have decreased dramatically but it does seem there are moments when she doesn't do it whereas before it was pretty much constant.
Does anyone else know if their OCD child dreams or has sleeping issues? M.Reed says that people with healthy nervous systems dream nightly and remember their dreams for up to 20 minutes after waking. My DD never remembers dreaming. Does anyone have any experience with their OCD child and dreaming/sleeping? Still love to hear comments and thoughts from anyone.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:48 AM
I have not read anything to do with this protocol yet.....but when my son was younger, the combo of supplements based on BonTech, plus omega 3 from flaxseed oil, and most importantly 5HTP was very instrumental in calming his then severe OCD. (documented in my signature link)
5HTP or l-tryptophan have long been used as OTC help for increasing serotonin, and the benefits of correct nutritional supplements and Omega fatty acids also well established
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:02 PM
Relieved Mommy (for now)!
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:08 AM
Hello everyone! Thanks for all your input on the topic. I have also been considering taking Dr. Gates' OCD protocol and wanted to see if anyone can update me on their progress and if it actually helped them? If so, details please Thank you so much!
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