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  1. I think you might be referring to glutathione proliposome. I am not familiar with that variation, but I am with plain glutathione. I have had a general deficiency and reducing and minimizing it has had a beneficial effect. I say this with the caveat that glutathione is an important part in a chain of enzymes and proteins that help your immune system, and weaknesses in the chain at various points can neutralize what otherwise is a big improvement in a particular kind of helpful substance, like glutathione. I think it's too complicated to assess this in a forum like this, but if you're willi
  2. It seems to me that the meds you're taking are helping to some extent but not the underlying "driving" function for your "counting" thing. I think this is good because it isolates the counting thing, and that can be addressed with behavioral therapy. In this kind of therapy, you allow your self to do the counting or whatever things but under supervision so that you can find ways to break out of the cycle that is going on, whether it's 3 kisses, or 10 lock/unlock checks, or 5 shoelace retie cycles. The more commercial side of this therapy is called "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" (CBT), which
  3. Hi, Amy-- Sorry to hear about your flareup. I think you might be having some kind of allergic reaction, which is one of the more prevalent of side-effects of Adderall and similar kinds of meds; see http://www.drugs.com/Adderall/. To be safe, you should contact your prescribing doc right away; if you can't then maybe you should contact your regular doc to see if s/he could verify whether you're having a reaction to the new med. In any event, try to have a Happy New Year!
  4. Potassium: see http://nhnh.essortment.com/potassiumfoodh_rkyn.htm, http://www.weightlossforall.com/potassium-rich-food.htm Sulfur: see http://www.loudzen.com/canary/challenges/f...ulfurfoods.html Seeing as how it's the holidaze, you might try some eggnog + have a happy! : )
  5. I have read that carnosine can be beneficial. There's a thread on this in the Forum: http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?...9185entry9185
  6. See http://home.howstuffworks.com/vitamin-b2.htm for a table of B vitamins overall. For B6, I've seen various recommendations. - The USDA RDA is 2 mg/da. See also http://www.hoptechno.com/book29d.htm. BTW: supplements might not help replace what you can get through regular food sources, esp. green veggies. - One website http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-126a.shtml says: "Vitamin B6 is required for almost all metabolic processes involving amino acids, including the decarboxylation of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) formed from L-tryptophan (TRP).14 All three of these substances are
  7. PANDAS is a relatively "new" diagnostic category, so there is not as much literature as other related disorders. For starters, see: http://www.childadvocate.net/PANDAS_treatment.htm "Introduction: There has been a subset of young children who have been noted to abruptly develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders, such as Tourette’s Disorder, in association to a recently documented Group A Beta-hemolytic Streptococcal (GABHS) infection. It was found that these children have a condition termed Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococc
  8. I also posted this in ADHD but it has general applicability. --------------- The Other Brain, the One With Butterflies, Also Deals With Many Woes NY Times - By HARRIET BROWN Published: August 23, 2005 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/health/articl...75BC0A9639C8B63 ---------------
  9. I also posted this in ADHD, but it has general applicability. ----------------- The Other Brain, the One With Butterflies, Also Deals With Many Woes NY Times - By HARRIET BROWN Published: August 23, 2005 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/health/articl...75BC0A9639C8B63 -----------------
  10. The Other Brain, the One With Butterflies, Also Deals With Many Woes NY Times - By HARRIET BROWN Published: August 23, 2005 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/health/articl...75BC0A9639C8B63 NOTE: This is not specifically related to ADHD, ASD, OCD, TS, but has general applicability.
  11. Re Glutamag: Here's some results from a web search: * Positive result: http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums/showthread.php?t=68499 * Looks like same person posting: http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1117 * Same here, too (different name, same post content; hmmm....) http://forums.bellaonline.com/showflat.php...=0#Post22790911 * Looks like a weight-loss alternative: http://www.enzyme-weight-loss.com/why.htm A number of other in various foreign languages. No FDA approval info, tho. Ehhhhhhh, what's up doc? : (
  12. Several months ago, I saw an ad for "Glutamag" and inquired about, but it hadn't been approved by the FDA. I just got an update: "the FDA has finally approved sales of Glutamag in the USA and we are happy to inform you that you can now order Glutamag from our distributor in New York. You can either buy Glutamag by going to: http://www.wbuytv.com/product/health/glutamag.htm or by calling WBUY Television's order line, toll free on: 1-800-643-9289" Do you know anything about this particular compound or can you/somebody comment on it generically? The following is a quote from the U
  13. --From TAAP (The Autism Autoimmunity Project) newsletter ______________ From F. Edward Yazbak, MD (TLAutStudy@aol.com) Presented to the American Gastroenterological Association. May 2005 Autistic enterocolitis: confirmation of a new inflammatory bowel disease in an Italian cohort of patients. Federico Balzola, Clauser Daniela*, Alessandro Repici, Valeria Barbon, Anna Sapino***, Cristiana Barbera**, Pier Luigi Calvo**, Marina Gandione*, Roberto Rigardetto*, Mario Rizzetto. Dept of Gastroenterology. University of Turin. Molinette Hospital Turin, Italy *Dept of Neuropsychia
  14. ad_ccl -- There is a condition called "ocular migraine" (I have it! : ( that sounds very similar. There are numerous references on the web by that name. They are sometimes called "ocular auras". For a graphic you can ask your son about, see http://www.eyeguys.net/ocularmigraine.html. Headache is not necessarily associated with it. It can "wax and wane". Francois -- "Floaters" (I have these, too! : ( do not necessarily go away, get worse or turn into glaucoma or cataracts; they are fairly common. So far the most damage they have caused is that I have hit my fingers on somethings
  15. Dizziness and drowsiness are listed as known side-effects of Strattera and Zoloft, and discontinuation of use is recommended if either is a persistent problem. Increased concentration of norepineprhine can cause these side-effects, also hormonal (esp. if peri-menopausal), allergic reactions (auto-immune), and neural (fight-or-flight). I had these in various ways with various meds and have found that Wellbutrin XL was the best of the lot. It is a relatively mild antidepressant and has stimulant effects but is not a stimulant. But it's a med, and I think none is best if you can find a way t
  16. My colleagues also rib me about taking characteristically (but still relatively) "long" to do writing/editing, and although it is one of my main 'hats' at work, it is not the only one, so they give me some grace, but I've noticed that it's the schedule that's usually goading them on. Phht! I urge you not to fall prey to self-deprecation because of the schedule, or needlessly sacrificing quality for the sake of being "normal" (ie mediocre). I can see that your writing is very well measured. For the most part, I think: so what if you're a tad OC about excellent writing! Why not take somewha
  17. An update from the Boston Globe today 4Aug04 Brain device offers hope for some mental disorders http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/...ntal_disorders/
  18. Explaining things like this to someone who hasn't experienced it is common problem. I think putting it in some way other than you think it 'makes sense' to you is a good idea. Not to sound like a Speech 101 lecturer, I think it would help, also, to "keep your audience in mind". Esp. if your partner tends not to relate to analogies or metaphors, or gets impatient with an explanation that is perhaps seeming to be 'beating around the bush'. Also, pre-think whether the way you're going to put it might be mis-interpret-ed or -able by your partner; that will perhaps be a challenge for you becaus
  19. I have PANDAS/ADD and can 2nd what you say; I especially like the 'awesome' part! I found out in researching that PANDAS can result in similar behaviors to Tourette's; for example, I get tics, esp. during flareups, and have some repetitive/ordinal behaviors, as well as allergic sensitivities. Would you say that PANDAS/ADHD and Tourette's/ADHD are similar as far as your experience and treatments are concerned?
  20. I've been catching up on reading posts and recalling various things like this but not this, and it struck me: "Ya! I almost forgot about the infections and auto-immune flareups I got from vaccinations and the metal exposures I got from being around my dad's paint company. I'm getting verklempt again!
  21. I know what you mean! I answered another of your posts about folks on the forums and alternative therapies. Not to be cynical, but there is a perspective that meds/alternatives reflects the Western/Eastern approaches to medical care in general. Which is basically reactive versus proactive, or tear the disease down versus build the body up. This is a generalization but not a 'gross' one, I think (I'm certainly not alone in this view.) Also, the modern, Western approaches are highly specialized and synthetic, and the Eastern are more wholistic and natural, as pertains to Tx/Rx. And, there a
  22. Hi sallyanna! Me too!-- trying to understand how ASD and AD[H]D (and others) inter-relate; it is complex. I think the answer to your question adhd if not all are allergy/environmentally induced? is yes. I have auto-immune system-related 'induced' "ADD" and some PTSD-affected "ASpie" [asocial] behaviors. The auto-immune aspect also makes me hyper-sensitive to bee stings, molds, pollen, etc. These combine to raise the level and 'cycling' of related biochemicals, such that fluctuations in dietary/nutrition-related levels, esp. -amine derivatives, can cause chronic and acute symptoms. There a
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  24. I was going to edit your description of something I had like that a couple times but then it all seemed to match up. It was from dry skin/psoriasis. I had to exfoliate my forearms (not as "complex" as the guy in the FedEx commercial probably ) but just with an exfoliating sponge. Basically, I wash my forearms with my open hands in the shower and then use moisturizer lotion, but I have a lot of freckles and I miss flakes that stick around the freckles unless I either exfoliate or inspect carefully. The last time I went camping and when I got back there were these white little scales and I
  25. Hey, Mysterious. Peace. My 1st wife was fat and not ugly but not 'pretty'. I was skinny, sickly [acquired] and not 'handsome'. But we were both empathetic, albeit pretty pathetic individuals. But pretty intelligent. Enough to not let 'them' get away with doing a number on us. Good for us. Bitter but better. F them! Just make sure that if you DO stumble across another pathetic but wonderful individual like yourself, or s/he you, that you don't miss something that could indeed change your life, and vice versa. I know that sounds NT and maybe it is, but you Aspies are direct, so...well,
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