Sunday, July 29, 2007

LDN saved my summer

So, I was in the Netherlands for 11 days (my third time there already). It's weird how well it went. In the winter I was sure I couldn't make it. I discussed the possibility of what it would be like to go in a wheelchair with my friend a while back, and it would have been otherwise possible, except that I don't think my SO would have agreed to. But luckily I was able to handle it on my feet, thanks entirely to LDN (well, maybe with some credit to the lipoic acid as well). I was most worried that it would be too hot there as the heat has been killing me this summer - but it was in fact cooler than in Finland. No problems sleeping due to the heat (though I did have unrelated sleeping problems).

I had to drop a whole bunch of supplements for the duration of the trip. Normally I carry a big jar with all kinds of supplements mixed in the same bottle, but you can't really do that when flying, unless you want to appear like a drug dealer. So I took just Q10, R-LA, B12, vitamin C, magnesium fizzies and my prescription meds with me. It might not sound like much, but I had to drop at least Siberian ginseng, multivitamin, glucosamine, ALCAR, MSM, NAC, probiotics and some herbs I take occasionally like valerian and rhodiola. Some of them I will have to drop permanently soon, anyway.

The probiotics would have come in handy though, as my stomach was quite upset at first. But I bought some kombucha tea which seemed to help a lot (I wish I could get a culture of my own). And I didn't have much joint pain at all, despite the lack of glucosamine. Maybe (hopefully) I don't need it any more. Oh, and I forgot to mention I managed to get rid of ginkgo after over three years! Thanks probably to the combination of LDN, piracetam and B12. I have tried to drop it before but have had to go back very quickly. No I didn't notice anything.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

After a short rougher patch I've been doing quite decently (except that my stomach still hates me and my skin looks nasty). A few days this week I never really woke up, after that it's been ok. I think the tamsulosin (and perhaps the olive leaf extract I tried soon afterwards) fucked up my body for a while and it's now recovering.

Unfortunately my urinary frequency is still a lot higher than usual, and it's bad enough without any worsening. Having to go to the toilet 3-5 times a night is not much fun. Similar thing happened a few months ago after one tizanidine pill (it also works through the alpha receptors like tamsulosin), my urinary frequency worsened for 2-3 weeks. I guess my body is trying to tell me "don't fuck with the alpha receptors". :-P

My Finnish LDN site is now finished, see If you can't understand Finnish you can't get much out of it, except that it has an extensive (yet far from conclusive) list of references about LDN and related research. Also, I uploaded an LDN documentary film I found on the LDN website on Google Video: Next week I'm finally going to send my book to the clinic of infectious diseases where I used to be treated, and ask that they consider using LDN and some other meds.

A woman with a myriad of different kinds of health problems (including cancer). I met on DA has improved a lot thanks to a combination of thyroid supplementation, allergen avoidance, LDN and large dose sublingual B12 (the latter two I suggested to her). I hope I can help many others to achieve such improvement.

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