Your norepinephrine is still trying to balance itself which means your adrenal function will be out of whack. All of this controls the glucose reserves and production, hence the craving. Nothing to worry about.
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 01:16 PM
Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:59 PM
Sorry to hear of the difficulties Hrk... but go careful with the beads. It is very easy to get caught with taking some here and there for the promise of comfort, but you need to maintain the amount as you go. The beads don't work like a benzo on an as-needed basis. If you take a few more here, and a few more there, you could end up causing more issues than you started with...
Posted 11 November 2019 - 10:21 AM
Don't totally agree with this. I think small increases in bead count do usually bring some relief but larger increases may cause more problems than benefits.
Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:34 PM
Just to clarify... the amount of beads will be directly proportionate to the present bead dose - I had just replied to sk8mom when I wrote this so I was obviously worried that similar occerences would present themselves... but not knowing what bead count Hrk is on 3 beads will vary in strength to the dose and thus could represent anything from 1% to 300% increase!
So Hat is right there to correct me in this respect, but as a rule, there is a limit to the % one should take relative to the amount of beads in the dose... so where sk8mom has taken +40%, this is quite an increase, whereas <+25% might be tolerable and thus efficient for the purpose.
I wouldn't like to say an exact figure.
Hat - maybe you would have a better idea as to such a figure. I think it is important that members are aware of the threshold that we speak of... obviously subjectivity as a result of respective brain chemistry will be of consideration here too...
Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:50 PM
I fully agree with what you wrote. I normally prefer to increase beads by small amounts (1 to 3 bead/day) at a time. I hate to see anyone go up in dose anymore than they have to because it is just that much more they have to wean off of later. Also it minimizes the risk of going up too much and suffering the dizziness, brain fog and such that can happen. If I had to put a figure on it I would say to raise the dose around 15% or so if you are below 30 beads. Of course that will be enough for some and not enough for others.
Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:23 PM
I am much too tired to do the proper math but I think it is below 10% so as a means of taking the edge off I am finding it successful. I hugely appreciate the conversation you both offered about this and it is very important to know the numbers involved etc.
Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:28 PM
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:00 AM
That was LDN and my own little journal thread - with some valuable input from Hat regarding the vagus nerve. There is a lot of data out there which points to the benefits to VNS (vagus nerve stimulation) being beneficial for depression. I am working on some little experiments myself to see what occurs. I am approaching it cautiously, but if I am not going near medication and ultimately want to get off the last of the damn Citalopram, I need something that will help me. Keep reading H, and there will be updates on that same forum post in due course...
Posted Yesterday, 05:39 PM
H - this is a link directly to the start of the VNS discussion;
I have got to grips with my TENS unit and am expecting my ear electrodes in the next few days, so I will start with a low setting of frequency and pulse width, and will only undertake doses when at rest in line with Hat's proposal. I will continue these doses at various points during the day and see how it fairs in staving off the depression.
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