I hate having a post full of unorganized quotes, but I decided that organizing it will take way too long. lol So here goes:
Originally Posted by Theloose
:hugI worry about dd in a way that has people looking at me like I'm crazy. I see me in her in certain ways, or else I'm afraid of seeing myself in her. I was a difficult kid growing up, and looking back, there were definitely mood and sensory issues. I'm also creative, stubborn, indecisive about some stuff and absolutely insistent on other random stuff, and have a strong sense of these personality traits define me, don't talk to me about changing them. Lately, with me exploring neurotransmitters and glutathione, my world is completely changing. So much of the mood and sensory and creativity and even personality stuff is neurotransmitter related, and I've done a fair bit to (for?) myself with nutrients. Talking about it makes me, my mom, dh worry about turning yourself into a different person. When I started glutathione and pb's magic drainage remedy, it's like all of a sudden I was 'fixed'. I'm still struggling with how to describe it, but it's like all my intensity, need for attention, stubbornness and whatnot was my way of saying 'come, fix me, something's not right. And don't tell me you can identify the problem and fix it, cause I don't believe you and it just won't be enough, there's still going to be something missing'. And then suddenly it WAS fixed and everything was amazingly fantastic. The combo of stuff (psychologically, nutritionally, detoxingly, energetically?) was spot on for the first time and it was like this huge sigh of relief that I didn't need this internal struggle anymore. Things really were finally settling into place.All that to say, maybe dp knows something about what's going on with J more than you do, knows that its serious,
and that it's bringing all sorts of stuff to the surface for himself and he's not ready to deal with it? I wonder if you could quietly work on him (dp) with just food, stuff like folate and such, then try and talk him into talking with a healer himself? He probably intuitively knows that the same neurotransmitters that make him depressed are intimately related to the ones for inspiration and creativity. Losing the depression, if it means losing the creativity but not making it quite all the way to the grand slam of feeling BETTER could seem devastating.And so much of the rest of your posts - I'm a Scorpio, too. Dh needs daily reminders to take any vitamins (and has minor issues with swallowing pills), he doesn't say no and doesn't ask for help.B12 was a big one for sleep for janeS, I think. The connection was maybe methyl groups for converting serotonin to melatonin?
Wow, very interesting, and insightful and helpful. It makes total sense, your "these personality traits define me"- I was there, and probably still am. Actually, I'm sort of resistant to changing my sex drive, and I think it's the same thing. I'm only going to try so we can stay together.
About the part I bolded, you could be right. He's much more intuitive than I am. He's predicted a few times that ds would end up in the hospital, that I was like"nah, he'll be ok." But dp was right.
Originally Posted by lil_miss_understood
Was beginning to think my 18mo was the only one beating up older siblings.
:hugs DevaMajka. First thing that pops into my head for DP is vitamin D. I concur with Shannon(?) that he's probably concerned with losing his creativity. That was a huge concern of mine. And I did for a while, but that had less to do with losing the depression than with having no energy from the thyroid problems... Interestingly, I'm an Aries with libido issues myself... I'm finding that "personal work" (working on making myself feel better about me) is helping some. DP and I have the same sexual compatability issues you're describing, although my issues may be different than yours.
Tired. Going to go lay on the couch until DS3 wakes up for milk (he wakes up if we go into the bedroom and lay on the bed).
It's so wierd- ds1 is just so (generally) sweet and gentle, and always has been, even as a toddler. He doesn't even get up and move away. He just sits there and says "ow" and whines. lol I guess I should be grateful that he doesn't fight back!
D deficiency is a definite possibility, being in BC in the winter! I have some D, a multi, and a B complex for him to take today. Let's see how that goes. He's just wary of taking *anything* at all- medicine and vitamins included. Of course, he's fine with drinking pop and eating frozen meals. lol
Originally Posted by Theloose
Thats the part I forgot. Low dopamine can cause low libido.
Dd had strawberry ice cream, chocolate ice cream, raw milk, blueberry yogurt and peach yogurt today (yesterday?). She was grumpy all afternoon, just came out of it for dinner, and has already woken up 2 or 3 times in the 4 hours she's been asleep. Do I pull all dairy, start experimenting with the different classes (cow, goat, raw, fermented, etc), or start throwing nutrients at her? I'm going to be tired in the morning...
Dopamine- another thing on my list of things to research!
Had you been avoiding dairy before yesterday? Could it be the strawberry, chocolate, or peach? Hope you're not too wiped out!
Originally Posted by tanyalynn
capsgirl-- if you use the Quote button lower right, that person's words will appear with the Quote: and the person's name at the top.
re: cell salts, they're little tablets that dissolve in your mouth, part homeopathic and part nutritional, and super-cool. I am totally sold on them after playing with them for much of last year, totally helpful in healing.
Magnesium's one of the easiest things around to be low on, there are just so many reasons that extra stresses on our bodies can deplete magnesium. DH's blood pressure goes down when he gets enough magnesium.
Let me see if I can find the cell salt info page....
And... ack! Need to leave in an hour, busy day, a tour where they're providing the lunch and it's 1+ hour drive away, so I am finishing up our lunch (part of the thing is a bakery, so clearly sandwiches and cookies for lunch, not just weird leftovers) and I need to get us out of the house in about an hour to meet up and caravan. Should be lots of fun if we don't freeze (we are SO not used to cold temps like this, I am going to be layering the kids' regular clothes, we have jackets but not great solutions for legs. But still, should be lots of fun, it's a visit to a castle--a guy wanted a castle, so he built it about a decade ago, and it has a working drawbridge and everything.
cell salts- gotta research those too!
A castle- too cool! I bet the kids will love that. Have fun!
Originally Posted by kjbrown92
Originally Posted by DevaMajka
The other thing I noticed- we had mustard every day that he ended up with a red area from his scrotum to his crack. Could it be mustard (or a spice in the mustard)? Seems wierd, but I'm sure stranger things have happened.
What else are you avoiding? Usually it's the vinegar in the mustard and what it's made from Like if you're gluten free and it's a grain vinegar. But it could be the mustard itself. No food is off limits for causing a reaction, to me.
Nothing that I can think of that would be in mustard. Not avoiding wheat or corn or dairy. We're avoiding grapes, but that would be in balsamic vinegar, not white vinegar, right? It would be cool if he's sensitive to mustard, and not some of the other things we suspect!
I swallow mine, don't let them dissolve. Is that wrong? The last batch of bioplasma ones Elisabeth sent me are big (not the tiny little ones). I can't fit as many as she's having me take under my tongue! I just pop them all down with a glass of water.
Oh, low libido is also due to adrenal fatigue.
My osteo said that he had a patient with Aspergers and as his lyme disease healed, the Aspergers symptoms went away and the guy was mad, because he had some really keen intelligence from it and he was going back to "normal". So I understand the depression/creativity cycle.
Hugs to everyone having hard time. DH and I still aren't speaking. I painted a wall over by the pantry that I was tired of cleaning (it hadn't been painted since ... 1993 when we moved in. And it was dingy white. He probably won't even notice. He came in last night just as I was making the gravy for the pot roast, and it was obvious what I was doing. And he went down and started clearing the snow from the driveway. Came in 2 hours later, when the rest of us, of course, we're done. And he said "Can I eat some of the food you made, or will it make you feel oppressed?" Grrrr. I left his plate there and all the stuff, so it was obvious that I was leaving it out for him. So does he have to be such a butthead? Apparently yes, yes he does. And he cleared the driveway and left my car covered in snow. I swear, we're both acting about 10. So one of these days we're going to start laughing that we're so pathetic.
The pot roast that we had last night had carrots, and DS didn't react. So it's not the carrots. So I don't know what it is. Maybe it's just the lyme and it acts up sometimes and not so much other times. I haven't taken my lyme stuff for a week. And I can't tell any difference at all.
at what dh said. And that he left your car covered in snow. He sounds sort of (?) passive aggressive. I hope you guys work this out soon. You don't need the extra stress of it all.
I'm working on stopping being passive aggressive. I try not to, but sometimes stuff just slips out and I can't control it. I sometimes even think how unhelpful it is while it's coming out. Dp hates it- that's one of the things I need to change.
adrenal fatigue- on my research list. You all are so knowledgable about so many things!
Originally Posted by Theloose
After waking up 3 times in 4 hours last night, dd slept the rest of the night fine. When she was awake and crying, she was saying her knee hurt. This morning, she's pooped good poop, and now is in a great mood. I'm leaning towards playing with electrolyte balancing and then trying again.
Conference call, I'm organizing. Tomorrow. My default is 11ish pacific time (that's about when ds goes down for a nap so he won't be grabbing my phone). Anyone who's interested available then? Or when would be a better time? Skype or phone in?
Boo for night waking, yay for good poop and good mood! Hopefully that translates to a better night's sleep tonight!