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Amazone I.
Sunday, June 15, 2008, 2:46pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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cortisollevels arent' that important for O's to watch out but catecholamines...dito we, the AB's are very similar in that aspect.
Only B's and A's might produce stress responses which are concerned to a higher cortisol level...(which should be tested in the morning, not in the afternoon) ..btw...under stress everybody produces higher cortisollevels....but the issue here is merely the breakdown of em   ....and then I might gentely remind onto the enneagram issues....
I once took  that pain  to bring em completely on this board.....yesssss
the stuff is that clear....ahem.... fine that U are going to read it


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One thing I forgot to mention is that my anxiety increased at least 50% when I started  Chaste Berry about two weeks ago.  I looked it up on the web and found that it increases dopamine.  I had posted about it but no one really seemed to know anything.

At any rate... I continued to research and in the last few days discovered that excess dopamine can cause anxiety.

Yesterday I stopped taking it and last night, as I reported previously, my anxiety was way down.

possibly something here....
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glad you are making some headway w/ your research. You should've been a PI.  



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There's a good book out there called "the Edge Effect" by Dr. Braverman.  If you can get it at the library or something, it explains dopamine, serotonin, foods to increase or decrease them, etc.
Also the "mood cure" from Julia Ross.  It sounds like you are on the right path so far.  I have tried tyrosine for stress, but then I think
my serotonin is low also.  So it can sort of backfire on me.  I think when we are menopausal, estrogen dropping effects serotonin also.  I think that is part of my experience currently.  Lower estrogen, lower serotonin, not feeling too happy in general....But eating right really does help.  It's the supps that get tricky!
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Stop watching TV news or reading the newspaper for a week. Change your perspective about things and try to witness any negative self talk as it is happening. Tame your EGO (Edging God Out).


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Stop watching TV news or reading the newspaper for a week. Change your perspective about things and try to witness any negative self talk as it is happening. Tame your EGO (Edging God Out).


Hi... don't watch t.v. and only read a local newspaper that is 4 pages.  

I've noticed the negativity attacks things I'm worried about that I haven't taken care of yet.  Things that I can't take care because of schedules or whatever.  Small silly things.

And that's what my brain does, obsesses about small silly things... so I grab a rock (I have a special spiritual rock I use) to connect me to a feeling of being grounded and I pray.

Since coming off the of Chaste Berry the anxiety has gotten 75% better.  I talk to my NP this Thurs.



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Keep us posted about what your np thinks.  Are you a hunter or gatherer?  I eat banana before bed and it helps me sleep better.  I had some problems during travel that keep me up during the night.
It's improving now.  You're a hunter so maybe even a little sweet potato before bed.  I think the "Potatoes, not Prozac" ideas work for me, maybe they will for you too.  Eat your proteins, veggies during the day, have a little starch before bed to help release serotonin during sleep.  It's not failproof, but it does help.  
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1.Cut back wheat
2.Increase protein
3.Exercise

Familiar words, no?


A whole system is a living system is a learning system.’ -Stewart Brand
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Good words from Dr. D!  


On Holy Basil:  I find it to be powerful at calming the mind and body, so much that I only took it in the evening.  Actually I no longer need it, since the advent of the GTD, but it is especially good for O's and Hunters from what I understand.  It's certainly worth a try, and there are even some good Holy Basil products out in tea bag form, for an alternative bedtime tea.



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funkymuse
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Quoted from Dr. D
1.Cut back wheat
2.Increase protein
3.Exercise

Familiar words, no?


Thanks Dr. D... but I'm on it.  Plenty of protein, haven't had any wheat in I don't know how long BUT my exercise has been a little less routine than I'd like.

I'm on it!  Thanks again!  

And soon we will be trying the HB... IB is sending me some to try.  
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