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Ribbit
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When I was little, my younger sister and I shared a room.  She always fell asleep way before I could even think about winding down from all the imagined stresses of the day, and she would snore so loud!  I'd turn her over, jerk her pillow out from under he head, plug my ears with cotton, turn on a fan....and I could still hear her.  I don't think that she was really that loud, but even her normal breathing would keep me awake.

When it was time to get me new shoes, the entire family (I'm the middle of 5) would be dragged for hours around from store to store trying to find a pair of shoes that didn't hurt.  

Turtlenecks?  Forget it.

Hair pulled back as a kid?  Forget it.  (Although now I can hardly stand to wear it down because it tickles my ears and forehead.)

My eyes are pretty sensitive at night too.  I don't have rosacea.  I have to deliberately look at the right-hand painted line on the road when a car comes so it doesn't blind me.

Interesting, Tina, that you mentioned tyrosine as helpful.  I'm even more sensitive to everything when my thyroid's low.  I'd been hunting for a long time for a gland-free supplement.  I'd been able to stop taking it when I began the BTD, but this pregnancy has really been a drain on my thyroid.  My hair never quit falling out and my midwife said I needed to get something.  So about 4 days ago I started taking a straight L-Tyrosine supplement and I'm already feeling more cheerful.  I'm still really emotionally sensitive and wanting to blame everything on everybody and feeling really sorry for myself, but I can say it's just hormonal, right?  

This is a really interesting and informative thread and it's helping me to understand that I'm not alone!


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Tina
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I totally understand, Ribbit!  Been there on all those things.  Congratulations on your pregnancy though.  How exciting for you!  How far along are you?  I ordered some tyrosine as well, as I ran out of the Catechol, so am curious and hopful it will help me as well.  I guess it is safe to take during pregnancy?  That is good to know.  

I was so moody during my pregs, first trimester especially.  But after that, I felt great.  I hope that I will have more children myself whenever the Lord wants to bless me again.  Thanks for the post and encouragement.  
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You might be a Nonnie if:

"The Princess and the Pea" was a fairytale that you really identified with!

You can't stand to wear turtlenecks!  (Thanks for the reminder, Ribbit!)

You have very few teeth that haven't been filled or crowned.

You've always felt "different" from the rest of humanity.

At least once in your life, you've considered how much more simple life would be if you didn't have to eat.  (Am I the only one who has felt like food was attacking me?  {pre-BTD} )



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion

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Tina
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Ha!  I love it!  So true about the living without eating thing.  I have said more than once to my hubby, I would feel so good if I didn't have to worry about eating!  Pre-BTD, but also a few times since when my mood was particularly low or irritable.

You know, so true about the filled teeth and crowns, except now that I eat right, my last dental appointment was excellent...and I had not been in 3 years prior!  

I love BTD!
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Woo-hoo!  Funny the Princess and the Pea was mentioned.  I was thinking of more "you might be a nonnie if" statements last night as I was rocking my children to sleep and I thought, "The Princess and the Pea must have been a nonnie."  It made me laugh so much I almost woke up the children!

Tina, I'm due May 17....I'd really have to think hard about how far along that makes me.  When I was expecting my first, I LIVED by the calendar and always knew exactly how many weeks along I was and how big the baby was and what developed that week.  With my second, I always knew what month I was in, and now.....some days I forget I'm expecting until suddenly I have to sit down for a while from dizziness (oh, and the hundred trips to the bathroom all day and night).  I guess I'm nearly 6 months.

So my question is why are nonnies so sensitive?  What about children with severe hypersensitivity, who scream when touched and scream when there's anything too high-pitched, or tear at elastic bands and socks and can't stand to have their hair trimmed, and won't eat anything crunchy?  I've worked with children like this.  Taking wheat, dairy and corn out of their diets helped.  I didn't know about the BTD then.  What is it about retaining our blood type antigens that makes us feel too much?


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"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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I would believe, the 'fight back' antibodies are not 'right at the door', you know!


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Ok, nonnies, here's how I see it!

Secretors:  There is a nice castle with well-fortified walls.  The soldiers stop everyone at the gate, and inquire, "Friend or Foe?" !!  Only the friends are allowed in and the foes are sent away.

Non-secretors:  There is a nice castle with well-fortified walls.  The soldiers stand at the gate and wave everyone in, calling out to all passers-by, "Welcome!  Come on in and we'll sort you all out once you get settled!"




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Let me not pass you by in quest
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Tina
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That is very creative, Victoria, and so true.  I like this.  I can certainly see it happening.  Only, once the guests are inside the wall, they become enemies and immediately a fierce battle ensues, that lasts for a while until all the enemies are finally destroyed and victory again belongs to the Kingdom inside!  The valiant Sir Dadamo and the BTD Knights of the Healthy Table win the war!  

I am too corny!
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there are actually no soldiers standing at the gate!!!!
they re all somewhere inside having a ball.......lol

and there is no wall or gate!!!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Ha!  Lola, I woke up this morning, and my first thought was . . "oops, there aren't any soldiers at the gate in the nonnie castle!!!"

I see the "gate" as the body openings (mouth, nose, ears, eyes, etc.) and the "wall" is the skin.

And, yep, Tina.  Once they all get inside, we have a mixed bag, and some end up being trouble-makers.  If we eat plenty of beneficials and keep our immune systems strong with good herbs and elderberry, etc., our little soldiers can retore order soon enough.



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
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Yes! Yes! Yes! Light sensitivity, wool, turtlenecks, teeth/fillings. Feeling of Hair tickling skin - want to scream. Then it's gone for weeks .... why off & on? was it something I was eating. I wonder.
How about itching inside your ears? and the tip of your nose?

Anybody get the feeling their hair is standing up and about to shoot into space. (hurts) Is that to weird? Some kind of stress reaction. Makes me think of the migrains I used to get .

How about body temperature? Sometimes I'm so cold.

Rabbit what did you mean  "When my Thyroid's low". how can you tell.
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I dont know about Rabbit, but when my thyroid levels are low, my energy drops and I become sluggish.  I keep a bag of dried Nori seaweed at home, in my car and at my office.  My co-workers are used to seeing me eat strange foods.


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Does the Nori seaweed help that much?  How do you use it?  I cook it in a pot of beans or in soup, but I don't know what to do with it past that.

Purlgirl, if the inside of your ears itch and you're BTD compliant (some foods cause mucus production which can make your ears itch), dump some garlic/goldenseal oil down it and then try an ear candle.

When my thyroid is low, the first thing to clue me in is that I'm cold.  I have a hard time regulating my body temperature and am freezing cold all winter and burning up hot all summer but can't seem to sweat.  I also become really touchy physically and emotionally.  Kind of like what we've been talking about.  But when I take an L-Tyrosine supplement, I'm okay.  If your body temperature is always  low (take it first thing in the morning before you get out of bed or even move too much), it's an indication of underactive thyroid.  Also being tired and unusually grouchy and feeling like you have lead pumping through your veins.  I get paranoid too.

When I was in my early teens (when all my health issues were at their worst), I would sit so close to the fireplace that my skin would actually burn, like sunburn.  It took that much to warm me up.

Do all nonnies have underactive thyroid?  I had thought it was an A thing.

I loved the idea of the soldiers and the walls.  It almost brought me to tears because I see myself as being that was relationally, not physically.  "Everybody come on in!  People are my friends!  Yippee!"  (This, from a paranoid introvert---when my thyroid's low.)  And then I'm surprised when I'm hurt and people take advantage of me.  My dh says I let people run all over me and don't stand up for myself.  Is this a nonnie thing too?


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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yep in a certain way, it's true

my Ex(an O sechi ) told me all the time, in life you've to decide yourself,do you want to be hammer or anvil... and I can't resist to give that reply: better to be the air between
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The Nori seaweed is a good source of iodine. I usually eat it as is. I like to munch on things. It can also be crumbled up on a salad. I also put it or other seaweeds in soups and stews.

Before menopause, I used to always be cold also. Id be sitting close to the fireplace with you. My Ex used to sleep with the fan blowing on his side of the bed because I set the thermostat to 80 deg F. Of course I had the heavy comforter over me. Because BTD & menopause coincided maybe it also had a hand in my temperature adjustment. I now set the thermostat to 68 deg F.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
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Rabbit and Lilac thanks for responding
Lilac - how can  you can tell the Nori helps.
Oh, I thought I had tried Nori but the pkg of sea veg I have contains "Arami".  I need a map.

There is an thyroid/iodine test.  Look in the" Live Right 4 your type " area under "Say it isn't so" # 24, or 32. (sorry I don't know how to link) Going to  try it again tonight.
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My energy comes back and I feel normal.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
SWAMI Thanksgiving present 2008
Revised from Arlene B- NonSec to RedLilac on 3/31/06
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Quoted from Arlene
My energy comes back and I feel normal.


what do you mean?
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ISA-MANUELA
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wooohooo please explain the meaning and what is *normal*



p.s.
btw our grandmaischda of orthomoleculars in Teutonia Prof.Dr. Uhlenbruck, describes us very well too; I wrote about his textes (tried it ) in my thread about: sports- a killer   ......
(haaa....have an eye on this .....)

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Well now I'm convinced I'm a nonnie. Everything applies except for the teeth. I have good teeth.
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great for U but where are U no avtar to see
please click on the membercenter and choose a fine design fitting for your type and thanx
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I'm quite new here. I have ordered my testing kit but I'm guessing I'm an O.
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ok...ok...accepted
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Quoted from mitzi
Well now I'm convinced I'm a nonnie. Everything applies except for the teeth. I have good teeth.

The only way to know for sure is to do the secretor test, but only after you find out your blood type.



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