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Spooky, Emily had sardines (although in olive oil) and was totally relaxed afterwards


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Sharon that is a good point.  I only started eating sardines recently after the Acupuncturist recommending it and I  mashing them up and mixing in with veggies in soup works for me. Apparently they are lowest in mercury of the seafood chain.


Gluten/Casein and Yeast sensitivity.
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omg, I just finished going through a bag of stuff from a few years back, early btd, days and one thing that caught my attention, is exactly what you stated, that canned sardines balance something in the brain, to relieve depression.  I came in here, to post and just read above post.  That is great!  


If that is possible then DR D needs to make a post.. 2 people in a row.. hot..

Geninisue how did you eat them??  plain>> when time of day.. interesting..

I can not immagine eating them but this is a good thing to remember for peolpe that could use this..

I missed your posts..
  


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Increase the fat in your diet until the PP depression improves. Like Sharon said, sardines are a great source of this and their RNA is very good for you right now. try eating them on some acceptable cracker smeared with peanut butter.

Look into phospatidyl-serine product (100mg) take 3 of these twice daily.

Stop the adrenal thyroid support product.

For the prolapse, take one maganese picolenate capsule daily with food for 60 days.



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Thanks, everybody.  I will get some sardines. I really will.

And the petri dish thing sounds like something DH would love to do.

I eat a lot of fat.  I eat canned salmon once or twice a week, sometimes more.  I eat ghee like there's no tomorrow.  I eat probably too many nuts.

No wheat.  SWAMI avoid.  100% rye crackers, brown rice and quinoa are pretty much my only grains.  I have wondered if maybe I'm not getting enough protein now because I can't eat any meat* (except fish) and I can't eat beans because they give the baby REALLY BAD gas which keeps her awake at night.  So I eat lentils and nuts and fish and a lot of salad and mushy things like butter peas.

*One of the side affects of pelvic organ prolapse is constipation, because the muscles surrounding the colon don't do what they're supposed to do and .......ANYWAY.....meat just makes it all that much worse.

I will do everything Dr. D just said to do.  

Thank you.


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Hey babe!! Feeling for you that is really interesting re the sardines!! I hope you find some answers - i think  all I can offer right now is love & sympathy

Just one other thing... didn't you post somewhere not too long ago that you thought you were possibly going through early peri-menopause?
Don't overlook that... it can be pretty traumatic emotionally until your hormones get balanced... You can do soy though   ?? & a lot of hormome support supplements are soy based...
Could be your minerals are unbalanced too...

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The voices of my kids hurt my ears.  


OMG!!  Yes I know this feeling.  Sometimes I feel like I am going to have a nervous breakdown because my 7 y.o son continually plays so loudly.  Both in the car and at home.  For me it feels like my brain is going to explode.  I know how strange that sounds.
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Sharon what a nice post and interesting about your need for sardines.. interesting.. where did you ever figure that out??

it makes sense as you explain it.. I dont eat fish so I would not know what they yaste like, but if they are good for you then you found a wonderful way to keep your balance..  so good to hear..  


Goldie, I learned about sardines from LRFYT. Dr. D'Adamo listed sardines as beneficial and the portion for fish and AB non-secretors is 4-6 times/week. So I started eating sardines and noticed a positive change. I never ate any fish growing up except  fish sticks at school on Fridays and the occasional tuna fish sandwich. My mom hated fish and never had it in the house but she did eat one sardine everyday when she was pregnant with me and my brother. She hated eating them but thought it would be good for our growing brains. I now know what a big sacrifice that was for her because she still hates fish and can hardly be in the same room with me while I eat my daily can of sardines.   We're both very grateful that we were introduced to sardines through Dr. D.
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Can anyone tell me why the sardines have to be plain? If you put sour cream on them they are no longer plain... So is it something in the process if they are canned in oil... I usually buy sardines in olive oil - tried the same brand in spring water recently & didn't enjoy them, as they were "dry"...
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I will do everything Dr. D just said to do.  

Thank you.


For the noise acuity, try homeopathic PHOSPHORUS 30c or 200c 3-5 pellets away from food once daily


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Can anyone tell me why the sardines have to be plain? If you put sour cream on them they are no longer plain... So is it something in the process if they are canned in oil... I usually buy sardines in olive oil - tried the same brand in spring water recently & didn't enjoy them, as they were "dry"...

Add your own oil rather then the one the manufacturer uses.



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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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I'm going to see if I can copy/paste some of your comments and address them.  I don't know how to do multiple quotes in one post.

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Goldie said:  ADD is the difficulty in thinking and thinking being all over the place.. .............YES, IT is difficult to juggle when all the balls are square or pointed or loud or just difficult.


Yes, that's my brain.  I type much better than I talk.  Annoys DH because I'll start to say something and stop mid-sentence because I forget I was talking and my brain is a million miles off to another subject, and I don't even know what I was going to say.  I also have "noun forgetfulness".  I'll say to my son, "Please pick up....that white...get....that off the floor.  That right there."  "This sock?"  "Yes.  Thank you."  I know that sounds really dumb, but I do it all the time.  It's awful.  I try to laugh about it, but it's embarrassing.  Sometimes to bring the noun to mind I will picture the word written and then I know what it is.  If you go read all the ADD threads you'll see what I've posted there.  I drop things a lot because I forget I'm carrying them.  How dumb does that sound?  I'm so easily distracted that I feel like I have to focus my complete attention on every little sound I hear.  I have to hear it, process it, know what it is, try to figure out what I need to do about it....and by that time there's another sound I have to process.

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Maria Giovanna said:  Can you organize to have help for the housekeeping and the children for just some months,................ And if Christine Kent says you should see a physician, look for a smart one soon ! I hope you feel better quickly.


$$$$$$$

I'm not sure where to start, but I'm going to do some research this morning after I get the children busy doing something.  My OB wanted me to have an MRI done and I haven't done it.  Whatever I do, it's not going to be a quick fix.  Christine talks about the pelvic muscles as being like a finely knit sweater.  Normal wear is fine, and when you wash it and lay it flat to dry, it goes back to its normal shape.  But if you take the sweater and pull it way out of shape and stretch it too far, it won't ever go back to looking like it once did.  Pregnancy is "normal wear".  But we moved during my first pregnancy, we moved during my second pregnancy, and we moved during my fourth pregnancy.  Each time I packed up the house myself.  I moved boxes that I had no business moving.  I guess you might say I was setting myself up for having trouble, and I didn't realize it.  There were other factors involved too, but I can save them for another time and place if anybody's interested.

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Isa said:  try not to identify with whatever..whom ever
  

I understand what you're saying, but I think the problem is more physical than emotional.  If everybody in my family has blue eyes, chances are I'll have blue eyes.  If everybody in my family has wheat allergies, chances are I'll have wheat allergies.  If everybody in my family has some sort of chemical deficiency or imbalance,  well then.  I'm not likely to get off the hook.  I know I don't have to follow down pathways everybody else takes.  But if I'm already like them, I can ask them how they've handled the problems I'm having.

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What Arlene said:  
My philosophy is the more I know and understand about my genetic tendencies, like being a non-secretor, alcoholism, & depression, the more I can help myself to find ways to protect myself.
..............  Being in denial is what causes the major crises.


Exactly.  Thank you.  I am a great denier.  I've been doing it all my life.  "That's not real.  It's not really happening.  I'm not seeing this.  I do not feel this way."  I learned very early on to deny reality.  I've also been told from a very early age (by my brothers) that I belong in an institution.  (I don't, it's just their way of making me paranoid, which I already am.)  So once in our late teen years, when my sister and I were becoming a little closer, I joked, "So if they stick me in an insane asylum, will you come visit me?"  She laughed and said, "No....I'll be in the next room over."  We laughed heartily about it, and we both knew it wasn't much of a joke.  She has found her answer now in an anti-depressant.  It's a huge step for me to even admit that I'm like the others in my family even though I've known for years that it's been going on.  Several times a year I slide downhill without warning and I've tried my best over the years to keep my chin up and not wallow in it.  But if I can be honest about it happening, and go ahead and admit it, then maybe I can get some help.  My mother is still in denial to this day, and her mother went to the grave in denial.  I come from a long string of Scotch-Irish, fair skinned redheads with nasty tempers and the ability to drink themselves to death and still appear sober enough to teach school.

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Policy Checker said:  How well are you following the diet....


Very well, and then some.  The only avoid I regularly eat (like once every two weeks at most) is black olives.  Because I love them.  But I'm more compliant that is really necessary.

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4th Rabbit said:  
Sounds like a magnesium deficiency; adrenal burnout, extreme sensitivity to noise (does your whole body feel like one big ear?). Try bumping up your mag intake and see if symptoms abate...Are you able to get sleep? Sleep is healing.


More than my body feeling like one big ear, my body feels like one big drum.  I was explaining to DH last week like this: I told him to imagine being at a heavy metal concert and sitting right in front of the speakers.  After the concert is done, you walk away....and how do you feel?  Rattled?  Used?  Physically beat up?  Tense?  That's how I feel all the time.  

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Gemini Sue said:
make sure you are not mixing corn and beans together, that leads to many of the problems you described above.  Giving you a HUG and suggesting you take a little time to yourself, each day, even if only an hour......
Try not to leave the world's problems effect you, but take note of them, and realize how you are so blessed......Does watching a movie with the children relax you?


Corn and beans?  I can't eat beans because they give the baby gas.  I gave up corn too.  "Only" an hour?  How about 2 minutes?  I am trying to walk every day alone.  I have a little trail in the woods that I can walk loops around while I can still see the children.  So I set the baby on a blanket, let the others collect acorns or snails and I walk.  I try to do that every day just so my mind can wander and I don't have to focus on anything specific--it wears me out.  I have trouble sitting down to watch something because then I look up at the kids' desk and notice the pile of paper or the fact that somebody didn't put the scissors away or I see a trail of powdered moths and bee wings and detached spider legs on the windowsill and feel like I need to something about it.  I'm getting better about letting things like that go, but they still bother me.

And on that note, I need to go make the children some breakfast because I've been telling them for 20 minutes now to hush so I could concentrate on typing all this up.     I'll come back and finish in a little while.  


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Funny (not the right word but you know what i mean) I'm looking, mainly;y out of interest but also because I've noticed a couple of tiny  pointers, at reading some of Dr Daniel Amen stuff, found him while reading some other allergy book. I have just ordered his book "Healing ADD" perhaps they have it in the library if money is tight. or order a second hand copy, they seem to be on the INTERNET everywhere. knowledge is power. that and the diet of Dr D, should ease the pressure. My own view on scans by the way is keep them to a minimum like everything the medical world tries to sell you - having said that don't dismiss it out of hand, maybe look at seeing Dr Amen, he seems to have a positive vibe. Even if he looks as if he is not well himself. (hopefully that isn't the case by the way - no harm meant.

http://www.amenclinics.com/


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Morning Ribbit,
Yes, I think your description of your body being one big drum sounds a lot like Magnesium deficiency, and my sympathies, I know how that feels.    Can you take extra mag? how about Epsom Salt bath with high mag content in the salts? adsorb some through the skin. Hope thinks start to turn around for you soon.
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How are you feeling today?

Remember that everybody has ups and downs, but when you're already feeling exhausted and doing a lot, the "downs" can be downright overwhelming!

Hang in there.


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Good morning BRAVE WOMAN Ribbit.. You have found a place whhere once  a day you never have to cpoy and past.. we who answered will be able to follow your post without all that extra work.. you already have much to keep track of.. at least here we are ok if its not all perfect.. haha no one is all that and just for fun = my sis is perfect!! and a royal nudge.. little fun..


DID YOU see these posts.. ?  THIS MIGHT BE something to look at..

  
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  Sharon what a nice post and interesting about your need for sardines.. interesting.. where did you ever figure that out??

    it makes sense as you explain it.. I don't eat fish so I would not know what they taste like, but if they are good for you then you found a wonderful way to keep your balance..  so good to hear..  



Goldie, I learned about sardines from LRFYT. Dr. D'Adamo listed sardines as beneficial and the portion for fish and AB non-secretors is 4-6 times/week. So I started eating sardines and noticed a positive change. I never ate any fish growing up except  fish sticks at school on Fridays and the occasional tuna fish sandwich. My mom hated fish and never had it in the house but she did eat one sardine everyday when she was pregnant with me and my brother. She hated eating them but thought it would be good for our growing brains. I now know what a big sacrifice that was for her because she still hates fish and can hardly be in the same room with me while I eat my daily can of sardines.   We're both very grateful that we were introduced to sardines through Dr. D.  
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I think that possibly you would be the right person to try this .. or at least to read up on it .... I just looked at ER4YT its a BENEFICIAL!!!! so if possible start eating Sardines.. I looked at the other books and also the GENO where it is A diamond.. so try if it's in your ability.. read more in theses posts..

I am so glad you can walk with your thoughts and still see the children!!!!  so good for you.. with caring.. (P/S self medication is what people had to before they found pills and meds that help .. but natural foods might be much better since all meds have side effects..

Keep posting .. when you have time..  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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Ribbit,
I have no good advice other than what's been offered.  I just want to give you a great big (((((HUG))))).
My oldest son (the one that just had my gorgeous first grandchild) was diagnosed with ADD in kindergarten.  Although I've never been diagnosed, I've got it too.  (I had a boss once that used to just look at me and scream FOCUS).  I did very well in school and college but always needed time pressure to actually get things done.  I have trouble at times organizing my thoughts.
The one thing that actually helped my son was his music.  When he was really upset or overwhelmed, I'd find him in his room, either writing music or just playing his guitar.  Is there something, anything that just soothes you like that.  He also had some kind of light therapy when he was in high school that helped with some of his anger issues after my ex and I divorced.

You have an overwhelming amount of responsibility with virtually no time to just be by yourself.  I know that homeschooling is a philosophical choice but it certainly adds to the pressure.  

Wishing you the best.
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not sure if i linked before this chaps before "remotely controlled" links TV and behaviour, very bright guy http://www.aricsigman.com


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we who answered will be able to follow your post without all that extra work................. but natural foods might be much better since all meds have side effects..

  


Right, but I can't keep track of it all!   I can't remember it long enough to reply.  When I was in elementary school I couldn't copy things off the board because by the time I read it and got my pencil ready, and found where I was supposed to write, I'd forgotten the word.  I'd look up at the board and the words would be scrambled.  I'd find the beginning, start to write it down, look up to check spelling, and the word was gone.  I'd erase what I wrote, look up again, locate the word, start writing it again, and then forget what the word was.  By that time the teacher was on to something else, and I'd glance at the person's paper next to me and see that they had listed a dozen homework assignments out.  I hadn't even started properly writing the first one.  Thanks to 3 1/2 years of therapy some of that straightened out and I could take functional notes through highschool, but that tendency is still there and I have to keep reminding myself (and other people who, for some reason think I'm brilliant) that the ADD doesn't just go away when you get out of school.  Thank you for the chuckles, though, Goldie. I've been eating natural foods my whole life.  My mom was really into health food and although I always ate foods that weren't right for my type, at least they were whole and organic.

Ruthie, that's the thing.  It's not a bad day.  It's a bad month.  Or maybe two or three months.  I know it'll lift, because it always does, but I would like to help it along.  Thyroid/adrenal supps always helped before, but they're not doing the job now.  Somebody told me that's how manic depression is, but I'm not sure it's manic depression.  I just don't know.  

I questioned my uncle about two years ago.  I thought I was going way out on a limb to even bring up the topic, and I really expected him to laugh it off or say I was imagining things....again.  I sidled up to him at a family get-together and, knowing there wasn't a round-about way of bringing it up, said, "So, what do you think it is that all the women in our family have?"  Without hesitation, he said, "Paranoid schizophrenia."  I said, "Really?"  I was a little shocked at his quick reply.  "Are you sure that's what it is?"  "No," he answered.  "Everybody's so paranoid about doctors nobody will go to be evaluated."  I think I probably turned a bit red because I'm guilty as charged on that  matter.    He continued, "It's not just the women, you know."  Yes, Grandmother had told me, even while she was denying it in herself.

Well, okay, I'll get back to replying to posts.  Let's see, maybe I can do it this way.

Chloe, I haven't done the mold test.  DH shrugged it off and said he didn't think it was mold.  But the petri dish idea will surely catch his attention as I'm sure he has a dozen packed away in the basement that were probably accidentally lifted from the UM campus.

Soulful Lori, I agree with you that I should be getting what I need from my food.  But if my cells do not absorb nutrients from food, I may need supplements of high-dose vitamins like the Bs.  I've known some crazy people to rant coherently.   Hitler, as I recall, was quite the orator. Sometimes you have to be around a person many years before you realize something's wrong.  My best friend D (who I left in the religious cult when I fled) denied vehemently that there was anything strange going on with my mother when I brought up the idea to her.  My mother was so good at hiding it that even D didn't see it, and she spent a lot of time with all of us.  Nobody understood the things that were said behind closed doors, and my mother denies it to this day (except once she admitted it to my sister).

Sharon, again, thanks for the sardine tip.  I will get some next time I go to the store.

Possum brought up the peri-menopause thing.  I don't know where I stand there.  I asked my OB about hormone testing (just to see where everything was) and he said, "There's no point until you wean the baby.  Come see me when you've stopped nursing."  My mom began menopause in her early 30s, as did my aunt, and my grandmother had a total hysterectomy at a very early age, but she would never say why.  I cannot say how I dread this because it took my mother 20 years go finish THE CHANGE.  I think I mentioned somewhere earlier that she's all evened out and is pleasant to be around...now that its all over and now that they can spend $$$$ on supplements that help her.  I started drinking some soy milk every day and the insane hot flashes stopped completely.

Yes, Aussie, you understand!  The thing is, they're really not that loud.  It's just that I hear it loudly.  Everybody else raves about how well-behaved my children are.  And they are!  But because my ears are hyper-sensitive, even their happy playing makes me cringe.

Dr. D suggested "homeopathic PHOSPHORUS".  I thought that rang a bell, so I dug through my old vitamin box and pulled out a dropper bottle of Phosfood Liquid by Standard Process.  A natural-type doctor had me try that when I was expecting last time, thinking it might help with the nausea.  It didn't, so I quit taking it.  Can I use that instead of the homeopathic tablets?  Maybe use it up at least, and then get some of the tablets later?  This stuff is 35 mg of phosphorus per serving, which is 10 drops.  Bright yellow.  Tastes awful.


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Policy checker, I know you're trying to help, but my children aren't bad.  They don't need time outs or more authority. It's just that I can't organize the noise in my mind and make sense of it fast enough to give instruction. They aren't the problem--I am.  I know how to handle behavioral issues common to all children.  That's not the issue.  We all have a great relationship and they get along very well compared to other children.  If anything, I have been too authoritarian with them in the past and I'm having to back and undo some of the damage I did. (I will however, go back and read it for my own education.  There are always things I can adjust.)

I am a musician as well and I used to write some when I had time.  I've got a song circulating right now that I need to put down on paper, but the constant interruption keeps me from getting it on paper.  The piano is out of tune.  Not that it really bothers me much, though, because I can "correct" it in my mind and still hear it like it should sound.

This hyperacusis thing.  YES!  That's exactly what it sounds like.  From wikipedia: "it may be caused by abnormal response in the tensor tympani and stapedius muscles which function in the normal acoustic reflex response that protects the inner ear from loud sounds."  Ahhhhh....yesssss.  That's not unlike what I've been reading here:  http://www.tomatis.com/English/Articles/add_adhd.htm

Edited: After reading more on wikipedia and following some links, I'm beginning to wonder if this is the cause of some of my migraines.  It's not unusual for me to get a migraine the day after a huge event.  I wonder if it's such a stress on the muscles in my left ear that they cause the headache.  They always start on the left side of my head down behind my ear.


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but that tendency is still there and I have to keep reminding myself (and other people who, for some reason think I'm brilliant) that the ADD doesn't just go away when you get out of school.


YOU ARE A BRIGHT WOMAN .. I can see that in your writing!!!! SO no more comparing hitler.. Its not the right person.. BUT others Like Kennedy as smart even though he had problems reading..Einstein who failed school .. and painters and musicians who where on the forefront of brave new things.. You are like them..  

You described the ADD so well I could almost feel it... IN FACT I cant even add another thing that would be helpful as you are doing so much already,.. including the sardines.. glad if you like them...

good luck..        


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You gotta use the homeopathic. The other might make you feel worse.


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Sharon what a nice post and interesting about your need for sardines.. interesting.. where did you ever figure that out??



Yes how did you figure that out?



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