a reply to: BlueJacket
It was my wife's birthday yesterday so there was pizza for lunch, homemade cake, homemade rice pudding, and lots of spaghetti and garlic bread for
supper. The daughter and granddaughter and their boyfriends were over. My eyes would not stop blinking every second for about an hour. It effected
my ability to talk and see a bit too. I was going to make some soup in the morning but the granddaughter and my wife were busy in the kitchen most of
I control my temporal lobe epilepsy with diet and my wife can't quite comprehend that if I eat all the food she likes I will get seizure activity.
She seems to consider it an insult if I do not eat what she cooks. I have to eat certain foods to control it and avoid high tyramine or high
tyramine type foods. Pizza, spaghetti, and sweets have lots of tyramine like chemistry, glutamates and aged are abundant in the stuff she likes. I
have a genetic problem with breaking down dopamine, which kind of ups the chance of excess activity in parts of the brain. Couple that with the
scarring on the temporal lobe from a car accident and I do not need drugs to get high.
It would be nice if I could use anti-epileptic meds, but they give me all sorts of problems. The problems are because of genetics, five types of meds
I tried all gave me major side effects with health. My liver seems better now, but my kidneys took a toll with the meds. My intestines got messed up
too from the meds. I actually cannot take half the meds they give out long term, almost any one of them could be tolerated for a day or two though.
I may need to go back to the neurologist and get a prescription for one I can take occasionally. I don't have problems except at big family get
togethers where there is a diverse selection of food and I do not want to hurt someone's feelings by not eating the food. I do like the foods I
cannot eat anymore. One thing I can eat without a problem is pie made with berries like blueberries, blackberries, or cherries. But not apple
I have been controlling my seizures for eight years now, it isn't so fun watching others eat things I cannot eat. It is a good thing I like soups. I
have tried Magnesium but that leads to different problems if I use it to control my epilepsy, it is good occasionally though. I took a multimineral
pill, a magnesium pill, and a taurine last night and it did end in about half an hour. I am not sure if those actually helped though, there is
evidence they do but NAC actually works better than taurine for me. Of course I am out of NAC, soups contain it the way I make them and I did not
have any soup. My last soup made with chicken breast bones had no flavor that would hint it had any anti-epileptic activity so I ran three days
without anything to control my epilepsy. But it is better today, I made soup and I will be getting my NAC pills back from my daughter.
Strangely, I started creating chemistry that is the basis for the five types of meds used to treat epilepsy and I rotate these chemistries so I do not
get the side effects. If I eat only one type of food to control it, I get problems with circulation.
Here is one thing I have discovered. The foods that are said to be super foods and pushed as good for us have calming chemistry or chemistry that
makes us less able to think well. They make us believe what we are told and people can't actually comprehend how the evidence has been cherrypicked
to show good properties. Anything I have investigated that extends your life seems to have side effects that can lead many people to cancer or
promote genetic diseases to be stimulated for many people. I look at as much evidence as I can find, not just what they want us to look at.