posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 10:24 PM
Well I'm developing a theory about the plethora of
similar nerve and neuro-transmitter related diseases.
I'm diabetic, type B, but rather than take the pills,
I modified my diet and take a couple additional minerals.
However, I had major diabetic neuropathy in various
joints, a massive degradation of vision and so on, following
a round of chemotherapy I'd been given for breast cancer.
To top it off, I had nerve damage to the motor nerves in
the cerebellum from an encephalitis I contracted in the 90s
which had put me in a full blown coma that lasted 5 days.
All this added up to a lot of neurological problems. So, off I
went in search of answers. I went through the possibility
that it was Lymes-related. But the tests came back negative.
So, I studied gulf war syndrome, and found a match.
the little mycoplasms carried by ticks, which is also related
to encephalitis and lymes disease,
had broken down the insulin function of my pancreas,
creating the diabetes, which in turn created the
neuropathy and the vision damage and so on and so on.
The neuropathy was getting worse.
The doctors thought it was a somatic disorder and prescribed me
anti-depressants. At the time, they didn't know I had diabetes.
Once the diabetes was found and I was able to connect it to the
neuralgia, the next step was finding a solution. Turns out that the
solution may be very very simple. Doctors are having some
success treating autism and diabetic neuropathy with Methyl B-12.
if you're having trouble with insomnia, hyperactive disorders,
problems that are obviously related to the nerves and their
functions (which can compromise neuro-transmitters, by the way,
like chronic nerve related diseases), ask your doctor about Methyl B-12.
P.S. It HAS to be METHYL B-12. Apparently, some people, and especially the aged, don't have the necessary chemistry to break down
B-12 into Methyl B-12, which the nerves and so forth, require in the regenerative process. This can really mess you up badly, I might add.
Methyl B-12 is already converted to the form your body uses. So not
only does it stop neuropathy, help focus and correct some sleep problems,
it also helps the body fix its own nerve degradation.
I'm on it now, but I just picked up a bottle at the health food store. Several companies sell it in oral pill form, but the cases listed in the study
to have more success by giving it in an IV. If you get in dosages higher than 1000mg, I'd proceed with caution. Read the label. A 5000mg dose is
too high for daily usage and requires one pill every three days. Depending on your lifestyle, diet and habits, once a day lower dosage may be better,
as B-12 is water soluble and breaks down rapidly in the presence of some substances like nicotine and caffeine. ( i think they are similar,
molecularly and the nicotine, for example, pushes the B-12 off the synapse or whatever, replacing it.
This may explain why most people with ADD and ADHD, are usually self-medicating with nicotine and so forth, before they are even diagnosed. The
nicotine acts on the nerve function like the B-12 should be, and in the absence of the right chemicals to convert the B-12 to Methyl B-12, the nerves
are not getting the right dosage of Methyl, so the nicotine takes the spot that Methyl should be. the problems arise in that nicotine does not
actually do the entire job Methyl B-12 does, such as nerve regeneration, so
the nerves just become more and more malfunctional. instead, the nicotine creates a sense of relaxation, allowing the person to focus better, that
the Methyl normally does, but can't because it isn't being converted by the body for the body to use.
this may be one of those cases where medicine actually works and the solution is elegantly simple.
hope that made sense.
PDF file, Methyl B-12 research by Dr. Neubrander
[edit on 5-9-2007 by undo]