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I remember in grad school easing about traumatic brain injuries - I went to mayo clinic and started reading about cognitive issues and central nervous system symptoms associated with brain injury from trauma and drug use ( long term opioid) just wondering if we used some of their treatments during wd or after? I am convinced I have some damage to areas of my brain - thanks for anyone who knows more about medical tings than me who might be able to weigh in on this possibility

 

*Currently at 3.3mg off my 10mg pill of Paxil (they actually weigh 12.5mg) so I’m around 7.4 mg 

*No other supplements or vitamins 

*Taper schedule in the pdf 

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-5vShtJtwAOGA30OxIP87steLmMdFzD29F0fzAPD564

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Sorry - I forgot to post the paper I found related to this topic- of course I read through it and understood about half of it

 

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3941/

 

 

Maybe someone could read it and see if it's helpful to us?

 

*Currently at 3.3mg off my 10mg pill of Paxil (they actually weigh 12.5mg) so I’m around 7.4 mg 

*No other supplements or vitamins 

*Taper schedule in the pdf 

Blank.pdf

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-5vShtJtwAOGA30OxIP87steLmMdFzD29F0fzAPD564

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Also I have looked online at treatments that help with brain repair like amino acids

 

http://maccollaborations.org/2012/12/amino-acid-supplements-could-repair-brain-injury/

 

Just looking for ideas to help us- not that others probably haven't thought about this already - of course I'm probably grasping at straws but it's keeping my mind off of how crappy I feel right now :)

 

*Currently at 3.3mg off my 10mg pill of Paxil (they actually weigh 12.5mg) so I’m around 7.4 mg 

*No other supplements or vitamins 

*Taper schedule in the pdf 

Blank.pdf

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-5vShtJtwAOGA30OxIP87steLmMdFzD29F0fzAPD564

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I barely scanned the article, but my dad had a serious TBI most affecting his left frontal area. Some areas I can think of as overlap are the role of exercise (walking), structured lifestyle, plenty of rest, and good nutrition. They would not use any psychotropic drugs for the first two years, saying they slowed healing. I know the article is more high-tech, but that is what I remember. I believe omega-3's are used now as well.

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I looked at omega 3s and still can't figure out how much to take! I'm taking 360 epa and 240 dha - some of the studies show 1200 epa!!! I'd have to take 6 horse pils a days to get to that!!

 

*Currently at 3.3mg off my 10mg pill of Paxil (they actually weigh 12.5mg) so I’m around 7.4 mg 

*No other supplements or vitamins 

*Taper schedule in the pdf 

Blank.pdf

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-5vShtJtwAOGA30OxIP87steLmMdFzD29F0fzAPD564

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Ok I looked at altos post 2000-3000mg for omega 3 plus Vit e to metabolize it! That's 8 horse pills for me :) I will increase them slowly :)

 

*Currently at 3.3mg off my 10mg pill of Paxil (they actually weigh 12.5mg) so I’m around 7.4 mg 

*No other supplements or vitamins 

*Taper schedule in the pdf 

Blank.pdf

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-5vShtJtwAOGA30OxIP87steLmMdFzD29F0fzAPD564

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I remember in grad school easing about traumatic brain injuries - I went to mayo clinic and started reading about cognitive issues and central nervous system symptoms associated with brain injury from trauma and drug use ( long term opioid) just wondering if we used some of their treatments during wd or after? I am convinced I have some damage to areas of my brain - thanks for anyone who knows more about medical tings than me who might be able to weigh in on this possibility

 

I literally the same though as you did - Look to TBI for how to cope with the damage we have experienced.  I know for certain that my prefrotnal cortex has been damaged - all  my symptoms are nearly identical to the clinical symptoms as someone who has had a prefrontal lobotomy.  That should say something right there.

 

Have you read some of the important books on the subject of psych meds, such as Anatomy of an Epidemic, Mad in America, etc?  Those two books right there should be required reading for anyone that comes to this forum.  You'll learn so much, I guarantee it.

 

I've posted in some other places on this website that I think these drugs cause a form of reversable neuropathy.  I don't have any evidence to back up my claim, other than suppositions by David Healy in some of his lectures.  I have no idea how these drugs can cause neuropathies, it doesn't seem to make much sense, but maybe neurons are just very sensitive to having too much seriotonin in the synapse.

 

I tend to treat my "brain injury" with as much exercise as possible, a good diet, and time. And of course no medications or drugs of any kind what so ever.  Literally nothing else I have found to help.  I've been getting all my omega 3's from fresh caught mountain trout that I tend to eat throughout the week.  Can't really beat getting fresh caught trout and bass.  One of the best parts of living in the mountains.  One of the few things I can do these days, I should add.  I can hike through the forest and fish, and that's it.  too bad I can't get paid for fishing. 

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Use search in the Symptoms forum about supplements, etc. I think we've probably discussed everything that might be used to treat TBI.

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