Traveling any distance either within a time zone or out of one has become extremely difficult for me since about 6 months into my withdrawals and increasingly so. I don’t really know why, but I stop sleeping and get all out of sorts.
I’ve pretty much been out of commission and hence my presence on the web has been almost nil. I did take a slight turn for the better the Wednesday afternoon. A slight improvement after arriving on Saturday afternoon and really suffering until then. Since Wednesday afternoon I continue to improve. The Wednesday afternoon “lift” happened after I took a B-12 shot. I’m to administer one to myself every 2 to 3 days so I just took another. It actually does seems to make a difference. B-12 is used a lot in chronic fatigue. In any case I seem to be on the mend.
I have little to say. I’m seeing the orthomolecular pdoc later this morning. We go over blood work which may or may not shed more light on how I am to be treated. In the meantime my nutrients have changed to some degree. A different multi-vitamin without copper as I told him I had tested high in copper a while back. A few other odds and ends I hadn’t been taking and several amino acids. I know the amino acids help me sleep. I’m taking L-Triptophan, DL-Phenylalaline, (as opposed to L-Phenylalaline which gave me a hyper reaction) L-Methionine, which is to help with the high histamine my last clueless orthomolecular doctor tested me for, GABA, which I’ve tried before but found out I was taking way to little, and Glutamine which I’ve taken successfully in the past. I’m tentatively optimistic that they are helping along with the B-12 as I am finally feeling human again. Of course, I’m finally adjusting to being on another coast and in another bed too. So I am patiently waiting to see if I might be able to taper again by Monday. The pdoc seems to think the aminos should minimize the sting of the taper. I’m trying not to be to expectant.
My doctor is a fascinating man who is writing a book called “The Stoned Prophets.” I know little about it so do not wish to mischaracterize it, but it seems it has to do with what some might call the squelching of spiritual emergencies. I love the name! How deeply respectful of his clients he must be to call us prophets. He is a religious man and I don’t believe he uses the term lightly.
And yes, I experience him as deeply respectful.