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by BradleyD
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Just discovered I'm 4/4, rocked.
Replies: 23
Views: 1898

Re: Just discovered I'm 4/4, rocked.

I’m just like you in that I’m a 37 year old man, 4/4, great grandmother died of Alzheimers at 84, and grandmother getting it now at age 80. I was crushed mentally when I found out and was depressed for a couple of months. It does get way better after the initial grieving stage. I promise. What fixed...
by BradleyD
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: 4/4 and drawing blanks on faces from memory
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: 4/4 and drawing blanks on faces from memory

36 year old 4/4 here. I also have some terrifying memory lapses, but they tend to coincide with stress, anxiety, and sleep deprivation. I draw comfort, strangely, from the fact that when I was 26 years old I got so stressed over a job that I started forgetting the names of my coworkers and even a fe...
by BradleyD
Wed May 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Antibiotics helping with brain fog
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Antibiotics helping with brain fog

I’m wondering if any other APOE4’s have had a head clearing effect from antibiotics. I’m a 36 yo 4/4 that has fought near constant brain fog for the last 10 years. I just had a bad case of strep throat and took a zpak and penicillin simultaneously. Miraculously it got rid of the chronic brain fog an...
by BradleyD
Wed May 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: It works!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: It works!!!!

I’m a 36 year old 4/4 and I’ve had terrible brain fog for about 10 years. I just had strep throat and was put on penecillin and a z-pak simultaneously and my brain fog cleared for the first time in a decade and it lasted for the two amazing weeks I was on the medication. As soon as I stopped the ant...
by BradleyD
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Still worried
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Still worried

You’re exactly like I was. The first couple weeks are the worst. You have to convince your anxious mind that you are in control of your destiny, at least to some extent. Go to bed a little earlier, pass up that second slice of cake or next margarita, and each time tell yourself “I just saved brain c...
by BradleyD
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: New and confused
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: New and confused

As a young female with normal cholesterol your chances of having plaque in your arteries is a incredibly small. But, it gave me a lot of reassurance and my doctor called it a “15 year warranty against heart disease.” You may have a hard time getting a doctor to order one for you though without high ...
by BradleyD
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: New and confused
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: New and confused

I’m 36 and was blown away myself when I found my 4/4 status a year ago. I had serious anxiety even before I found out, so for awhile I pretty much went down a hole of depression. I climbed out and I’m 95% better than I was, so let me tell you what I did. First, please know that the human mind has a ...
by BradleyD
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: New and Suffering from Analysis Paralysis
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Re: New and Suffering from Analysis Paralysis

My Apoe 3/4 grandfather is 90 years old, smoked two packs a day for 65 years, hasn’t exercised a day in his life, ate poorly, is on supplemental oxygen, and he doesn’t have memory problems. Keep living a healthy life and there is an excellent chance that you’ll be fine.
by BradleyD
Wed May 02, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Hopeful 35 year old 4/4
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Hopeful 35 year old 4/4

My interest in family tree genealogy naturally led to an interest in my personal genetics and some information that I wasn't ready for. I took the 23andme test to find family connections and took the health portion thinking it would show me to be genetically bulletproof. Instead, I got hit with a do...

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