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by Wondering
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Anxiety!
Replies: 27
Views: 2606

Re: Anxiety!

I am struggling more and more with anxiety. Going to throw out a few ideas from Ben Lynch's book Dirty Genes . You might have a slow COMT, which would slow the clearance of neurotransmitters, leaving you on the wired/anxious side. For slow COMT, are you more of a workaholic, but then eventually cra...
by Wondering
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Anxiety!
Replies: 27
Views: 2606

Re: Anxiety!

Wondering, The effects can be subtle. A friend tried it after not getting other stuff to work. She said she really didn't notice much, until at the end of her shift, she realized she had nor had any anxiety attacks the whole day... It sounded huge for her. Well need to see how it works over time. I...
by Wondering
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Anxiety!
Replies: 27
Views: 2606

Re: Anxiety!

If you are taking a synthetic folate vitamin, either by itself or in a B complex, it can contribute to anxiety. Hmm. I didn't know that. I do take Folate, 400 mcg of Metafolin L-5-MTHF with my morning supplements. Do you know if this is the type associated with anxiety? I'll look it up. Thanks for ...
by Wondering
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Anxiety!
Replies: 27
Views: 2606

Re: Anxiety!

Are you exercising close to bedtime? That can cause issues. Also don't know where you live, but CBD oil is often helpful with anxiety. It comes from Cannabis, but does not have any mind-altering effects. It is not legal in many states/countries even so... Hi Mike, Exercise is typically morning or e...
by Wondering
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Anxiety!
Replies: 27
Views: 2606

Re: Anxiety!

Perhaps Wondering is talking about benzodiazepine drugs. Other options for anxiety are mediation and/or herbal adaptogens like ashwaghanda. There's a great wiki section on stress . You can find out more about ashwaghanda in a topic discussion here . Yes, it's that family of drugs I was referring to...
by Wondering
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Anxiety!
Replies: 27
Views: 2606

Anxiety!

I am struggling more and more with anxiety. In particular, I wake up after only a few hours of sleep, and cannot calm down enough to fall back to sleep. I am averaging way less sleep than would be good for me, especially given the priority of Alzheimer's prevention. Although I can always find someth...
by Wondering
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Sleep!
Replies: 58
Views: 10302

Re: Sleep!

Very intuitive and insightful posts, Wondering and Martha. I definitely think that emotional work contributes to better sleep. Even crying is an excellent destressor. I’m a work-in-progress with my meditation, but when I’m diligent, my sleep is much better. Lots of love to you (((Wondering))) as yo...
by Wondering
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: just got back 23andme's for myself and my kids.
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: just got back 23andme's for myself and my kids.

Welcome! All that news all at once - it's a lot to digest! It's great that you are already following most of the lifestyle recommendations for reducing Alzheimer's risk. You're definitely a step ahead on that score! The one suggestion I would make is to have your son avoid sports with a high risk of...
by Wondering
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Sleep!
Replies: 58
Views: 10302

Re: Sleep!

I struggle here, too. Not so much with falling asleep, but with staying asleep. I've tried most of the ideas suggested in this thread. Then just this past week, I have slept 7.5+ hours every night but one. The only recent difference in my life is the emotional work I've been doing related to my chil...
by Wondering
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: 3/4 with questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1840

Re: 3/4 with questions

Hi Elana, Welcome! My story is very similar to yours - family history of scary cancers, stage 0 breast cancer myself (but at age 48, not 37), got 23andMe testing for the purpose of knowing my APOE4 status - and relieved to find I had only one E4 allele, not 2. We've been dealing with Alzheimer's Dis...

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