Covid Vaccines and Dr. Bredesen's Type III Inflammatory

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Re: Covid Vaccines and Dr. Bredesen's Type III Inflammatory

Postby circular » Sat May 08, 2021 10:32 am

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circular wrote:I would say I'm still a somewhat more vulnerable to having "dips" and brain fog than I was before the second vaccine shot, but I'm much better overall for whatever reason(s).


I'm so glad you're much better overall!

Well that was then and this is now :lol: I'm not doing so well again. I have to evaluate the side effects of ubiqinone and I also started pycnolgenol. Things that lower blood pressure can do me in because my BP is already very low normal. Or, the improvement was a mirage. Or, … Whatever, I guess I can just say that I haven't been the same since the second shot, having ups and downs, but clearly fewer up days than I'm used to, and worse down days than I'm used to.

Thanks for the cheerleading though Brain!
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Re: Covid Vaccines and Dr. Bredesen's Type III Inflammatory

Postby TheBrain » Thu May 13, 2021 9:54 am

circular wrote:
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circular wrote:I would say I'm still a somewhat more vulnerable to having "dips" and brain fog than I was before the second vaccine shot, but I'm much better overall for whatever reason(s).


I'm so glad you're much better overall!

Well that was then and this is now :lol: I'm not doing so well again. I have to evaluate the side effects of ubiqinone and I also started pycnolgenol. Things that lower blood pressure can do me in because my BP is already very low normal. Or, the improvement was a mirage. Or, … Whatever, I guess I can just say that I haven't been the same since the second shot, having ups and downs, but clearly fewer up days than I'm used to, and worse down days than I'm used to.

Thanks for the cheerleading though Brain!


Well, shoot. Hopefully, it's been two steps forward, one step back instead of a mirage, which would only confuse matters. In truth, it's all confusing!
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Re: Covid Vaccines and Dr. Bredesen's Type III Inflammatory

Postby circular » Thu May 13, 2021 11:08 am

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TheBrain wrote:In truth, it's all confusing!

:lol: That pretty much sums up my conclusions after 5-10 years of this (I've lost track!). I admire others for their certainty on many interventions, but all I come up with is contradictory material any way I look at something.

Today I was reading about how to avoid confirmation bias. It focused on how critical it is to actively pursue many questions that you know could lead to a conclusion opposite of the way you're thinking about something. Honestly, we'd all need at least 100 hour days with nothing else to do to accomplish it.

But I'm pretty comfortable saying that sugar and processed foods are bad while exercise, meditation of some sort, sleep and being outdoors are good :D
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Re: Covid Vaccines and Dr. Bredesen's Type III Inflammatory

Postby SusanJ » Thu May 13, 2021 11:48 am

circular wrote:But I'm pretty comfortable saying that sugar and processed foods are bad while exercise, meditation of some sort, sleep and being outdoors are good


And at the end of the day, maybe that's good enough and the rest is just noise. ;)

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Re: Covid Vaccines and Dr. Bredesen's Type III Inflammatory

Postby TheBrain » Fri May 14, 2021 11:17 am

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circular wrote:But I'm pretty comfortable saying that sugar and processed foods are bad while exercise, meditation of some sort, sleep and being outdoors are good


And at the end of the day, maybe that's good enough and the rest is just noise. ;)


Ditto to what both of you wrote! ;)
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Re: Covid Vaccines and Dr. Bredesen's Type III Inflammatory

Postby Matisse » Sat May 15, 2021 8:47 pm

circular wrote:
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circular wrote:

:lol: That pretty much sums up my conclusions after 5-10 years of this (I've lost track!). I admire others for their certainty on many interventions, but all I come up with is contradictory material any way I look at something.

Today I was reading about how to avoid confirmation bias. It focused on how critical it is to actively pursue many questions that you know could lead to a conclusion opposite of the way you're thinking about something. Honestly, we'd all need at least 100 hour days with nothing else to do to accomplish it.

But I'm pretty comfortable saying that sugar and processed foods are bad while exercise, meditation of some sort, sleep and being outdoors are good :D

When you said you "admire others for their certainty on interventions".....I feel exactly the same way. I rarely see any direct cause and effect with various things I try, and I always wonder how others see things so clearly and I don't. What you said just spoke to me.

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Re: Covid Vaccines and Dr. Bredesen's Type III Inflammatory

Postby circular » Sun May 16, 2021 9:25 am

Matisse wrote:
circular wrote:
TheBrain wrote:

:lol: That pretty much sums up my conclusions after 5-10 years of this (I've lost track!). I admire others for their certainty on many interventions, but all I come up with is contradictory material any way I look at something.

Today I was reading about how to avoid confirmation bias. It focused on how critical it is to actively pursue many questions that you know could lead to a conclusion opposite of the way you're thinking about something. Honestly, we'd all need at least 100 hour days with nothing else to do to accomplish it.

But I'm pretty comfortable saying that sugar and processed foods are bad while exercise, meditation of some sort, sleep and being outdoors are good :D

When you said you "admire others for their certainty on interventions".....I feel exactly the same way. I rarely see any direct cause and effect with various things I try, and I always wonder how others see things so clearly and I don't. What you said just spoke to me.

I will say that I think the cause and effect may have more to do with applying diverse approaches and finding the right combination for one's own self that leads to an increase in wellbeing and cognitive clarity. I embrace the notion that we need to come at our cognitive and overall health from many directions, while also realizing that if this approach works, it can become harder to know, in a given unique individual, which specific interventions are moving the dial(s) the most.

I can also say that in many of us who've had CFS/ME aka CIRS aka MCAS aka [insert phrase of the day] will often not get better with a non-processed food diet (even ketogenic), exercise, meditation of some sort, sleep and being outdoors. In fact excercise can make many feel much worse. I climbed out of that CFS/ME space (I periodically relapse but not as bad and not in a chronic way) by applying a lot of interventions with uncertain therapeutic value from the standpoint of evidence-based medicine, and I'll never really know which ones played a role and how much. That's partly because I'd change so much at one time.
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Re: Covid Vaccines and Dr. Bredesen's Type III Inflammatory

Postby roxanne » Mon May 17, 2021 5:57 am

[quote="circular"][quote="Matisse"][quote="circular"]
:lol: That pretty much sums up my conclusions after 5-10 years of this (I've lost track!). I admire others for their certainty on many interventions, but all I come up with is contradictory material any way I look at something.

This really resonates with me . I was thinking how others get better with their interventions and I try many different approaches and don't succeed. It's been so many years trying and I generally get the same results. My A1C doesn't budge, my cholesterol remains high, pain in my joints is still there. Maybe one day I will find the magic intervention that will resolve my issues but at the moment I'm lost. The more approaches I try, the worse I feel. Some days I just want to let my body do what it has to do. Just accept what is and go on my merry way.


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