Lynne wrote:Thanks for the welcome, and the links. After I submitted my post, I found that Primer link, so much useful info on there! Thanks for the doctors link, I had not seen that.
I like to be proactive with my health. I know some people don't want to know if they have the E4 gene, but I want to know so I can take steps to stave off the dementia as long as possible (I'm 56).
I had not heard of the Bredesen Protocol, thanks for that info! I do see an endocrinologist for my hypothyroidism and am taking Levothyroxine for my thyroid. I use Premarin vaginal cream twice a week to help with my bladder issues, but do not take any other hormones. I am post-menopausal and my estrogen level is 0.
Lynne wrote:I'm wondering how common it is to have Alzheimer's with E3/E3 like my mother? And since her E3's are not really neutral, is it like I have two E4's, since I got my "E3" from her?
Welcome Lynne!Lynne wrote:Hi everyone! So glad I found this forum.
My mother has Alzheimer's, both of her parents had it, her two brothers had it, and her grandfather had it. Also my grandmother on my paternal side had it. So I have 7 close family members who have/had Alzheimer's.
I had my mother and I both tested through 23andMe, and then ran the raw data through Promethease, and my mother has ApoE3/ApoE3. I have ApoE3/ApoE4. So I got the E4 gene from my father's side.
I'm wondering how common it is to have Alzheimer's with E3/E3 like my mother? And since her E3's are not really neutral, is it like I have two E4's, since I got my "E3" from her?...
Fiver wrote:Hi Lynne, and welcome.
I'm curious about what you found regarding Lexapro. I'd been reading studies showing a slight protective effect - reduced incidence of cognitive decline - from SSRIs. I'd be interested to read what you've been reading - it's a constant learning process!
Also, I was wondering how old your relatives were when they developed cognitive problems. Sometimes that is a useful clue.
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