Plumster wrote: I took the visual contrast test yesterday and think I did okay? (total score 39/45 (87%); biotoxin score 17/18 (94%))
I see that the visual contrast test is the way to find out if someone is getting better with treatment for biotoxins (source: https://www.survivingmold.com/docs/UNDE ... DITV2A.PDF). Any thoughts on follow-up tests I should consider to be absolutely sure or should I assume I'm good? Nasal culture test mentioned in Bredesen's book? .
Did you related at all to the brain fog, fatigue, or "brain on fire" type anger symptoms that were being described?
If you're not having symptoms I guess it may not be an immediate concern, but if you are having symptoms maybe just get your C4a and C3a checked. If you have a lot of inflammation, you may want to seek further testing.
Now that I've been working through the protocol for awhile, I feel better than I have in YEARS.
Plumster wrote: I agree that it's worth pursuing this further. I'll get tested for C4a and C3a.
slacker wrote:Plumster wrote: I agree that it's worth pursuing this further. I'll get tested for C4a and C3a.
Different CIRS providers have varying approaches to evaluating for CIRS. I asked my FM/CIRS MD for the budget plan, and we started with TGF beta 1 and MSH, both pointing in the direction of CIRS. At that time, you had to go to Jewish National in CO to get the C4a done, so I never did so. It's possible that you can get it now at a local Quest or Labcorp .
Hi Debby,rebdeb wrote:My husband started synapsin a few months ago. A few other new supplements and meds added around same time, but he has definitely improved specifically less foggyepisodes of staring blankly, return of language (has expressive aphasia and was down to single few words), and disappearance of sensitivity to noise. Can't say it's only synapsin but hoping this continues. Stage 5/6 Alzheimer's and apoe4/4. Sees Bredesen doctor. He transitioned to memory care living this month but comes out with me daily for walks or meal or to see friends. The facility cannot handle his 15-20 pills 2-3 times a day (not enough staff to sit with him while he takes them all) so I have to cull the list. synapsin is staying.
I have had 2 normal visual contrast tests (VCT), and a pretty obvious case of CIRS based on labs, mold levels in my house, and symptoms. So while I'm not offering an answer to your question, I did want to alert you to the possibility that the VCT might give a false sense of security. From my experience, CIRS is a murky condition indeed.
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