Still doing good. Yesterday i had a mini crash from eating tofu and miso so I still have some food reactions, but today i had a chocolate truffle and no anxiety. 2 months ago, I had 2 chocolate truffles and anxiety for 3 days.
I am now at 400 mg Pregnenolone, 1000 mg L Tyrosine with vitamin B complex in the morning, on an empty stomach.
I have strong coffee with 2 tsp of sugar as well as 2 slices of bread and butter for breakfast.
It looks like food, but the purpose is actually to increase 5ar, progesterone and allopregnanolone production without boosting Cortisol levels.
Almost everything I ingest in one day has something to do with one aspect or another of pfs symptoms.
Tomorrow, I will make the coffee stronger and sweeter and see what comes of it.
I still continue the protein shakes, the coconut oil and the high fat / carnivore diet which, along with exercise, are at the pillars of being almost symptom free for me.
By the way, when I started the pure whey isolate protein shake, I was taking up to 4 spoons in the evening (which is double dose) as well as 3 spoons in the afternoon. I was not mixing it with vegan protein shake at the time. I would get spontaneous erection during the night that would last for hours. I found it a bit annoying as in my turning and tossing routine, I’m sleeping on my belly 25% of the time (and it feels weird with a boner…). I had to stop taking such high doses after feeling ill from it. I believe it was from too much L-Cysteine.
I’m stopping DHEA for the moment, this amino being naturally produced from Pregnenolone.
I’m also stopping Glutathione as I have ample supply of L-Cysteine in the protein shake for my body to produce its own
I’m stopping 5-htp, as it is produced from Tryptophan and I have increased the dose to 2gr at night, with 250mg of B3 (which I will increase again)
I stopped L-Dopa for a few days, to prevent tolerance and addiction and I stopped L-Theanine as it is not produced by the body and although it has a calming effect, I’d rather be stressed and have my body response to that stress the way it’s supposed to (with nor-epinephrine, and if I’m lucky enough with tetrahydrodeoxycorticosterone and allopregnanolone which are both heavily affected by fin)
All other vitamins and minerals are unchanged (vitamin B, C and D, as well as Magnesium and some calcium are very important for neurotransmitters functions and conversions)
I continue taking Choline & Inusitol to keep my liver clean from the effects of the high fat diet .and I will take L-Arginine and it’s companions (Ornithine and Citruline) only on training days.
My objective is to concentrate on Pregnenolone, Coffee (weird, I know), saturated fat, Tryptophan, Glycine and B3 in an effort to reboot 5ar and allopregnanolone production (plus the other one with the long name), and high doses of Taurine to regulate the GABA (A) in the absence of Allopregnanolone.
I’m waiting on DL Phenylalanine to take with L-Tyrosine in an effort to regulate the nucleus acumbens and its dopamine receptors (Provided I can still convert those two aminos into Phenethylamine and tyramine) . Once I receive the DLPA, I will take DHEA and L-Dopa again and sex drive should go up.
I think I will try and get some 5a-DHP to bypass the progesterone / 5ar conversion and get some allopregnanolone anyway. This way, I could compare what it feels like to have allopregnanolone working again and compare that to how I feel without 5a-DHP. It would give me an idea of my current allopregnanolone levels.
Results: My serotonin levels are high. At least, I’ve achieved that. So I’m confident, ready to take on life’s challenges, and i’m calm with a good sense of humor. My capacity to concentrate and solve complex problems has increased and although I’m still waking up and tossing at night, the overall quality of sleep seems to be enough to get me through the day without fatigue, even under the work stress and exercise.
Sex wise, I function normally. I have an erection before taking my clothes off when my wife and I are going to have sex. The thought of it is enough stimulus. Sensibility is still not like it was before, but it’s getting better. I can’t wait to supplement with L-Valine. It should increase sensibility.
If it wasn’t for the draconian doses of amino acids, vitamins. minerals, saturated fat and special diet, I could close my eyes and almost believe I’m normal again. Then I have sporadic crashes, like when I had soy products or chicken liver, just to remind me I’m still sick and I’m artificially maintaining a symptom free life (for as long as it last and I don’t presume it will last nor it will stop. I’m just doing my best with no expectations.)
I will read more on boosting 5ar production. As long as I have insomnia, I’ll have to assume 5ar is not at its normal level, or there is still some damage I haven’t found or though of.
Any idea on what I could be missing anyone ?