Hi everyone, I want to share my experience with you. With all the literature emerging on the synthesis of progesterone with 5-A reductase to produce allapregnolone (excuse spelling), it was apparent in my case that I was severely deficient in GABA. That is why I had constant racing thoughts, muscle twitches and spasms, and chronic anxiety no matter how calmly I tried to breathe or no matter what I was thinking about. It has been a year and 3 months since I quit ‘‘the poison’’ and still had effects.
Not any more! I guess the chronic fatigue followed because cortisol was chronically raised (probably due to anxiety and fatty liver due to stress from metabolizing the poison (finasteride). Therefore there was too much stress on the adrenal glands and the body. For me the answer was simple, raise GABA, reduce cortisol, exercise in the morning (to stay energized), and try to relax the best of the day. To reduce cortisol it was a matter of staying away from too many processed goods (white sugars e.t.c) and by taking natural supplements that reduce cortisol (phosphatidyselrine, siberian ginseng).
But how was I going to increase GABA, a tough one considering I had a defficiency of progesterone, required to synthesize allopregnolone, which is needed for GABA supply. For the long term I believe that taking progesterone supplementaion of 5g a day will help. However for the short term my success has lied with taking GHB, a known recreational drug called GHB. (gamma-hydroxybutyrate). It has been able to restore the pathways and GABA receptors in my brain (kind of like how jumper leads kickstart a car whose battery is just about out). I have it at night about an hour before I go to bed (about 2ml) and it sends me into the deepest most refreshing sleep ever. I wake up in the morning feeling calm relaxed, refreshed and ready for a demanding day at work. It stimulates the release of HGH in the body aswell, which is something I believe all us finasteride victims suffer (low testosterone, low HGH release).
I don’t profess that GHB is the only thing that has gotten me better. However I will purport the reasons as to why I think it is the main thing.
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bullet Improving sleep patterns and maintaining daytime alertness in narcolepsy
bullet no more panic attack symptoms
bullet Reducing muscle twitching
bullet Improving memory problems
bullet Stimulating natural growth hormone release
bullet Decreasing pain and improving sleep with my chronic fatigue
bullet Regulating muscle tone in dystonia musculorum deformans
bullet Inducing sedation and tranquilization
bullet Relieving anxiety
bullet Lowering cholesterol
All these benefits have served as a catalyst for the body to heal itself!
I think that all my other neurotransmitters have increased due to better adrenal and pituitary function (i.e. dopamine, acetylcholine, seretonin).
No more brainfog! I am on top, top, top, top of the world!!
The only thing is that I believe GHB may have the propensity to increase cortisol levels. Thus cortisol reducing measures as discussed earlier are important to counteract this side effect. Just don’t take too much GHB!!! Or don’t get caught with it (unless you like to pick up the soap).
G.H.B, ITS DYNAMITE!!
95% recovered (thank you and god bless to all of you! all the best for your recovery!)