Is Neurotransmitter therapy the key to recovery?


#1

The more I study this problem the more I think this is a neurological problem, not really an endocrinological problem. I have read that Dopamine is the source of desire and motivation in the brain. If dopamine is low, you are going to have low or no desire, love or motivation. It’s a precursor to norepinephrine and epinephrine and has an impact on hormone balance. If dopamine is low then, your hormone profile can be thrown completely out of whack too. I’ve played with hormone levels and have never gotten decent results and I believe that it’s because neurotransmitter impact hormone levels and not the other way around. I want to try to work on all of the main 4 neurotransmitter levels together. People who try 5htp (the precursor to Serotonin) have not really had any luck because that’s just going to throw things even more off balance. You need a balanced approach.

I decided to see a neurotransmitter specialist for help.

I came in and sat down and explained the situation to him. You guys know the story, I told him I don’t feel the sensations or emotions and feel like I am biochemically unable to. I have no desire, love or motivation, emotion, no sexual function, no libido, and am not able to recover no matter what endocrinologist do with my hormone levels. I also told him I have all kind of trouble thinking, concentrating and remembering things. The last few years of my life have been a complete waste. I don’t know who I am anymore because I’ve been anhedonic for so many years.

It could have been any one of us describing our situation. The doctor looked at me and said “You are a classic case of someone who has a neurotransmitter problem. Your neurotransmitters are fucked up” :laughing:

I have been taking a balance of amino acids and I’m sure that in an extreme case like mine, it will take 2-3 months rather than a few weeks. There are basically 3 stages you go through and then the supplements are tweaked until the symptoms resolve. I was told that things don’t typically get better gradually, sometimes they improve all of a sudden. He seemed excited about helping me and urged me to stay with the therapy. I will report back to you guys when I see him again on the 16th.

The first 5 days I felt almost like the lights were flickering at times. Elimination of brain fog, better focus and concentration, night time erections returned for some nights. Sometimes I’ll be driving and feel a small wave of emotion and I’ll catch myself smiling in the rearview mirror. Then I’ll fall flat again and and get completely freaked out, and then I’ll feel a wave of euphoria come. Sexually I’m still a basket case, but I’m improving. I can’t wait to see how I’m doing a few weeks from now.


#2

Im seeing Dr. Jacobs this Friday. He would seem to be the person to ask about this treatment.


#3

Hope you continue to show improvement, Joetz. Looking forward to hearing more.


#4

I just started the second level of treatment today. I told the neurotransmitter specialist that I felt like “the lights flickered”, meaning that for the first time in a long time I was able to feel some emotion. He told me it is time for the second stage of amino acids, which is going to include a different supplement. Apparently if you take a certain amount of the pills and nothing happens you can keep taking them for 25 years and nothing will happen for 25 years.

I’ve already gone into some of the changes I experienced right away: Brain fog is gone, sleep is better, nightime erections are back, thinking is sharper.

I am also noticing some other things that have me optimistic:

The chest pains when I drink anything except water are gone.

I don’t get a runny nose anymore when I eat.

When I walk I am standing up straight, my posture is much better, maybe from increased energy levels.

When I speak, the words flow like a fast moving river. I don’t need to think to speak. Words just come, and my wit and sense of humor seems to be coming back

I am less confused and disoriented when I drive. I am using my GPS in my car less often because I don’t need it as much. I am able to orient myself much more easily.

I used to have a white looking tongue, full of plaque and now that’s gone! It’s almost like something in my body is coming into balance that was off balance.

These changes have come quickly, but I still have a few days where I feel very flat. I am very encouraged by the signs I am seeing though. I feel like the fact that I am having good days means that the capacity to bounce back is there.

On Tuesday I see the doctor again and we are going to get a urine test done. I’ll keep everyone updated, but so far this doctor has done more for me than any other by far. We may have this thing cured soon. Stay tuned!


#5

very interesting, can you give us some more incite as to what you’re actually taking?


#6

These are products made by a company called CHK Nutrition, but they only sell to licensed health care providers. If you want to do this program you are going to have to find a doctor who specializes in neurotransmitters. This is a special program and a doctor has to set up the program, the process is really strictly managed and everyone is going to have to have the program tweaked to suit their needs. I’m still getting everything dialed in right and I think it’s going to take some time to feel 100%. On tueday I am going to have a urine test done and things are going to need to be further tweaked based on the results of the test.

I can put the URL of a website I used to find the neurotransmitter specialist near me. I haven’t done so already because I didn’t want to look like some shill who is plugging product for a company, plus it’s still early and I have some progress to make still before I can claim I’ve made a full recovery. To find a specialist near you, try this site: neuroassist.com


#7

I keep getting better and better. This is absolutely amazing. I would say in the last two weeks I’ve seen a whopping 50% improvement in my symptoms. At the rate I am going I should be completely cured in a few weeks. When I hit the 90% mark I’ll start a section in the recovery section of the website.


#8

Sexually joetz?


#9

I believe it…I’ve always thought somehwere along the line our neurotransmitters are low and not functiong properly…

I think some people get better with TRT because they aren’t as “Messed” up neurologically speaking than some others…Others who still are not better, have some neurological tweaking that needs to be addressed…


#10

Yes, sexually too. I am really feeling amazing lately.

I did the urine test yesterday and will have the results by next tuesday. The doc said that some people just need to be on the dart board to feel better, others need to be on the bulls eye. The urine test will help show exactly what I need to dial things in just right.


#11

Joetz,

You are a case with neurological signaling issues. I’m glad you are feeling better, you are on the right track…I myself, believe my problem is due to neurotransmitters…


#12

I’ve had a pretty crazy last 24 hours. I was trying to sleep last night and my emotions were absolutely going crazy. Up and down like a roller coaster and during that crazy period full sexual function was completely restored. Now I am feeling flat again as I get ready to go to sleep tonight. I think I’m definitely on the right path, I just wish I could stay in my sweet spot. I guess I need to just be more patient until things get dialed in 100%

Definitely for me the problem was neurotransmitter related.

I think the neurotransmitters must somehow set the hormones because my hair is falling out like gangbusters again.


#13

Can you state what the products contain or does the packaging not contain the information?

These are products made by a company called CHK Nutrition, but they only sell to licensed health care providers. If you want to do this program you are going to have to find a doctor who specializes in neurotransmitters. This is a special program and a doctor has to set up the program, the process is really strictly managed and everyone is going to have to have the program tweaked to suit their needs. I’m still getting everything dialed in right and I think it’s going to take some time to feel 100%. On tueday I am going to have a urine test done and things are going to need to be further tweaked based on the results of the test.

I can put the URL of a website I used to find the neurotransmitter specialist near me. I haven’t done so already because I didn’t want to look like some shill who is plugging product for a company, plus it’s still early and I have some progress to make still before I can claim I’ve made a full recovery. To find a specialist near you, try this site:


#14

I have several bottles, but to give you an idea here is what is in one of them:

Vitamin C: 500 mg
Calcium: 110 mg
Vitamin B6: 27.5 mg
Folate: 200 mcg

L-Lysine: 250 mg
5-Hydroxytryptophan: 150 mg
L-Tyrosine: 1500 mg

The other bottles are more or less the same, but they have a different variation of what’s listed above.


#15

This is great news Joetz…hope things continue to improve for you!Just a small question…any issues with ED,or is that resolving too?How about desire and spontaneous erections?Are you horny at random times for no reason?
I’m sure my issues lie in neurotransmitters also…as TRT/DHT replacement etc. are only temporary boosts.


#16

Did you have penile shrinkage? If so, has that began to resolve with your therapy?


#17

I had pretty much full impotence before I started the neurotransmitter therapy. Now I am getting desire back as well as spontaneous erections. I have also been finding libido raging for no apparent reason. I agree that hormone replacement is not the answer. Been there, done that. Maybe for some people that’s the answer, but it never made a difference for me.


#18

What do you guys mean by shrinkage anyway? Your penis is smaller than it used to be? I think this is probably just a result of not having the ability to get as solid erections like you used to. Less blood in the penis equals a smaller less solid erection, no? Or am I missing something?


#19

Yes. Physical loss of length and girth after quitting the drug, both while flaccid and while erect.


#20

I’ve really been sick too many years to know if I lost anything. I guess, as far as I know, there hasn’t been any discernible difference in size since this started