Friday, July 31, 2015

How to Make a Zombie

Take ordinary person.
Cut into them with a scalpel for some reason.  Introduce some bacteria into their bloodstream.
Then prescribe antibiotics and opiates and a low fat/high carb diet, and tell them to stay out of the sun- all of which will reduce their immune system response.

Wallah.  You have just created a chronically ill perma-patient.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Seriousness

Case illuminates immune system-psychiatric disorder link
Paul Michael is being treated for pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, which can send him into rages. 

For many years, controversy dogged PANDAS, the provisional diagnosis that preceded PANS in the medical literature. The phenomenon, which was first reported in the 1980s by Susan Swedo, MD, now a senior investigator at the National Institute of Mental Health, included sudden emergence of OCD or tics (repetitive, hard-to-control vocal or physical movements) in the wake of strep infection. Swedo's theory was that the body's response to infection went awry and triggered an autoimmune attack on the brain. She succeeded in treating some cases with either long courses of antibiotics to kill strep bacteria or, if that didn't work, various immune therapies.
However, many healthy children carry strep bacteria, one of several factors about the biology of strep that have made it difficult to clarify the bacterium's role in the disease. So the syndrome's critics have contended that the kids simply had run-of-the-mill Tourette's or obsessive-compulsive disorder plus, perhaps, some behavioral problems caused by bad parenting.

Yes, well he's hyperinsulinemic and therefore the hypoglycemic rages, and check out the swelling- that boy has a serious mouth infection.
Someone needs to take away his sparkly toothpaste and twirly toothbrush...

And yeah, like I said, long term antibiotics have already been tried... there's a reason that doesn't work.

Silliness

Doctors seem to think the cause of narcolepsy is complicated, but it's snot.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Circle of Insanity

Righteousness and a need to be obeyed are symptoms of mania.

Three days in jail without nicotine and and lacking proper sunshine and hygiene and eating shitty food is enough to make a chronically ill person septic and delirious.

See the Matrix.  and the Mirror.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yo Psychs

I haven't forgotten about you assholes.

Antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs have a serious impact on body weight

Yeah, that's big fat indicator that those women are getting SICKER.
And all these years, you have blamed it on them.

Maniacs running the asylum. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

America is Outraged

The science of 'hangry', or why some people get grumpy when they're hungry

Yeah, I wish I had a functioning glucose counter-regulatory response...  that would be really helpful.

Monday, July 20, 2015

As I was saying

Antibiotic exposure could increase the risk of juvenile arthritis
Previous studies indicate that about a quarter of antibiotics prescribed to children - and half of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infections - are probably unnecessary.

Researchers began the study in 2014 because of previous studies showing that antibiotics could predispose children to develop other chronic diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease. Disruption of microbial communities in the intestines and elsewhere appears to play a role in inflammatory bowel disease and other autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis in adults. "Antibiotics are one of the better known disruptors of human microbial communities," Horton noted.

Researchers also found that upper respiratory tract infections treated with antibiotics were more strongly associated with juvenile arthritis than untreated upper respiratory tract infections. Additionally, they noted that antiviral and antifungal drugs were not linked to juvenile arthritis, suggesting that risk for arthritis was specific to antibacterial medicines.
Abstract

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

News you can use

New variant of streptococcal bacteria causing severe infections
Scientists have discovered a new variant of streptococcal bacteria that has contributed to a rise in disease cases in the UK over the last 17 years.
The new variant has evolved two important differences from other members of the strain: it produces more toxin, and has completely lost its outer capsule.
"The fact that it had lost its capsule was a complete surprise, because it was believed that the capsule was essential for group A streptococcus to cause invasive disease," said Dr Claire Turner, a Junior Research Fellow at Imperial College London who led the study.
The researchers are still uncertain about why the new variant without capsule has become so dominant. "We know that without capsule, they stick better to surfaces, so that may help them to transmit more easily. Another possibility is that they can more easily get inside human cells, which makes them harder to treat," said Dr Turner.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Circle of Sanity

For more information and support, the Facebook group is called Gluten Free PWN.
Lots and lots of experienced people over there.

This is Why

Because we are the ones we have been looking for.
You people are going to rock the world.

Brain Saving Zombie of the Day
Charissa Martin

Battling Narcolepsy with Nutrition
 After making changes to her lifestyle, Martin decided to pursue helping others, as well.
If financial aid comes through, Martin wishes to stay at Webster one more year. She is now looking to double major in biological sciences, adding onto her audio production major. She wants to attend graduate school and apply to an immunology program. Martin wants others to know that taking pills isn’t the only way to achieve a healthier lifestyle.  She believes chronic illnesses, such as narcolepsy, are on the rise and wants to get the word out.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

But First

I have been waiting so very long to do this.

Yo EmmyM and Bruce:

It's wake up time.

The Zombie Apocalypse Starts Now

It's the end of the world as we know it.
And I feel fine.
An Evidence and Experience based Mechanism for Narcolepsy

Brand New Day

Well here it finally is, Zombie Hordes. The Brave New World.

Sorry it took so long, and sorry it's so very long and rambling.
I have tried to include everything that's still valid.   For the newbies sake.  And all the fancy stuff for the "professionals".
I got pretty close in the last version, so I repeat a lot of that.  There's a lot of self plagiarizing in general, but you know, it seems as if I've been repeating most of this stuff for years anyway.
 
All I have ever wanted is to know how it works.   And now I do.  I'm close enough to satisfy myself, anyway.

I trust you guys to take this information and disseminate it, and then dissect it, and correct it, and rearrange it and add in all your experience and expertise and make it better and easier- and way less antisocial-
Until everyone can understand how this works and you ultimately find and liberate us all.
I know exactly what you people are capable of.   I know you got this.

I'm sorry, but I am going to take this summer "away" from Narcolepsy and this blog.
I have collected twenty or thirty times more research than this while figuring this out.  I need to purge my brain. Lock myself in a room and write that book.
I really feel the urge to expose the vast historical tragedy that is Psychiatry, and rearrange the DSM more to my liking.   In other words, reclassify it right out of existence too.
That will surely cost me a few more brain cells.  But if it doesn't kill me, well... then I'm going to hang up this keyboard and learn woodworking. And weaving. And welding.
Get out of this kitchen and never look at PubMed again.

Thank you all so much for your loyalty and interest and essential contributions to my knowledgebase.
I never would have survived without you.   I hope to meet you in my travels someday.

What a long strange trip it's been.
Peace.
Heidi

This is Why

I've already done this experiment over and over.
Azithromycin once saved me from a tormented, self-inflicted death.
But a couple years ago-
Keflex sent me screaming back into the abyss.  It very nearly killed me.   

I learned a lot.   But I lost about a third of my memory during that last episode.
It really has made doing this research and writing quite a bit more difficult.  Go figure.

Please, let me serve as a lesson for you.