[quote]"Does anyone know if Dr. J in DC is testing out methylene blue in his patients?"
[quote]"I tried methylene blue alongside disulfiram and it definitely worsened my neuro symptoms, but I've no idea which infection is causing them.
My symptoms are nearly all neurological now and without knowing which infection to target I feel a bit stumped at this point. I certainly don't feel any better at all after 4 weeks of disulfiram. If anything I feel a lot worse, so I would say it hasn't hit whatever infection is causing the neuro symptoms whatsoever."
I felt this was a serious enough topic--that it should have a new post about
it. . . .I haven't heard anyone
mention of the fact that Methylene Blue
is considered to be a potent MAO-Inhibitor
(and could cause neurological symptoms, as such). I only know this because I've researched MAO-Is, and am currently on one now (as an antidepressant)--called Nardil. They are potent antidepressants (and are effective for anxiety), but have to be used carefully. There are major dietary restrictions
that have to be observed, or you can wind up in a "hypertensive crisis."
(i.e. any type of fermented or aged proteins, like aged cheese, smoked meats), certain dietary supplements,
and many mind-altering drugs
have to be avoided. Many MAO-Is are of the kind that are called "irreversible"--the Monoamine Oxidase is bound permanently until the cells produce more of it. I don't know whether or not Methylene Blue fits into that category, but if so there could be a cumulative effect. The foods that are culprits (aged proteins) contain an amino acid called Tyramine,
and must be avoided or minimized. Any SSRI antidepressants
have to be avoided like the plague, as the combo will cause "serotonin syndrome"--a serious consequence with many neurological side-effects.
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