you may remember when i started soy lecithin, i got diarreah and throwing up sensation, along with a burning chest if i remember correctly. so you said it is probally because i am allergic to soy. ok so i went and bought sunflower lecithin, got the same reaction.
what could be wrong? fatty liver? toxic liver? or just allergic to both soy and sunflower.
I am not sure what else it could be other than if you had your gallbladder removed and there is added oil, which can cause a lot of bile to dump in to the intestines causing diarrhea.
i still have my gallbladder. do you think that maybe my biliary ducts are clogged?
nevermind i would have other symptoms if they were clogged..
You are right, you would have other symptoms.
maybe parasites? toxins?
These would cause chronic symptoms, not just when you took the lecithin.
i am noticing some aches and sharp pains from my third use of bitters.
something is definately wrong with me to have these symptoms right? or could it just be stress or all in my head?
There is one other possibility I just thought of and that in infection and/or inflammation of the gallbladder. Stimulation of the gallbladder with lecithin or bitters could cause gallbladder contractions, which could lead to these symptoms.
also is it normal to feel a little flu-ish after taking these bitters for a while?
Yes, but this usually happens at the start of taking bitters due to the cleansing of the liver.
what about a sore throat? the bitters are the only thing i have done differently and now i have a sore throat. low-grade infection maybe?
Sore throat not likely, but fever can result from the detox.
how long do the bitters work for? i am afraid that by using them eventually ill deplete me hcl stores or whatever if you know what i mean. is this a valid concern?
This is not an issue. It is not like taking betaine HCl or something that substitutes for your stomach acid formation. Bitters actually help increase stomach acid formation by increasing the absorption of the nutrients needed for stomach acid formation.
i am diagnosed with schizophrenia; anxiety, voices, delusions and paranoia, if those are other symptoms that could indicate any other possibilities.
i noticed that my schizophrenia symptoms were aggravated by the taking of lecithin despite my body's craving for it.
i also read your brain is primarily lecithin and having schizophrenia, i thought "well replace the brain with what its made of it has the ability to heal" something along those lines.
also i am on antipsychotics and i have read that lecithin is good for the treatment of tardive dyskinesea, something i am afraid of developing. so that was another reason i wanted to take it.
maybe by cleansing my liver with the bitters i eventually will be able to start taking lecithin as i have a 2lb tub of it.
by the way thanks for taking your time to respond to my posts. its greatly appreciated! :)
I have recommended GABA for people with schizophrenia in the past and they got wonderful results with it. But glycine is easier to absorb and still raises GABA levels. You might want to consider giving glycine a try for a lot of your issues. It could help with the TD as well. Recommended dose would be 1,000mg three times daily at least 30 minutes before meals.
I am still not sure what is causing your reaction, but if it neurological then the glycine may be able to help control this as well.
Schizophrenia has been linked to high dopamine levels. A simple way to antagonize dopamine is by increasing oxytocin levels. There are only a few herbs that can do this and the best, cotton root bark, is really hard to obtain. So you can try other ways to increase oxytocin such as skin stimulation by touch, nipple stimulation and sexua| stimulation. Beats drugs.
but yes i have tried glycine before in large doses and it failed to do anything for me before. maybe i was taking too large doses or maybe i wasn't absorbing it properly.
I don't know if you were taking it on an empty stomach or not, but it is very important to do so. Larger amino acids will block its absorption. So individual amino acids need to be taken at least 30 minutes before meals.
tried it again and it yes it does seem to take the edge off of things. interesting note that it is supposedly found in space. i always thought it tasted like what i remember snow to taste. maybe i am not that far off
Glycine has a somewhat sweet taste.