Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for September 07, 2007

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Glutamate and GABA: A System in Balance

Glutamate and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) are the brain’s major “workhorse” neurotransmitters. Over half of all brain synapses release glutamate, and 30-40% of all brain synapses release GABA.

Since GABA is inhibitory and glutamate is excitatory, both neurotransmitters work together to control many processes, including the brain’s overall level of excitation. Many of the drugs of abuse affect either glutamate or GABA or both to exert tranquilizing or stimulating effects on the brain.

GABA and glutamate regulate action potential traffic. GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, stops action potentials. Glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter, starts action potentials or keeps them going.

GABA assumes an ever-enlarging role as a significant influence on ADD, ADHD, stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as stress-induced illnesses. According to Candace Pert, a neuroscientist who discovered the GABA receptor, every cell in the body has a GABA receptor, which is one reason why GABA has such positive effects. GABA inhibits the cells from firing, diminishing anxiety-related messages.

The more reading I do on this thing called “GABA”, the more I’m interested in it. It sure sounds like there is an imbalance but the Neurologist would’ve mention it right?

Whatever…

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September 16, 2007 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for September 06, 2007

I think I took too much of something. My stomach is in knots and although I’m not 100% sure what caused it, it could be either the taurine or the glutathione. I have a feeling it was the glutathione because although the bottle said one a day, I took two after reading about the safe dosages. My dosage was only 50 milligrams.

ADVERSE REACTIONS (Glutathione)

Oral doses of up to 600 milligrams daily are well tolerated. There are no reports of adverse reactions

It’s an awful feeling to have so I’ll cut down on the supplements tomorrow and do some more research. One thing I’ve noticed lately is the supplements for candida don’t seem to be working as well as in the past. I know they always tell you to rotate them with different types of antifungals so I’ll check my supply because I know I have a couple of things that didn’t work the first time so this time we’ll see if it makes a difference.

September 16, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

   

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