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Waterspider
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: brain fog Reply with quote

"Ally" <4thMoon@gmail.com> wrote in message
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greyhackles wrote:

If your liver is significantly compromised, too much protein in your diet
could lead to ammonia build-up, which is associated with brain fog. How
much
is too much, of course, is always the question, but you might consult
with a
dietician to come up with a practical, low protein diet for a few months
to
see if your fog lifts.

Really? I never thought that would effect the brain fog. I mean, I do
see a nutritionist and have significantly lowered the protein in my
diet so perhaps that is what is helping as well. I'm glad you posted
that. Interestingly, I was doing a high protein diet because I was body
building (last year) and my liver levels all shot up. I hadn't put two
and two together till I saw the nutritionist but I never associated it
with the fog.

When the body breaks down protein, the byproduct is ammonia. When your liver

isn't functioning properly, the ammonia stays in your bloodstream and gets
to your brain, causing the "fog" which can be confusion, dizziness, loss of
short-term memory and speech difficulties. Red meat is a good one to avoid.
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Scar Face
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Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Posts: 35

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: brain fog Reply with quote

Glad ya finally came down frum that tree, Jethro. If thangs gitz ta be
too bad on that there combo sheet, we kin gitz Killborn ta give ya
sumthin. Lotitta's got a homecummin party reddy fer ya. Now gitz on
over their an gitz ya sum.
Scar Face
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Loretta S
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Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 98

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: brain fog Reply with quote

Jethro the diet your on is a miserable one. eatin dead stuff all the
time its not a wonder your sick. Gators like you should became
vegetarians. Your welcome to come to my garden and help yerself.
Loretta
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Ally
medicine forum beginner


Joined: 04 Nov 2005
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: brain fog Reply with quote

greyhackles wrote:
Quote:

If your liver is significantly compromised, too much protein in your diet
could lead to ammonia build-up, which is associated with brain fog. How much
is too much, of course, is always the question, but you might consult with a
dietician to come up with a practical, low protein diet for a few months to
see if your fog lifts.

Really? I never thought that would effect the brain fog. I mean, I do
see a nutritionist and have significantly lowered the protein in my
diet so perhaps that is what is helping as well. I'm glad you posted
that. Interestingly, I was doing a high protein diet because I was body
building (last year) and my liver levels all shot up. I hadn't put two
and two together till I saw the nutritionist but I never associated it
with the fog.

Ally
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greyhackles
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Joined: 09 May 2005
Posts: 46

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:04 am    Post subject: Re: brain fog Reply with quote

On 21 Jun 2006 21:21:10 -0700, "chomps" <jethrolv@msn.com> wrote:

Quote:
Hi there everyone. I'm a newbee with navigation madness. I did 3 months
of pegasys and my gastro stopped tx (non responder,low
wbc,plats,blah,blah,blah). My brain has become a cobweb of disjointed
"connections". Does anyone know of a special diet or medication that
would keep me from becoming a witless doof. I'm going to try another
round of tx.Suggestions about expectations much appreciated. Argh.
Jethro

If your liver is significantly compromised, too much protein in your diet
could lead to ammonia build-up, which is associated with brain fog. How much
is too much, of course, is always the question, but you might consult with a
dietician to come up with a practical, low protein diet for a few months to
see if your fog lifts.

As for the second round: I'd at least switch from Pegasys to PegIntron, and
make sure in advance that the treating doc will hit you with Procrit and/or
Neupogen to battle anemia/crashed neuts (WBCs) instead of reducing your
treatment meds. Dose reduction should be a last resort - or at least, the
second to last resort, with discontinuation being the last...

Good luck

/greyhackles
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Ally
medicine forum beginner


Joined: 04 Nov 2005
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: brain fog Reply with quote

chomps wrote:
Quote:
Hi there everyone. I'm a newbee with navigation madness. I did 3 months
of pegasys and my gastro stopped tx (non responder,low
wbc,plats,blah,blah,blah). My brain has become a cobweb of disjointed
"connections". Does anyone know of a special diet or medication that
would keep me from becoming a witless doof. I'm going to try another
round of tx.Suggestions about expectations much appreciated. Argh.
Jethro

I take Gingko. It doesn't alleviate it completely but it does take the
edge off. I'm actually able to have a conversation or at least fake it
pretty well. My WBC dropped after 4 weeks but instead of taking me off
tx, I went on Neupogen shots which made it much better. Did your Dr try
you on anything like that first? Good luck with your next round of tx.
I'm on week 11 (geno 1A).

Ally
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chomps
medicine forum beginner


Joined: 22 Jun 2006
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:21 am    Post subject: brain fog Reply with quote

Hi there everyone. I'm a newbee with navigation madness. I did 3 months
of pegasys and my gastro stopped tx (non responder,low
wbc,plats,blah,blah,blah). My brain has become a cobweb of disjointed
"connections". Does anyone know of a special diet or medication that
would keep me from becoming a witless doof. I'm going to try another
round of tx.Suggestions about expectations much appreciated. Argh.
Jethro
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