More stuff on N.O. and ammonia. Guess no one wants to weigh in on this one right now.
Original message posted in T's forum:
I haven't posted in a bit since the last time here. Thanks for everyone's input. I did have the N.D. test my urine/saliva and blood a couple weeks ago. The outstanding biggest "red-flag" problem is the incredibly high levels of Ammonia and Nitric Oxide I am producing (and have been producing since he started testing me almost 2 years ago).
He basically just shrugged his shoulders when I asked what would cause the off-the -chart levels of those 2 things. He just chalked it up to stress. That's probably a fraction of it, but when I came home and researched it showed kidney and liver involvement.
Since he didn't give me anything to take for it or any other info except to learn coping mechanisms and let-go of things, I've been trying to search out what to do. Some of what I've read on-line is pretty scary stuff!
I ended up getting the Jernigan Nutraceutical Neuro-antitox supplements to help detox the Ammonia and N.O., but so far, except feeling a bit woozy after I take a dose, I'm not feeling anything different. I plan to have the test done again soon to see if these supps are actually doing anything or just money down the drain!
I'm just concerned b/c chronically high levels of ammonia and N.O. are common in other diseases like Autism, and pre-Diabetes (with the ammonia part there) I also read Morgellons patients have high Ammonia levels. I found this article on Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid. It supposedly assists removal of ammonia from C.N.S as well as help balance body's nitrogen chemistry and prevent nitrogen excess in body fluids and tissues: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha-Ketoglutaric_acid
All this is just too over my little head to grasp and understand. I need some help deciphering what all this means and how to remedy the problem. I'm wondering if this is a cause for CFS or if it is one of the out-croppings of being so run down for so long and the body systmes are slowing down..G-d forbid!!
So any thoughts on this??? I'd be super glad to get some input!