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Validity of biofeedback
« on: 23/10/2004 02:20:40 »
Anyone had any experience with nuerobiofeedback?  I've been thinking of it as an alternative to the pharmaceuticals my doc wants to shove down my throat to deal with the anxiety/attention problems I've been having.  I don't know much about it other than it's a way to conscously develop the ability to assume the brainwave patterns common to meditative states...

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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #1 on: 24/10/2004 06:30:11 »
Jay, I think that would be an awesome thing for you to try!  Would love to hear what it's like.

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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #2 on: 24/10/2004 11:09:40 »
I'll keep ya posted.  I'm going to pick up some 5-HTP tomorrow and try that for a week or two before I drop loads of cash on what will surely not be an inexpensive treatment.  The crap going on in my head fits the pattern of low seratonin levels and 5-HTP is the direct precoursor of seratonin without going through any possible alternate pathways like tryptophan does.  I spent the better part of an hour reading a book on 5-HTP today and it's worth checking out.

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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #3 on: 25/10/2004 06:24:15 »
Great!  I'd like to hear what (if anything) the 5-HTP does for you too.  Gonna keep you busy just keeping me up to date.;)

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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #4 on: 26/10/2004 06:03:38 »
From what I hear, it's very effective, and in the long run, maybe not as expensive as your pills.  It puts you in control of your reactions.
 

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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #5 on: 29/10/2004 07:22:47 »
5-HTP rocks!  I've been taking it about 5 days now, along with St John's Wort and I feel the best I have in a loooong time, even on the klonopin.  I've all but lost the weird depersonalization / surreality disconnected feeling I was having and haven't even come close to any anxiety problems.  I'll prolly hold off on the biofeedback until I decide to come off the benzos this Christmas.  (once school's out)



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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #6 on: 30/10/2004 13:14:29 »
I thought you'd got shot of the benzodiazepines - did you restart them then ?

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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #7 on: 01/11/2004 11:42:20 »
Yeah, I had to.  I tried quitting the benzos and quitting smoking at the same time and had a meltdown.  I figured I'd be best off waiting until my month-long break this winter between semesters to give it another go.  



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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #8 on: 21/10/2005 14:33:27 »
quote:
Originally posted by Ylide

5-HTP rocks!  I've been taking it about 5 days now, along with St John's Wort and I feel the best I have in a loooong time, even on the klonopin.  I've all but lost the weird depersonalization / surreality disconnected feeling I was having and haven't even come close to any anxiety problems.  I'll prolly hold off on the biofeedback until I decide to come off the benzos this Christmas.  (once school's out)



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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #9 on: 16/11/2005 11:52:29 »
I'm asking for Wild Divine for Xmas this year.  I'll report back on how well it works.  I also found a listserv for a group trying to build a low-cost EEG for neurofeedback.  I've done some microcontroller programming, so I might help them out.  Paging Neilp to this thread so he can chip in  =)  



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Re: Validity of biofeedback
« Reply #10 on: 21/11/2005 13:57:21 »
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