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ronald33

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And as I understand it,scientists are working on something called The Genome Project.

There must be a gene or chromosome if,when turned "on", would be able to force re-growth of brain cells. Perversely,the brain is one of the only areas which does not re-grow naturally. The more sophisticated an organism is,the harder it is to repair.

I've heard that some doctors claim that they can improve stroke victims by decreasing inflammation of brain cells with an injection,but I have my doubts about that.
SLR2009

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Hey guys,

I appreciate the help

Here's an update

The brain damage is worse than it was a year ago (I wish I could go back a year ago, that's how bad my issues are). My vision is much more impaired and I can barely move the shopping cart in the food store (I feel extremely drunk). I am always nervous, anxious, hopeless, depressed and a lot of times I don't even want to live anymore (but I'm not suicidal, I just want to live a normal life). Too bad I didn't die from using the hairspray, it would have saved me the hell that I've been going through during the last 13 years. I always have mood swings that are torcher for me to deal with on a daily basis. Too much pain and tension build up in me through the day which causes me to become depressed and irritable.

I care about very little and I rarely have any appetite to eat. Thoughts barely enter my mind and I have difficulty performing tasks I used to be able to do. Why does the brain damage keep worsening? If someone sprayed windex or paint I will get permanent brain damage. I am very scared because my issues continue to worsen and I haven't touched the hairspray in 13 years. Do you think the Myelin sheath was damaged? Do you think my optic nerve was damaged or my brain which is why is why my vision is so impaired. Every time that my vision worsens so does my other issues, any idea why?

I don't recall if I mentioned this but I tried driving lessons about 2 years,unfortunately I couldn't drive safely and couldn't continue [frown]. My family is working on getting me setup so I can go and have 20 HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber) sessions. (the reason we never did this in all these years is because we can't afford it ($5000 for 20 sessions). My family is thinking of a way to pay for 1 month of treatment but that hasn't been decided on yet. Do you think it will reverse the brain damage? Can it cause me to become blind or can it worsen the brain damage?
I read a lot of articles about the HBOT and reversing Brain Damage but can't find any regarding Brain Damage from Inhalant Abuse.

Thanks



edwardo

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Hey just after making that post I did a google search, this is the first thing that popped up there's probably more out there

http://www.naturalnews.com/027849_amino_acids_brain_damage.html#

There might just be something to all this.

Here's some other information that might be useful, the page also contain's a consultant who works with amino acids and something called laminine stem cell activation to repair brain damage.

http://www.createvibranthealth.com/services/neurotransmitter-assessment/

Jenna

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Hi
Edwardo, I have a nephew who is going through this. He is only 18 yrs, hears voices and is unable to attend any social functions. We his family have only learned about this in the last year. He is on medication, has a lot more bad days now than good ones. He seems to forget a lot of things and I wonder if he is regressing. His last known inhaling was this July, and he says, that time lasted a while, after he told us this a week later he seemed to still be high off and on. I was thinking of getting him the vitamins you listed. I hope this works. I plan to tell him about this side. Let me know if you started on the vitamins again.
edwardo

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Hey no I'm not back on them, I can't base my improvement on the supplements a 100%, there not regulated in any way so apart of me is still a bit skeptical but I am a lot better so I guess you have nothing to loose, there not very expensive, the list Is in my own thread. 
Jenna

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Thanks, Edwardo
I hope the supplements work. I'm hoping since my nephew is still really young and his body is still doing some growing his body and brain will work together with the supplements. I have to believe for him, he has a whole life to live.
edwardo

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Do a little online research, I posted a link above to a study where brain damage in mice was reversed through the use of amino acids, best of luck with it, wish someone had done the same for me at his age.
Jenna

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Edwardo I looked at both sights. You've helped me a lot, no one
Knows how others live. My nephew lives with my mom, his grandmother, I worry about the stress she has over my nephew. This life is a day to day base. I know you are all aware of that. My mother also has her ups and downs, she has to remind herself not to take it personal and the my nephew is sick. I also WISH my sister would help. I don't live in the same state but try to help as I can being far away. I wish you more progress, you have given me knowledge, I didn't know existed. I am sure you have helped others as well. Thanks a lot.
SLR2009

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I'm very much looking into Cerebrolysin. Anyone have success with using this to repair brain damage?
edwardo

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Hey just wanted to update my progress, I started an anti depressant med Zispen last week and holy crap I haven't felt like this since I was young teen ( pre-gasoline ), for all I know supplement's could be a load of bs, no way for me to know, when were talking about brain damage from solvents the damage is chemical not structural so maybe the goal is to get the chemical's back in balance with proper anti-depressant med's.

Best of luck to everyone.
SLR2009

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Hi edwardo,

I'm glad that the Anti-depressant worked for you.

What were your symptoms that it took away?

Do you have any reports/documents/studies that mention that the brain damage from Inhalant abuse is chemical and not structural? Every article that I've read on Inhalant abuse mention Brain Damage but don't go further into details about it.
edwardo

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Major depression and paranoia, mild hallucination's and major anxiety the first few years ( started at 15 ), the anxiety which I felt was my main symptom seemed to ease of mid twenty's, this all came the same year that I had been huffing Gas but there's also a history of depression on one side of the family so what Iv been going through these past 15 year's may not have anything to do with solvent abuse or it could be everything, there's no way to really know, I have not read any study's on brain damage just bit's of information Iv picked up on the net, none of us here are qualified professionals, think the best thing for everyone is to see your family doctor, he should pass you on to the right people who know what there doing.

Since I started this med, it feel's like my brain as not been producing it's own serotonin all this time, it also work's on Norepinephrine which helps the brain function properly, right now as I type this my mind is a lot messier then the average person but it's probably 85% better then it was last week and I'm really hoping the welcoming return of serotonin will gradually restore me to some sort of normality, also long term depression is what really wreck's a mind, if your not able to receive any stimulus and not able to take any enjoyment in life the mind is going to go off in a tangent as mine as done.

Really hope this is it for me, the depression whether from solvent abuse or something I inherited as taken me to a journey through hell.

Here's another link that I think will be useful to the tread - Neuroscience for kid's.

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chnt1.html  


frivdefriv

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my condolences to you, I do not know what the illness is, wish you good health
edwardo

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Just thought I would update this, the mirtazapine is working in that it's treating the depression, the Norepinephrine is helping concentration, but I think I have to face fact's, my brain is damaged, I don't know what normality is, I think I'm doomed to spend the rest of my life like this.  

Sorry SLR2000, just after re reading this entire thread, I wasn't even aware you started it, think were both in the same boat, my memory is completely screwed, I have a psychiatrist appointment coming up and I might ask is it possible to get what the other poster described as a FLAIR scan to check for whatever possible chemical damage there might be, aw dude this sucks, you said your anti-depressants weren't working?, I never had any luck with SSRI meds throughout my 20's but the drug I'm on now work's different from SSRI meds, since both are symptoms are from solvent abuse maybe the mirtazapine could help you with your depression too.

I can't quite stress just how bad this suck's, I'm always going back and fourth trying to figure out what caused everything but it would make sense to pin it on a single year of huffing gas every day, best of luck with everything SLR2000 let me know how your getting on with thing's.

I popped in flair scan and solvent abuse into google, here's a link here to a study in showing brain damage from solvent abuse.

http://www.scielo.br/pdf/anp/v66n1/30.pdf

Here's another link on brain damage from illegal drug's, scroll down to Organic solvents:inhalents toluene, in that study it say's the brain damage shown on the scan is irreversible, think that leaves me completely screwed. 

http://www.ajnr.org/content/31/5/803.full.pdf 













SLR2009

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Thanks for the update edwardo.

I spoke to several doctors and they never heard of the Flair scan. Is there another name for this test?
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