here's the basic plan.
I'm a 3rd year psychology major. plan to master in neuroscience when I graduate.
I also plan to build a neuroscience lab in my basement. I'm currently saving up money for an electron microscope in my basement (Among other things).
I mentioned the catecholamines
sertaonin, dophamine, and norepinephrine
if augmenting those doesn't work
i'm gonna start augmenting. inhibiting peptides (Peptides are other neurotransmitters). opioids are an example of a peptide.
because there isn't alot of RX medication for peptides really available...
I'm probably going to be looking at obtaining and administering a number of research compounds.
this is in conjunction
with trying to get an fmri.
the plan with an fmri scan
(First an EEG, a PET, and an fmri. Based on the results of the PET, I'll know if I'm eligable for an fmri. Fmri isn't clinically done....
What I want essentially
Is my basic activation pattern.
I have a theory
that my condition is either due to depletion, or inhibition
i think, inhibition. (Glutamate mediated gaba inhibition has been ruled out, but it could be overactivation of various other things, including peptides)
and I know neuroscience hasn't gotten so far as to even think about predicting these things....
but i have to try...
I'm going to use my brain activation pattern
to conduct ligand studies
in the lab im building in my basement
I'll essentially know which parts are inhibited (If I can see the activation pattern) and study the synaptic connections leading up to that brain area in question using ligand studies. (If you don't know what ligand studies are in neuroscience, look it up).
assuming effective ligands are available
I'll be able to form predictions of WHICH neurotransmitter is involved in my condition, based on synaptic connections in and around the areas I'll be looking at.
It's according to these studies that I'll look for my medication.
So yeah, I'm obviously a science geek. if anyone is interested in finding a cure scientifically, because waiting it out doesn't work and the doctors seem like shit, you can follow my blog.
I'll keep you guys updated on how the PET scan goes, because it will refine my theories and decide exactly which
So I'll have to be ridiculously stubborn in getting that scan. steps to take for a cure.
In september/october, I am ALSO getting an advanced EEG scan done from this brain program thing
that may/may not tell me some interesting shit.
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