Diabet, Anxiety, MPB, Brain Fog, need advice

Igorevich

Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2021
Messages
24
Hi! I'm new here. 27 years old male. I urgently need any opinions about my current state.

I have a family history of diabetes, and I have been overweight through all my childhood with diagnosed metabolic syndrome.
During puberty, I lost weight and started to feel pretty well.

After that, at the age of 20, I experienced some very stressful events and started to gain weight again, also I developed social anxiety and other minor mental problems.
Besides that, I was accidentally diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (high blood glucose, high morning insulin et cetera).
Around that time I started to notice some early signs of baldness and developed noticeable MPB signs to the age of 24.

I took two doses of finasteride (one day 1 mg orally, another day similar amount topically), and almost immediately developed extreme panic attacks and insomnia.
Insomnia resolved after several weeks, but I still have panic attacks, anxiety, and overall bad feeling. It's been almost three years and I somehow learned to live with it, I started work from home and the overall situation was bearable.

But last year I started to notice mental decline: brain fog, inability to concentrate and think something complex. It greatly impaired my quality of life, I cannot work anymore, I'm losing friends because of my inability to communicate.

Currently, most of my days I'm just reading forums and medical journals trying to understand what is happening. I read some of Dr. Peat's articles, and think he is talking about something relevant to my situation. But my current mental state and language barrier makes it very difficult to figure out something from it.

I want to attach some of my tests, which I think maybe relative to Dr. Peat's theories.

2014 (20 years old, feel pretty well, diagnosed with diabet):
T4 - 16.8 pmol/l (ref 9.0 - 22.0)
TSH - 3.38 mIU/l (0.4 - 4.0)
Testosterone - 17.95 nmol/l (5.76 - 30.43)

2021 (27 years old, feeling awful most of the time):
All my other bloodwork always came clean, I will include only discovered abnormalities
T3 - 1.86 nmol/l (0.98 - 2.33)
T4 - 134 nmol/l (62 - 150)
TSH - 1.97 mIU/l (0.4 - 4.0)
Testosterone - 29.67 nmol/l (8 - 42)
DHT - 597 pg/ml (250 - 990)
Cortisol - 165 nmol/l (100 - 500)
DHEA-S - 17.2 mcmol/l (4.6 - 16.1)
Prolactin - 108 mIU/l (73 - 407)
Androstendion - 8.8 nmol/l (1.8 - 11.8)
Progesterone - 0.5 nmol/l (0.3 - 2.2)
17-OH-Progesterone - 7 nmol/l (1.52 - 6.36)

Estradiol - 77 pcmol/l (40 - 161)
IgE total - 912 MIU/ml (<100)

My current symptoms include:
1) weight loss without changes in diet
2) anxiety
3) overexcitation from everything
4) thirst
5) inability to concentrate and perform intellectual work
6) short-term and long-term memory issues

Besides that, I experience symptoms of oxygen deprivation. My vision is blurry and "low-quality". When I stand still, wear a mask or go to a hot and stuffy room I feel near to lose my consciousness. Several weeks ago I tried to start the keto diet and I couldn't handle it. Without carbs, my symptoms exaggerate by 10-fold! Two years ago I was on keto several times without any difficulties. By the way my blood sugar always in the normal range around 4.5.

I want to ask you to tell me if my situation has something relevant to Dr. Peat's theories because I am currently unable to process all the information available. Maybe some hints and directions? I will be very grateful. And sorry for my English, please.
 

youngsinatra

Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2020
Messages
222
Age
22
Location
Frankfurt, Germany
I know this feeling of subjective oxygen deprivation and blurry vision!

Your problem might be just be insulin resistance - which is most likely caused by excess free fatty acids, which is often the result of chronic stress.

I personally feel best with a low fat diet in terms of having way better blow flow - to my brain and therefore lifting brain fog - to my eyes and therefore sharpening my vision - to my penis and therefore resulting in much better and more frequent erections. I also have perfect pulse and temperature, but only if I keep my fats below 50g a day.

Just adding one teaspoon of oil to my meals causes me to get all these weird symptoms again.

What others might recommend for improving glucose metabolism is thiamine, niacinamide, vitamin E, magnesium, biotin, chromium, aspirin or coffee.

PS I wouldn't go crazy with those supplements in terms of dosage.
 

Igorevich

Member
Thread starter
Joined
Mar 23, 2021
Messages
24
Thank you very much for your answer. I really never had seriously considered insulin resistance to be a part of the problem. Because I lost weight and my bloodwork was normal. But I performed a quick glucose challenge test after your answer, and got a hyperinsulinemic response indeed! I am going to investigate further.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Lokzo Fasting Serum Bile Acids Concentration Is Associated With Insulin Resistance Independently Of Diabet Scientific Studies 0
hazel Anxiety in perimenopause Female Issues 25
Lokzo Taurine NUKES Social Anxiety...Via Oxytocin + GABA. Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs 0
Mauritio Sterile gut leads to lower anxiety, serotonin , and TPH-levels + some bacteria don't increase serotonin Articles & Scientific Studies 4
F My stack for testosterone, anxiety, inflammation and muscle growth: reasonable? Supplements 54
T Why can't I tolerate sugar on benzos? (It gives me severe physical anxiety) Ask For Help or Advice 14
T I got advice from herbalist James Sloane for physical anxiety caused by benzos what do you guys think? Ask For Help or Advice 3
J Over excitation and anxiety Mind, Sleep, Stress 3
S TTFD Anxiety Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs 2
A Studies to convince Dr to prescribe Minocyline for depression/anxiety?? Mental Issues 0
F Pregnenolone & or DHEA on TRT for anxiety&hair loss Ask For Help or Advice 5
T I took my valium 12 mg dose 21 minutes too late this morning and now have physical anxiety/withdrawal Ask For Help or Advice 9
Mito Serotonin receptor 4 in the hippocampus modulates mood and anxiety Articles & Scientific Studies 0
G Starting Caffeine - Lots of Health Problems - Asthma, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertonic Pelvic Floor, Hair Loss, Anxiety/Depression Caffeine 54
T I inhaled chimney smoke from the boiler outside, now I got physical anxiety hours later Ask For Help or Advice 1
D Good alternative to anti anxiety medication? Mental Issues 34
haidut Serotonin (and SSRI drugs) can cause anxiety and PTSD Scientific Studies 0
T Will lemon balm help against benzodiazepine's physical anxiety? Ask For Help or Advice 21
xetawaves Anxiety, Depression And Confusion After Eating Ask For Help or Advice 6
Charger Seeking Advice: Rheumatoid Arthritis And IBS/Anxiety Female Issues 2
T I Missed My 5 Mg Evening Dose Of Valium, Now Have More Physical Anxiety Is This Neurological Damage? Ask For Help or Advice 33
haidut Hypothyroidism Can Cause Anxiety, Panic Attacks And Other Mental Issues Scientific Studies 2
Razvan Reccomandations Anxiety Ask For Help or Advice 8
T Finally Figuring This Out Anxiety, Twitching Hear Me Out Please Mental Issues 13
H Caffeine Giving Me Anxiety Ask For Help or Advice 1
T Sick Of The Depression And Anxiety Mental Issues 18
ScurveDream The "childlike" Mind, Awake Dreaming, Thoughts & Health/anxiety, Longevity & More Miscellaneous Health Discussions 4
lyfe From Crippling Anxiety/Not Function To Feeling Better - But Still Confused Diet 4
I Burn Out, Anxiety, Depression Mental Issues 29
F Best Supplement For Dealing With Performance Anxiety? Mental Issues 33
metabolizm The Anxiety Of Undisturbed Leisure Meditation, Mindfullness, Religion, Spirituality 30
haidut A Third Of Americans Show Signs Of Clinical Anxiety, Depression Scientific Studies 2
Max. Vitamin D Causing ED And Huge Anxiety Supplements 23
vrd2107 Acute Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety/Panic Despite Mood Mental Issues 2
A Help With Lab Results - Thyroid, PCOS, Anxiety, No Energy Labs 9
P Anxiety Panic Without Fight Or Flight Mental Issues 4
R Anxiety Medication Ask For Help or Advice 11
E Anti-Peat Peating Causing Anxiety Debate - Anti-Peat 57
haidut Blocking Serotonin, Adrenaline Treats Anxiety, Brain Damage Due To Alcohol "addiction" Scientific Studies 6
M Severe Anxiety Ask For Help or Advice 2
Hitchens ADD/Adderal/Theanine/Anxiety Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs 1
Velve921 Ca:p Ratio - 3:1 Almost Completely Abolishes Anxiety Diet, Recipes 32
R 5mg Escitalopram/lexapro Effectively Cured My Anxiety Pharmaceutical Drugs 31
UltraSuperior Anxiety And Feminine Voice After Ejaculating Male Issues 32
A Probably Very High Serotonin But No Anxiety Side Effect Ask For Help or Advice 22
maillol B Vitamins - Anxiety / Tension/ Hyperactivity Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs 13
B Reducing Protein For Anxiety Mental Issues 20
D Can Pepper Increase Anxiety/Stress Levels? Spices 3
haidut Energy Deficiency Due To Stress Causes Anxiety, Panic Disorders, And Subbordination Scientific Studies 12
RayPeatFan777 Minocycline Treatment Reduces Anxiety Behaviors Induced By Stress Through Modulating Nflammation Articles & Scientific Studies 0

Similar threads

Top