January 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm #1146
Hi I ordered Parasym Plus in hopes that it might help my brain fog and constant overwhelming fatigue. I have POTS. I bought my first bottle of Parasym Plus but have not started taking it yet. I was alittle concerned it could cause more fatigue if taken in the morning as it is supposed to calm things down so wanted to get more information before starting. I noticed that on the bottle it says to take in the morning — do you find that people do ok with this or does it at first cause extra fatigue. I just wanted to see what you have observed and what people are telling you and what you have research when people have started taking Parasym. I am extremely excited at starting it as it sounds very promising but just want to go slow and learn as much as I can before start it. I wonder if it would be wise for me at first to take this more in the evenings if it is going to cause more fatigue–but my only concern with that is if that could be the wrong thing to do and it keep me awake all night. So that is why I am messaging to see if I can get alittle more information to better understand how this product works so I can investigate what might work best for me on time of day. Thank you for your helpJanuary 18, 2018 at 9:45 am #6235Dr. DianaKeymaster
Hi Nancy, Such a great question! It can be confusing, so let me see if I can clarify. Parasym Plus boosts acetylcholine, which stimulates the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve supports all aspects of digestion and allows a slower heart rate (it supports the parasympathetic nervous system — the system that calms the body). But it ALSO crosses the blood-brain-barrier to boost acetylcholine for the brain with improves alertness, short-term memory and cognition. You may have seen how I just couldn’t stay awake or think due to extremely low acetylcholine in my brain. Not only did my GI tract begin to function again, my brain popped back to life! At first, I needed a few doses during the day — I could feel it wear off, but know that I was extraordinarily sick at that time! I hope it is hugely helpful for you, too. Hang in, my friend. 🙂 .January 19, 2018 at 4:02 pm #6238
Awesome. Thanks so much for your reply. I have just started taking parasym and glad you mention you could feel it wearing off in the day because I am somewhat wondering if that might be what I might be feeling later in the day after taking in morning. Thanks for that info would not have even thought of that. So how did you start taking it when you first started? Is there any concern on taking this to late in the day (main thing is don’t want to take anything unknowingly that keeps me up at night). I am so encouraged and excited about taking Parasym. The mental Clarity as be a huge area that seems to keep getting worse.
(to give you alittle background on my health journey. I am 36 years old and POTS symptoms started for me at age 20years old while in college–at that that time I was incredibly active playing college tennis. At that time of course I have know idea what was going on just very fatigue and stomach issues. Over the next 16 years I have struggled with overwhelming fatigue, severe stomach issues(constipation from 2004-2011 did not have a bowl movement without an enema–that is getting better though), chronic constant neck pain… just to name a few. I have not been able to work consistently or really quite honestly just day to day activities. 6 years ago was the first time a doctor finally recognized and had any knowledge about autonomic issue and POTS. First time a doctor took my pulse laying, sitting, standing. Since then POTS and EhlersDahnos/hypermobility has been diagnosed. And I saw Dr Grubb, in Ohio a year ago and he felt the hypermobility is the cause of my POTS. He prescribed wellbutrin(which helped at first but after a month or so i seem to get alot of negative side effects and have to stop taking. (I have tried twice to restart but same thing happens) I do believe that hypermobilty actually might be the cause of my POTS (especially because compression hose waist high help me tremendously) but I have not heard much on thing that help hypermobility. I have been very encouraged by your website I have learned about mast cell and was able to speak with my doctor about this and she prescribed Cromlyn(gastrcrom) and that has HELPED ALOT!!!
I am very excited about this Parasym Plus. Thank you Thank you for your continued research and awareness of these conditions and continue research for helping our quality of life. Many blessing to you and your family. :)LaurenJanuary 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm #6239Dr. DianaKeymaster
Nancy, when I first took Parasym Plus, I needed FIVE doses! It was so weird, because within 20-30 minutes I could feel my ability to think (and to be AWAKE) improve. After about an hour and a half I felt like that was all I could do, and I needed to sleep. Instead, I took another dose and BAM — I was back! Over the next few days, I was able to take fewer doses and stayed at three doses a day for quite a while. Eventually, I took two and did fine. If you take it after about 4pm it can keep you awake, we found. Otherwise it is fine. This is what my son needed to begin to absorb nutrients again and he was able to recover from osteoporosis. It was such a scary time, but I’m happy to say it is now behind us. Hang in, my friend. 🙂January 26, 2018 at 2:56 pm #6242
Thank you 🙂
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