I just ordered Brain gauge. Looking forward to finding out my scores.
I had a serious mental breakdown about 6 or 7 years ago. Lost total touch with reality, but didn’t even think to go to a doctor. I have been working on recovering from it for a few years and am making headway. Examples I would give is that I started inventing thousands of things in my mind and emailing people and trying to solve Vincent van Gogh’s ear without using resources. I know that those don’t sound as off as I was. I remember telling people that I felt like my brain exploded and people laughed, but I experienced it as if my brain exploded. I am a Christian and I said things like, “I think a spirit of insanity just landed on me.” Nobody took my sentences seriously, and I ended up losing relationships because of my off-thinking and off-behaviors, but not one person asked, “Are you okay?” or suggested going to a doctor. My sense of time passing was years off at the beginning. Literally years passed and I was still mentally just trying to figure out logically what happened to my brain. My dog’s vet came to my house when my dog had cancer and he asked if he could change my calendar to the proper month, but when he put it on the proper month it was suddenly obvious that my calendar was a year and a half off. That was years into it and that was pretty good. I looked and my calendar at home is currently on the proper month and my calendar at work is only one month off. I had inverted day for night and couldn’t fall to sleep before 4 in the morning and could not function at work, but it is a family business and I would be the only one who could fire me and I should have, but I didn’t. Functionally, I was put over my grandmother’s estate and it took me over 3 years to do what is supposed to happen in 6 months and there were times when it was just one piece of paper or one phone call I had to make, but I couldn’t seem to do it. There is still literally one piece of paper I have to bring to the lawyer about that, and I am improving to the point that the courts are no longer threatening us. As for what caused it, did have falls with head hits against things like concrete and the bathtub. I also know that I had out of control blood sugar (At the time, I was having neuropathy, vision problems and horizontal nail ridges, which I resolved with Whole Food Plant Based low oil, low salt, low sugar diet) I have come to the conclusion that I had high homocysteine (I was allergic to meat and didn’t supplement B-12 and came from Standard American Diet with lots of processed food and junk food.) I also believe that I had aluminum in my brain. I say that because I tried the fix for that of Fiji water for 12 weeks helped me stop having hallucinations and lessened night terrors to almost non-existent. Right now, I am using the ICES for sleep and it has been working wonders, and not getting sleep for a decade is one of the things on my list, which could have messed up my brain. I also failed the left nostril peanut butter test for Alzheimer’s (Dr. Greger did a video on how researchers used that as a test. I could smell it through my right nostril and couldn’t smell it through my left nostril.) There has been dementia and Alzheimer’s in my family.
Okay, that is enough back story. Yes, I have no diagnosis. I got the ICES as part of the things I did to help my brain. I was having a lot of night terrors and anxiety on top of not sleeping and the ICES has helped me with all of those. I see improvement in so many categories. I used gamma because of the studies on gamma pulsed light and gamma pulsed sound and I figured that gamma pulsed magnet added to those might help. Someone just shared with me that there is an App for pulsing gamma light and sound, which I will be doing. (I was using YouTube audio and a $40 gamma light kit with the ICES, but finding out that there is an App for that makes me happy.)
I also use delta, theta for sleep and I have used TMS for discouragement and depression and anxiety. I also did use the 5 setting hoping to have the results from the brain injury study.
I definitely have had improvement. I also definitely still have brain problems. I have serious executive function problems still. It is so hard to accomplish anything. My sense of time seems to be improving. I still forget names and words sometimes, but I had blanked out on so many of those things before and I feel like there has been some improvement in that area, too.
One thing, which is recent is that I was able to clean rooms of my house and 3 rooms got cleaned and they haven’t gotten cluttered again. What is ridiculous to me is that I apparently don’t ever know what I have and I shop and buy the same things over and over again and end up with 4 instapots, for instance. That is improving now that I am aware of it. I realized that I would get to the store and not know how to make decisions, so I would buy one of each of things. I look at it now and think, “What were you even doing?” But I am so happy to have 3 clean rooms.