SSRI response prima facie evidence of infection? + help finding a Central NJ physician

I've experienced persistent anxiety, brain fog, and depression for about four years now. I've tried various treatments in response, but the most clearly helpful (particularly with anxiety) have been the SSRIs (or one, anyway--Zoloft in my case). 

The strange thing is, though the SSRIs (as noted in the comments above) are supposed to take upwards of 2-3 weeks before they even start to have a noticeable positive effect (either through promoting new neuron growth or down-regulating serotonin receptors), in my case I noticed anxiety relief nearly immediately (within a few hours).

Given that most depressed people take two or more weeks to respond to SSRIs, low serotonin can't be the only thing going on for them. In my case, though, given the quick response, maybe it is. So, I'm left suspicious that my brain fog and depression has an infectious origin. 

Paul Jaminet, who seems pretty knowledgeable generally, notes on his blog that "thus common symptoms of a bacterial infection of the brain are those of cognitive hypoglycemia and serotonin deficiency." http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=1479&cpage=1#comment-16165

He doesn't provide any references that might help convince a physician to try the CPNi protocol, so I'm wondering if anyone in the community has any helpful ideas.

Or, more directly I suppose, whether anyone could suggest (through PM) the name of any doctors in the Philadelphia/NYC corridor (specifically Central NJ) who are experienced and/or receptive to checking for a potential brain infection and, if found, using CPN protocol as a treatment.

Many thanks,
Fraggins

You might google fibro and fatigue Center.  I was worked up at one (not Phili) in 2007 and their complete infectious workup revealed C.Pn. and ruled out a number of other chronic bacterial infectionsi and viral infections and other causes of unrelenting fatigue .  Im my situation my insurance paid 80% of the lab tests fees which totaled about $5000 (I paid $1000), for myself it was worth it to find this CAPi!

  • CAPi(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFSi<
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDNi 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support
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Can somebody help out with a connect to the "Letter to Physicians"? I remember seeing it on ThisIsMS a few years back, but don't know where to reference it on this site. I think that's exactly what fraggins needs, as a starter.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Is this it?< "Short letter to a doctor"

speedbird

Carol, I'm not sure, but that's a great find, nonetheless. I think it's a great start if someone's trying to bring a doctor on board.

The name Perlmutter just came to mind. I'll see if that brings up the same letter in a web search.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Thanks for the tip on the short letter and the fibro and fatigue center. I will look into the latter and hopefully won't need the former if they are already familiar with these protocolsi :). 

 Fraggins

Fraggins, I cannot say if FFC uses these protocolsi.  I can say that they test well for numerous causes of unrelenting fatigue and brainfog etc.   I was treated briefly (3months an a few months of Rx to support me as I located another doctor as the center that I went to closed because of the healthcare insurance industry in MA.   When my local FFC closed my file was send to the next closest center, which was another several hours away.   I chose to look closer to my area and I did use the letter and it took me several tries to find an MD willing to help with the Wheldon Protocol.

Please let us know how it goes for you.  Finding medical support for these protocols can be a challenge.

  • CAPi(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFSi<
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDNi 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support
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