I was hoping add to the conversation but you got everything set for now, I want to wish good luck and stay positive, we'll be here waiting to hear from you. /icon_razz.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':-P' />
No sorcery, just science.
Maybe slightly off topic. Mainly just some gee whiz information. For those interested in the possible areas of the brain involved in stuttering:
Part 1: http://stutter-mind-body.blogspot.com/2011/08/cerebral-cortex-and-stuttering-part-1.html?m=0Part 2: http://stutter-mind-body.blogspot.com/2011/08/cerebral-cortex-and-stuttering-part-2.html?m=0
I just read this, JR, how did it go?
Hello. Today I completed my 12th session. We are really trying to determine where to place the electrodes for treating my stuttering. So far we have settled for one on the left side temporal lobe and the other on the right side temporal lobe. This will hopefully create better left/right hemisphere communication as well as work the speech areas of the brain in the left side temporal lobe.
Emotionally I keep getting better and better. I never realized I had this general state of anxiety. Im so relaxed and at peace it's almost scary.
My speech is still the same, though. The more research I do, the more I realize just how complicated stuttering is. I suppose that is why the medical field has no answer for the cause or the cure.
Hey JR! My name is Andrew. I just now came across this thread and want to ask how the remanning treatments went for you? I hope well! I'm very interested because I too live in Las Vegas and have had a stutter/stammer since an early age. I've tried all sorts of homeopathic remedies, prescription medications, etc, but to no avail has anything seemed to have a lasting effect on my issue(s). Please update us on your progress as I'm sure I'm not the only one eager to hear the results!
Not sure if you have considered trying some of the racetams for this or not, but in regards for better left and right hemisphere communication in the brain Piracetam is purportedly good for this. And another racetam that you might be able to find useful is aniracetam as it is reported to help with verbal fluidity and memory.
Curious as to how the electrode treatments go for you though, never have I considered using electricity to fix something other than a flatline as I worry that the electricity might play tricks/foul up neural activity.
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IIRC this is passive electrodes for tradtional EEG neurofeedback, not tDCS or anything like that.
I actually studdered myself (& still slightly have it).
What helped surprisingly was detoxing myself from metals which I'm currently doing (Also had a bad teeth grinding problem & fillings). The vaccines before 2002 contained mercury which not all of us can detox properly. For me it was a weird unexplainable anxiety especially when talking on the phone and to people I didn't know.
Look into Andy Cutler Chelation, that's what helped me.