I am winding up Day 3 and am doing great! I know that I tend to get exuberant at times when testing these things, but this time it is different.
For example, there is the sleep paralysis. That's new.
But, I'm getting ahead of myself. I started with a tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning and a second in the evening. There was an unmistakable improvement in general abilities across the board. That has continued with a slightly lower rate of increase through Day 2 and 3. On Day 2 I reduced the coconut oil to a teaspoon in morning and another in the afternoon. And today I used a single teaspoon this morning. I would estimate my general improvement at 40% to 50% overall thus far.
I am walking better. And this morning I got up walking noticeably better. While still a bit wobbly I did not feel that I was about to falll. When I stood up from the bed to head for the living roon I did not have to try repeatedly. I did not urinate the absurd quatities that had become my norm. Prostate is down. Came "ON" a little slower than usual (2 hr vs 1 hr). Stuck to my normal regimen except that I think that I dropped one sinemet CR from the noon batch. I also found myself making a mental note to take the next ones instead of showing up early like I was at the methadone clinic.
And I have been working! Doing chores without havng to be asked! Making Mommy proud!
Leaving the house on a jaunt to town alone without trepidation!
So what is going on? Thus far I am hanging with the ketone energy to the mitochondria hypothesis. It doesn't feel like a dopamine thing. Minimal DKs today, for example. Time may tell.
That leaves the sleep paralysis. Or, as it is often named, the night terrors. That is when a part of your mind is waking up and a part is not. And that part of you that is waking up thinks the other par is some kind of hobgoblin trying to strangle you. Look it up in Wikipedia.
I don't think that the coconut oil is causing it. In part because I have been experiencing it for about a year as a part of what Laura and I have been trying to figure out own weird variation. It ties in to REM sleep disorder and periodic paralysis and is interesting as hell. But with luck you will never need to know that. But it isn't fatal and you wake up in due time none the worse etc.
Bottom line, so far it works!! For me. But if you look back at Lab Rat's earlier trial, he noticed nothing. That will have to be looked at once we are sure that I've not gone off me nut.