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Treatment of Proscar Withdrawal Syndrome and panic attacks

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Paolo, age 22, arrived to Budapest, Hungary from Italy on January 20 to take part in a 3-week water fasting program. He decided to do a fasting mainly because of frequent panic attacks and sleeplessness as a result of Proscar Withdrawal Syndrome (he had been taking Proscar on a doctor's prescription to deal with hair loss, and withdrawal syndrome had developed in about 3 weeks of using the drug). Based on our advice, he kept a diet during a week before arriving to Budapest: 3 days of healthy eating avoiding red meat, and 4 days on vegetarian dishes. He came with a strong motivation and only had a portion of salad on the day of arrival, in the afternoon. On that day, he also had a medical checkup, including an electrocardiogram. We decided to have one week of fasting (0 Cal. per day).

The next day was the first day of fasting. We began with a blood test and then accompanied Paolo to the Szechenyi thermal bath where he could relax for a few hours in pools with different temperature of water and in sauna. In the evening he also met with a personal trainer, and we arranged for two 2-hour meditation and physical training morning sessions per week. We also arranged 5 visits to a fitness center and 5 visits to a massage parlor during the 3-week program. In addition, Paolo got introduced to Margit island's walking path where he could walk or do some jogging.

On the 3rd day of program, after receiving the blood test results, we decided to go on as planned. We also started doing daily blood sugar tests. Paolo's blood sugar dropped to 3.4 in the next days of fasting, and he still felt well, as his metabolism changed and main source of energy became not glucose, but ketone bodies from fat.

The first fasting week turned out successful. Paolo dropped some weight while experiencing only little discomfort such as dizziness at some hours during the day. The second blood test on the 7th day of fasting showed a significant drop in HGH and ICG-1 hormones level - therefore, main aging factors were reduced. HGH level went from 7.51 ng/ml to 0.88 ng/ml, and ICG-1 - from 397 ng/ml to 98.2 ng/ml. Paolo estimated that he could sleep better than before.

After 7 days of fasting we started refeeding, beginning with vegetable juices (300 cal. a day), adding some fruit juice on the next day (500 cal.), 700 cal. on the 3rd day of refeeding, 1000 cal. on the 4th day, then 1200 cal. and so on. The amount of solid food also increased gradually, beginning with boiled vegetables. During the 3rd week of the program Paolo went on with about 1500 cal. a day already including cottage cheese, fish and chicken meat. We also introduced him to healthy eating possibilities, model diets, and instructions on intermittent fasting, so he may continue using our method as he'd like.


analysis date: 21 January 2014 (before fasting)

Glucose 5.1 mmol/l

HDL-cholesterol 1.36 mmol/l

LDL-cholesterol 2.45 mmol/l

Cholesterol 3.8 mmol/l

Triglicerides 0.51 mmol/l

Insulin 2.9 mIU/l

Testosteron 11,520 nmol/l

HGH 7.51 ng/ml

ICG-1 397 ng/ml


analysis date: 27 January 2014 (7th day of fasting)

Glucose 4 mmol/l

HDL-cholesterol 1.70 mmol/l

LDL-cholesterol 3.28 mmol/l

Cholesterol 5.1 mmol/l

Triglicerides 1.23 mmol/l

Insulin 1.8 mIU/l

Testosteron 15,220 nmol/l

HGH 0.88 ng/ml

ICG-1 98.2 ng/ml


reference range:

Glucose 3.8 - 6 mmol/l

HDL-cholesterol 0.9 - 3.6 mmol/l

LDL-cholesterol 1.1 - 4.14 mmol/l

Cholesterol 2.6 - 5.2 mmol/l

Triglicerides 0.7 - 2.26 mmol/l

Insulin 2.6 - 24.9 mIU/l

Testosteron 11,400 - 27900 nmol/l

HGH 0 - 3 ng/ml

ICG-1 92.7 - 244.6 ng/ml

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