Category: Medication

Vagal Bloc for my Daughter’s Hypothalamic Obesity? How one reader led me to another potential treatment breakthrough

I  missed something in my research over the last nine months. My search terms were usually “Hypothalamic Obesity + Treatment”. I avoided searching for published papers on treatment for general obesity because HyOb is a very different, treatment resistant form of obesity. However, had I broadened my search terms (and been inundated with hundreds of…

Update on how Oxytocin Hormone Replacement changed our lives! (Please share and spread the word for Brain Cancer Survivors and Sufferers of Pituitary Disorders)

This update is loooong overdue! Sorry about that, but if you’ve been following my Facebook page you’ll know that life for my little Brain Tumour survivor, Hana (- and us!)  has been pretty tricky recently. The ups and downs have really taken it out of me, feeling just a tad faded and jaded… The Earlier…

Oxytocin for Muscle Healing and Anti-Ageing: Another reason to prescribe for Brain Cancer Survivors?

I started talking about why I believe Oxytocin should be a standard medication in the regime of brain cancer survivors with a damaged hypothalamic-pituitary access a few months ago. If this is the first post you’re reading about my thoughts on Oxytocin and if you want to know why my daughter is the only little…

Thyroid Medication: Why I chose The “Natural” over “The Pharma” for my Little Girl

I changed Hana’s thyroid meds a few weeks ago. Way back in December, before her tumour was diagnosed, I’d been sure she had an under active thyroid and I decided over Christmas that I would ensure she received natural thyroid replacement rather than synthetic. There is HEAPS about this online, especially in the very informative…

My Daughter is now officially Morbidly Obese; I may have lost this Battle, but the WAR has only just started…

We knew it was coming, the onset of Hypothalamic Damage was evident days after the surgery to remove her brain tumour, when we were still stuck in ICU. The ravenous appetite started then. We have fought and rallied against it for six months and the six month mark feels like a significant time to stop,…

Introducing Dr John Hart & ‘Compounded’ – For Brain Tumour Survivors interested in Oxytocin and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement

After I published ‘A Plea to Scientists Worldwide: Study Oxytocin for Brain Tumour Survivors Please!’ I began to get messages from brain cancer survivors  all over the world who are interested in trying Oxytocin either themselves or for their children. Many have been following my own journey trialling Oxytocin with my six year old daughter…

Could Oxytocin Therapy reduce Obsessive Behaviour in Brain Tumour Survivors?

A few days after the first part of our Oxytocin trial ended (read this to find out what happened!), I noticed something: Oxytocin reduced some of Hana’s obsessional behaviours, but it was only once these behaviours returned that I attributed this to the Oxytocin: Pens: Counting and Colour Coding Shortly after my daughter had her…

My Daughter is the first child to take Oxytocin Hormone for Extreme Hunger, Obesity and Emotional Wellbeing: This is what happened…

As far as I know, at the time of publishing this post, Hana is the first and only child worldwide who is trying Oxytocin Hormone Replacement Therapy for the purposes of appetite control and for the promotion of emotional wellbeing. Hana does not produce the hormone Oxytocin from her Pituitary Gland anymore as a result…

Studies on Oxytocin – A non-exhaustive list of recent studies that may be of use to Brain Tumour Survivors

Since I published my Plea: A Plea to scientists around the world; ‘Study Oxytocin for Brain Tumour survivors, Please!‘ two days ago I’ve been contacted by brain tumour survivors and their parents from  all over the world who are also interested in the findings of current studies on Oxytocin. Many also want to discuss possibility of trying…