Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Being Human.



I recommend this TV series to UK readers. Series 3 is available on iPlayer until 20th March 2011. The last episode was utterly gripping and it had me in tears of laughter one minute and in tears of sadness the next. I've started to sing as I walk down the street. Being human again is great. That is all.

13 comments:

praguestepchild said...

Yeah, we started watching this recently after hearing good things about it. But it seems a bit too dramatic for my taste. I actually prefer vapid clichéd comedies like 2 1/2 Men to fantastic dramas like The Wire. But it's quite well done from what I've seen. Also, the new Sherlock is pretty entertaining. It's got a lot of flaws (like turning Watson into a total wimp), but it ends up working. I'm still waiting for you lazy Brits to produce another classic like Spaced.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

How did you watch it? When it's gone from iPlayer, it'd be good to have an alternative link.

praguestepchild said...

Just because I've been living in the Czech Republic for 16 years, a country obsessed with dubbing TV shows, I would never have considered infringing on anyone's intellectual property rights by downloading freely broadcast television shows on the internet. I've no problem with learning someone else's language but dubbing Scrubs is positively sinful.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

I Googled ""Being Human" download" and got 2,450,000 hits. Hmmm.

praguestepchild said...

"The torrent is strong in this one."

Nigel Kinbrum said...

FrostWire, I have. :-D

lightcan said...

Hi Nige,

I've never watched this show. I like the Killing.

BTW, do you have any advice for dosing T3 (ti-tre from Italy) Should it be twice? Is it allowed to take it before dinner as the pharmacist advised it or it will interfere with the sleep at night?
I've taken it for a month now, started with 5, I'm on 10 now in the morning, thinking about fiddling with it. What do you think?

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Hi lightcan,

From Triiodothyronine, T3 has about half the half-life of T4.

This suggests that you are better off taking 2 doses per day. I'd recommend that you take half when you get up and the other half 12 hours later.

Have you noticed any difference since starting T3 therapy? Does it feel like your serum T3 level is falling too much as the day progresses?

lightcan said...

I've read a few threads and it depends a lot on the individual. Some complained that they couldn't go asleep at night, some take the slow release one. I just changed to a different pill that I have to cut in two and it doesn't break nicely in two. It happened that I felt all fidgety and ready to run in a strange kind of way once or twice, otherwise I have a bit more energy, but still feel very cold and the rest, that's why I thought I should increase the dose. Also it seems the doc said on the prescription 'twice' daily but I couldn't get back to him to ask him directly. He did me a favour but he is not an endo and doesn't have the experience of prescribing it, he had to ask the pharmacy about it.
My sleep pattern is erratic, I don't go to bed at regular hours. I have tried recently to get up earlier to do work in the morning before the kids wake up and managed to wake up on my own if I went to bed early. However, it happened that I couldn't go asleep at 10 after I was already yawning at 9. So, hard to say, getting tired in the evening, but it is to be expected if I woke up at 6. I can't see a pattern. On the information given on the ti-tre website it says onset of action 2-4 hours, half-time elimination 2.5 days, peak response 2-3 days, I don't know what that means. It also says there should be a minimum of 4 hours and a maximum of 12 between doses. People say that although it is metabolised quickly its effects might be more long-term.
I think I should try to take one 10 mcg before dinner and try to keep them at 12 h interval. See how it goes.
Thanks.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

"On the information given on the ti-tre website it says onset of action 2-4 hours, half-time elimination 2.5 days, peak response 2-3 days, I don't know what that means."
What that means is the level reaches a peak 2-4 hours after you take a dose, then falls exponentially, halving every 2.5 days if you take no more.

However, 12 hours later, you take another dose, so the level rises to a new & higher peak. Each dose you take raises the level to a new & higher peak until equilibrium is reached where the exponential fall between doses equals the rise produced by the dose. This takes 2-3 days to happen.

lightcan said...

Hi Nige,

I thought I posted another comment yesterday.
http://www.ei-resource.org/expert-columns/dr.-jacob-teitelbaums-column/should-thyroid-hormone-be-taken-at-night?/
It seems it's better to take it at night.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Hi Simona,

Give it a try. I don't know about the practicalities of taking T3 as I take T4.

It will be interesting to see the effect of T3 therapy on your mood and your blood test results, e.g. FT3 & lipid profile.

Are you still stressed-out about your situation? Stress screws up your sleep patterns. Do you have a confidante that you can talk to in person? I've found that having a heart-to-heart talk and a damned good cry on a friendly shoulder lets out a lot of unresolved emotional issues.

Nige x

lightcan said...

Stress, of course it's there. Still fighting with myself and being dissapointed with myself. However, when I go to bed I try to be calm and think about the next day in a positive way. (Which is an illusion)
Oh, my mood, I don't believe it's going to change much. It's like saying 'if I lose 10 kg I'm going to be happier'. Not really. For people like me there is always something that is not right.
I'm curious too if it affects my lipids. It should. Did you read dr. Jaminet's post on high LDL? I doubt it's the copper, I'm supplementing it for a while, although it might not be high enough. But how high was it before starting my low carb diet, from a slice of soda bread?

Indeed, being able to talk to a friend means a lot to one's sanity. I don't do it very often. It helps you put things into perspective, the negativity is not weighing you down anymore, but you also feel that your opinion counts, you feel more appreciated. We all strive for acceptance, don't we?