Thank you for your feedback LockDTequila.
I don't think SWIM
's new found problem is OCD related, but it is more memory loss and inability to concentrate. Forgetting simple things like where he put the keys, what did his manager just tell him to do, getting home and realizing he forgot the milk his wife asked him to get twice before leaving. Interestingly, inositol is contraindicated in ADHD and ADD as it can aggrevate these disease states. I hope this does not mean that SWIM has one of these conditions.
Looking back at SWIM's log book, he first mentions memory issues on day 13 of his log in his words as "feeling fuzzy" and "forgetting things". This gradually builds up to "WORST MEMORY DAY OF MY LIFE" on day 42 of his experiment. So it definately seems like a gradual occurance.
SWIM has also been using the exact same inositol product throughout his experiment and from what I see, he still has about half a kilogram of powder left.
SWIM's carbohydrate cravings are a gradual occurance as well. He lifts weights regularly and checks his weight on a regular basis. He has gained about 6 lbs. of weight since the beginning of his experiment and almost has 16" arms. But carb binging has never been something of his nature as he tends to eat very healthy to build lean muscle.
SWIM has considered a maintinance dose of 2 or 3 grams a day for keeping his anxiety in remission, but is more concerned about his declining cognitive function and inability to be organized, as physicians and nurses depend on him for many issues at his work place. SWIM recalls reading that the researchers chose 12-18 grams as a treatment dose because it raised CSF levels of inositol, where lower doses did not, however this does not mean that lower doses of inositol are not effective in treating anxiety.
I will definately email the group and see what they have to say to SWIMs findings.