Pyroluria Test

When you were young, did you sunburn easily? Do you have pale or fair skin?  
Do you have a reduced amount of head hair, eyebrows or eyelashes, or do you have prematurely grey hair
Do you have poor dream recall or nightmares?
Are you becoming more of a loner as you age? Do you avoid outside stress because it upsets your emotional balance?
Have you been anxious, fearful or felt a lot of inner tension since childhood but mostly hide these inner feelings from others?
Is it hard to clearly recall past events and people in your life?
Do you have bouts of depression and/or nervous exhaustion?
Do you have cluster headaches?
Are your eyes sensitive to sunlight?
Do you belong to an all girl family, or have look-alike sisters?
Do you get frequent colds and infections, or unexplained chills or fevers?
Do you dislike eating protein? Have you ever been a vegetarian?
Did you reach puberty later than normal?
Are there white spots/flecks on your fingernails, or do you have opaquely white or paper-thin nails?
Are you prone to acne, eczema or psoriasis?
Do you prefer the company of one or two close friends rather than a gathering of friends?
Do you have stretch marks on your skin?
Have you noticed a sweet smell (fruity odor) to your breath or sweat when ill or stressed?
Do you have - or did you have, before braces - crowded upper front teeth?
Do you prefer not to eat breakfast, or even experience light nausea in the morning?
Does your face sometimes look swollen while under a lot of stress?
Do you have a poor appetite, or a poor sense of smell or taste?
Do you have any upper abdominal, splenic pain? As a child, did you get a "stitch" in your side when you ran?
Do you tend to focus internally (on yourself) rather than on the external world?
Do you frequently experience fatigue?
Do you feel uncomfortable with strangers?
Do your knees ever crack or ache?
Do you overreact to tranquilizers, barbiturates, alcohol or other drugs - does a little produce a powerful response?
Does it bother you to be seated in a restaurant in the middle of the room?
Are you anemic?
Do you have cold hands and/or feet?
Are you easily upset (internally) by criticism?
Do you have a tendency towards morning constipation?
Do you have tingling sensations or muscle spasms in your legs or arms?
Do changes in your routine (travelling, new situations) provoke stress?
Do you tend to become dependent on one person whom you build your life around?

From Depression-Free, Naturally  by Joan Mathews Larson, Ph.D. Copyright © 1999 by Joan Mathews Larson, Ph.D. Used by permission of Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. More information about the author of this test can be found at,, and