i had a great family doctor, who really took the time to listen, was very intuitive, very smart. The very last thing she said to me, knowing all my signature ailments, was, it all boils down to the Hormones (endocrine system) doesn't it? At the time I was entirely clear on what she meant, but as I read more posts, and start seeing repetitive patterns, it becomes clearer. For example cortisol. Every thing that occure can trigger the release of cortisol, even when the threat the cortisol is reacting to, isnt real. Digestion slows, CNS is stimulated to fight or flight, blood rushes away from the extremedies, our system is at Depth con three, and our minds are frantically trying to gather and assess information at an incrdible rate. This can happen, eight, twenty, one hundred times a day depending on how we are hard-wired. No wonder our bodies are rebelling and out cranium is on strike. ps. that family Doctor still practises but has passed over some of her files b/c she was a compassionate doctor, not a cash cow. I was a victim of scaling back.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.