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Beau2006
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   Posted 5/25/2006 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have any problems with these galnds, and could you tell me what the symtpoms are: for example - chronic fatigue, nervousness, anxiety, stiff and tension in neck muscles, and Hypoglycemia...
 
Any information that you can provide will be of great appreciation - have a nice day....
Gary

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   Posted 5/25/2006 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Gary, I wish I had some information for you, but I don't. I hope someone will be by that might be able to help you more.

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Orion82698
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   Posted 5/27/2006 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I too would like to know more!!!

ram72
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   Posted 5/28/2006 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gary,
Got a lot of the same symptoms as yourself. Ten years ago had Mono and had flu-like symptoms ever since. On top of that, multiple sensitivities and other hidden infections. The most troubling deal now with my nervous system. As I have a health care degree, I've experienced both Dr. and patient so I empathize-best info is on internet. Adrenal dysfunction usually starts with some genetic predisposition to stress and an infection. The virus or other seems to head for the regulators of the nervous system, namely what is called the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal axis. These all regulate body temp, hormone/immune control and endocrine as well. Also many hidden infections release toxins that bind to your hormone receptor sites which basically freak out your nervous control. Everyone is different though and unfortunately more severe dysregulation is tough to find treatment for. Try alternative practitioners such as JMT/BRT technique to try to reset as much as possible with supportive supplements for adrenals. When immune system is low, leaky gut can occur and candida/bacteria, etc. diffuse through your gut into the bloodstream hitting these areas as well. I would try the allergy route first, restoration of nervous issues second and dietary/lifestyle change last. But stay away from stimulants if possible-caffeine, chocolate and common allergic foods. A feedback machine would be effective as well even if the adrenals are completely shot as are mine. There always is an answer; use what you know to trigger and what helps, no degree will help with what you already know. Hope all goes well.
Best wishes,
Ram72

Beau2006
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   Posted 5/29/2006 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Ram 72....

I had surgery in October - Gall Bladder. And since November/December, man oh man, I have had some wierd things. It started with me having lots of head fog, only to find out that my blood sugars were low. I have changed my diet for the better since the operation, and lost about 40 lbs. My doctor first thought that due to the rapid weight loss due to diet change, that my body was producing the same amount of insulin as when I was heavier. Then I began to develope some nervousness, but nervous and shaky when i should not be.

I begin my mornings the same way each day. Around 5 or 6 AM I wake up, and notice that I am trembling and feeling nervous. It seems to be less if I am on my back, noticeable when I lay on my right side, more noticeable if I lay on my left. After I get up, sometimes it goes away, and other times it hangs on - the nervousness that is. Somedays I get shaky during the day, and other times I do not. It always seems to pick up again during the later part of the afternoon. Then goes away again during the evening, and when I go to bed at night, it is usually always gone and I feel good. Then it starts all over again the next morning - however some mornings there is none. There is no consistancy. But what ever is going on, it sure is eating blood sugars - which of course adds to the symptoms. I have never had that problem before.

Added to this, I get quite anxious, and I find that I am worrying alot. Also my left eye goes blurry. Not all the time, just some of the time. Night sweats sometimes, and I notice this year I have an intolerance for heat when it gets hot outside. Numerous other things.

I have had some tests done - CT Scan which was clear, and various other blood tests/urine tests. I have just gone thru more blood tests checking the thyroid and adrenal glands. I have done the 24 hour urine test, one with and one without the acid. I am waiting for results.

Many of the symptoms seem to be very similar to that of adrenal glands - I sure hope that this is what the tests results show, at least then I wil know what the heck is going on, and then treat it....

Could stress add to this.. what do you think. Your opinions will be greatly appreciated..

Thanks, and have a great day,
Gary

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bucci
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   Posted 5/31/2006 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
Have any or you ever read the book by Dr. James Wilson

ADRENAL FATIGUE The 21st century stress syndrome

You'll find everything in there you're looking for.

It's even more than your endocrinoligist will acknowledge with
all of the blood and urine tests. Chances are all or 98% of your blood
work will come out OK and they will send you home telling you you are
depressed or what ever.

GET THIS BOOK

bucci

Beau2006
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   Posted 6/1/2006 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   

That is exactly it.  From blood sugas, to adrenal gland blood tests and urine tests have all come back  to be in the normal range - yet I have all of the symptoms.....and the end result was that I am stress, and prescribed Ativan to settle me down.  Well I still get the shakes, the nervousness, the night sweats, etc. etc. whether I am on Ativan or not!

Thanks for the tip on the book,

Gary


KCLyme
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   Posted 7/6/2006 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

I know this is an old post but I hope some of you are still interested. (Some CFS people probably wonder why I keep posting on this forum but I just want to save someone else the years of torture I've had.)

That Adrenal Fatigue book is a great one for understanding adrenal problems. I read it and decided that was what was wrong with me when everything my doctor tried hadn't fixed my health problems of many years. My doctor agreed but had an idea of what might be causing my adrenal fatigue symptoms---Lyme Disease. He was right.

PLEASE check the symptoms of Lyme if you haven't already. Memory of a tick bite is not required for this to be what is wrong with you.

Here is a URL that may help. You can always post on the Lyme forum if you want more info.

http://www.xpressnet.com/bhealthy/symptoms.html

Good luck!
 
P.S.  Any type of stress can kick off the symptoms of Lyme---surgery would be just such a stress.  This happened to my mother who also has Lyme.

Beau2006
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   Posted 7/7/2006 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks very much for the info, I will research lyme disease...

thanks and have a great weekend,
Gary

HelpINeedSomebody
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   Posted 7/17/2006 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Beau2006,

I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue a couple of years ago.  I just found out earlier this year that I have adrenal dysfunction.  My adrenal glands produce a significantly larger amount of dheas than is normal for females.  Mines were like in the 500's when normal is 20 to 200 or something.  They put me on aldactone which brought my numbers down but it was making me very dehydrated so I stopped taking it.  They also did a ct scan and found a tiny nodule on my adrenals.  I have since found out that this is all linked to cfs as is also candida overgrowth, which I think I also have. 

Does anyone notice their cfs  gets worse when they are under periods of great stress and anxiety?  I was just wondering because that is what is going on with me right now.  I have been having really bad joint pains and muscle cramps.  ANybody else notice this?

Thanks


Beau2006
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   Posted 7/17/2006 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
You might find this to be very intresting.  Ihave had nervousness, restlessness, anxiety, diarreha, constipation, severe joint pain, especially in the neck and shoulder, developed hpoglycemia, you name it...
 
Last July I was at a cabin, and when we were leaving, I developed stomach cramps.  The next couple of days, I ended up with severe diarreha. Then a couple of weeks later I ended up with an enlarged liver, which ached quite abit.  I went in for tests, and determined that I had many liver enzymes, and was then indicated that I was fighting something.  Tested for various things, but found nothing - and the reason for this was never really determined, although i did have some gall stones in my bladder.  I never did feel that great, and then in Octobr I had my gall bladder removed.  From there I developed a nervousness, lost 40 lbs, head fog, dizziness if I was on my feet for too long, etc.  No one could find out what was going on. Then I developed hypoglycemia, where by my blood levels fall too low.  Heck I can't even go for a walk, or cut the lawn, without the blood sugar levels falling too low.  I have never ever had these problems before.
 
In the beginning, I mentioned that we rented a cabin.  the doctor beleives that I contracted a paricite, from drinking contaminated lake water, etc.  Kind of like a Beaver Fever.  It all now starts to make sense.  I just started to take treatments, so we will see what happens from here.
 
Apparently the paricite can effect the liver, and adenal glands, and all oragns, and interfere with their proper operation. And including blood sugar, if I am not metabolizing my food correctly - which can be the case if you have a paricite.  Might want to get that checked as alot of your symtoms are similar...
 
Gary

hippimom2
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   Posted 7/17/2006 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the information Gary. I really hope the treatment helps.
Diagnosis:  Suspected Lupus 2004; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain

 

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KCLyme
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   Posted 7/17/2006 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gary,

I hope the parasite diagnosis is right and the treatment goes well.  But...if it doesn't... remember ticks just love to hang out in the great wild.  All of your symptoms sound like Lyme symptoms---even the hypoglycemia.  My sister had some hypoglycemic-like episodes after she was bitten by a tick.

Please let us know how you fare.

 

 


Post Edited (KCLyme) : 7/17/2006 11:08:27 PM (GMT-6)


Beau2006
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   Posted 7/18/2006 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you tell me if a bed bug would qualify as a tick. There were silly little bed bugs at the cabin as well- and I know that I got bit by one in the chest. One of my daughters had been bitten a few times too in the leg, but does not have any of the symptoms...

Gary

Beau2006
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   Posted 7/18/2006 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks also for the information regarding the Lyme disease.  Again, do you think that a bed bug would fall into the tick category?

 

Thanks,

Gary


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   Posted 7/19/2006 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
HelpINeedSomebody said...

Does anyone notice their cfs  gets worse when they are under periods of great stress and anxiety?

Yes, stress and anxiety can easily make the symptoms of CFS much worse.  Stress and anxiety are hard on the immune system, which has problems to begin with for people with CFS.  You might want to consider taking up meditation - it's very helpful for keeping those emotions under control, as well as providing some psychological relief from the illness itself.

KCLyme
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   Posted 7/19/2006 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gary,

I did a little research since I didn't know offhand.  Bed bugs aren't in the tick family.  Bed bugs have 6 legs and ticks have 8.

From what I've read, bed bugs aren't thought to transmit anything, BUT they have been know to be carriers of various things, they do deposit saliva when they bite, and they do suck blood.  I've read that fleas and lice have been known to transmit Lyme.  Based on those three facts, I wouldn't be surprised if bed bugs really can transmit parasites or bacteria, etc. just because it seems like common sense.

Did you find out exactly what parasite you have?  Is the doctor treating it with antibiotics or something else?  Are you feeling better yet? (I hope)



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   Posted 8/1/2006 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry for jumping in on this forum (I'm a lymie), but I want to reiterate what KCLyme suggested. I don't know much about adrenal problems. Can they cause nightsweats? Nightsweats are a pretty common lyme symptom. That's actually what got me thinking lyme -- a med school friend of mine was like "Umm, you have NIGHTSWEATS? That is WEIRD." So I thought ok, something unusual here... Anyway, I hope you figure out what's wrong!
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