Tru... how have you been doing?

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Orion82698
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   Posted 12/9/2006 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
How have your new meds been treating you? Any more improvements?

Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue (confirmed by Saliva test)

Multivitamin
6000mg of Vitamin C daily
800mg of Vitamin E
1000mg of Vitamin B5
100mg of vitamin B6
Adrenal Extracts
DHEA (25mg) 


Tru
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   Posted 12/10/2006 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
A lot better. Thanks for asking Orion! I'm starting to feel like a new person. My skin is even improving! Looks like I will be able to wear shorts again! It's only been 3 days! My body needed this.

My endo added progestone (ProGest). I both it yesterday from a heatlh food store. I put it on my wrists daily. My ZRT test result said that my progestone was low, so he agreed that I should take it.

You might want to add a chiropactor. I'm considering it. I think that I've just figured something out. I've been searching for docs that treat depression/anxiety holistically, and chiropactor kept coming up. They even treat fibromayalgia...and I believe that they use Armour Thyroid(natural hormone), etc. I will find out! I also have a book by a pain specialists and he too uses Armour Thyroid.

But you have to find a good one that knows about what we are going through. I've learned that chiropactors are holistic docs...but unlike holistic docs they accept insurance.

I want to see a chiropactor too, because with an endo alone I still feel like I'm the doc...and I don't like feeling this way. I'm tired of doing all this research. It's time for me to rest and take care of myself and stop stressing over how to treat myself. I've read so many books and articles...and when I brought 2 of my books with me to show my endo he said those are not endos. I'm like...so! They know what I'm going through and they treat it!



Orion, your accident may have contributied to all this.

I have adrenal fatique(or one of the many names that is called), ProGest(for low progesterone) and hypothyroidism(tissue resistance to thyroid hormones).

Meds: Armour Thyroid, Hydrocortisone, and lots of supplements in addition to my multi-vitamins.

Post Edited (Tru) : 12/11/2006 11:22:20 AM (GMT-7)


hippimom2
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   Posted 12/11/2006 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Tru, I am SO happy for you. I hope this is the breakthrough that you needed. I'm also very grateful to Orion for all of the research he has done and for looking into adrenal fatigue and for educating people about it. It's nice because both of you can now talk to doctors about it and as they see improvements with treatment, they will hopefully start to recognize that it is very real. I know it is probably frustrating to feel like you have to help educate the doctor, but think of the people that you will be helping on down the line. Other people that will go to your endo will benefit from all the info you have given him. I think it is also great that he is open to your info because a lot of docs would dismiss it and not prescribe what he is prescribing for you.

Take care and I look forward to continuing to hear how you are doing.
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Tru
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   Posted 12/11/2006 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
hippimom2 said...
Tru, I am SO happy for you. I hope this is the breakthrough that you needed. I'm also very grateful to Orion for all of the research he has done and for looking into adrenal fatigue and for educating people about it. It's nice because both of you can now talk to doctors about it and as they see improvements with treatment, they will hopefully start to recognize that it is very real. I know it is probably frustrating to feel like you have to help educate the doctor, but think of the people that you will be helping on down the line. Other people that will go to your endo will benefit from all the info you have given him. I think it is also great that he is open to your info because a lot of docs would dismiss it and not prescribe what he is prescribing for you.

Take care and I look forward to continuing to hear how you are doing.


Yes...I was thinking about that too. Everyday I find something new....and everyday I wonder why doctors ignor hypthroidism(tissue resistance to thyroid hormones) and adrenal fatigue...etc. Why they allow people to continue to suffer.

I will ask my doc all these questions when I see him in 6 weeks and I will bring more info.

My doc told me to get wild yam for my low progesterone level and put it on my wrist daily...but the health store that I went to didn't have it...they only had oral capsules. I saw a brand that a holistic doc recommended in one of my books called ProGest so I bought it.

Today, I went online and saw that wild yam is very good for the endocrine system, and it balances the hormones progesterone and cortisone(adrenals). So, my doc knows something about natural treatments!

Today, l learned that low progeterone and estrogen dominance(which is what I have according to my test results) caused hair loss, hypothyoidism(we need progesterone to nourish the thyroid)...etc. Docs don't even tell us these things. If we are loosing hair they are quick to give us a topical treatment...and forget about what could be going on in the inside.

I have adrenal fatique(or one of the many names that is called), ProGest(for low progesterone) and hypothyroidism(tissue resistance to thyroid hormones).

Meds: Armour Thyroid, Hydrocortisone, and lots of supplements in addition to my multi-vitamins.

Post Edited (Tru) : 12/11/2006 11:22:30 AM (GMT-7)

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