Rebalancing Hormones

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lemonsnotlymes
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   Posted 4/9/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
As with many of us, we suffer from adrenal fatigue, therfore our hormones are completely out of whack.  I saw a note on the back of one of the pages of my paperwork to leave the Hormone Balancing to the top LLMD in the practice with whom I have an appt. in two weeks.  For now, I am on a variety of vitamins, supplements, herb, abx, and probiotics. 
 
What have your LLMD's done to help in this area for you?

stutterbug
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor is testing my hormones. I am really excited to get anything taken care of that may be imbalanced. Maybe I will feel better

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I take adrenal cortex 100 for my adrenal glands and thyroxin for my thyroid. I feel the the adrenal cortex makes a difference. I stopped taking it for one day and the fatigue was worse. I notice a difference while on it.

I have a doctors apt. next week with my endo and will make him check both my adrenals and my thyroid to see if everythings okay. I think supplements are very important in our recovery.
Have a blessed day!


Razzle
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   Posted 4/10/2009 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thyroid gland needs selenium and iodine for proper function.
Adrenals need Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) and Vitamin C.
Reproductive hormones require adequate Zinc & Copper intake (in women, too much copper = too much estrogen).

All hormones require Essential Fatty Acids - Omega 3, 6 & 9.

Hormone support can be obtained through the skin in some cases - Wild Yam cream helps support women's hormones, DHEA supports the adrenal glands, etc.

All above should be used under the guidance of a qualified health care practitioner.
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nefferdun
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   Posted 4/11/2009 3:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe it is Ashwaganda that is my adrenal support. I also take bio-identical hormones which I can't live without. Armour thyroid is natural thyroid hormone made from dessicated pig thryroid. There are some doctors that treat by symptoms rather than tests which can be inaccurate with a very wide range of normal. If you do decide to get a thyroid test make sure you get T3 and 4 and free T3, not just TSH.

rosesinjanuary
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   Posted 4/21/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I had NO estogen at one time.
It might be a good idea to get this tested.

ticker
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   Posted 4/21/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Lyme can affect thyroid, adrenal, and hormone levels.  I have posted many times that I feel it is very important for anyone with Lyme to have all of these levels tested.  When they are not optimal, it can cause many symptoms.

It is also important to see a doctor who is knowledgeable.  In my experience, there are not many.  I have had the best result by calling a compounding pharmacy in my area to ask if they can recommend a thyroid doctor and a doctor who can treat adrenal and hormone imbalances.  These doctors often use compounding pharmacies.

For thyroid testing, be sure to get the Free T3, Free T4 (besides the T3 and T4) and thyroid antibodies tested in addition to the normal panel.  These are simple blood tests.  They are not usually done but are necessary for a comprehensive view.  It is my understanding that saliva testing is more reliable for adrenal and hormone testing than blood tests.  My doctor used ZRT Lab for testing. 

 
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