Gary: Thank you so much for posting all of this information about the low body temp. I do use Epsom salt faithfully (at least 3 cups per night) but the store I have access to only carries the small bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide and it would be really expensive to use 64 ounces per night. Is there any reason that you cannot use less than the 64 ounces? I have not tried the ginger but alot of people at the clinic I went to used to make ginger tea with grated ginger to "warm" the stomach.
Interesting about the thyroid also. I see others replied that were taking thyroid meds. It makes sense to me what Dr. J says about the thyroid and how if you discontinue the meds the hypothyroid condition returns. Of course that makes perfect sense. I also think my bath temp is higher than 98 as I love the heat. Any reason that you cannot start with a higher temp and sit in it until it cools? My body craves heat as I am always cold. Thanks so much for this article, very informative and interesting. I appreciate your posting it.
If you try splitting your prednisolone dose 7mg and 3mg...be sure to take 7mg in the morning and 3mg in the afternoon. You always want to take the higher dose in the morning because your body naturally produces more cortisol in AM.
No you do not want to take Dexamethasone every 2 days...It's complicated but the biological half-life is 36-56 hours, but it is actually in your blood 200 minutes (3.33 hrs.) This means that it MAY last 36-56 hours but it may only last the time it is in blood. For me I think Dex lasts about 24 hours, but it fades at the end. This same principal is why you should take prednisolone more than once a day (at best prednisolone lasts 36hrs, but with all your health issues it possibly lasts closer to the blood half-life of 3hrs).
Yes peeing all the time is a sign of low aldosterone, as well as, feeling dehydrated, retaining water, and constant thirst. If you drink constantly and pee constantly you may need florinef.
Also, what are your sodium and potassium levels? Your doctor can run some blood tests to help determine if you need florinef. Obviously testing your aldosterone is the first step, but it sounds like you already have and yours was low. If you are low in aldosterone your sodium may be low and your potassium may be high and your plasma renin may be high.
If your blood tests show both low aldosterone and cortisol this means you most likely have primary adrenal insufficiency...which means that your problem is that the adrenal glands themselves do not work. If this is the case you probably need florinef.
Sorry I don't know much about heavy metal poisoning and even less about astrology :-)
I don't know if there is a fibro and fatigue center near you...I am in Texas. If your GP is willing to work with you that's fine. It just takes time and trying different medications and doses to figure out what works...everyone is different.