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Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-29-2009, 12:08 PM
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Posted By meb2004
just eating right won't heal the adrenals, i've...

just eating right won't heal the adrenals, i've been eating right for a long time now and mine are still shot. continued stress without recovery will make it worse and then you get to the point...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-28-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
those at high risk who miss doses are supposed to...

those at high risk who miss doses are supposed to wear a bracelet or id of some sort indicating they require cortisol in case they go into shock, that way they can be properly treated so they won't...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-28-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
people CAN die, but it is extremely rare. what...

people CAN die, but it is extremely rare. what happens (i believe) is that they start increasing their dose and get to a pretty high dose and then if they forget to take their next dose their body...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-28-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
i have noticed a difference with the isocort, but...

i have noticed a difference with the isocort, but i think i might need more. the thing with cortef is that it is more standardized so taking 20mg of cortef may be more effective than 20mg of...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-28-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
jack, cortef is prescription only over here so i...

jack, cortef is prescription only over here so i am using isocort, a less potent over-the-counter cortisol. my total for the ENTIRE day is 20mg, so if you get the cortef, i would cut it into 4 or 5...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-26-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
jack, it looks like your diet has a mix of good...

jack, it looks like your diet has a mix of good with the bad. and of course finish with your exams before making any big changes. I bet low carb will help you in the long haul, but the first few...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-26-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
jack, i was wondering what you eat on a typical...

jack, i was wondering what you eat on a typical day? can you give us an example of meals from an average day? i think there are probably other things going on besides too much sugar in the diet,...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-22-2009, 07:52 AM
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Posted By meb2004
wow dawn, docs can really be crazy! ...

wow dawn, docs can really be crazy!

generally naturopaths CANNOT prescribe, but some of them also are "real" doctors so then they can. mine can't, but she knows all the blood tests i need to ask...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-21-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
nope i don't have any monitoring devices. i...

nope i don't have any monitoring devices. i think i'll stay at the 8 and maybe go down to 6 after another week and a half. i do feel pretty good today, i had a horrible nights sleep last night so...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-21-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
jack, you should try a sugarfree diet again...

jack, you should try a sugarfree diet again sometime, but probably when you're not under so much stress. you're body will usually hate you at first for taking away the sugar so you need a...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-21-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
what's the hcg diet? isocort update: so...

what's the hcg diet?


isocort update: so last week i moved from 1 pill up to 8 pills per day of isocort which should be about 20 mg of cortisone. I felt FANTASTIC. But now that i'm staying at...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
I totally understand about the multiple naps,...

I totally understand about the multiple naps, it's awful! the most i've taken has been 2 naps per day. i don't really tell people either since they just think i'm lazy and lack motivation. soo...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-15-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
snow, that's interesting about your sugar levels...

snow, that's interesting about your sugar levels and cortisone. i don't really know much about hypoglycemia or else i would try to give more input. How much cortisone did you take to get your...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-15-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
Just thought I would post an update: I was up to...

Just thought I would post an update: I was up to 6 isocort tabs yesterday, being about 15mg of cortisol and I was definitely feeling better. Now whether it was a fluke or not is the question. ...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-12-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
Jack, as long as you don't live in NY you can do...

Jack, as long as you don't live in NY you can do the saliva test by mail. I think it's just under $100 and it tends to be cheaper than if you get it done through your doc unless your insurance is...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-09-2009, 09:29 AM
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Posted By meb2004
yeah, i'm going to take isocort. i read each...

yeah, i'm going to take isocort. i read each pill "has" 2.5 mg of cortizone. my doc doesn't seem to be concerned about my adrenals and so i'm going to try some "to see what happens", but very small...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-08-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
from the review it seemed like over 40 was...

from the review it seemed like over 40 was entering a bad zone for dosage of cortisol. my lab report indicates that i should take up to 20 mg total per day so i feel safe moving up to that level. ...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-07-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
on the publisher's site it was $43.95, but the...

on the publisher's site it was $43.95, but the book is also only 200 pages. i'm not sure if i'll be buying it either
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-07-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
oh i forgot to add, for my last saliva test i...

oh i forgot to add, for my last saliva test i wasn't on anything, not even the licorice. that's why i'm going to give the isocort a shot on my own. i'm going to be VERY careful with it. I know...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-07-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
i'm taking some oil of oregano myself! i'm not...

i'm taking some oil of oregano myself! i'm not sure if it's actually doing any good though :dunno: but my swollen lymph node has continually been decreasing (very slowly) so it's not hurting...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-07-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
thanks guys :hugs: just trying to figure out...

thanks guys :hugs:

just trying to figure out my next step to take in getting better. more labs from my doc came back and nothing new. i am on 1/4 grain of armour now, i was on only 1/8 grain and...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 05-06-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 244
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Posted By meb2004
hey guys, haven't been on here too much, trying...

hey guys, haven't been on here too much, trying to get myself sorted out still :(

for cortisol, i believe you are supposed to wean yourself on and off of it and it can actually be dangerous to cut...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-28-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
is the glycemic load diet based on the glycemic...

is the glycemic load diet based on the glycemic index? i thought using glycemic index has been shown to be ineffective?
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
kmartt, def do the saliva test if you are in a...

kmartt, def do the saliva test if you are in a state that allows it (most states except new york do), it gives you a better idea of your cortisol levels throughout the day and not just in the...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-25-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
Interesting about the t4 to t3 conversion! That's...

Interesting about the t4 to t3 conversion! That's one of my problems, my t4 is decent but t3 is pretty low. I might need to look into this too
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
Yes I definitely have cold hands / feet. I can't...

Yes I definitely have cold hands / feet. I can't get to sleep at night until they get warm which can literally take hours!

I've noticed in the past week that I haven't burst into crying! I don't...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-21-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
dawn, fortunately both of my docs are in town so...

dawn, fortunately both of my docs are in town so it's not too bad to go see them both as far as travel is concerned. your doc must be doing something right if it's worth the 2 hour drive, wow! you...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-21-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
I actually like going to 2 docs as crazy as that...

I actually like going to 2 docs as crazy as that sounds. My ND can't Rx, but she has an excellent idea of what's going on in the body. She's caught onto things much more quickly than my MD doc has,...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-21-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
Oh my gosh $800!!! That's absurd!!! I'm hoping...

Oh my gosh $800!!! That's absurd!!! I'm hoping they also Rx then? I go to an ND and an MD. The ND costs $135 for the initial visit and less for subsequent visits. She can't Rx, but helps me...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-21-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
snow have you had your hormones tested? if your...

snow have you had your hormones tested? if your adrenals are doing bad you might need some of them corrected before corisone would make you feel better or your adrenals might start functioning...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-20-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
i think joint pain can be a result from a thyroid...

i think joint pain can be a result from a thyroid condition too, but they are all interconnected it seems. but if fixing adrenals doesn't help with the joint pain then maybe look into the thyroid a...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-20-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
i had an ultrasound done on my thyroid which...

i had an ultrasound done on my thyroid which revealed absolutely nothing and cost me almost $400 after insurance!!! :mad:

i don't feel like my symptoms are cycling at all and my doc has said...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-20-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
caro if you haven't done the saliva test, do it!!...

caro if you haven't done the saliva test, do it!! i've read that it is a much better indicator for cortisol than a blood test they might do.

also, how's your iron / ferritin?

why can't staples...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-20-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
here are my symptoms (which is why i used to...

here are my symptoms (which is why i used to think i was hypo rather than adrenals):
1. cold hands, cold feet
2. constipation (which i take magnesium for)
3. need a nap after being awake for...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-20-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
that's great that the new supplement seems to be...

that's great that the new supplement seems to be working. i think if you have thyroid problems you can't really get optimized on those meds until your adrenals are under control as your cells won't...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-20-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
I did some reading on adrenal fatigue and it...

I did some reading on adrenal fatigue and it seemed to be that you should slowly increase your hydrocortisone use up to your optimal levels and then stay there until your adrenals have had time to...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-20-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
I have done the 24-hour saliva test for cortisol....

I have done the 24-hour saliva test for cortisol. Here are my results:

Morning: 9
Noon: 1
Afternoon: <1
Evening: <1

My ND put me on licorice plus by metagenics. I think it is stronger than...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-19-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
are you also hypo or do you just have low...

are you also hypo or do you just have low cortisol?
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 04-19-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,656
Posted By meb2004
i have very low cortisol but am just on licorice...

i have very low cortisol but am just on licorice for now. i just found out on wednesday so i'm starting the licorice and then will probably add in some sort of cortisol when i talk to my MD doc next...
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