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Heidi
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Thanks Heidi,
  Wonder if this superpower could save the world from mould or something like that?

Your new picture is great!



Lol  

And thanks, I figured I'd add a more Spring-ish photo for a while  




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I haven't moved around a lot, like one might think an Explorer would, but I think I'm rather adaptable. Also, I like to have variety in my work so I don't get bored. I suppose I'm a bit accident prone.

My face is on the asymmetrical side. My husband's definitely is; I believe he's an Explorer as well. He's an O who doesn't seem to need much beef in his life and seems to thrive on a turkey-rich, lighter diet.  It's great that we seem to do well with a similar diet.
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Wow, Heidi, 52% Explorer is a high percentage!
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Thank you, for your sympathy re the pre-eclampsia.  

DD was born three weeks pre-mature and was kept in an incubator for six weeks.  She is now ten years old and about five feet tall - Warrior anyone?  Seriously, her face is very much like mine except that her head is much thinner, with a wide gonial angle.  It is possible that the pre-eclampsia, the C-section, and the incubator (none of which were by choice) forced her into the "rapid maturation" epigenetic pathway.  Otherwise, she might have been a Teacher or Explorer.

DS went full term, and was ten pounds (like his father).  The only issue with the pregnancy was DW being asked if she was carrying twins from about the fifth month.  DW still seeking to loose from that time!

Heidi, is your husband type O?  Explorer A woman's first child with Type O man gives result of pre-eclampsia.  Could this be a pattern?

Excellent advice, Chandon!  I try to keep gluten-free with my own baking, not being able to say "no" to bread without saying "yes" to some other baked good.  Symbi, you should try going gluten-free.  At the least, having gone gluten-free, you can eliminate it as an unknown when you are tracking down the cause of what ails you.

Given your tasting experience, Symbi, I would put Taster or strong Taster, Symbi.  At least for me, the taste was very quick to register, and lingered for Hours.  Nothing I tried could take it away!  

Seeing that Explorers are typically independent, suspicious of medical advice (in general) and dealing with issues that are out of the ordinary, it is not surprising that Dr. D' Adamo has allowed us the freedom to try and experience the results of our choices.  The result of his particularly promoting Swami for Explorers would have been presumptuous, without respects for the choices of his clients, and above all giving advice heedless of the epi-genetic individuality of Explorers!

The choice he made is good for many reasons.  I would like to hear from any Explorer who does not see Swami as being necessary for their health.


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I'm glad to hear how healthy your DD is, Paul, and that your wife is doing well after that. Sounds scary.

SWAMI really has helped me, now that I have the correct information in it. While there is a lot about my diet that is O-like, seeing I'm an Explorer and need meat, there is definitely a lot that is A-like and even Teacher-like (I'm a receptive Explorer), so it's nice that I have SWAMI to blend all of that together.

I had put off going to the hair dresser because I had lost some hair last fall after being on the Teacher diet for nearly 6 months, which started growing back in with my Explorer SWAMI, even before I added the thyroid issue to it. After about 3 months using the Explorer diet and 2 months on my updated SWAMI and taking the thyroid medication, my hair dresser said I should do whatever I'm doing because my hair looks very healthy. I have to say that my hair really seems to reflect my health.
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Symbi!  I relate to your ANA issues.  Back when I was in my 20's I had this happen and I was sick for quite some time.  I had huge nasty lymphnodes swollen in my neck that were surgically removed and as he pulled them out he exclaimed how foul they were...I was awake for the procedure.  My ANA was at the highest titer yet my RNA did not show up as having RA or anything like that.  They did diagnose me with Lupus but frankly that was wrong IMO as later docs disagreed.  I had huge fatigue and laryngitis for 6 weeks at a time.  Back then I tried BTD and with some red clover I was feeling much better and the lumps all went away.  I made sure I stayed off antibiotics...docs kept giving them to me...after 2 years of no antibiotics my ANA was normal.  I also started "speaking up for myself" and the laryngitis went away.  I was told that if you don't use your voice it gets taken away.  Anyway...I know you have other issues but I can tell you that it is possible to get better.  I think a big part of it too is stress.  I don't know your life but I know from a few things you have shared you've had a lot to deal with.  If stress is an issue deal with that as your key thing.  If not just tell me to hush.  Be good to yourself dear sweet Symbi.  I want you to feel better.  I also dig your Explorerness!
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Thanks for the posts everyone!  

I'm not feeling the best at the moment.  My Dr gave me Zoloft (SSRI - antidpressant) and I've been hibernating like a bear in winter since that (4 days napping lots during the day).  Also got terrible pains in the kidney area, getting burning in the stomach and reflux.  Seems to be helping with the IBS and sleep, I have less aches and pains but it's not worth it.  
I'm guessing it's stressing my already stretched adrenals to the limit.  Also getting heart palpitations and small anxiety attacks.  I saw a website that reckons how they work is by increasing your cortisol and adrenaline levels while taxing your adrenals (no one seems to really know for sure!).  Well mine are already taxed (not that I've had that tested), I have so many symptoms of adrenal insufficiency including the recent low IgM lab value.  Going to have to bring this up with my GP tomorrow, I won't be staying on them.

Will have to look into natural remedies for increasing serotonin though.

Lori - Thanks!  I dig you too   I did when you came out to be a Secretor, nonnieness suits you!
Thanks for the kind words.  Glad you got your ANA down, mysterious stuff.  I avoid antibiotics too, haven't taken for 5 years.  Taking your glands out to have a look sounds terrible!  About not using your voice, it gets taken away.  That's quite deep.  
You perceive correctly (and I'm not offended at all) stress over my whole life has been a problem.  I've reserved Dr. James Wilson's Adrenal Fatigue book and will be closely following those recommendations along with SWAMI of course.  Also may consider cortisol saliva testing, especially if GP doesn't test adrenals soon.  

Chandon - glad your hair and the rest of you is so much better now you're on a diet tailored just for you!  Keep on taking care of yourself and getting better!

Paul - thanks for sharing and glad things worked out okay for you all after all of that.  It could well be a blood type incompatibility, Dr D mentions that in ER4YT as a cause for preeclampsia and there is info on the website somewhere too.  I know it's really hard when your baby is in an incubator and in the hospital for a long time.  
So glad you didn't have to go through it twice!

Great idea Chandon on going gluten free, SWAMI has moderately deempathized gluten and prolamine foods, so oats are neutral but wheat is all avoid except sprouted is beneficial and semolina is neutral (even if I turn out to be a Secretor!).  I've been 95% wheat free for a few weeks now.  Yesterday I had autoimmune inflammation but it wasn't as bad as it usually is and is basically gone today after lots of rest.    Also wonder if it's the EPO (along with usual fish oil) I've been taking this past month it's helping too.  Now that's a neutral so I know I'm doing the right thing too.  


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Awww symbi... you poor thing... Did you say you were going off the zoloft? "Going to have to bring this up with my GP tomorrow, I won't be staying on them." I hope so??!!

Wish there was something more I could say...other than I feel for you - take care... & don't ever forget you have a family/community here that cares so much for you Hope the doctor can tell you something tomorrow... You probly know all this...but:

Eat slowly digested carbs such as oatmeal, whole grains,  beans and lentils will release insulin into your bloodstream, which in turn will cause tryptophan-- the amino acid from which serotonin is made--to freely enter your brain and increase your serotonin levels.

Get more light. Exposure to light stimulates serotonin stores in the nervous system and works in a way similar to Prozac. Clinical light therapy sessions can be expensive and hard to come by in some localities, but even going outside more, increasing interior lighting and minimizing your use of sunglasses can be effective.

Decrease your stress. stress robs the brain of serotonin. Exercise, especially aerobic, and meditation (yoga) are effective stress relievers and help to keep away the need to relieve stress with junk food.

Sleep longer and better. Serotonin levels are replenished during your sleeping hours. To get a better night's sleep, eat your bigger meal at lunch and eat lightly at dinner. Avoid too much protein right before bed. This will allow you to not only sleep sounder, but will aid weight loss goals by forcing your body to burn fat stores instead of recently ingested food.

Take a vitamin B supplement. Vitamin B is necessary for serotonin production and is quickly used up during stress and times of high energy output. If your diet is rich in green vegetables, whole grains and dairy products, you're probably getting enough. But if your nutrition is inadequate, consider taking a B complex supplement (the various B vitamins work best in your body when taken together). Pay particular attention to your intake of vitamin B6, which affects the rate at which tryptophan converts to serotonin.

Increase your calcium and magnesium. Both nutrients are important for serotonin production. Eating plenty of nuts, dairy products and green vegetables should give you an adequate supply of both, but consider taking a supplement if your diet is lacking.

Decrease caffeine, alcohol, sugar and artificial sweeteners. These stimulants may make you feel good temporarily, but they are poor substitutes for serotonin, the real "feel good" natural chemical your body produces. They also can make it harder for your brain to balance your moods. Artificial sweeteners also can interfere with your body's natural hormone operations.

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Thanks guys!  There are some great tips there thanks Possum!

I am good on avoiding sugars and quick highs like that.  Sunlight and exercise could be just the ticket.  Also not eating so much at night is a great idea to sleep better.  I don't really need to lose any weight but don't want to put any one much either (got rid of my fat clothes  ).  Zoloft has made me feel so lazy and I'm sure it'll cause weight gain with me, another reason to avoid it!  Mainly what's worrying me with it is the constantly burning kidneys.  I take that to mean it's either too acidic (but even taking bicarb in water isn't helping it), or it's taxing my adrenals.  Also the fatigue has got worse.  I never expected such nastiness!  Really should have researched before popping the pill.   At least it's not Effexor which I hear can be the hardest to get off.   Lots of people around me and in the family are on these things permanently.  

Am taking Calcium with Magnesium, should get more B vitamins probably especially now not having wheat.  

I think the adrenals are part of my problem.

Definitely need to get to bed early and regular sunlight I'm sure for the adrenals too!  You're so right Possum, lifestyle changes can make a big difference.  Thank's for caring.


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Hey you're so welcome... Let us know how you get on with your Dr... Sweet dreams...
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hey Madl Symbi, how can you support such medication as being an explorer No side effects in your case.... and how many time did it took for you to go off such a medication....

I do have a lot of clients coming to me for advices how to come off those meds; I only use aminoacids and phyto's..... and of course the diets... also here I saw that often people aren't aware at all what they really do on such a pill ....


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Symbi, you sound so much like me but actually just a bit worse.  There were times in my 20's during my previous marriage to a rather verbally abusive man that I became that sick.  I tried antidepressants of all types many times during my life and none worked.  None.  They all had side effects that made me miserable and made me gain weight...messing with brain chemicals messes with metabolism.  I also always had issues with vision with them...light would hurt my eyes and I'm an artist and that just doesn't work.  I later learned you have Serotonin in your eyes so SSRI's and the like mess with your eyes too!  Dr. D has me taking Cortiguard at 11am (2 pills) and the same 2 pills at night along with Methyl B-12 (2 pills at night).  He also has me taking his licorice pill with potassium at 11am too.  All of this is for my stress and adrenals...just like you.  However, I'm not saying to do this per say as I'm not a doc...just sharing what he did for me.  He actually removed my magnesium go figure.  I am really focusing on yoga, breathing techniques and learning to set healthy boundaries.  It is really a learning curve but I come to find I'm really good at it!  

Case in point...I had a nutsy friend who is always full of drama call me yesterday during my dinner planning and I told her with love that I can happily speak with her Momday night when my family is out of the house and when I can relax and listen to her.  For the first time she told me "thank you for being honest and that she felt very loved by that".  I was in shock.  Usually she hounds me for "love" to the point of exhaustion.  I felt so empowered and full of love it was unreal.  I then locked myself in my bedroom for 5 minutes and just closed my eyes and breathed from my abdomen for a few minutes and cleared her from my head and felt great.  If treating her like this doesn't remove the drama from our relationship (I do care about her) I may have to chose to distance myself but I will try this first.  I'm sharing this as an example of something I could never do before but now that I can I am much less drained....learned that all from Dr. D saying to be authentic and have confidence.  I knew that but somehow the good energy at the clinic that day just drove it home.  Doing things with love means you can have boundaries and not be a slave.

Lighter dinners are key!  Hang in there Symbi...you are doing good things by being here.  You can do it.  No go breathe!  
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Hope you are resting well, Symbi!  

Having checked with DW first, the advice that she received was "Pre-eclampsia is very rare in second child."  So if you only have had advice to the contrary, you might want to seek second, third, fourth, or even fifth opinions from qualified and trusted sources.

I wanted to mention this earlier in the thread, but did not want to trust my memory.  This does sound like it is a parallel to an immune reaction that is eliminated at the end of the pregnancy.  The immune system then seems to adjust so that second child is less likely to trigger the same response.  I do not really known, just trying to sound out the generalities of how the response works.


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hey Madl Symbi, how can you support such medication as being an explorer No side effects in your case.... and how many time did it took for you to go off such a medication....

I do have a lot of clients coming to me for advices how to come off those meds; I only use aminoacids and phyto's..... and of course the diets... also here I saw that often people aren't aware at all what they really do on such a pill ....


Thanks for the message Amazone, you are so right!  I should never have tried it.   Only took it for five days at the lowest dose 25mg.  I got all the side effects and drug induced lupus!  Just like that.  

This experience has confirmed a few things for me!
1- now I've tried antidepressants I know they're not an option for me.  I was curious how it would help the IBS and ?fibromyalgia (it did but it wasn't worth it).  I hated that you don't have REM sleep which is my favourite time to dream .  Need to look at increasing seritonin naturally.

2- Confirmed my slow acetylatorhood.  I wasn't too sure of this because caffeine can take 5 hours to go through me (when I was younger) then I could sleep.  Sometimes if I'm really tired I can have a cuppa and still sleep too.  Well now I see info that DIL is common in slow acetylators.

3- My high ANA level must be mainly anti-histones, the Rhumatologist wasn't worried about them and tried to reassure me.  I found info that homogenous patterns are usually anti-histones, which means I'm very reactive to drugs now obviously.  I figure I got the antibodies from when I took Lysine as a supplement for four months late last year where I also came down with drug induced lupus.  So it all makes more sense to me now and has actually made me worry less about having an undiagnosed autoimmune disease.  Maybe I do, but with SWAMI and a good lifestyle I'm sure I can kick it's butt.  

4- the Kidneys burning, I really should get those checked out as that is not in DIL symptoms and I may have a problem.  Not sure whether it's the adrenals (since I have been feeling faint, seeing spots and everything too bright), or the kidneys reacting to the acidic tablets.  Two things to check out there.

Overall a silly thing to do but a learning experience.  Just doing what the Doctor tells you isn't a good idea - who knew  


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My Doctor yesterday noticed the lupus-like rash on my face.  Also i'd lost 3kg in 5 days!  My appetite has been zapped.  She didn't diagnose it all, since I didn't tell her everything (being half asleep from the 45 minute wait).  But I got home and realised what it all was. DIL  

Feeling better today after no tablet yesterday.  Will keep getting better.  

Thank Lori for your lovely messages.  I'm glad to hear your adrenals are getting fixed up, suprised you get potassium.  Oh maybe that's to reset the times when the adrenals work at their peak?  
We sound similar, though I'm not a confirmed nonnie yet  , an Explorer for sure though.  
Well done for standing up for yourself!  I think you've got to the heart of the matter again, thanks for your support.

I did that recently with a family member who is very needy and often rings at the wrong time (like when I'm on a creative bent writing a story or something) and wants to tell me her problems but doesn't listen to mine.  It's not equal in that way.  So I told her that I was busy and it felt scary as she could start crying or something (lucky she didn't) but so liberating!  You can give and give, but some people need to find it in themselves.

I read some info about SSRIs that confirms what you say, said it destroys the pineal gland which is to do with light in the eyes.  You need those eyes as an artist for sure!    Take care of those peepers!

Paul - thanks for checking with your DW about reinstances of preeclampsia.  My Doctor told me a similar thing.    However, I found information that having HELLP syndrome my chances are higher, 19 to 27% for HELLP happening again and 43% of preeclampsia, it says at http://www.aafp.org/afp/990901ap/829.html.  Though I know my chances would be lower now, thanks to Dr D, I'm so much healthier than I was.  
I think you're right about it being an immune response.
Didn't enjoy the hospital experience, it was pretty much a nightmare, but it was all worth it for my beautiful girl, so lucky to have her  


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Hey Symbi

Good on you for getting off the Zoloft!  I was on it for about a year when I was 16 (had a lot of problems at home) and ended up taking myself off it.  As Possum says, you really are much better off managing serotonin issues naturally if you can!

Remember that you have love and support here with your virtual family  .

Fellow-Brisbanian cheering you on from afar !

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Symbi, I know with Florinef it is given with Potassium because the drug leaches Potassium from your system.  Licorice works on the system just like Florinef so my guess is that you need Potassium for the Licorice as well.
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Sounds like you've been through the wringer Symbi, hope you're feeling much better soon.



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Having checked with DW first, the advice that she received was "Pre-eclampsia is very rare in second child."  


My OB also told me the risk was small. I was less worried then my husband, the whole experience really traumatized him. He is Blood type A+ BTW. So no A-O thing going on with us.

I have a cousin who had preeclaspsia in a third or fourth pregnancy, can't remember which.




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Hiya Symbi.. been thinking bout you.. Was reading some stuff on HELLP that I stumbled across the other day... I can't remember, but are you RH- or + ??
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Thanks for thinking of me Possum!   I'm RH+ so it couldn't have been rhesus incompatibility, if that's what you're thinking.

Remembering the fabulous doctor that took care of me and bub when we went through all this stuff, thank goodness for him, and he was quite a character.  Best thing about when he told me about the risks for further pregnancies was how he said it.  He said "When you have the next child, that is, if you ever have sex again.."  He knew what babies are like, natural prophylatics!  Or, did he mean after all this trouble you may be too scared, I'll never know  


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Rh- Expluntherer... It means I'm an O...;-)
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Dr. D has me taking Cortiguard at 11am (2 pills) and the same 2 pills at night along with Methyl B-12 (2 pills at night).  He also has me taking his licorice pill with potassium at 11am too.  All of this is for my stress and adrenals...just like you.  However, I'm not saying to do this per say as I'm not a doc...just sharing what he did for me.  He actually removed my magnesium go figure.  I am really focusing on yoga, breathing techniques and learning to set healthy boundaries.  It is really a learning curve but I come to find I'm really good at it!  


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Symbi, I know with Florinef it is given with Potassium because the drug leaches Potassium from your system.  Licorice works on the system just like Florinef so my guess is that you need Potassium for the Licorice as well.


Hi Lori, Thanks for sharing so much of your intuition, experience, insights and time.  Now I'm looking at getting some help for my adrenals too.  The cortigard it seems to cover alot alot of the nutrients to help them.  I couldn't find any licorice in the NAP products though, except for Sip Right 4 Your Type Teas.  So, I wonder which licorice tablet does he have you on?  Makes sense now why potassium is included.  

I like high potassium foods like chocolate, carob and dried fruit (every now and then)   Had yogurt and nectarines for morning tea though today and got the burning kidneys after that so I'm thinking it's potassium that is stressing the adrenals a bit.  Won't have any troubles finding potassium high foods  

I will get some licorice tea.  Was eating licorice but it mostly has wheat or soy in it and sugar and molasses.  I'm sure to avoid sugars for your adrenals will include molasses and fruit juices, unfortunately!  Will have to be careful not to overdo it and will have GP checkups for blood pressure etc.

Also found out about endocrinologists and will push my GP for a referral.  Some days when it's hot I get hot and dry and I just drink and drink and wee and wee and feel faint.  Also get hypoglycaemia.  When I was overweight thought it was diabetes coming.  Well I'm glad it's not that!  


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Hey Symbi

Good on you for getting off the Zoloft!  I was on it for about a year when I was 16 (had a lot of problems at home) and ended up taking myself off it.  As Possum says, you really are much better off managing serotonin issues naturally if you can!

Remember that you have love and support here with your virtual family  .

Fellow-Brisbanian cheering you on from afar !

((((hugs)))) Andy  


(((Big hug))) and thanks   back to you Andy

They can take the man out of Brisbane, but they can't take Brisbane out of the man.  It's a large friendly small town!  


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