Quoted from osuzannawow, glad you stopped taking those supps! maybe those big muscles should give that lunatic doctor a knuckle sandwich -...ooooh, did I say that out loud? oops. just kidding
It's sort of like you hired a contractor to fix your roof, and he put on a backyard deck instead!!!
best of luck, I look forward to more knowledgeable responders. OS
Quoted from debraAfricanTypeO...Oh my...you must look so different with 20 extra pounds on you. From your picture you had on here you look so lean. My suggestion would be to get on some detoxing supplements and teas. Milk thistle, stinging nettle, dandelion, green tea and lots of water to help flush out the medication you just took. Eat compliantly...don't forget your oils and get out and get lots of exercise to help get the stress from this medication out of your system. Good luck and let us know how you are doing.
P.S. I was wondering why you haven't been posting too much lately? ;);)
Quoted from lkpetrolinoWhat type of Dr. is this? I would guess it has something to do with the Thyroid, I don't think DHEA would be a good supplement since in the case of adrenal fatigue the person is going to have some thyroid issues regardless, maybe a T3-T4 conversion thing
This is one of those supplements that all is known about it is based on petri dish studies that have been poorly preformed, anything can happen it a petri dish, there have been very few human trials
Quoted from lkpetrolinoyeah I would have guessed hyperthyroid, that makes sense
Quoted from ironwood55Certainly the combination of adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism is common, not hyperthyroidism.
Quoted from pkarmeierATO, may I ask, how were you diagnosed w/ adrenal fatigue? What tests were done?
Quoted from ISA-MANUELAooo weeew thanks African Type O, someone of this forum told us once that 7 Keto DHEA seem to be much gentler for women than the normal DHEA; I wrote once about a co-worker who took this and
she lost a huge amount of Kilos whithin weeks ane became also more maskuline ::) and I thought it was about that she took it, instead of getting off her menopausal thingies. Fine to know that it might be better for both, male and femal to stay on normal DHEA, if not I'll be decapitated immediately when some of my female clients take only 1/2 of a gram ; :D ;D .....
thanx again :D
Quoted from AfricanTypeOHe just diagnosed me from taking a history and questioning me. He punched me on some trigger points and said I also had Fibromyalgia. The tests he ran were Thyroid Panel, Female Hormones, Mold Allergy and that's about it.
Quoted from VictoriaI just found this thread! Hi guys. With so much posting after the advent of the New Year, I'm reading constantly just to keep up with it all! :-)
This topic is of interest to me for many reasons. I am also dealing with adrenal fatigue. I have found the website for drlam.com to be very informative, thanks to Italy's heads-up. Also I am reading the book Adrenal Fatigue by Dr. James L. Wilson, which I found at my local library. This was also recommended by Italy, and I have enjoyed it a lot. It is easy reading, clear and user friendly.
There are actually a lot of things we can do to balance our adrenals, and I won't try and post everyting all at once. But as for the DHEA. I am also taking it, under the recommendation of my gynocologist. I did get bloodwork which showed my testosterone and DHEA both to be very low, along with my estrogen. If I had not tested low, I would not consider taking it. What was your level when you got your tests, ATO?
I was encouraged to take 20 mg/day, but I prefer to be very conservative. I purchased 5 mg. capsules and took one, which gave me a speed rush. So the next day I took 1/2 capsule (2.5 mg.). I got a mild headache from that. The next day, I used a light sprinkling from the capsule, about 1/2 mg. and didn't feel like it was doing anything for me. I have settled on 1.25 mg/day and even at that low dose, I skip a day every few days.
I am also taking Pregnenolone at from 5 mg to 10 mg/day, and also skipping a day every few days. So I try and use the smallest amount that shows benefits for me. You need to be careful that you don't let your hormones swing to the opposite extreme. Try and keep to a moderate level so that you don't create more problems as you correct some.
Quoted from lkpetrolinoIt seems like the hormones are hanging about too long in the body, and so you are not
metabolising them. My guess is you have some sort of Thyroid autoimmune condition and your symptoms of 'adrenal fatigue' is really a case of the thyroid slowly degrading. I would take oral iodine with the addition of l-selenimethione Selenium, Vit d and zinc (no more than 10 mg) this should help kick it into gear to metabolise those hormones
Quoted from WhimsicalNo offense to anyone posting in this thread, but in your situation I wouldn't follow advice obtained from anyone who had not examined me. I think in your situation you should find a new (great) doctor rather than continue to try things that may make your issues worse. In fact, if I were you, I would stop taking EVERYTHING, stick to the BTD diet, exercise gently (to avoid exacerbating the possible adrenal issues), and make sure to get lots of sleep and rest.
Quoted from AfricanTypeO
Thanks Debra. I've been drinking a lot of dandelion tea. I guess instinctively I knew it was a good idea. I think I may start taking spinning classes at the gym, which means I'll need to renew my gym membership. The only good thing about this is that my breasts are now HUGE. I think I'm like a 36 DD. On New Years Eve I squeezed myself into one of the little size 6 dresses that *used* to fit me fine pre-dhea and it was so tight that my breasts actually burst out three times during the evening. The guy sitting along from me at the bar got quite an eyeful. ROFLMAO!!!
Quoted from AfricanTypeO
Thanks! But the selenium and iodine might make my thyroid even more active? The last thing I want is for my thyroid to get any more over-active!
Quoted from lkpetrolinoMy guess is you have some sort of Thyroid autoimmune condition and your symptoms of 'adrenal fatigue' is really a case of the thyroid slowly degrading.
Quoted from 7 Keto DHEA
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archivea/admin_config.pl?read=67161The therapeutic properties of 7-Keto DHEA are very similar to those of DHEA. The primary difference between 7-Keto DHEA and regular DHEA is that the anabolic properties of DHEA are maximized while the androgenic effects (which are problematic) are minimized with 7-Keto DHEA. There are also claims that 7-Keto DHEA is more potent in terms of therapeutic effects compared to regular DHEA:
Quoted from lolabiochemistry sure is a complex matter!!