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    Ok, thanks.

    I think in this case, I need to find a good mainstream doc and ask them.

    in reply to: Cortisol – ever a good idea? #12074
    Annie
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    Thanks for the responses. Thinking about it, though I would never go back on Isocort, I will say that I feel much more tolerant of loud noises, which were really jarring to me before the Isocort. And I ate gluten for three weeks this past month (every few days) with no obvious issues, something I’ve been trying to do for a year or more w/o success. Though I really can’t say that that’s due to Isocort, or to sleepign in a little later, or…

    My doubt stems from the fact that the only sources I seem to EVER see cited are Dr. Wilson (Adrenal Fatigue author) and the Stop the Thyroid Madness site. And neither of them cite any medical studies, to my knowledge.

    That combined with how unreliable saliva tests are (one practitioner stopped useing them when a client, who for some reason did three tests in one week, had three completely different results on each one); and how damaging high cortisol levels are, make advice to dose with cortisol seem dangerously trendy and reckless.

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    Annie
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    My Ferritin is 35 (range of 15-150). I probably have other labs, but that’s teh one I have handy.

    in reply to: IgG and IgA tests #11363
    Annie
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    Ugh. We paid a few hundred dollars to find out my son had high IgG for all the foods he was eating most.

    Except… that that’s ok, normal even – IgG levels correlate with what you’re exposed to. And apparently, high levels demonstrate high ability to tolerate. Here’s one article, can’t say if it’s accurate:
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/igg-food-intolerance-tests-what-does-the-science-say/

    But it was enough to annoy me for spending the money and freaking out.

    I don’t know about IgA.

    in reply to: What stress precipitated your weight gain #9747
    Annie
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    My weight gain was precipitated by selling our home, and moving 4 times (long story) pregnancy during this time with preterm labor and bedrest in another state than my 1- and (special needs) 4-year-olds, birth of a beautiful and very medically fragile child, 9 months in intensive care in two hospitals, one of them out of state, bringing this fragile child home who everyone thought would die in the first months (turned blue and needed to be resuscitated often in the early months) and setting up an intensive care unit in my home with inadequate nursing help and very little sleep for the first 2 years, dealing with nurses in my home and agency issues, while pumping milk for the first 16 months, a year of which was with Domperidone to override my body saying “no, too much stress, not enough calories or sleep”.

    The week I stopped pumping, I gained a pound. And continued at this rate until a year later I weighed 50lbs more than my normal baseline.

    My son is now 3.5yrs, happy and pretty and much more stable though still trached and medically complex, and we have the nursing help we need, and I eat 2,400-2,500 calories a day. And I still carry the extra 50lbs, and would do it all over again. But would love to find myself again in all of this, even still.

    in reply to: Gluten anyone? #9571
    Annie
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    I don’t really think anything about gluten per se. Depends on the person. I can’t eat it… yet. I’ve been gluten free for 6.5 years. I tried on and off recently to eat it, really hoping I was over it. And the sinus stuffiness, aches and pains in my knees, back, wrists and fingers, and eventually the mood problems all kept coming back.

    Maybe one day. But I’m ok with it. Honestly, bread doesn’t take THAT good, this much I did relearn after trying to eat it again. Eh.

    Annie
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    That was supposed to include this link to a study, not sure why it didn’t or how to add it now:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11723062

    in reply to: Periods (or lack there of) #8200
    Annie
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    Any chance you’re eating dairy right before bed? I used to have lots of issues with sleep, still do sometimes, and have noticed that eating cheese in particular before bed increases my heartrate, temp, etc, uncomfortably. Read why somewhere, and I dont’ remember, or know if it’s even legit. Just a thought. Good luck!

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