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hope
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posted 01-24-1999 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hope   Click Here to Email hope     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just wondering if there might be a connection between the meds I've been on all my life for my adrenal insufficiency and the fact that I have IBS. Anyone else with a double whammy?

mac
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posted 09-13-1999 06:12 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And infertility to boot!

I just started treatment that combines the efforts of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupunture with Western medicine nutritional and endocrine diagnosics to be followed up by special dietary support and additional herbal treatment. The M.D.s had no help for me except to treat symptoms.

It's too soon to tell, by from what I have heard so far, I am more encouraged then I have been in years.

moldie
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posted 09-13-1999 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moldie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you tell me what facility does all this? Just curious.

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honeybee
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posted 09-14-1999 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeybee   Click Here to Email honeybee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is very interesting to me because I have chronic fatigue syndrome and ibs-c, and a book I just recently read called "From Fatigued to Fantastic" about cfs mentions that adrenal insuffciency is one of main causes of cfs. Many people who have cfs also have ibs, and many other symptoms such as "brain fog", recurrent infections (ie sinus etc.), exhaustion, poor sleep habits and more. This book is written by a dr. who has cfs, after he dealt with his cfs he became obsessed with finding out about it.
I never heard anyone else mention a connection until now. This is a very good and informative book. written by Jacob Teitelbaum,MD, check it out.

moldie
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posted 09-15-1999 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moldie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
honeybee, I too read that book and was interested in it. So much so, that I made an appointment with an Endrocrinologist. Trouble with this is that it is so new that the concept is not readily accepted. The status quo are going to stick to those parameters. Since the Candida and Food Allergy thing worked for me, I was ready to do the low dose, temporary natural Amour Thyroid therapy as suggested in the book to hopefully increase my energy (as you remember, I have fibro). The doc. wasn't ready to listen about any such idea that a lab parameter that has been around for years could possibly change. So much for that. I e-mailed the Jacob Teitelbaum web site, and they said they were in the process of putting together a list of physicians that would work with this protocol.

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