Personal Update On My Health

27 12 2010

I have not written a personal update on how I’ve been doing in quite some time.  To start off, I was told I had adrenal fatigue by a nutritionist who insisted I take a salivary test to determine my cortisol levels. The test revealed that I had adrenal fatigue. Yet, in 2009, I visited an endocrinologist and told him this and he said the salivary tests are unreliable. He ran a more effective blood test to check for cortisol levels and he said I did not have adrenal fatigue.

Okay. So I don’t have to worry about adrenal fatigue, but why am I still exhuasted all of the time and have headaches and bodyaches and feel worse after exertion. Recently we discovered that I have chronic fatigue syndrome. To help me with energy I take 12 grams of d ribose a day, along with 1 tablespoon liquid L Carnitine (an amino acid), and the Fatigue to Fantastic vitamin shake mix. I get all of my supplements at www.vitacost.com. The mixture of these supplements is helping me get back on my feet. Since there is no cure for CFS, I know it will take time  for my body to heal and that I will need to pay attention to my fatigue levels throughout the day and not overdo it. So that is the most recent update. I’ll check back later if I have anything new to post.





Adrenal Fatigue? See A Doctor

27 12 2010

I just read something interesting that everyone who thinks they have adrenal fatigue should read. This article may change your outlook on what you “think” you have and help you find the truth behind your fatigue. Here is a snippet of the article:

Adrenal Fatigue? See A Doctor

Main Category: Endocrinology
Also Included In: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia;  Primary Care / General Practice;  Preventive Medicine
Article Date: 18 Mar 2010 – 3:00 PDT

Taking vitamins or supplements to treat “adrenal fatigue” may do more harm than good, says Todd Nippoldt, M.D., a Mayo Clinic expert in hormone disorders affecting the adrenal glands.

“Adrenal fatigue is a term that was invented outside the mainstream medical community to explain a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as fatigue, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive problems,” says Dr. Nippoldt. In the March issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource, he explains why the attention focused on adrenal fatigue — in books, articles and Web sites — is troubling…”

You can read the rest of the article here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/182688.php





New Fact Sheets Dispel Myths Of Adrenal Fatigue And Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome

27 12 2010

I was reading on MedicalNewsToday.com about the recent updates on adrenal fatigue and found this article interesting as it dispels some of the what we are told is the truth about adrenal fatigue. Here is a snippet of the article and a link to where the article can be found:

New Fact Sheets Dispel Myths Of Adrenal Fatigue And Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome

Main Category: Endocrinology
Article Date: 16 Sep 2010 – 2:00 PDT

   

 

   

 

   

“The Hormone Foundation, the public education affiliate of The Endocrine Society, has produced two new fact sheets to dispel myths about so-called “diseases” popularized through the Internet: adrenal fatigue and Wilson’s temperature syndrome.

Myth vs. Fact: Adrenal Fatigue describes the theory behind this supposed disorder in which long-term mental, emotional or physical stress outstrips the adrenal glands’ ability to produce enough hormones. The fact sheet refutes this theory and warns against taking potentially harmful supplements designed to “treat” adrenal fatigue. It also differentiates adrenal fatigue from adrenal insufficiency, a real and rare condition in which the adrenal cortex does not produce enough steroid hormones. Adrenal insufficiency is not caused by mental or physical stress…”

You can read the rest of the article here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/201246.php