Wednesday, August 8, 2007

No quick fixing: Feel horrible

Yet another day without any sweets, caffeine or packaged foods. I have had to take 2 naps today because I simply could not keep my eyes open any longer.

I so desperately wanted some coffee, but I did not give in. The 2 naps today are very weird even for me and I wonder if I am catching some type of virus because my neck is hurting and my throat feels a little scratchy. If it's not one thing it's always another. That's life, right?

I have started to chart my temperature averages and it's been 98.2 for 4 days now. Now looking at what Dr. Rind says that means I have a thyroid problem and not an adrenal problem, but clearly my saliva tests shows that my adrenals are not working properly. I don't have any symptoms of thyroid problems and have almost all the symptoms of Addison's Disease.

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I am holding off on trying any type of herbal formulas until I can get my aldosterone and renin tested. Those 2 are very important in order to find out where the problem lies. Those tests will help to pinpoint whether this is an actual adrenal gland problem or a pituitary gland problem.

2 comments:

Historia said...

Did you know that JFK also had Addisons Disease?

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/character/essays/kennedy.html

Birdlady said...

Yeah I did. Thanks! I haven't done research on how much it affected him though.