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08
Dec

Choosing a practitioner

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With my ASI test results imminant, I've narrowed down who I'm likely to approach as a practitioner to 2 options.

Chronicfatigue.org is a non profit CFS center based purely on the approach that treating the adrenals will help with CFS. They have a couple of books I would love to get hold of as and the shipping looks reasonable.

Had a brief email exchange with the N.D there, and I was impressed with there knowledge of interpreting and treating the different stages to the ASI. He also seemed aware of the potential paradoxical and stimulatory problems that can crop up as a result of ones individual response to treatment, making me feel like I wouldn't simply get a shotgun of nutrients that will only go towards making me feel worse. The cost is likely to be low as well, charging per minute.

The UK practitioner Dr Peatman is my second option. No-one else to choose from in the UK I've discovered! If Dr Peatman was still a registered doctor I would be there in a heartbeat but alas perhaps for the greater good he now operates as a nutritionist. The pros are obviously a UK doctor using UK supplements and potential access for a face to face appointment if needed.

I am vaguely aware of the standard treatment program issued by Dr P and remain skeptical on its individualisation. The appointment cost is also likely to be significantly more, but the longer term supplement cost is likely to be a little less. If I was in position where I was able/needing to supplement with hydrocortisone I wouldn't hesistate in approaching him. 

At the moment I'm leaning towards the US option. Also helps a little that the labroratory I used for the test they are familiar working with.

My general health has been very poor since my 'emergency' 6 days ago. It must've significantly altered my circadian rhythm literally overnight, as since then I've been unable to fall asleep naturally before 3-4am. I suspect my cortisol levels have shot up and not returned back to any sort of normality. As I'm now having to get up for work, this means only a couple of hours sleep a night. As expected I'm extremely tired between around 4-7pm and have to resisit the urge the completely conk out when getting home from work. This gives me the best chance of getting some sleep during the night with a view to slowly resetting my body clock.

7 days and counting with either no sleep or just a couple of hours is both a significant drain on my mood and energy levels. Takes alot of guts to try and move on and not dwell on the decisions made in the past, especially when they have such an impact on the present.

Dear Santa, please may I get some regular sleep for Christmas.

 

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  • Hi Abi,

    It was a bit of a random find during my many hours researching.

    Appealed to me being non profit and focused almost entirely on AF. They also claim to have certain program types depending on the results of your ASI, thus giving you a certain amount of confidence the treatment is suited to the stage of AF you have. No guarantees of course but they have treated allot of patients.

    I kind of like seeing a 90s web design! Makes me think they aren't trying to scam you with adverts/imagery/marketing. The website for the actual center itself has had a lick of paint (http://www.healing.org/).

    The N.D there was quick to get back to me and responded to a few questions. I can let you know my thoughts if I do decide to go down this route.

    Comment last edited on about 5 years ago by Maff
  • Hi Matt - just looked at the chronicfatigue.org website. Apart from the eye-soar of a background pattern, it sounds interesting. How did you hear about them?

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