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More intolerances

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It looks like I have more food allergies going on, to accompany a slowly declining state of health. I'm certain chronically high insuling levels are really causing me some problems, along with the intolerances.

So, I'm stood at a crossroads with about 5 routes to choose from!

- I've done all that I can to control hypogylcemia over the past year yet still feel insulin is high and blood sugar continues to drop regardless what i eat.

- I've been taking all the nutrients and lifestyle tip suggestions for adrenal fatigue, and not noticed the slightest bit of improvement over the past few months. I still think this is a factor as occasionally when my blood sugar is low and I wait it out a bit, it begins to stabilise, suggesting an adrenalin response. If I had the money to, I would approach Dr Lam with my case.

- Liver and digestion has been really poor recently. I felt I was making progress when I got into a routine of 2 BM's a day but constipation has reared its ugly head again. Liver is aching significantly, either as a result or as the cause.

A couple of stressfull weeks at work may have jolted me off course. I can't see that much else has changed to cause the decline. 

So I'm off all supplements for the time being, except enzymes in a bit to work out what I'm intolerant to. I'm also switching to a 4 day rotation diet, but hardly have enough foods to achieve the rotation. I'm short on protein fat options, due to being intolerant to all nuts and eggs. I suspect I may have developed an intolerance to sunflower seeds as well leaving me with only hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds.

So I'm pissed off, which is unusual these days as I try to intercept negetive feelings as soon as they arrise. My investigative options are dependent on money that I don't have and each and every day I'm loosing the energy to perform my job effectively. Money isn't the be all and end all, but for chronically ill people it can make a significant difference to either getting more testing or surviving without or with a lower income.

Supplement wise I have a huge range, most of which I don't feel confident about taking until the intolerance has been discovered. I've ordered some glycerin and will take a little L-Glutamine to try and ease the cravings. I'll have to build up slowly from scratch after this latest knock.

Grrr why do things have to be so darn tricky!

 

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  • Not a problem Nicole. I did try to convey the truth of the situation in the 'day in the life of' post rather than just a negative bombardment of symptoms and how unfair things are. I'm glad you extracted some benefit from it.

    I didn't mean to deter you from posting! I was thanking you for your comments. To think that anyone has the time to read posts about me when so often they have their own problems makes me very grateful.

    I hope you continue to stick around in some capacity.

    Comment last edited on about 7 years ago by Maff
  • You're welcome Nicole. Can't say there was much inspiration in that post but I'm glad you found it helpful.

    Comment last edited on about 7 years ago by Maff
  • Hi

    I really sympathize with you and the bugs, I've had problems with them myself. All you can do is listen to your own body!
    The Doctors are less than useless in my opinion and really don't listen or care. I've found so many intolerences to all sorts of things since I discovered I had an auto-immune disease: the bed saga being my most recent.
    After receiving a memory foam Silentnight mattress for my birthday with disastrous results, I was told by Silentnight that it was bed bugs lol, this was a brand new mattress, very insulting in my book and not at all helpful, seems like you buy your bed and have to lay on it, no comeback at all, pardon the pun!
    Obviously Silent night's slogan should be 'Buy one get some bed bugs free!'
    I then bought a new bed and was sold by mistake one that had some memory foam in it, this also gave me headaches, sickness etc. The sales assistant apologised saying "It's only got a bit of memory foam in it!" All I want is a good night's sleep. My replacement bed is being delivered tomorrow, fingers crossed I get a good night sleep yawn! take care Denise.

    Comment last edited on about 7 years ago by Maff
  • Konnor - I was also very wary of having a GTT as it was obvious Candida and SIBO were a problem for me so feeding the bad bugs a load of glucose was probably not the best idea. However, I decided the data would be useful at least as evidence that something was wrong with me that orthodox medicine could not deny. I agree you shouldn't do it when you're feeling worse than usual but this test is given to fully fledged diabetics and you're young so you certainly are unlikely to do any lasting damage!

    Syrena - It's good to hear that NAET has been working for you and I'd be very interested to hear more about this other technique you mention. If you could give us the name I'll do some research on it and add a page about it to the site at some point.

    Comment last edited on about 7 years ago by Maff
  • Thanks for your suggestions guys. I have joined the adrenal fatigue group which seems to be a very active and useful group. I also joined your group Theresa. Well done for the work you've done on it and thanks for mentioning us here at EIR. I will stop by both groups when time allows!

  • I'm also suffering with too many food intolerances, and am down to just a few foods, everyday. My husband's chiropractor does some sort of technique that is supposed to eliminate food allergies in a few months. My husband paid for it, and I go three times a week. I won't know if it works or not until a few months from now. I don't know what it is called. It is sort of like NAET, but much stronger because it utilizes lazer lights in place of the pressure points, and the computer gives the "vibration" of the exact allergen the person is being treated for. It is painless, except that I have to avoid that allergen for the rest of that day, after each treatment.

    I'll let you know if it works, or not, and will ask the chiropractor what the technique is called. I have some hope that it will do some good, because I was doing well with NAET treatments....except that they wouldn't hold for more than a short time. However, I don't think my practitioner was very good, back then.

    I hope that you can get some tests that will confirm what is going on for you!

    Syrena

    Comment last edited on about 7 years ago by Maff
  • Hey fella,

    I did take an ASI test just over a year ago although am probably due for another. At the time it did suggest adrenal fatigue although wasn't completey flatlined. I think I'll try the red apple clinic as they also do some insulin markers.

    I had to make a decision regarding a GTT recently and I eventually chose to decline. I felt that in such a weakened state there was no telling what the impact of 100g of sugar would have on me. The (NHS) endocrinologist dismissed all my other symptoms which didn't inspire me with confidence. I do still think about whether I made the right decision as there is always that possibility that something out of the ordinary would be picked up. The info would be useful to pass onto more sympathetic practitioners.

    I am aware of a couple of places that do it privately for a cost. Financially I would be out of pocket but at least as I have to opportunity to take it when I like and be confident in my overall health.

    I have approached a nutritionist who I hope to see next month, and will probably wack a number of tests on the credit card.

    Perhaps santa will get a digestive stool analysis!...

    Comment last edited on about 7 years ago by Maff
  • There's a relatively small but growing group for adrenal fatigue here...

    http://www.facebook.com/#/group.php?gid=6057629851&ref=mf

    ta,

    Comment last edited on about 7 years ago by Maff
  • Hi Konnor,

    Given your symptoms and strong suggestions of blood sugar imbalance and adrenal stress why not get these things confirmed (or ruled out) with testing first. These tests are relatively cheap and it is much more economical in the long run to have the testing done than keep spending a fortune on supplements that don't even help.

    The adrenal stress index (ASI) test is relatively inexpensive (i.e. $100 or less) compared to a lot of functional tests. To test your blood sugar control properly you need to have a glucose tolerance test in which you drink a glucose solution and then have your blood sugar measured repeatedly over a period of a few hours - this produces a graph which will clearly show normal functioning, reactive hypoglycaemia, insulin resistance, all the way to diabetes. With your symptoms you should be able to get your GP/family doctor to order this and it would be free in a State health care system such as the NHS in the UK or paid for by insurance company in the US or elsewhere.

    Once you have these two tests you will have a better idea of where you stand and as money becomes available maybe you can go for some of the gastrointestinal tests - again starting with the cheapest which is the intestinal permeability test (which can give a strong indication of food allergies/sensitivities and/or gut dysbiosis).

    For food sensitivities/intolerances the best thing to do is an elimination or rotation diet. The IgG lab tests are notoriously unreliable and very expensive to boot!

    Comment last edited on about 7 years ago by Maff

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