Get well II--hormone imbalances, auto-immune diseases, etc
My saliva hormone tests prove it! Hormones are all out of whack and there are REAL reasons I feel unwell, despite my doctor never finding anything wrong with me. Blood tests are useless to catch all but the worst cases of hormone inbalances. Many people have marginal imbalances, like me.
"Morning cortisol is depressed, suggestive of marginal HPA performance or adrenal fatigue. Noon cortisol is elevated suggesting a stress response or rebound effect often associated with glucose counter regulation process. Morning cortisone augmentation or 11 Beta HDS inhibitors, as in licorice, worth consideration." Cortisol levels are supposed to be highest in the morning, then gradually taper off. I have a really hard time getting going in the morning, and this explains why.
"Thyroid T3 low 0.15 (normal 0.28-1.1) T3 measures the amount of thyroid hormone that has already been converted from T4 and is ready to go to work in your tissues." So not enough of it in my case. I have such debilitating fatigue, and now I know why! Thyroid needs adjusting, possibly I have Wilson's syndrome. I have so many of these symptoms its scary: Wilson's Syndrome Do you?
Nutritional supplements and herbal remedies can fix this low T3 problem. I don't know if I'm a candidate for presciption thryroid meds, since other thyroid levels are normal, but will check with my doctor of course. Now that I know what the problem IS I can start to address it, with or without his help. The thermometer test confirmed thyroid issues.
"Free testosterone 21 elevated (normal 8-20)" Explains a few things... Apparently this is also helped (lowered) with licorice. Whoda thunk it? Licorice?? So simple...
So ALL THREE of my major hormone systems are NOT QUITE RIGHT!
Even though the entire gamut of routine blood tests showed NOTHING was wrong with me. This is NOT in my head! I'm going to print out the results, go see my doctor and see what he says.
I also Googled whatever information I could find regarding atopic eczema, as I have a horrible case on my hands, and have been scared away from using the strong steroids prescribed, which are dangerous. I kept coming across something called "leaky gut syndrome" (aka Intestinal Permeability) which is basically ÂholesÂ in your gut that let food and toxins leak directly into your blood stream, causing many auto-immune diseases, not just eczema, and also over-stressing the liver. If youÂve ever been on the pill, on broad-spectrum anti-biotics that wipe out ALL bacteria, good and bad, eat a diet high in refined and processed foods, drink alchohol, have one or more auto-immune diseases, this could be the reason. There is a simple urine test to find out if one has a "leaky gut". See this link for more information about it:
Supplementing with good bugs and cutting out irritating foods is the fix, nothing invasive or drastic.