I am a 45 yo. female with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis/Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. I am on a once monthly infusion to control the inflammation, so I can now move and do regular daily activities of living whereas earlier this year I could hardly walk. Earlier this year, I was so bad with the inflammation that I snapped (broke) 3 tendons in my right hand, leaving my thumb unable to hyper-extend. The other 2 tendons, not sure of what movement I am missing on these. I was told by the docs that the tendons are not repairable as the ends of the tendons are frayed - kind of like a rope (my tendon) being dragged over a sharp knife (the bone) and eventually withering away to the point where it breaks.

Since May, when these tendons broke, I've been searching for an endocrinologist who would put me on HGH. This, I figured, was the way in which I could heal/strengthen/build my muscles and tendons back to good health again without actually USING them and then breaking more. (By the way, I was putting a ponytail holder in my hair when my EPL tendon snapped - hardly anything requiring great strength). I had an endocrinologist test my GH and Somatomedin-C levels.

GH Ref Range .01 - 8.0
Mine = .21

Somatomedin-C Ref Range 58-350
Mine = 82

In the last 6 months I worked with a doctor who told me my insulin levels were really high = hyperinsulinemia. My insulin level was 287. She put me on Metformin 2x/day along with Armour Thyroid 2 grains as she said the problem was that I didn't have any Free T3 or Free T4 which would help the insulin to get the glucose into the cells. So, as of this date, my levels right now are around 150 or so.

I want to lose FAT as I weigh 194, with a Body Fat % of 42%. I also want to gain muscle as I've lost a lot of it with not being able to even walk, much less exercise in the last year. Once I am strong again, I would like to lift light weights and do some cardio.

I found the following products on an online site:

HGH FRAG 176-191

I was thinking of taking both of these to strengthen my tendons/ligaments/connective tissue and to also lose weight. A few questions:

1.) Is this the best combination to take - taking into effect my insulin levels and any synergistic effects between the two? What results would I see if I take 500mcg. of the HGH Frag daily, and 2mg of the CJC-1295-DAC per week, and how long would it take to see those?

2.) I read that taking GHR-6 or -2 with the CJC-1295-DAC would be a more powerful combination... I would probably opt for the GHR-2 as I already have hunger issues with being on Prednisone at this point.

3.) I read somewhere on another forum that the HGH Frag is useless - someone deemed it completely useless and I don't know if it was because it didn't work for him - it might work for some individuals, but maybe not for him... any thoughts on this?

4.) Was wondering about IGF-1 L3R - would this be better to take or add? And would it possibly give me diabetes if my insulin levels are as high as they are right now?

Please - any thoughts are welcome...