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    I feel so relieved that I have finally gotten some really good advice in regards to some health issues I have been battling with (thyroid, adrenal, fatigue, low libido) the last few years.

    I have seen two well known specialist that everyone would be familiar with if I named them in the past half year. They both looked at the same blood work and came to completely different conclusions to what my health problems were and how to treat. I was so dismayed that at the time I didn't do anything and decided to wait. I wanted to search more and seek as many opinions as possible before doing something drastic such as HRT. I have always been very particular and cautious in terms of what I'm putting into my body, especially when it comes to manipulating hormones. Long story short, I was really disappointed in my visit with these specialist. They don't even care enough to spend 20 minutes over the phone in answering questions. It's like 10 minutes or less and you are left with an expensive credit card bill. It's purely profit motive and it's really disgusting in my opinion. But hey, that's the F'd up healthcare system in America. It's profit over people's health.

    There is a poster here that I think everyone would be familiar with whom I had the great pleasure in consulting with over the phone and through email the past few weeks (I will not name him because I don't want to bring unnecessary attention to him or sound like an advertisement, PM me if really interested, but I'm sure you can guess to who I'm alluding to). He not only put my whole health situation in perspective, he intuitively knew things revolving around my health problems that I have been struggling with that I conceivably have no idea how he would know. I was absolutely blown away to say the least.

    I liked his approach because he didn't just advise taking so & so meds and you will should get better approach, but he saw the whole picture and that nutrition along with proper supplementation was vital and key. He also took an ample amount of. I have implemented a few of the suggestions recently and the last few days have been the best I have felt in the last month. I'm blessed to have come across such an amazing knowledgeable intuitive individual who selflessly gives of his time on these boards to help people get well. Just felt like I needed to get this off my chest. There are still some people out there that are genuine and are like saints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by health4life24 View Post
    I feel so relieved that I have finally gotten some really good advice in regards to some health issues I have been battling with (thyroid, adrenal, fatigue, low libido) the last few years.

    I have seen two well known specialist that everyone would be familiar with if I named them in the past half year. They both looked at the same blood work and came to completely different conclusions to what my health problems were and how to treat. I was so dismayed that at the time I didn't do anything and decided to wait. I wanted to search more and seek as many opinions as possible before doing something drastic such as HRT. I have always been very particular and cautious in terms of what I'm putting into my body, especially when it comes to manipulating hormones. Long story short, I was really disappointed in my visit with these specialist. They don't even care enough to spend 20 minutes over the phone in answering questions. It's like 10 minutes or less and you are left with an expensive credit card bill. It's purely profit motive and it's really disgusting in my opinion. But hey, that's the F'd up healthcare system in America. It's profit over people's health.

    There is a poster here that I think everyone would be familiar with whom I had the great pleasure in consulting with over the phone and through email the past few weeks (I will not name him because I don't want to bring unnecessary attention to him or sound like an advertisement, PM me if really interested, but I'm sure you can guess to who I'm alluding to). He not only put my whole health situation in perspective, he intuitively knew things revolving around my health problems that I have been struggling with that I conceivably have no idea how he would know. I was absolutely blown away to say the least.

    I liked his approach because he didn't just advise taking so & so meds and you will should get better approach, but he saw the whole picture and that nutrition along with proper supplementation was vital and key. He also took an ample amount of. I have implemented a few of the suggestions recently and the last few days have been the best I have felt in the last month. I'm blessed to have come across such an amazing knowledgeable intuitive individual who selflessly gives of his time on these boards to help people get well. Just felt like I needed to get this off my chest. There are still some people out there that are genuine and are like saints.

    I am glad that you found some one that you are confortable with because thats the most important thing. Do remember that even your experience may have not been a pleasurable one with other dr's I am sure others have had good ones. In my own experience you can never satisify every one, one can do there best, but some times even that is not good enough. If there is something that is out of my league I will refer them out as well because I am not going to take on more then i can handle. Even if person starts to get roody with me because I may be 5-10 minutes late and even after appologising it is not good enough. I will ask them to leave. The main thing is that you feel confident in that indivdual's ability. Alot of people fail because they loose confident in the person who is helping them. Some time people have to go and see for themselves and make their own conclusion vs what people say. One thing I will never bad mouth another professional because I respect all people in this field. When people ask me about this dr or that dr. I encourage them to seek out for them selves before placing judgement upon them. Yes you may have spent thousands of dollars doing this, but you made your own conclusion. No matter who is the best your always going to have a person that is not going to be happy..No one is perfect.
    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Matrix View Post
    I am glad that you found some one that you are confortable with because thats the most important thing. Do remember that even your experience may have not been a pleasurable one with other dr's I am sure others have had good ones. In my own experience you can never satisify every one, one can do there best, but some times even that is not good enough. If there is something that is out of my league I will refer them out as well because I am not going to take on more then i can handle. Even if person starts to get roody with me because I may be 5-10 minutes late and even after appologising it is not good enough. I will ask them to leave. The main thing is that you feel confident in that indivdual's ability. Alot of people fail because they loose confident in the person who is helping them. Some time people have to go and see for themselves and make their own conclusion vs what people say. One thing I will never bad mouth another professional because I respect all people in this field. When people ask me about this dr or that dr. I encourage them to seek out for them selves before placing judgement upon them. Yes you may have spent thousands of dollars doing this, but you made your own conclusion. No matter who is the best your always going to have a person that is not going to be happy..No one is perfect.
    I thought about it and agree with what you are saying. I guess I'm overly frustrated that my health problems and complaints were not so clear cut and dry. I have tried everything short of TRT with very little results. I could see that in the majority of cases things would be much more apparent in terms of how to treat. One of the specialist I saw said my situation was unique due to the fact that even though I had decent test numbers, I had very high progesterone levels which are causing me libido problems. No one really knows how to exactly treat for that, except to possibly bring it down with testosterone. It goes to show you just how intricate and complex the human body is. Allot of this is still trial and error. I'm confident I have found someone to at least guide me towards the right direction.
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    Thats great news and Iam happy to hear you are doing much better with the
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    I too cannot wait to start my consulation and improve the health illnesses. Funny enough, I have high progesterone levels too and yes .. have crap libido.

    All the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielS3368 View Post
    Thats great news and Iam happy to hear you are doing much better with the
    new consultant !

    I too cannot wait to start my consulation and improve the health illnesses. Funny enough, I have high progesterone levels too and yes .. have crap libido.

    All the best!
    High progesterone can usually be related to adrenals/thyroid imbalance.
    Its most likely the bodys way of compensating for lack of another hormone.
    The body is regulated by a bunch of negative feed back loops
    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
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    Just wanted to clarify that I didn't mean to cast doubt on any specialist in this field. I was just venting and feel frustrated at this point. I have great respect for those that are helping people become better in this field of medicine.

    I think I'm a more unique case with my situation. One of the specialist even said this and that I could be a harder case to treat. Anyway, Matrix is right that you really have to work with your specialist. This means it could be a longer process for some in getting well such as myself. I have full confidence in the specialist I have seen, even though their initial treatment approach was different. I can understand this seeing that they treat according to the highest priority at the time they diagnose. It goes to show you just how complex health complications can be. It doesn't mean that they are wrong in my opinion.

    I think I'm up for a trip to go see Matrix in the future because he has such vast knowledge when it comes to these things. I'm confident that eventually I will get better. Just gotta have faith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Matrix View Post
    High progesterone can usually be related to adrenals/thyroid imbalance.
    Its most likely the bodys way of compensating for lack of another hormone.
    The body is regulated by a bunch of negative feed back loops
    Interesting...so in your opinion, progesterone is raised by a lack of a hormone somewhere down in the hormonal cascade? That does make sense. I have like double the range DHEA, Preg., & Progesterone. Cortisol came back midrange. For whatever reason, my adrenals are pumping out hormones in excess. Need to find out why. The high progesterone is giving me major libido problems currently. I also have very low LH & FSH, despite pretty decent test numbers.

    One theory I have could be that my testes aren't producing enough test, so adrenals are overcompensating with high dhea to make extra testosterone. I could also possibly have some kind of virus, bacteria, or pathogen that would raise these hormones to high levels to bolster immunity. Just a few theories, could be way off.

    I have tried hydorcortisone to alleviate symptoms. Really hasn't helped much though. I'm wondering if it's due to the fact that I actually already have decent cortisol numbers, so I'm not feeling the effects from the medication. Someone with low cortisol would feel an immediate response. Another problem is that my cortisol could be functionally low due to high dhea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by health4life24 View Post
    Interesting...so in your opinion, progesterone is raised by a lack of a hormone somewhere down in the hormonal cascade? That does make sense. I have like double the range DHEA, Preg., & Progesterone. Cortisol came back midrange. For whatever reason, my adrenals are pumping out hormones in excess. Need to find out why. The high progesterone is giving me major libido problems currently. I also have very low LH & FSH, despite pretty decent test numbers.

    One theory I have could be that my testes aren't producing enough test, so adrenals are overcompensating with high dhea to make extra testosterone. I could also possibly have some kind of virus, bacteria, or pathogen that would raise these hormones to high levels to bolster immunity. Just a few theories, could be way off.

    I have tried hydorcortisone to alleviate symptoms. Really hasn't helped much though. I'm wondering if it's due to the fact that I actually already have decent cortisol numbers, so I'm not feeling the effects from the medication. Someone with low cortisol would feel an immediate response. Another problem is that my cortisol could be functionally low due to high dhea.

    Since cortisol is added in and you are also taking thyroid you are dumping thyroid into the blood and now need to adde more thyroid to replace what has been dumped.
    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
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