Does HRT eventually signal the Adrenals to Halt DHEA production?
- 02-19-2007, 12:33 PM
I take 150 mg of pure DIM and 500mg of TMG in the morning and 150mg of both at night. I just use Vitamin World DIM because i was the only DIM product I could find in my area. The only ingedient is DIM. I'm going to order another product but I want to ask Dr. John what he recommends. Dr. John told me to take DIM and TMG along with Arimidex because my 4-Hydroxyestrodiol. 4-Hydroxyestradiol along with 16e-Hydroxyestrone are harmful estrogen metabolite. Moreover, my liver must be a little clogged because my Total Es were originally high. Since the liver is responsible for excreting hormone metabolites, it would make sense that one needs to have efficient liver function to have a helathy estrogen/testosterone balance. One cannot assume they need to take DIM and TMG unless it is justified by lab results. My case is particular to my results.
Dr. John prescribed Pregnenolone Cream because it is more effective than pills and it has a calming effect (nerves, stress, focus). Also, he indicated that it re-establishes hormonal pathways.
- 02-19-2007, 12:49 PM
A cut and paste from this site.
Thyroid and adrenal dysfunction: the diagnosis and treatment of an endemic syndrome
Stage I is the stressed phase where, due to illness or other stress, the adrenals mobilise cortisol and DHEA (dehydroepiadrenosterone) to help the body deal with the problem. This is an acute phase; the stress settles and the adrenals settle down.
Stage II, resistance, is where it all goes on and on and the adrenals enlarge and increase their hormone output on a longer-term basis. This can go on for weeks, months, or even years but eventually they canít take it any more and start to regress into exhaustion, stage III. The degree of exhaustion is reflected in their output and balance of their two chief hormones, cortisol and DHEA, which is where the Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) comes in.
02-19-2007, 03:22 PM
Bloodwork done at quest
IGF-1 130 (126 - 382ng)
DHEA 520 (110 - 500)
T-4 FREE 1.5 (.8 - 1.8)
TSH 1.21 (.4 - 5.5)
ESTRADOIL...43 (10 - 50)
T3 FREE 317 (230 - 420)
TEST, TOTAL 490 (245 - 1836)
TEST FREE 18.9 (12 - 40)
TEST, %OF FREE .4 (.2 - .68)
02-19-2007, 03:24 PM
02-19-2007, 03:34 PM
Great stuff Phil thanks. Basically what may be going on is that Im in the beginning stage - Stage one. Im young.
Stressed? I am. Im type A to the bone. Hard charging. Its the only way i know how to be. Im starting Bikram Yoga to help me chill out.
I due believe that my over consumption to caffeine is a problem. Ive already started to work on that problem. Ive cut my dose in half, from 6 cups to 3 a day. I will be dropping that down to zero in the future. I have quit smoking completely as well. I was a social smoker prior. Been smoke free since the new years. I don't drink, havent in a long time, although I used to drink in the past.
Ive come along way though. I cringe to think what these bloodwork numbers were a few years ago.
02-19-2007, 03:49 PM
02-19-2007, 04:36 PM
02-19-2007, 05:48 PM
02-19-2007, 06:55 PM
My dad worked at Chry as a line rat for 30 years. Had the biggest arms on a human being under 150lbs Ive ever seen in my life. Its in our blood to be type A ya know Its sad to see whats happening to our economy up here. I love michigan with every cell in my body, I still think its the most beautiful place in the world, but I'll probably have to leave once college is up.
02-20-2007, 10:17 AM
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