Arzi75's Super Cissus RX Log
08-14-2007 07:59 AM
Today got my test results back - I had done some labs some two weeks ago - just a couple of days before starting to take Cissus - because of my estro concerns and also to rule out any rheumatoid ailment.
My basic blood panel looked okay, but my lipid profile was a little out of whack as my HDL was a little too low.
All the rheumatoid markers like RF (Rheumatoid Factor) were ok, so luckily no need to worry about any rheumatic disease.
But the one thing that was worrying was that my estrogen is actually currently way out of whack - way too low. So, at least no need to conjecture why my joints are aching so crazy and probably no need to fret about Cissus elevating my estrogen any more (if Cissus ever does that) - heck, I think I need all the possible estrogen elevation that I can get just to get my estrogen back to normal.
With all these health issues revolting around in my head, did not have the energy to worry about taking my supps today, but took one Cissus in the evening along with some other supps. Plus, once again some Celecoxib for the knee.
08-14-2007 05:52 PM
Today I went to see my doc - or actually went and tried to get an appointment with my GP - did not turn out so well as it turned out he was on vacation, so I did not get a doc's appointment untill the first week of September.
We've got free health care in Finland, which is great, but the down side is that you can't tell your doc when you want to see him or her - you have to take what they offer. Well, if you are not paying for it, you can't complain, right.
I think the fluid in my knee has gone down a little, but the aching was actually worse today than yesterday, also the knee cap feels oddly "loose". I hope I have not torn some ligament or anything like that. Well, I guess I need to wait the two weeks till my doctor's appointment.
Anyhow, took two caps of Reset-A.D today with some glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin acid and Diclofenac and Celecoxib. Apart from my knee, the joint pains elsewhere are tolerable, even slightly diminished, but like I said, at the moment I find it a little hard to concentrate on telling which is the cause of which ailment and which supp is helping with which ailment as I'm still forced to taking so many diff supps for my joints, plus the other stuff and still seem to have so many ailments and, especially, because of this situation in my right knee which basically just started couple of days back on Saturday after the removal.
Also, still have the concerns about my estrogen levels overshadowing the joint issues, so have a lot of issues to solve here. Let's hope Cissus will help to contribute to the healing of my problems more than exacerbating them by i.e. messing up my hormone levels even more.
08-16-2007 05:56 AM
Today took 3 caps of Cissus, some glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin acid, plus one cap of Celecoxib.
The fluid in my right knee has def gone done and the right knee feels just a tad better - on the other hand, today my left knee felt more sore than usual.
Hit the gym for a pec workout only to notice that both of my shoulders felt kind of sore, too - I have had some problems with my right shoulder previously, and somehow sprained my left one two or so weeks ago - they both felt better - till I started doing some bench presses.
Got through the workout with about the number of sets I had in my mind before hitting the gym, but strentgh-wise it was not any where near as good as even my average chest workouts usually.
Anyhow, I felt kind of elated that at least the fluid in my right knee had gone down, although my right patella still feels oddly "loose".
08-16-2007 03:56 PM
Today took 4 caps of Cissus. The first time during this log, I think, that I have tried dosing 4 a day.
Oddly, my left knee has been more sore than my right knee since yesterday, even though my right knee has been acting out markedly during the last weeks culminating in my getting some fluid in it last weekend.
Did visit the gym for a quick light cardio session - can't do regular sedantary exercise bike - ever - but the recumbent (or reclining) exercise bike works ok, and so does most elliptical trainers, but running is currently out of the question. While stretching, I noticed that both of my shoulders were still a little sore, but felt better than yesterday.
Took my glucosamine along with my current regular chondroitin acid + MSM -combo, but no NSAIDs today - I think I would have gone for one cap of Celecoxib, but I did not because I ran out of Celecoxib yesterday.
08-17-2007 03:48 PM
Today was a second day in a row that I did not take any NSAIDs - took only 4 caps of Cissus - one in the morning, two during the day and one in the evening, plus a little (1000mg) of Glucosamine.
Partly because I am still out of Celecoxib - I do have another prescription (Meloxicam) for which I haven't found time to pick some up, yet - but also in part because today my achings overall were relatively tolerable - had both of my knees aching a bit, but that's just about it.
Although I'm about halfway through my bottle of Super Cissus Rx, I'm already thinking about ordering some more - just not completely sure which brand (or % extract) to opt for.
08-19-2007 09:53 AM
Today picked up the Meloxicam as I had run out of Celecoxib a couple of days back. Still had some Diclofenac though, but lately has opted for Celecoxib for the knee pains (Diclofenac was originally prescribed to me because of back pains I used to have for years).
So, today took one pill of Meloxicam to see if it would help - with Celecoxib I almost immediately noticed some alleviation in the pain after taking in a cap or two - with Meloxicam (this was the first time I have tried this particular NSAID which is supposed to be very similar to Celecoxib) I did not notice anything remarkable at least right after consuming the first cap.
Took 3 caps of Cissus, but have been contemplating going back down to 2 caps, because of my hormones seem to be all out of whack (my estrogen is totally out of whack and both my test and cortisol level seem to border on the lower end of the gamut, too) as I have read that Cissus might mess up with either your test or estro levels.
On the other hand, like i said in a post a couple of days ago, either way if it is true that Cissus raises your test, estro or both (raises estro for that joint support benefit or raises test for the increased anabolic effects), I actually might benefit from taking Cissus in getting some boost in my estro and test levels that currently are kind of low-ish.
Also it has been said that Cissus is quite effective in cortisol control, so if my cortisol levels were kind of borderline low, too, I'm not sure how much more suppression I want to see in that area either.
So, because I do not know for sure how Cissus affects your different hormones and their levels, I think I will cease to pursue any anabolic benefits from Super Cissus Rx i.e. going to doses of 4 caps or even higher for the time being, but rather go back to the 2 caps a day to get solely the therapeutic (joint support) benefits Cissus can offer without risking messing up my hormone levels any more than what they already are - out of whack.
08-21-2007 01:07 PM
Today ran out of all of my other joint supps - glucosamine, MSM and chondroitin acid, so compensated for that by taking 3 caps of Cissus instead of the 2 caps I was thinking about returning to.
Did hit the gym for a soulder workout, which was ok - my left soulder has not been feeling so sore anymore although my neck was stiff that doing delt exercises wasn't all fun and games.
Did not take any NSAIDs as I'm still out of Celecoxib and the Meloxicam I picked up yesterday did not seem to work well enough.
08-21-2007 01:25 PM
Today was a typical Monday - not much to report - took 2 caps of Cissus and 1 cap of Meloxicam. Still out of glucosamine and chondroitin acid.
Pickep up some new cold gel yesterday that contains MSM - rubbed that all over. The knees are still hurting, but probably a little better than yesterday.
Did not go to the gym as it was my off-day.
09-11-2007 04:33 AM
Great point, let's talk about his a bit more...
Originally Posted by Arzi75
I'm taking 3 caps of super cissus a day
Rebound Reloaded & AcTivate to minimize estrogen and raise natty test.
You're saying you heard that Cissus might raise estrogen, and the two products might be cancelling eachother out?
Someone chime in
09-11-2007 07:43 AM
Originally Posted by Arzi75
JESUS CHRIST HOMIE that's ALOT of supplements!!!!!
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