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Re: Naturopath visit results, please read katia

Posted by KimberlyDi on November 25, 2003, at 9:35:25

In reply to Re: Naturopath visit results, please read BarbaraCat, posted by katia on November 24, 2003, at 17:59:52

Just a note:

I ended up with a holistic doctor who immediately wanted to rule out hormonal problems causing the depression. In many cases it is. In my case, it wasn't. I would recommend having the testing done to rule out hormonal imbalances as a cause. But be prepared to leave as I did, no closer to finding answers or a cure.

> Hi Barbara!
> Are you alive? Hope everything is ok with you. You've been gone quite awhile.
> So, it's been some time since you got your hormones tested and got that cream. Have you noticed a difference? I realize you are in a different boat with the age difference than I am. But I'm going to get mine tested too.
> just wondered how you fared with it all.
> Hope you're well.
> Katia
> > Time will tell if this will make the difference in my moods but according to my naturopath, there's no way I could be this hormonally unbalanced and NOT be one hurtin' unit. My psych meds are holding me together in the meantime and addressing the symptoms, but not the underlying hormonal imbalance. The more I research, the more convinced I am that this whole HPA-axis disregulation affects all our hormones and THIS is the place we should be looking to solve our mental mysteries. After all, hormones are our 'chemical messengers' and this means neurochemical messengers as well! There are SO MANY hormonal disrupters in our environment that it would be amazing if any of us were A-OK in that department.
> >
> > So, dear friends, I lovingly and strongly suggest to you to get some really good hormonal testing done. Forget your primary care docs unless they're really really unique. They're good mechanics at broken bones and such but lousy at health. Forget endocrinologists, OB/gyn's, or pdocs. They are tunnel-visioned specialists and can't put the pieces together between hormones, moods and lasting wellness. If you know of a very GOOD naturopath, go there (many of them are inept). If you need a suggestion for a holistically oriented physician, try However you find a good whole body/mind health professional who knows hormones, do yourself a big favor and make it happen.
> >
> > I'm very relieved that more pieces of the puzzle are fitting together after YEARS of sleuthing but so damned PISSED at the majority of well-intentioned clueless medical professionals who think they're helping us get well. Drug companies fund the research, the scholarships, the symposiums, the education. No wonder we're taking more drugs and not getting much better.
> >
> > BTW, this hormonal testing applies to men as well. We all have the same hormones, only in different ratios. - BarbaraCat




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