Thursday, January 20, 2011

Healthy, But Stressed!

I had my follow up appointment with Dr. Kessler this week and I am really excited about the treatment options we discussed. He mentioned again that he obviously won't be treating CMT, but will be doing as much as possible to help my body have more energy and to feel better.

Overall, I'm pretty healthy (who would've thunk it!), but my body is stressed. No diabetes, no lupus, no thyroid problems, no lyme disease, blood pressure is fine, etc, etc. Then on to where the body needs of my thyroid hormones (T3) is a little higher than usual which makes my body sluggish. My hormones are unbalanced, my progesterone is really low and my estrogen/testosterone levels are normal, but on the low side. My stress hormones are pretty much sucking the life out of them and it makes me feel like I have nothing left to give.

One interesting fact is I should not eat mercury fish under any circumstances, which is mostly ok by me, except for the amazing tuna sandwiches that John makes that I'll have to give up :(  The body usually takes 2-3 weeks to get the mercury out of its system, mine is doing it in 6-9 MONTHS!!!! My digestive system is also not doing so good, I may not have enough stomach acid to digest the proper nutrients that I need.

I was really pleased with how he analyzed my results and all the natural medication I can take to regulate the hormones in my body where it most needs it. He prescribed me a TON of natural meds to start taking immediately and I'll be taking them religiously for a month, when I'll go in for another follow up. If all the pills get to be too much, he highlighted some that I can stop taking for now. And I prepped myself to pay at least $1,000 for this visit, given how many meds I was ordering, but for curious minds, it all came out to $768, including the doctor's visit....a nice investment on my health :)


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